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Published: Friday, Nov. 30 2012 12:00 a.m. MST

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Salt Lake City, UT

So just because you didn't get your way means you need to violate 130 years of precedent and try and steal the election away from the American voters who fairly voted in Obama?

Salt Lake City, UT

Oh for Pete's sake!


Conservatives, you folks frequently claim to be offended by the criticism from the left that you are not thinking rationally.

This letter is a perfect example of why you have earned the ridicule you experience.

The derision this letter will produce isn't unfair "MSM" bias, it's simple reality holding a mirror up to you.

Far East USA, SC

"They must look beyond political party and vote as Americans."

Something that you may try yourself, Mr Smith.

Kaysville, UT

Are you serious?? Reallly?

It may be interesting for the writer to research the reasoning behind the decision to use the Electoral College.

If we can get the Republican Congress to work with the President we will move forward. As long as the Congress continues to ignore the people of the United States in an effort to make themselves more electable we as a nation will suffer.

I find the lack of action by Congressman almost treasonous.

Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

It's over. Give it a rest.

salt lake city, utah

I wold suspect that even the DN editors were laughing themselves silly when they read this. Good joke. Great way to start a day.

Orem, UT

Yes, because no stupid people voted for Romney and no.intelligent people voted for Obama. I am sorry but the basic underlying assumptions of this letter wreak of self-righteous delussion.

Christian 24-7
Murray, UT

Even with the biggest scandal ever, it ain't never going to happen.

@ Blue

To lump every conservative in with this letter writer is ludicrous.

Remember the Obamaphone lady? Do all liberals want to be lumped in with her?

Have a nice day.

liberal larry
salt lake City, utah

Come on guys, it's time to switch off Michael Savage, pull the tin foil out of the sombrero, turn off Fox News, check out the Wall Street Journal, and get back into the Great American Mainstream.

We can't run the country with one functioning political party, we need some well reasoned conservative input.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Ah, once again the legendary and mythical "Obamaphone" shows up.

How many times do we have to point out that it's really a Reaganphone?

However, this letter has helped me to understand a little more about those "Utah Values" we hear about so often, but that no one can really define. I'm not exactly sure what this particular value should be called, but it does have a rather bad smell about it.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Don't think so.
People wanted a statesman, not a salesman, and we got one.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

I doubt Mitt would ever be elected President.
We have seen and heard his act...
You don't get a second chance to make a first impression.

Eugene, OR

It never ceases to amuse me how the rugged red-state conservatives are the ones who throw the biggest, most irrational tantrums.

Obama won and Romney lost. Get over it.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Oh for crying out loud!...

1st it' was the Electoral College loss [which should have been no surprise to anyone NOT watching FoxNews].
Then it was the Popular Vote final tally,
Next it was the traitorist Secession Petitions to leave the United States,
Now it's the Lobby Electorites to sway the election.

From the Party of REAL Patriots, and the REAL Americans.

I remember when GW Bush was selected, not elected.

Never heard such garbage coming from us "evil" "un-American" Liberals then...

Hayden, ID

@KJB Some of us remember the blue state irrational tantrums against President Bush and you never got over it! Carey lost, Bush won, but did you ever get over it? No, and you never will! Obama and the Democrats still blame GWB for all their failures, for the national debt that ironically is growing faster now that at any time in history and for the economic crash that really happened because the federal government under Clinton meddled in the housing market! Just as good ole boy, Barney Frank, he is one of yours, isn't he?

Sandy, UT

Wow. what a bunch of unkind spirits here.. Dennis Smith, you are exactly right and that is exactly what needs to happen. Obama did NOT win fair and square, he used every means available to steal this election from the rightful winner. Mr Smith, if you know how to contact those unbound electors, I suggest you twitter it.. many on there are listening.. #voterfraud is the hashtag and there are those there that would do it.

As for the rest of you, you are badly misdirected in your loyalty to the most enabling president this nation has ever seen. It won't be long till no one will want to work and then there will be NO money for all the give aways.. sickening to watch..

Keep up the good work Dennis Smith, for you are correct.

Christian 24-7
Murray, UT

Old Man:

The Cleveland woman with the phone called it an Obama phone. If you think she is wrong, you should have straightened her, and all her neighbors in Cleveland out, before the election.

The Obama camp used the phones to buy votes, period. I realize the libs never meant for her type to make video and go viral, but she did. She is what she is, and that includes an Obama supporting liberal, like so many of you. I realize is it embarrassing to you. Hey, I am embarrassed as a fellow American.

Shall we blame Nixon or Ford for the next Obama administration failure or embarrassment?

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I thought repubs were all about the "voice of the people?"

Soooooo Mr. Smith would rather "win" than to let the voice of the people and the Constitution win?


Please Mr. Smith. Leave the country with the rest of your secession buddies.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Benghazi again? You may want to check out Bagley's cartoon in the Trib today. It's priceless in how it points out the hypocrisy of those who keep screaming about Benghazi.

Onion Daze
Payson, UT

From Mr. Smith's letter:

"We need a grassroots effort to educate each elector on the reasons Mitt Romney should be our next president."

Perhaps "the Donald" could organize some pool parties in Las Vegas. This "grassroots effort" might save the Republic yet.

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