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Published: Saturday, March 19 2011 8:00 a.m. MDT

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Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Here's "MY IDEA" why Sen. Orrin Hatch, Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman Jr. feel tea party heat in Utah. ("WHAT-IF") "W" Bush sat-back, said-this, allowed it to happen. Wall Street slammed as Japan crisis worsens, Hawaii tsunami damages jump to tens of millions, Radiation Leaks Force 140,000 Indoors, Dangerous levels of radiation leaking from a crippled nuclear plant forced Japan to order 140,000 people to seal themselves indoors, you are acting as if you are exhausted from the effort you've been putting in at work lately then sabotages information all while you play a few rounds of gulf and B-ball, oil fields are set on fire, North Korea told a Russian envoy it is willing to discuss a recently disclosed uranium enrichment program if long-stalled nuclear disarmament talks resume, Nearly two-thirds of conservative Americans now say the war in Afghanistan is no longer worth fighting, The European Union says it's considering stress tests for nuclear plants, Stocks plunge as Japan nuclear crisis worsens, gas prices climb higher, more then half of the Gulf's oil rigs are shut down, Global food squeeze a problem etc.

Like Obama is doing?.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

continued "part II"

Here's "MY IDEA" why Sen. Orrin Hatch, Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman Jr. feel tea party heat in Utah.

Like Obama is doing. The liberal giant talking heada would be all over "W" Bush like flys on doo doo, but, where are they today, on Obama?. There's alot of things going on all around the World right now. But where's the news media with Obama, and what is he doing about it.

Oh I forgot, he's out playing gulf again.

All while the American People are in a mass panic.

As for people, such as Sen. Orrin Hatch, Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman Jr. they should feel the heat, not only from The Tea Party, but all the American People, when they hang with, agree with and rub elbows with President Obama.

Like it or not, that's my Mormon True Republican views, this time, in 2 part's, because, I tell it like it is, because no-one else will.

Now, let's start the debate.

Sugar City, ID

If Mitt Romney wants to be elected in Utah then he may have to kowtow to these Koch Brother- Forbes financed groups, but if he wants to win nationally he needs to distance himself from them- not run toward them. Romneycare is a plus not a negative. The Tea Party success was because of public distaste for the petty politicking of the Republicans and Democrats that were in control of Washington. It had very little, if anything, to do with Tea Party ideas. Hatred of taxes---any taxes is their core.

Herriman, UT

As a liberal...I applaud what the Tea Party is doing to the GOP!!! While I don't necessiarialy agree with all the Tea Party goals, I do believe there is a need to clean house in Washington. To many good old boys like Hatch, making deals that benifit the few...but not the many! On top of that...this spreads out the conservitive vote so that it dilutes the GOP's power come election time!!! Sure hope Palin runs as the Tea Party Candidate!!!!

American Fork, UT

Thank you Brother Schroeder for telling it like it is. Great article and I don't support any of the three either. Go tea party!!!

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Time will tell if Hatch, Romney and Huntsman are really Republicans, or RINOs.

Based on all three of their past performances we can expect that they will campaign as conservatives, then rule as moderates, despite their promises.

Utah deserves better, and will get better candidates via the caucus and primary process.

Listen to the people, not the left-leaning media who adore RINOs.


I know Hatch and I can guarantee he doesn't care to get it he just cares to get re-elected. It's all about winning for him. If the people in power in Utah became communist he'd change all his views and side up with them just to win. How come all of us normal folks can see what's going in America and the debt piling up(I'm not blaming Obama,although he's a big problem now) it started while Hatch was in office and voting for bigger government and bigger debt. I don't want a senator that can't think for himself that has to go to tea party members to ask what they want him to do so they'll vote for him. Again I know him, but don't work for him like those singing his praises so they'll still have a job. He has so much money to spend on this election which is what's wrong with politicians being in power so long. People read up on him don't just watch expensive ads. Let's quit giving our politicians a pass just for being a Mormon.

Cowboy Joe
Encampment, WY

The Tea Party is a fraud. A mother of 5 and her husband is a plumber, how many social programs do they receive? I bet they receive some form of Government assistance. In my town recently the Tea Party had a rally. Most of the people went receive Medicaid, free and reduce lunch, etc. Yet they want to cut government spending.

Many tea party members want to be more Conservative, BUT they don't want to cut their own government assistance programs. They are complete hipocrits.

American Fork, UT

Orrin Hatch should be worried about his job. When a supposedly conservative senator votes in favor of a radical and totally unfunded expansion of Medicare, he can no longer be called "conservative."

Before he voted for Medicare Part D in 2003-2004, the congressional budget office and the treasury secretary warned that this expansion would cost hundreds of billions in the short term and trillions more over the long run. Entitlements are killing this country and Senator Hatch has only helped to expand them and threaten our country's solvency.


