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Published: Thursday, Oct. 17 2013 10:05 p.m. MDT

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Johnny Triumph
American Fork, UT

Mr Obama is equally to blame as the GOP. Though he had little to do with the start of the recent fight he also had nothing to do with resolving it. Many of us saw this divide worsening if Mr Obama was reelected yet we chose to do it anyway, what a shame for our country. We can choose to blame the polititians but we put them there, it's our own fault.

Farmington, UT

The one who has long since lost his relevancy is Orrin Hatch. He is so inextricably tied to earmarks and pork barrel politics that he does not understand the depth of our peril. We e are in an ever tightening and rapidly accelerating death spiral of government spending, yet he and the rest of Congress (with a few notable exceptions) think it's OK to proceed with government as usual. With our national debt now at more than $55,000 for every man woman and child in this country, it is clearly time to STOP SPENDING! Senator, please don't brag a out any more projects you've brought to Utah! They cost money! We don't have any more money! Time to bite the bullet and cut up the credit cards!

Brad Peterson
South Ogden, UT

The Tea Party express said: "To put it plain and simple: We don't have enough conservatives in Congress to stop the irresponsible spending in Washington."

And thanks to their actions, there will be even less conservatives in Congress in 2014. Really, can any of you think of a single independent or Democrat voter who said "Wow, these Tea Party folks are doing something smart here! I've been swayed to vote for them the next election." None of them were swayed.

Polls show more Americans blamed Republicans than Democrats. Republican approval ratings are at an all time low. The Tea Party's stubbornness alienates voters and attracts nobody new to their cause. And that is ruining any chance for Republicans to do anything productive in the future.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

that's all obama does is lash out at repubs and conservatives. can.t blame him as it has worked for him because of the low information voter and the millions of votes from the takers. fortunately he and hatch are now lame termers.

clearfield, UT

Doesn't the President realize that he has already shown the world we have no "steady leadership" due to people like Hillary and himself being so wishy washy. That ship already sailed on Obama and he was captain.

Elwood P. Suggins

He should know. Senator Hatch has lost all of his clout, but his loss was due to his lack conservatism. I see too many finger-in-the-wind decisions for my tastes. Hatch should have retired gracefully before the last election.

Ogden, UT

Orrin Hatch one of the old go along to get along Republicans. Glad he is leaving. Isn't the Country in great shape going along with the status quo. Both Parties have led us to the brink of disaster. Thanks to Cruz, Lee, Paul and a few others who have the courage to oppose the way things are going.

one old man
Ogden, UT

Meanwhile -- a whole bunch of earmarks were added at the last minute to the bill to reopen the government.

Mitch McConnell managed to land a few million dollars for a dam on the Ohio River. Geez, can't those clowns do anything without loading it with pork?

clearfield, UT

Yes, it is going to take a few "maverick rebels" who will take the early arrows to get people to see that staid old phony mavericks like McCain and Hatch are not about anything other than business as usual in Washington D.C. Well business as usual will one day add up to bankruptcy if something is not done. I'm glad a couple of rookie Senators have had the guts to stand out amoung that old tired cigar smoking (well not in the case of Reid and Hatch I suppose) bunch of clubbers who run the Senate. Yesterday Obama said, if you want to change things, win elections. Unbelievable!! Shows you the man thinks in terms of the only election that mattered was his. He ought to take that kind of thinking and go run a banana republic. In the meantime, I hope the real mavericks in Congress will not let up until some deal is reached that includes a pathway out of an unmanagable debt.

Lafayette, IN

We can't afford Obamacare. Obamacare is being forced upon us. Appologies to our victimized youth.

American Fork, UT

Without the heritage foundation where will DN get so many stories and editorials?

Provo, UT

For years, USA has told -- butt-in-ski-like -- other nations how to run their governments and cultures. Now --- after all the appalling grandstanding of the shutdown, hard to see how foreign governments will take seriously our example of Democracy in Action.

ute alumni
paradise, UT

other nations don't take us serious because barry can't be taken serious. remember this is the guy that hung lightpole posters in chicago as a community organizer...zero experience

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...There's a real question in the minds of many Republicans now. ... Is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn't amount to anything anymore?"...".


No question.

Is going?


The once credible source of conservative information has been hijacked and consequently damaged by south carolina ex-senate ideologue jim demint.

The current iteration merely functions as a vehicle for jim demint propaganda.


Viva la Migra
American Fork, UT

Isn't this the same guy who for weeks claimed he just wanted a "clean" CR, and once that passed, he would be willing to sit down and negotiate with the conservatives over their Obamacare / Budget concerns. Now that he's received and signed a pork-laden CR, his first move is to immediately attack the GOP. I cannot recall a more petulant "leader" than our current President.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Does anyone else notice that bo seems to always have the answer after each disaster.

Some examples:

"The Cambridge police acted stupidly" "They have a history of being racists" Let's have a beer summit to lecture the officer.

"It is all Bush's fault"

Benghazi- "It was a youtube video that caused a random protest that got a little out of hand. Just another case of work place violence"

Ft Hood Texas- "It was just workplace violence"

Congresswoman Gifford- "Guns caused the shooting" Even though the shooter is a registered democrat and a supporter of bo.

Obummercare- "I promise that everyone will see $2500 reduction in their healthcare cost" Still waiting bo.

Here's another classical line "We just need more time, we are almost there. Forward!"

Unemployment will drop to 5% if you give me $2 trillion. We've given him $7 Trillion and we're still way above his promised mark.

You'll notice he always has an excuse of why his policies are failures. It's always because of someone else or ATM machines or white people etc. He just can't be a man and admit the borrow, spend and tax policies of the left will never everwork.Nomatterhowmuchyoutax.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

@ There you go again

No Tea Party member has that question.

But, the left is questioning why their brilliant plans of running this country is making everyone upset. After all the left actually believe everyone loves to be taxed. That minorities will follow them to the ends of the universe. That sending jobs overseas is a good thing. That debt=wealth.

Maybe we need to send people that are on the left back to school and not allow them vote, until they can balance a check book, work 8 hour days, pay for their own food, pay for their own medical.

Don't give me the pathetic story of the exception to the rule. Explain how 50-60% of the people in this country are the exception to the rule? It's not because some people are rich and unwilling to empty their pockets into bottomless programs....

Cedar Hills, UT

Typical Barack - blame someone else. The man is not a leader and everyone knows it. It just doesn't cut it to expect conformity to everything on your agenda and then blame the other side when they want to negotiate some common sense things. What a terrible leader.

Salt Lake City, UT

To demonstrate your leadership, Mr. Obama, propose a budget, vote on it and have the differences resolved in conference committee. Do not run the country on continuing resolutions and practicing crisis management. We've been threatened with too many cliffs. Blaming others for your lack of leadership is the mark of an ineffective leader. You are starting to sound like a Venezuelan president. The current unacceptable legislative process that has been your modus for the past several years is of your making. Now, stop going to fund raisers or playing gold and do the heavy lifting of governance.

Centerfield Sanpete, UT

The President is right!

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