Published: Monday, Nov. 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
"...he has stood strong for constitutional principles."And
where in the Constitution does it say that Congressmen can throw hissyfits and
threaten the global economy if they don't the votes to enact their agenda?
"Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah is one of the greatest senators that Utah has ever
had."Wow, quite a claim. I wonder if Bobbi can name four other
Senators from Utah."Because he is doing such great things and is
being constitutional, the government wants him stopped"Good
heavens! The government wants him stopped? Sounds like the plot of a Political
Intrigue novel. Do you realize, Bobbi, that all the Senators are
"being constitutional"? I'm very sure all of them were elected, per
the Constitution. I'm sure that all of them when they offer bills are doing
it through the constitutional procedures of the Congress. What is it, exactly,
that you think these people are doing that is not constitutional. You realize,
right, that even if they pass a bill that the Supreme Court finds
unconstitutional, they still have not done anything unconstitutional? The
constitution says nothing about the types of bills they have to offer or pass.
And you do realize that the Supreme Court is included in the
Constitution? They get to say what is constitutional and what isn't. You
realize that, right?
I needed a good belly laugh to start my day. This letter gave me just that. I
laughed my head off -- thanks, Bobbi, for the comedy letter you wrote. There is nothing "great" about Lee. In fact, the truth is just
the opposite. He is a disaster that, unfortunately, found a place to happen and
the country (and Utah) has suffered as a result. We deserve better.
Sorry, but he is going against the very Constitution you claim to support. The
Founding Fathers never would countenance what Lee and Cruz have been doing.
They set up a system of government to bring order, and your boy has brought in
disorder, chaos, anarchy, blackmail, extortion and other wrongful acts on
matters that were adopted by the Constitutional process and upheld by the
courts. Lee wants to overthrow what amounts to a difference of opinion on
policy matters. No, dear writer, an agreement with Lee on policy does not
entitle a small minority to effectively attempt a coup. Lee makes a mockery of
the Constitution. His words say one thing, and his heart and actions are far
Wow. So speeches and rhetoric are more important than results? Because the
results of Lee's intransigent grandstanding have been damage to both the
Republican brand and conservative policy goals, not to mention billions of
dollars in real-world economic damage.He talks a good talk, but, in
practice, he's actually te eat friend the Democrats ever had.
The best friend, not "te eat" friend. Typos are unconstitutional.
Yes, how dare Mike Lee or anyone else demand honesty and accountability from our
president? How dare he? Doing so is very destructive, right?Mike Lee
should be regarded as a hero for shinning just a little bit of light and truth
on the Obama Administration! Even if they don't like it! That's HIS
He is a tea party wolf as he has proven. Just in sheep clothing after causing
economy to falter and loss 6 Billion.
One thing I've noticed is tea partiers tend to see things in black &
white, good or bad, right or wrong. Grey areas tend to be confusing, and end up
being part of their big hairball of frustration, the great injustice of it all
they rail against.Perhaps the very first major instance of a US
President undermining the constitution was the Louisiana Purchase, by Thomas
Jefferson, in 1804. This large acquisition composes all or part of 15 current
states, but many people at the time opposed it because it was viewed as
unconstitutional.The question for tea partiers is what we should to
do to correct previous unconstitutional injustices? If we're going to
honor and defend the constitution, it seems to me that includes correcting past
breaches of constitutional authority: the Department of Energy, Medicare and the
Louisiana Purchase.Louisiana Purchase - do we sell it back to
France? Yes or no?
The lefties are in top form today."...threaten the global
economy....""...disorder, chaos, anarchy, blackmail, extortion and
other wrongful acts...""...causing economy to falter and loss
[sic] 6 Billion."Mike Lee supported a budget that pays for all
of government except Obamacare. This includes the payment of our nation's
debts. There was only one side threatening default, and it wasn't Mike Lee.