I don't know what tea party people you know but not one person I know gets free anything. They work hard day in and day out. That is one of their biggest complaints with what is happening with America that people are expecting everything free from college education, to healthcare to not looking for a job, etc. All the things that Hatch has condoned and advocated for while in office. Getting people to need government, promising things so he will get reelected. He thought if he introduced free healthcare, Medicare and free housing people would vote for him and there are those they fall for it that want something for nothing but they aren't part of the tea party. Maybe they were there at the rally you were at pretending to be tea partiers to get free food or something.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Utahns have an unusual opportunity to see what will happen to our federal government if the Tea Party succeeds. All they have to do is look at the Utah legislature.

If you have had work done by a member of the plumbers union, you would not worry about his family being on welfare. Plumbing contractors is a union.

Cedar Hills, UT

"On a good day, he's a socialist," said Darcy Van Orden, a co-founder of Utah Rising, a clearinghouse group, referring to Huntsman. "On a bad day, he's a communist."

Does anyone really think this sort of naming-calling rhetoric contributes positively to the political dialogue? I hope this isn't representative of the typical Tea Party voice, as to me this is the worst sort of politics. The public servants who are the subject of this article deserve much better, regardless of any disagreement on political issues.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

It's called "Savaging"

In animal science, savaging (from savage) is overt aggression, usually including cannibalistic infanticide of newborn offspring, by a mother animal.

Once the agression has begun from intruders or threats, and after the threat is gone -- the animal instict continues to attack and can't be stopped and continues as it turns on it's own.

Rebublican right-wing puritism in Utah will cause more harm than good.

Eagle Mountain, UT

These groups are nice but they better be careful. If there is too much bantering within the conservative groups it could lead to national democratic wins and the country can't handle much more of that.

Leesburg, VA

"Southwick said that she believed that the tea party revolt she personally does not see much chance of her supporting Hatch, Huntsman or Romney has created a healthy tension among Mormons who will be forced to look deeper into a candidate's views"
Well, if the Tea Party can infuse some inquisitiveness in the minds of people, I sincerely applaud that. Hopefully, these Tea Party citizens will expand their research beyond Republican candidates and Republican ideas and eventually they will become an educated constituency.

Brother Chuck Schroeder
A Tropical Paradise USA, FL

Re: LDS Mom - 9:48 a.m. American Fork, UT
Thank you Brother Schroeder for telling it like it is. Great article and I don't support any of the three either. Go tea party!!!

Reply: Your welcome. Thank you very much, this proves that intelligent minds think alike. Now if only Hatch can answer this question, he to would have real intelligent "brain freeze" and his RINO would melt. The Patriot Act's money laundering provisions, where are they today?. Rep. Michael Oxley removed a provision involving money laundering from the bill at the behest of the White House and GOP whip Tom DeLay. Thanks to our GOP de-regulation for BIG OIL and Wall Street plus the crooked speculators that killed the planet back in 2008, these RINO anarchists against the poor and middleclass, that are GOP socialists for themself in sheep's wool cloths, could of prevented this, instead of getting filthy rich off of us, then stuff these monies in off shore tax safe havens drawing 2 percent interest, of non reported monies to the IRS, and they call that taxing fairly?.

I tell it like it is, because, no-one else will.

My View.

Woods Cross, UT

On a good day, he's a socialist," said Darcy Van Orden, a co-founder of Utah Rising, a clearinghouse group, referring to Huntsman. "On a bad day, he's a communist."

Has the right wing fallen off the cliff of reality? What's next, accusations that Romney and Huntsman eat their young?

Utah Dem
Ogden, UT

"...Democrats, who can largely be dismissed as irrelevant;...
...Republican Party's state chairman, Thomas E. Wright. "Every Utahan's voice is going to be heard across the nation," Wright said."

First line is true yet still offensive
Second line - what a joke - Every Utahan's voice, HAH!

Huntsman is a quiter - he quit the governorship, now he is quiting as ambassador.
Romney - he had the opportunity in the last presidential campaign to truly support and defend his LDS religion but he didn't do that, as an active LDS, I won't support him.
Hatch - just too old and too Washington.

Provo, UT

The tea party is a joke

Sandy, UT

The greatest threat to this nation is not President Obama, congress or a terrorist. It is the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernake, New York Fed president William C Dudley, Tim Geithner, and the American Citizens.

The Tea Party is nothing but a dream sent from heaven to the Republican party. Nothing will change in Washington if Republicans gain majorities in all branches of government. The Fed, who really has all the power because they control the money supply, will still be allowed to operate in total secrecy. Wall Street will still be allowed to speculate and use CDO's and swaps in totally unregulated exchanges. And next time when they need to be bailed out they wont even bother going to congress because they can just go to their best friend the federal reserve and borrow money directly from them in total secrecy, but somehow the taxpayer will still be on the hook because the FEDs obligations are our obligations.

Campaign finance reform and lobbyist reform will still not exist. I wish I was part of the country club. Yet i hear nothing from the tea party about any of this. In fact I think they want less regulation.

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