"The Fight" Those words are the problem. Going to Washington with the
idea "to fight" is not a laudable goal. Would it not be better to
listen and learn about the needs of your fellow countrymen in order to help
influence opinions or adjust your thinking. Much of what he does appears to be
drawing a line in the sand and demanding the other side to comply. I do not
believe that is the American Way.
watchman,If Mike Lee becomes a pariah, his ability to get
legislation done will be nominal at best. Legislative bodies are like many
workplaces - you need friends to get the big jobs done. Without them, you will
never have a chance. Effective politics requires friends and respect within
your own party and across the aisle. If Mike Lee has that, he will be able to
get some of his priorities passed. If not, he will be whistling in the wind.
ECR. It is apparent that you have not read or seen what keeping ACA is doing
and is going to do to these people and all American taxpayers if allowed to
"You are certainly right, Jared. The efforts of Mike Lee and several others
have helped to make more people aware of what is going on in Washington, D.c.
and has caused them to have more respect for those that have demonstrated the
importance to be committed to sound principles rather than" carrying on like
a bunch of spoiled children who didn't get their way and are now
threatening to take their toys home. Mike Leee and his big brother Ted Cruz
have done absolutely nothing to make this country better. Their mantra in 2010
was "repeal and replace" the ACA. Have you seen anything that will
replace the ACA? Does that mean you think the current system is just fine?
Just ask anyone who has been denied insurance or had their insurance canceled
because of a chronic disease they encountered through no fault of their own.
Just ask people who have had their entrepreneurial dreams shattered by a health
issue with no means to pay for health care - if it is even available to them.
What has Mike Lee and Ted Cruz done for these people except attempt to deny them
You are certainly right, Jared. The efforts of Mike Lee and several others have
helped to make more people aware of what is going on in Washington, D.c. and has
caused them to have more respect for those that have demonstrated the importance
to be committed to sound principles rather than the usual 'go along to get
along' attitude that so many of elected leaders seem to be content to
It doesn't matter that Mike Lee is principled. The government shut down and
especially a default of government debt, if the debt limit is not raised, will
cost us more money instead of saving money.With the republicans only
holding majority in the house they can not force their policies through the
senate and the white house and they should not force it through extortion.As far as compromise the republicans might not get much compromise on
the ACA right now but sometimes taking one step backwards will get them two
When he elected to attempted to defund a funded law and failed, he used a
unilateral drastic attempt outside of established government and should resign.
This is simple accountability for drastic failed actions.
Raising the debt ceiling means that we pay the bills that we previously racked
up. Money that the house and the senate voted to spend.The
Democrats, Republicans, world leaders and leading businessmen believe that not
raising the debt ceiling will cause harm to the US and world economies. Basically, what the GOP is saying is, "Repeal or delay a
Law that we believe will hurt the country or we're gonna hurt the
country."(Similar logic to a scene from Blazing Saddles where
the sheriff puts a gun to his own head)And you find this mentality
worthy of praise?
Lee put his two bucks on a dead horse. Obamacare is fact, and he's fighting
it to no avail. I guess you could wonder if he fails to see the futility and
ultimately the damage he's doing to his career, and you might be inclined
to ask why he's pursuing such a dead end course and equate it to his
decision making ability in general.
Your right Mr. Wright. I remember Geneva.