I'm expecting a change in the Constitution as promised.. I'm smiling because I
know it won't happen and I'm laughing because you people believed him when he
made the statement.....
I didn't support Mike Lee. Now that he is the Senator he deserves a shot. He has
much too learn. The campaign rhetoric needs to give way to some real education
here, on the issues and on how to get power in the Senate to turn Utah values
and interests into results.Frankly, other than general statements on
principles and the Constitution, Mike as been quite dissapointing in showing
that he is a serious problem solver, with leadership abilities. His experience
in business and leadership thin, and knowledge of issues thinner.Having said that, he is intelligent and articulate. Wish he'd done a little
more homework during the campaign, and said a few less trite political sound
bites. But, only time will tell if this tea party darling is a show horse or a
work horse.Achieving limited government requires action and
leadership, not gridlock and grandstanding. Real change requires hard work and
persistence over several years, not flash in the pan speeches, preening for the
media and token toothless Committee assigments. It requires building a talented
staff of dedicated constituent service people and legislative aids, not thank
you political nepotism.Good luck, Senator Lee.
The Senator's father was my freshman class president and studentbody president
at BYU. I greatly admired him. I wish his son well in helping restore us to
being the constitutional republic our Founding Fathers gave us.
Mike Lee was Senator the minute he got the nomination at the Republican
Convention. The "people's vote" in Utah is like sustaining in the church - no
questions, no dissent. About 150 make the decision, everyone sustains. Sort of
like North Korea
Atta boy Mike. We need more teapartiers who will cut away all the fat from the
federal govt and hopefully save our country from bankruptcy. And it may just be
in the nick of time.
It's awesome to read the whining today about Lee's win by the Progressives who
fill these pages.I didn't know we were supposed to vote for people
based on their occupation. If we don't need more lawyers in DC I'm sure the
complainer didn't vote for Obama, right?Furry whines about Lee's
credentials without giving any specifics why he isn't qualified, let alone who
was the most qualified.St. George whines about hard core
conservative dogma without detailing what is wrong with conservative principles.
Maybe you should move to Vermont, MA or CT as they have their religion of hard
core progressive dogma, which apparently you agree with.And then
there is Orem who complains that the Repubs have a closed primary. Boo hoo hoo.
Why should anyone outside the Repubs get to choose who will represent the
Repubs? It doesn't matter that the Dems have an open primary or not. btw, it
wasn't a few insiders who dictated this election it was those who got involved
and voted for change. I was one of them who voted Bennett out. Hatch will go in
2012 too!Go Mike!
Congratulations Mike.Step carefully in DC, we will be watching you.
Lee's win is nothing more than a "tour de force" for the dogmatic fanaticism of
the Utah Republican party. Clearly, they are the singular dominant force in this
election. Its a sad day for all when we let party lines dictate our future. Utah wanted a party stooge and they got one. Apparently all one needs to
get elected in Utah is to rattle the sabers of conservative ideology. All hail
the new religion of Utah it is no longer the LDS faith it is "hard core
republican/conservative dogma" that rules the land. "As we all
proceed to make our individual "declarations of independence," I hope we can
distinguish between liberty and license, that we can realize that freedom is
only a blessing if it is accompanied by wisdom and intelligence. At the same
time, we all need to resist the down-drag of mental laziness which sometimes
leads to the premature hardening of the intellectual arteries." Wise Counsel
from Hugh B. Brown
I will wait and see if this new congress will finally listen to the will of the
people. I hope the president got the message! It's time to get this country
under control and back to being number one in the world. There is nothing wrong
with being number one.
What a blow out! Not even close. Holy cow. I wonder what went wrong for
Granato? Could it be he is Sam Granato? Boy this is really hard to figure out.
This is almost comical. Did anyone, for one second, ever think someone with a
"D" next to their name would win a statewide offfice? Really? There is a story
here? This man was elected to office months ago by a very small group of
insiders. This public election for him was just for show.If
Republicans really want to have any credibiity in Utah, they need to open up
their process so there is transparency and actual citizen participation. Until
then, a select few will choose who you get to vote for, and nothing will change.