It turns out he was right about Obamacare -- the thing is a train wreck. He did
the best he could to avoid it.If anyone deserves our contempt, it is
the man who lied to the American people to bring us Obamacare. "If you like
your health care plan, you'll be able to keep your health care plan.
Period."Obama told a flat-out lie. Period. Mike Lee was right to
@T. Party" There was only one side threatening default, and it
wasn't Mike Lee."That's incorrect. The Senate passed a
budget that funded everything at the House levels except Obamacare which they
set their funding levels for. The House never voted on it like the Senate voted
on the House versions. So... there were two sets of people threatening default.
1. Boehner and House leadership which changed the rules on bringing up Senate
bills for a vote (limiting it only to House leadership rather than anyone,
blocking Democrats in the House). 2. The 80 or so tea partiers that signed onto
a letter expressing support for shutting down the gov't if Obamacare
Mike Lee is an embarrassment. Period.
That is hilarious. Even his own party members are distancing themselves from
this one-and-done senator.
Every week a letter gets published that, in all honesty, has to be taken as
purely tongue-in-cheek. This is our winner.Unless, of course, Mike Lee
wrote this himself.
This letter reads like a Fox News random talking point generator. The
frightening thing is that people actually believe the hype. Folks,
These talking heads that give you these talking points are entertainers. nothing
more. Taking the seriously is like taking Thurston Howell III from
Gilligan's Island seriously. Their sole motivation is money. The more
outlandish they are the bigger their audience and the more money they take home.
Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah is one of the greatest senators that Utah has ever had.
[Seriously?]I, for one, am tired of hearing him bashed. [He deserves it.]Because he is doing such great things and is
being constitutional, [Biggest lie of them all -- Please show me how
extortion and Shutting down the Government over a law that was Constitutionally
passed by the House, the Senate, the President, and the US Supreme Court counts
as being Constitutional? If he was following and defending the Constitutional,
he would get the Constitutionally required votes to change things.]the government wants him stopped — the people do not want him
stopped.[and of course, It would not be complete without the Cabal
Conspiracy Theory to counter or explain the obvious or unexplainable.]
I don't know if Lee is a "Great Senator" or not yet. This is his
first term. You kinda have to have a track record go be "Great" IMO.
That's why I was so surprised when Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize
BEFORE he even became President. BEFORE he had done anything besides serve one
term in the Senate.Let's wait and see on Mike Lee. IMO you
can't become a "Great" Senator in just ONE term (whether you are
Barack Obama or Mike Lee).Mike Lee is a good Constitutional
Scholar.. I give him that. He has many years of doing that and a track record
on that. But he's new to the Legislating. We'll have to see if he
is a good "Legislator" or not. Being a Constitutional Scholar
doesn't always make you a great Legislator. Just as being a fast talking
Senator doesn't always make you a Great President. There are different
skills required for each of these jobs that don't automatically translate
into making you "Great" at the other.What Legislation has
Mike Lee proposed and passed?THAT would make him a "Great
This letter would be one of the funniest in decades, except that I have a
sneaking suspicion that the letter writer is dead serious. In that case, this
letter is tragic, because, unfortunately, there are a lot of Utahns who agree
with her. And Mike in Sandy, don't be so sure Lee is a one-and-doner.
Don't put it past Utah voters to send this guy back to Washington for
another dreadful term.
Speaking of Mikey's tea party, I saw Sarah Palin on the Today Show this
morning. She was angry, irrational, shrill, and determined. She refused to
answer questions posed to her. She gave vague, evasive answers to other
questions. Reminded me of 2008. But this is what drives the tea party. It is
mostly misdirected anger and alarmism. Mike Lee is less shrill and irrational,
but he too is peddling alarmism and anger over symptoms rather than the real
disease. Don't be taken in by the rhetoric. It is dangerous, and it is not
going to simply go away because 70 percent of the country is tired of it. Our
best hope is that it will split the GOP in half, thus rendering both less
10CC,Great post. Thanks.
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