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Published: Tuesday, March 5 2013 6:00 a.m. MST

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Lew Scannon
Provo, UT

So, Counter Intelligence, you're saying that the Utah Republican Party is not handicapped by the national Republican apparatus? Well, I guess you're right. The Utah GOP is probably a lot more extreme than the average GOPer across the country. Tea Party heaven here in the Great Basin.

But you're wrong about the Democrats. The national Democrats have been co-opted by moderates. They just look extreme to those who have fallen off the Right edge of the political map. I guess to those who drink too much tea "extreme" means offering a balanced approach to dealing with deficits, seeking reasonable immigration reform, putting our obese military on a diet, and trying to curb the rampant inequality that is making our economy nonviable.

Ernest, I too know many Mormons who are more Republican than LDS. Most of them know next to nothing about their own history.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Ernest T. Bass
"Counter Intel, how would anyone guess what Jesus' politics were?"

And yet, not only did you do exactly that; you also deemed the pharisees as conservative, when for all we know they were the era's politicaly correct bullies (a sort of 1st century MSNBC)

Again I ask the question; when conservatives bring God into the conversation, as you just did, they are decried of as being pompous and self righteous. So what makes you better? I see nothing. (Actually I see massive hypocrisy; which explains why some people automatically vote for the person with an (R) behind their name. For whatever reasons Republicans may be corrupted or flawed - you provide the reminder that the left is usually worse.)

Ford DeTreese
Provo, UT

Gee, Counter I, the more you write, the deeper the hole you dig for yourself. Of course Jesus didn't make pronouncements about government health care or abortion policies. He also didn't say anything about the Super Bowl, casinos, corporate power, gang graffiti, gun control, automobile emissions, or a million other things his world did not know. But he did make enough statements about his view of how we should live that we can certainly make some educated guesses about what he would think of the issues in our world, and I don't think he'd have very kind things to say about Republican economic policies.

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