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Published: Thursday, Nov. 28 2013 11:40 a.m. MST

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Hutterite
American Fork, UT

It's not about what we might want to run from; we know what's too repulsive to run to.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Political office should be a short term service, and not a career.

Give others the honor of serving their country. Nancy, Harry, Hillary, etc, have been around too long.

Re-election takes up too much time, and weakens leadership.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

Couldn't find any Republicans who have "been around too long" to include in your list?

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

This photo says it all for the Democrat party. Fancy Nancy and friends fully believe America will not blame them for Obamacare - actually she says people love Obamacare. I honestly hope they continue to think the same and then go into the 2014 elections with the same attitude. Here is the awful truth for the Democrats - they ALL voted for Obamacare....they ALL promised if you like your insurance you can keep it - premiums will go down by $2500 per year promised - the web site will navigate as easy as amazon....and the list goes on. No cutting and running this time. Obamacare is welded to their legs. Good luck Nancy and friends. Actually I hope and pray this time you get what you all deserve.

wwookie
Payson, UT

Worf must have really loved obama's first term then. Good point.

DN Subscriber
Cottonwood Heights, UT

If the Dems can fool the "low information voters" again, and motivate them to get to the polls by promising them more "free stuff" they might win again.

People have indeed learned that they CAN vote themselves largesse from the public treasury, and greed has replaced concern for others and this nation is in a steady decline.

Decline will continue unless voters throw the bums out and vote in a Congress which will cut spending, eliminate government borrowing, pay off the debt, and reduce regulations and the size of government. Without these steps our economy will never recover.

whatnext
Clearfield, Utah

I like how many of the Democrats are trying to wash their hands of this Obama Care act night mare. They cram this thing down our throats telling us all these falsehoods and now that they see its not working the way they all said it would, now they want to distance themselves from it and President Obama. I'm sorry you (Democrats) made your bed, NOW LIE IN IT. I hope everyone of you lose your reelection bid come 2014. We need leaders who will be honest with the people that elected them and secondly we need leaders that will research and study the bills that they are voting on to make sure the bill will work and will be benifical to those of us who have to live with it. This whole thing is a mess and the Democrats that voted for this are the ones to blame. VOTE THEM ALL OUT OF OFFICE.

toosmartforyou
Farmington, UT

The nuances of the roll-out won't matter because what will be remembered it that the President lied to the American people about their health insurance, period. That point will be easy to bring back to the public's mind and they will then have reason to make changes in the persons serving in Washington. No matter how they try and spin it, the chickens have come home to roost this time.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Is re-election more important than being public servants?

How much do these people really care for the American people?

Mark B
Eureka, CA

What would you call a millionaire who consistently supports lower taxes for those with high incomes - in other words, what we have NOW? Given all the complexities of all the governing issues in the world, I think the bast answer is the one supplied pretty often by DN Sub - "low information voter". It's like lots of other implied insults people use. The term doesn't mean you are smarter or have HIGH information. It just implies that you do. I would guess that states with a demonstrably high level of education are more likely to vote Democratic.

tabuno
Clearfield, UT

The Democratic Party has a good chance to pick seats in the 2014 elections. With all the early focus on Obamacare problems, the likelihood that it will be addressed before the November 2014 elections is reasonably good and if it begins to work decently, like Obama and his relatively successful legacy of addressing Bush's failed policy and his successful 2012 election, the Democrats may have a winning political position by election time.

wrz
Phoenix, AZ

@DN Subscriber: [If the Dems can fool the "low information voters" again, and motivate them to get to the polls by promising them more "free stuff" they might win again.]

Too late... we're already there.

And the Democrats would like to secure an additional 30 to 40 million more votes from Obama's push for illegal immigrant amnesty.

slcjimmy
SLC, UT

@ DN Subscriber....This liberal free thinking "low information voter" possess an Ivy League Degree. How about yourself? Never have I asked for "free stuff." Care to define in detail to the rest of us "low information voters" actually what constitutes "free stuff?" Keep living in your Republican bubble my friend. Since you apparently have not noticed the World is changing and thankfully becoming more liberal daily. Your party is soon to be of zero significance. Conservatives continue to be unable to offer any candidate with a legitimate chance of the presidency. Think for yourself! Just because Hannity or Limbaugh state their sophomoric, unintelligent bias opinion does not make it fact.

Tekakaromatagi
Dammam, Saudi Arabia

Was the photo of Pelosi because she is distancing herself from Pres. Obama, or is it they are distancing themselves from Pelosi also?

I keep seeing this photo of the photo op of Pres. Obama signing the ACA. There are all these politicians standing proud next to him when he signed it. And, now they are thinking that maybe they should have read it.

Hutterite has a good point, so what do we do instead of ACA? I think that we need to change our values and expectations. If I am 65 and I have cancer I might want to say, "Geez, it is probably time to go." Some cultures consider 65 to be a ripe old age. In the US we fight tooth and nail to live longer. (Are we frightened about what might happen next?)

CP
Tooele, UT

I saw this coming. I didn't trust Obama from day one, that's why I never voted for him. Those who did well, deal with it. And unfortunately the rest of us have to as well. Next time don't fall for suave talk, dig deeper into what's real. And at this point I agree with whatnext.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Joe Blow. How many Republicans voted for Obamacare? There is your answer!

happy2bhere
clearfield, UT

Joe Blow
I'll give you some Republicans. McCain, and ANY Bush, to name a few. That's why we like some of the new Republican guys now getting into the mix.

tabuno
The reason Obama delayed the ACA till November 2014 is because it doesn't look like it will be running well before the next election. The ACA will be the gift (to the Republicans) that keeps on giving all next (election) year. More and more problems with it are predicted than fixes. And almost every Democrat running will be having to answer the ads that show them saying, "If you like your health plan and doctor, you can keep it".

Wilf 55
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Politics... But the main issue still is how to make sure that people in need of decent health care get it at an affordable price, even with pre-existing conditions. They are the ones who need to win. At least Obamacare tries.

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

All the pro-democrat apologists don't get it or don't want to get it and many of the other voters don't either - yet. Obamacare will take almost EVERYONE'S personal insurance and force companies to put their employees onto Obamacare at highly inflated rates with less coverage. The only way out is to repeal it. We are now seeing how the government takes something that works and makes it WORSE. We could have changed a few things about our health care system previously a insured everyone without out scrapping the whole system that served 85% of the population well.

Great Britain is trying to get away from socialized medicine! It does not work well. Please, let us vote out all those that could or supported this and get those into office those that will fix this mess! Obama, Pelosi, and their minions lied. It is not cheaper, better, nor easier.

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Worf... you know what...... shocking as it may seem? I completely agree with you. Jefferson had a concept that laws should not last longer than a generation. You would think that by extension, those writing those laws shouldn't be there longer than a generation as well.

I in some cases I admire those that dedicate their lives to serving the public - but I think more so that they don't have to be elected into office to still drive the political process. Or that they can't play different roles in politics. But no one is so important that they are the only person who can or should fill a seat for decades.

Stability and consistency are key elements for business to thrive. But when it becomes a battle of personalities - vying to keep long entrenched jobs, it warps the process into bad territories.

In my opinion, 12 years is plenty for the senate and the house. 8 years is working well for President. Lets keep democracy vibrant and alive.

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