I have had numerous conversations with Mike Lee along the campaign trail, and
must say, that I am disappointed with him. I am concerned that he has won,
however, he is now my senator and I will support him. He had better have
integrity and hold up to his principles, as people want individuals who have
standards in office. DO WHAT YOU HAVE PROMISED US YOU WOULD DO, AND BE HONEST!!!
Lux,That was exactly my earlier point, we are so blind that we will choose
color over substance. We choose to put an over represented profession (lawyer)
instead of an under represented one (small business owner). How can we expect
anything to change if we keep putting the same type of people in office?
Yesterday, Utahns were presented with two options for U.S. Senate:A
successful, main street-oriented local small business ownerandA highly-paid Washington, DC-based corporate attorney/lobbyist.In their one-party ignorance, Utahn's chose the latter.
You might very well be looking at a future president.Mike won with
votes to spare. Now, I saw all kinds of signs yesterday that read "Love your
neighbor, vote democrat." Are going to love your neighbor or hate those you
can't defeat? Remember spewing nasties isn't love.
Mike Lee will stick to his principles. He will be a great senator. He is a
fantastic person.I'm glad Utah finally has a senator who understands
the dangerous financial trouble this country is in. What amazes me is how many
people still don't get it. We are on the verge of bankruptcy, yet people still
want federal dollars to keep coming for their favorite or worthy programs. Our
national debt is at 93% of our GDP, if you include local debt we are over 100%.
That's insane.As I see it, our way of life will change one way or
another. Either we bite the bullet and live within our means (cut up our Chinese
Credit Card) or we will face the consequences of national bankruptcy.We need more elected officials like Mike Lee who have the guts to tackle these
@tron527...I could not have said it better myself. He is all we need in
washington...another lawyer.I feel kind of bad for Granato too. He
got caught in the backlash to Washington. Had it been a normal year, he might
have been able to win. He certainly had the better message. Plus, he seeemed
like a genuinely good person. The victor seemed a little too slick.
At least the guy is going to Washington to try and change things. We all know
that he will fail at first. The question is will he continue his fight over the
next 4 years or just become like the rest of them after a year? The
Government is out of control. Someone needs to step up and start making
Not until states begin refusing federal "bribe" money, will the states ever be
free of federal control. Only by bribing (or threatening) the states with
federal money, is the federal government able to wield control over such things
as education. At some point, states and school districts, must refuse the
federal money. Somebody must stand up and say, "no, we value our freedom and
independence more than money. We value control over what our children are taught
more than we value "free" money from the Dept of Education."
What a blow out! The gap was one of the largest in the nation. Truely amazing. I
didn't expect Granato to lose that badly. I feel sorry for him a little. It's
like watching a boy with one leg try out for the football team.
Hooray, yet another lawyer in Washington! Is it just me of did his campaign
"promises" sound a little bit like "one call thats all" assurances?
This guy is not on the same level as Rand paul. To hear that he actually wants
to form an alliance with him is laughable. He will abandon Rand when he
continues the fight his dad started, whic is to end the fed. A vote
for lee is a vote for a liberal democrat. We would be in much better hands with
a libertarian governo and a constituionalist senator. But I guess people lik
tyranny too much.
Mike Lee will be a fantastic Senator. We have got to get federal spending under
control. It will not always be easy on us. He will need to make tough and at
times unpopular decisions but we must look beyond our own selfishness and
understand that to have a free and strong America we muss be a debt free people.
We can't have it all unless we earn it. The welfare state must be replaced with
private charities and holding peoples feet tot the fireI applaud
Mike Lee. He will make us proud.
I am deeply ashamed that this person is now going to be a senator from my state.
Of all the candidates (in all parties) running for the Senate, he was the least
qualified and least worthy of the office. He is nothing more or less than an
Energy Solutions shill, and has shown no indication that he would work for the
benefit of the people of Utah against Energy Solutions' interests.We
Go Mike and do what you said you would do. Don't be like Obama and promise the
world and then renig on everything, or you will not last. Show us that you mean
what you say and you will be in the Senate for a long time. With two-thirds of
the votes, the people showed they want change. The people have spoken.
one term wonder
One term for mountain meadows mike. I miss Bob Bennett already.