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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 9 2012 6:00 p.m. MDT

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one old man
Ogden, UT

I'll try hard to remain civil in responding to this:

"For those who don't know, "civility," "civil dialogue," etc. are liberal-speak. Their intention is always the same--to make the conservatives dispassionate about their beliefs and to, over time, disconnect people from their convictions."

That has to be one of the least sensible comments I've ever read here.

So does this mean that "mean-spirited," "hateful comments," "insulting" and other things like that are really conservative-speak?

Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: one old man Ogden, UT

May I remind you of our leader's comment: Obama was quoted as saying "We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."

That may be a civil comment in the minds of some but is it really the tone the President of the United States wants to set? You set the example Mr. President and we will follow.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

...and Obama told a latino audience that republicans are "the enemy."
That always makes for good bipartisanship, especially when you lose the House in the midterms.

Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00

Governor Walker would be a moderate democrat in many other states. She set up the Olene Walker Housing Loan Fund which seeks to provide affordable housing throughout the state, renovate rural housing, protect tenants from landlords who seek to exploit them, and in other ways provide livable housing options to low income residents of the state.Furthermore, she founded the Salt Lake Education Foundation and served as its director. Also, Governor Walker served as director of the Utah Division of Community Development, chaired the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, the Utah State Housing Coordinating Committee, and the Governor's Commission on Child Care. These are all democratic party causes. Finally, in May 2010 the Utah County Democratic Party gave Walker its first distinguished service award.Unfortunately, the State of Utah is now entering an era when you can't get elected if you are not to the Right of Attila the Hun and compromise is not valued by anyone in Utah politics anymore. The State of Utah misses out on a great stateswoman.

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