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Published: Monday, Oct. 28 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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embarrassed Utahn!
Salt Lake City, UT

Get used to it!

Hillary (or any other Democrat) in 2016!!

It's called Democracy...ya know, The Will of the American People!

Far East USA, SC

Mr Larsen,

Could you (or anyone else) give me a list of names of those in congress who have not "abandoned the conservative movement"?

People call Hatch a RINO. Who in congress is NOT a RINO?

List please

Here, UT

My nightmare consists of several more years of Mike Lee and his ilk obstructing our nation's efforts at economic recovery.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

Mocking patriots is a passtime for those who mock the Constitution. There will be many posts today supporting Senator Hatch and there will be many posts that mock Senator Lee.

A prophet once saw a large building where people pointed their fingers and mocked those who kept the law. Perhaps that vision included those who mock elected officials who do their duty. Senator Hatch is mocking Senator Lee. He's mocking Mike Lee because Mike Lee kept his oath of office. He's mocking Mike Lee because Mike Lee had the courage to stand of the Constitution and Hatch did not.

Mocking is showing derision for principles and law. Those who will not keep the law use mockery to divert attention from their unwillingness to stand for good and true principles.

Mike Lee needs no rehabilitation, but Orrin Hatch could use a few sessions.

Salt Lake City, UT

embarrassed Utahn: "It's called Democracy...ya know, The Will of the American People!"

That's not how the conservative purity test works.

Here's how it works:

"You disagree with me? Well then, you're not a true American!"


Twin Lights
Louisville, KY

Senator "Hatch continues to walk hand in hand with liberalism"?

My liberal friends will be stunned to learn this.

Mike in Sandy
Sandy, UT

Come out of the GOP darkness and into the light.

Kent C. DeForrest
Provo, UT

Wow, this is really funny. If it's on Faux News or in the Washington Times or right-wing talk radio, it must be true.

To attack Orrin Hatch for not agreeing with Mike Lee is just precious. We really do need to split the tea party off from the GOP. They are highly incompatible and are like spouses in a very bad marriage. The sooner they divorce, the better.

Salt Lake City, UT

Hatch hasn't gone anywhere, it's the conservative movement that has become far right radicals.

Anti Bush-Obama
Washington, DC

You people who want a dictator, are going to get one. You Pro-Hatch liberal authoritarians love war, torture, and tyranny. Well, you guys are about to get it. Do you really think NSA spying is freedom? Do you really think stealing oil in the middle east and a million dead Iraqi civilians is done by a military "fighting for our freedoms" ? They are definatley not fighting for my freedoms.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Re-education for people who get out of step with the Government sounds like something the SS would propose...

It's not the American way to handle people who disagree with the President (no matter how popular he is with his ever-faithful minions).

We need MORE diversity of thought... not more people marching lock-step with the President or their party leaders. That's just my opinion.

If he's standing up for what he believes (and possibly what many Utahns believe)... Lee should be applauded for sticking his neck out, not have it cut off.


I just don't like to be lied to.

Hatch said he would "do everything he could" to eliminate Obamacare.

He "says" he wants to bring down government spending. So much for campaign statements.

He should have qualified his statements to state that he would ONLY do those things if it was o.k. with Barack!

That, apparentally is what he meant.

Why be afraid to tell the truth?

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

The extreme radical anti-government, anti economy tea party after defeat is still not compromising and more dogmatic than any other "party" since the civil war. At least they are consistent.

Salt Lake City, UT

Is it any surprise that all three letters to the editor in the Deseret News defend Mike Lee and Tea Party conservatives? I hope they continue their suicide mission. Their approach, which is outside the normal constitutional legislative process (while claiming to be defenders of the Constitution) will alienate most Americans and maybe even a substantial number of Utahns. As for being defenders of the true conservative movement, they resemble more the McCarthy Republicans of the 50s. They most certainly are not Goldwater or Reagan conservatives.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Does it really matter what brand of conservative they are (or are not)? Would you not hate them anyway?

Pasedena, CA

To "Ranch" that is a lie. The Recession was over in July 2009, that was an entire year before Lee was put into office. The Democrats were still in charge of the Federal Government and had enough of a majority they could do most anything they wanted. Yet it wasn't until the Democrats lost control of Congress that the nation stopped shedding jobs and began to get more jobs.

What proposals have the Democrats had that would have helped the economy? The stimulus programs have proven to be wasted money, along with all of the bills to just give out money and benefits. Tell us, do the Democrats have any plans that could acutally work? Right now they want to try Socialism. How well is that working in Greece, Spain, Portugal, or Italy?

Pasedena, CA

Say what you want about Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, but how many Liberal/Progressives are there in office right now that are willing to risk their re-election based on their convictions?

Don't we need more people like Lee and Cruz that are willing to stand up for their beliefs? Is it a bad thing to stand up for your beliefs?

lost in DC
West Jordan, UT

Will of the people, huh? Care to explain then, what has happened to prop 8, which WAS the will of the people?

Obamacare and the EPA are the greatest impediments to the economy right now.

I disagree with you, and the voters disagree with you, and you take us to court. See?

Remember, hatch said in 1976 that 3 terms was enough for a senator – that was, what 4 terms ago? Hatch doesn’t care about the truth.

One vote,
You mention no compromise – talking about harry and BO, right?

Here, UT


You haven't lived in the real world for a while, have you?


The impediments to our economy are the Mike Lee's and his ilk.

Salt Lake City, UT

2 Bits

Isn't "hate" a little extreme? It seems that is the tone I get from Tea Party conservatives towards Obama. I do not "hate" politicians, but do dislike some of their positions. And it DOES matter what type of conservative one is. I liked Senator Bennett, who was a conservative in the fashion of Goldwater, who founded the modern-day conservative movement and Reagan, who cemented it in the Republican Party. These new rightwing conservatives are uncompromising, obstructionist ideologues who are undermining traditional conservatism.

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