Published: Wednesday, Oct. 23 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT
"...ongoing socialist takeover of America..." What? Obama is a
centrist's centrist. The ACA is an attempt to save the private health
insurance business in the face of its nonperformance. Obama's foreign
policy is a carbon copy of Bush. Obama's patches won't
save capitalism, which is in its final epoch. I know this because wealth is
becoming ever more concentrated in fewer hands, corporations are getting bigger
and bigger, and wages are frozen. This is capitalism in its death throes. The writer will soon find out what socialism is really about (it's
not a bad as he thinks).
Lee has no principles, unless you think that doing what is necessary to pander
to the far right so he can get money is a principle. Lee was playing politics
to pander to the far right. Nothing more, nothing less. As a result, the
country suffered. It's long past time to get Lee out of office.
The problem with hyperbole (“a tidal wave of socialism”) is that
when used in place of accurate descriptions, when you actually see the real
thing you have no words left to describe it.Like those old
commercials showing a frying egg with the message “this is your brain on
drugs,” when I see letters like this full of doom & gloom and
self-righteousness (usually masquerading as Principle), the first thought that
comes to mind is – “this is your brain on fear-based media.”
Sorry, but a true statesman seeks common ground and compromise, neither of which
describes the self absorbed senator.
Mike Lee sets a bad example because he walked away from student loans and a
mortgage.He is too narrow-minded and tunnel-visioned to be an effective
"....may just save the Republican party from itself as it moves toward
abandoning substantive defense of its own platform in a descent to
irrelevance."Are you KIDDING? He is the best campaign manager
our next president, Hillary Clinton could ever hope for!
In standard English, "may just save the Republican party" translates to
"leave the party in a smoldering heap of rubble".
Wow...any supporters of this opinion out there?
"The socialist takeover of America"Tell me about it! Every time I
go to Europe I feel so bad for those citizens. You can just see the sadness in
their eyes that they know they will never be burdened by unneccesarily large
healthcare costs. You can just see how badly they want to pay their own huge
medical bills.Also, some countries even cover the cost for college. Those
poor kids will never know the huge blessing that comes with tens of thousand of
student loan debt.Please, don't ever do those things in America. We
need our huge debts in order to find true happiness.
Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are more like the rebels of South Carolina. I'll
stand with the principles of Lincoln rather than those who would tear the nation
apart. I guess the real test for these mindless anarchists is when a President
is eventually elected (if it ever happens again) from their own party. Will
they still keep singing the same song, or will all their problems magically go
This letter reads like a summary of all the right-wing radio talking points. Did
he leave any out?Is there really any rational way to defend Mike
Lee? I mean, even Orrin Hatch is attacking him, now that the crisis is over.
Before it ended badly for the Republicans, I could have sworn Hatch was a tea
Standing on principle is a good thing, but only if your principles are good.
Unfortunately, Lee's principles are a mixed bag, and by standing on the
worst of them, he imperils his party.
Great letter. I'm proud of Sen. Lee and Sen. Cruz for their courageous
stand on Constitutional principles.
Statesmen work to get things done together. They meet in the middle, compromise.
It's those Kennedy-Hatch bills. That's not Mike Lee.
History is full of people who stood on their principles and made others suffer
for it. The Ayatollah Khomeini comes to mind.
Marxist: Although I am a conservative, I recognize that Mike Lee is way to the
right on the political spectrum. But I have to laugh when committed leftists
insist that Obama is somewhere in the middle. He is about as left as they come.
I guess to a marxist his policies make him seem like a "centrist's
centrist".Mike in Sandy: There are lots of us who support
conservative principles. We just don't spend all day logging in under a
dozen different user names, make similar comments, and "like" all the
other stuff we wrote so that it seems like there are lots more of us than there
"He is acting the part of a true statesman insisting on more than pretend
push back against the tidal wave of socialism that is sweeping America even
amidst calls by many self-styled conservatives to compromise."========= Wowzers!That's some carnival barking to put
even Joseph Goebbels to shame!And yes, the Nazis represented the
uber-far-right-wing.and No, they were Fascists, not Socialists - even
though they used "Socialist" it in their name to win support from the
The last month has not been kind to Mr. Lee's poll numbers in his home
state, and he's even lost support of many influential business leaders who
backed him in 2010.Sun Tzu succinctly addressed the biggest problem
facing Mr. Lee and the Tea Party: "Tactics without strategy is the noise
before defeat."The last month has made it abundantly clear that
the Tea Party has no strategy for winning the GOP's civil war, much less a
This is promoting Tranquility? I think it's nothing more than fund raising
since he has offered no reasonable solutions to the issues at hand.
The Senator when all in and shutdown government threatening not to open unless
the funded ACA was defunded. He lost. he owns it, and should resign.
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