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Published: Sunday, Oct. 13 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

If they really cared they'd end this shutdown they caused. They don't though, they just want a photo op.

tranquility base, 00

Sure then when someone defaces a monument it will be Obama's fault too. Just open up the national parks without any enforcement and let everybody start fires and cut down trees while we're at it.

You may want to just fund the government if you don't like what happens when you don't.

Zadruga Guy
West Jordan, UT

I am completely embarrassed that Mike Lee is my senator. His father must be rolling in his grave.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Who gave the direction to shut down the parks? Who gave the direction to stop funding Women, Infants and Children? Who thought that locking out the people who kept America safe with their selfless courage during WWII from the monument erected to honor them - with private donations - was something that would advance the Democrats and their cause?

Obama was wrong to shut down the parks and monuments.

Obama was wrong to hurt WIC when the House had passed funding for WIC.

Obama rejected the bravery of the people who made it possible for him to be president.

Put the blame where it belongs. Make Obama and Reid stand center-stage and take their "bows". They earned it. They deserve. Let them hear the jears and booes. When they get "booed", then maybe they'll realize that their pettiness has riled America and that we will not soon forget how they shutdown OUR government when they didn't get their way.

west jordan , UT


This shut down was brought by Obama and Reid not by the Rep or the tea party. Both Obama and Reid are the ones saying my way or the high way and then being brats by closing down monument and other programs that hurt people. The Rep in congress and sent bills to fund vet, wic and other needed programs but all Obama, Reid and other dem keeps saying is how the tea party and rep and hostage takers and terrorists. Who is keeping people from going to the monuments, hint is not Mike Lee.
Retake your freedoms and pocket book, get rid of obamacare.

Murray, UT

Mike Lee seems to have a lot of free time for photo/tv stunts rather than working on solving the problems he has created. He is an embarrassment to Utah.

Martin Blank
Salt Lake City, UT

Mike should probably read the Anti-Deficiency Act (passed by Congress) and then the Constitution again, since he's missed the fact that the executive branch enforces the laws that Congress passes. In this case, a law that regulates what gets shut down when the government shuts down, and what does not. Again, if you don't like what's happening, maybe you should get the votes necessary to change it (not use parlimentary tricks to try to get your way).


@Mike Richards
What came first the chicken or the egg? This is just an embarrassing partisan display of ego on all sides.

Murray, UT

@Mike Richards - How do you suppose the Government can operate this non-essential government agencies without an appropriation bill... oh yeh, they can't. You can place the blame squarely on the Republicans in the House of Representatives, who have pulled out the nuclear option, because they are not getting their way. America voted, and the Republican platform lost by millions of votes. Rather than act like children the Republicans should work on revamping their platform and go for the win in 2014.

Salt Lake City, UT

Senator Cruz and Senator Lee, you are the ones that have caused the shutdown secondary to being key players of the "teapublican" movement that has taken the government hostage to attain your own narrow objectives. Well Senator Lee, tare down those walls and stop embarrassing Utah with your shenanigans please!

Carolina K

We sure appreciate Senator Lee. Need more like him. My Senators are certainly just going along with the "crowd" in DC. Keep it up, Senator Lee, and I think your Dad is very proud of you! Finally a few that will stand up and do something!!!

New Yorker
Pleasant Grove, UT

Tea Party = Anarchists in Patriot's Clothing

This story is just so ironic.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

Senator Lee's radical postion is uncompromising. Therefore, the ACA is funded, he must not compromise and resign.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Compare and contrast this demonstration with the one the other day by Latino activists and unions pushing for amnesty.
Washington is officially a circus. The consent of the people is nowhere; not from either party's voters.
Long term this cannot continue without disastrous effect.

Salt Lake City, UT

@Mike Richards
Those things are shutdown because the Congress has not passed authorization to spend on them. I guess Obama could reopen them maybe, but then that'd be via the executive orders you all claim are unconstitutional.

Farmington, UT

Can hardly wait for President Obama and Senator Reid to be "former president" and "former senator," assuming there is still a country left after they are through.

Res Novae
Ashburn, VA

The Confederate battle flag in the background of a couple of the pictures is...instructive.

This national parks/memorials business is a sideshow, an empty gesture when there are so many more vital things that are shut down and people unable to do their jobs. Naturally that makes it the perfect place for the Cruz/Lee/Palin faction to focus the "patriotic fervour" of the mob.

Tea Party - they're playing you like a fiddle.

Salt Lake City, UT


Out of curiosity, how many budgets has had Obama passed while in office?

Springville, UT

Way to go, Mike. Keep up the good work.

Salt Lake City, UT

What did these guys think would happen when they shut down the government? Did they really not understand what government does? Do they not understand non essential? Memorials (as much as we may like them) are non essential. And now these jokers are breaking the law also. The republicans need to stop this. Boehner needs to bring up the clean CR and they need to end this silliness.

Also, Cruz, and Lee, and Palin? You think Cruz, or Lee might want to look around and see who is standing with them? If I were Cruz, thinking about a political future, and wanting to run for president possibly, and I looked around and the only fellow politicians I saw was Lee and Palin, I'd be worried.

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