Published: Monday, Oct. 28 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
Wow! Orrin Hatch goes from being a 7 term Republican Senator from one of the
most Republican states in the nation, to being compared to a communist despot
with one statement. And the Deseret News has nothing better to print in
today's letters than (3) letters all saying essentially the same thing -
Orrin Hatch is a traitor, communist sympathizer, non-patriot, just like the
pre-revolutuionary British subjects etc, and Mike Lee, who used his lack of
understanding of how laws are passed and funded to cause a $24 billion deficit
in just two weeks time (of course with the help of his new big brother Ted
Cruz), is a true patriot and "can't be rehabilitated."I
really do miss living in Utah. It was so entertaining.
"for those who stand for freedom." Ha Ha! That's rich. I'd
say "for those who cannot accept defeat and the will of the American
People". Tea Party=Sour Grapes Party!Enjoy the next election
Thank you , Rose, for your humor. I needed a good laugh to start my day, and
your comment provided it.
Mike Lee is certainly not a "true patriot". He's a grandstanding,
self-important feeder at the public trough.
Mike Lee stands for the freedom of irresponsible persons to get health care from
the emergency room while those who were prudent enough to have insurance pay for
it; the freedome of insurance companies to deny coverage for pre-existing
conditions, and to cap coverage; and the freedom of right-wing politicians to
shut down the government and to cause the nation to default on its debt
payments. What a champion of freedom!
A Senator take's this oath of office, administered by the President: "I
do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of
the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear
true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely,
without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and
faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So
help me God."Defending the Constitution is the first duty of a
Senator. Mike Lee did that. Orrin Hatch did not do that.
Orrin Hatch isn't conservative enough?Oh yeah? Well... you
know who _also_ isn't conservative enough? Mike Lee!Nope,
Lee's not sufficiently conservative for my definition of conservatism.
He's just a RINO.What this country needs is a _truly_
conservative patriot.See how easy this game is to play?
Senator Hatch is a savvier politician than Mike Lee. He knew Republicans would
win the ACA battle by allowing it to die of its own accord. Senator Lee's
actions just strengthened the Democrats and the ACA. He had no chance of
winning on this one and only hurt Republicans.
Mike Lee did his best to save the country from the train wreck which is
Obamacare.Orrin Hatch did nothing, but he talked a lot.
Patriot is not the same as foolhardy. You can be one without being the other.
Neither a true patriot nor a true conservative would try to destroy the world
economy to get what they want.
The freedom to NOT have health insurance is something that needs fervent
defending? No wonder the GOP is so fouled up these days.
Defending the cause of freedom? Thanks for the chuckle.
The far right goes father to the right. The extreme right is a tight corer as
demonstrated by the universal put down of the tea party tantrum. The train-wreck
is the off the rails tea party.
Until the Tea's or the Republicans declare the don't tread on me crowd
a third party, the real power of 10% of congress will not be apparent...no where
near what they thing they have!
This uninformed letter tests the limits of my commitment to freedom of speech.
The problem with freedom is that freedom for some may mean oppression for
others. On the highway unlimited freedom to drive as one wishes can
be viewed as the loss of others freedom to be safe in their worlds.If the farmer and or processor has unlimited freedom to create and modify food
in any manner he pleases, consumers of that food may lose the freedom to live.
Honest, decent and humane people readily trade their personal
freedoms for the better freedoms for all people. Criminals oppose losing
personal freedoms that give them power and control over others. If
we are to honor and support the freedoms for people we have to control the
actions of criminals.
Today's DesNews contains three letters strongly supporting Mike Lee and the
tea party. Frankly, that's terrific.What it suggests is that
people like Mike Lee, Ted Cruz and their backers haven't learned anything
either from the 2012 election or from the recent shutdown fiasco. This will
prove disastrous for the Republican Party in the 2014 election. It may mean that
President Obama, with a Democratic Congress, will be able to push through much
of his agenda in 2015 and 2016. This, of course, will be good for the country
and especially for lower- and middle-income Americans.
@Mark B "The freedom to NOT have health insurance is something that needs
fervent defending?"Everyone think about this question. It
reveals something about the liberal mindset that you really need to know.Yes, our freedom does need fervent defending. If a man weighs his
options and chooses something other than health insurance, that is his choice to
make. He shouldn't be forced to buy it. A government that taxes us in this
manner has grown too large and intrusive.@Steve C. WarrenYou're not paying attention to the Obamacare rollout, I guess. We've
seen only the beginning. Big Government is being discredited before our eyes,
and its decline will take down Republicans and Democrats alike. Leaders like
Mike Lee who tried their best to avoid the disaster will do just fine.
How many times must I hear or read the silly parroted phrase "the train
wreck that is Obamacare"? Good grief, people, do you not have the vocabulary
to come up with something original, even if it's not accurate?What the polls are showing is that there is only one train wreck on the
horizon in America right now, and it is the divided, contentious, unimaginative
GOP. And guess who's driving the train? Ted Cruz, with his chief coal
shoveler, Mike Lee, right behind him. What they don't see is that the
bridge ahead of them fell apart because of lack of government funding for
infrastructure. No problem. Full steam ahead.I'm impressed,
though, that the Des News would find three letters to print on the same day that
say the same thing. Scary. Oh well, I guess it is Halloween this week.
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