Comments about ‘'Anger is not an agenda': Sen. Mike Lee plays GOP peacemaker in D.C. speech (+video)’

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Published: Tuesday, Oct. 29 2013 5:55 p.m. MDT

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RedShirtMIT
Cambridge, MA

To "one old man" it is the lowest since Obama took office, which isn't saying much. Yes, the deficit was growing at a very slow pace during the shut down. The budget deficit is still larger now than it was 10 years ago. Didn't Obama promise to cut the deficit in half by 2011, and that was the Bush deficits of $400 billion.

RedWings
CLEARFIELD, UT

Semator Lee is just showing what we already know about all politicians: They say what the group they are speaking to wants to hear. Republicans have their tails between their legs over this most recent fiasco, and want to hear a concilliatory tone from the tea party.

Lee is still a Washington insider masquerading as a grass roots reformist.

Esquire
Springville, UT

@ HBZion, what ideas and solutions? There are none! He led the charge on the shutdown. You are either uninformed or you are part of an effort to rewrite history because it didn't go so well for Lee. Wow.

RedShirtMIT
Cambridge, MA

To "Esquire" I assume you are talking about Harry Reid or Obama. It is well documented that Lee and Cruze along with the House Republicans did everything they could to avoid a shutdown. The House passed a bill that would have funded the government, minus the ACA. That would have avoided the shutdown. Then, when Reid and Obama refused that bill, they offered many smaller spending bills that would have prevented the shut down.

In light of what happened, the only logical conclusion is that Reid and Obama wanted the government to shut down.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

@RedShirtMIT.

Are you forgetting that little rule change on the eve of the shutdown by boener.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), presiding over the chamber, told Van Hollen that the rule he was asking to use had been "altered" and he did not have the privilege of bringing that vote to the floor. In the ensuing back and forth, Chaffetz said the recently passed House Resolution 368 trumped the standing rules. Where any member of the House previously could have brought the clean resolution to the floor under House Rule 22, House Resolution 368 -- passed on the eve of the shutdown -- gave that right exclusively to the House majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia.
"The Rules Committee, under the rules of the House, changed the standing rules of the House to take away the right of any member to move to vote to open the government, and gave that right exclusively to the Republican Leader," said Van Hollen. "Is that right?"
"The House adopted that resolution," replied Chaffetz.

RedShirtUofU
Andoria, UT

To "Happy Valley Heretic" what does that have to do with the fact that Lee and Cruz, along with the House of Representatives had passed a bill long before the shutdown to prevent the shutdown (September 20th). Between the senate rejecting the plan to keep the government open and the shutdown, the House along with Senate Republicans wanted to fund various parts of the government.

Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT

"Utah's junior senator told an audience at the conservative Heritage Foundation that such an agenda should focus on ending immobility among the poor, insecurity in the middle class and the "cronyist privilege" enjoyed by the wealthy."

So he's going from the Tea Party to the Democrats?

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Don't Feed the Trolls
Salt Lake City, UT
"Utah's junior senator told an audience at the conservative Heritage Foundation that such an agenda should focus on ending immobility among the poor, insecurity in the middle class and the "cronyist privilege" enjoyed by the wealthy."

So he's going from the Tea Party to the Democrats?

3:02 p.m. Oct. 31, 2013

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Hahaha!

Agreed
BTW - yours is the best comment on this thread.

dski
HERRIMAN, UT

If Republicans political leaning are the same as Democrats, why do we have two parties? It seems we have too many people with amnesia when it comes to Democrats outlandish behavior. To pass the Obamacare debacle (its a fee not a tax) democrats told everyone to pass the bill before they can read it. That's how corrupt they are. Obama claimed that the Obamacare bill will cost roughly 900 billion dollars in 10 years and not a penny will be added to the national deficit. The GAO report last February that Obamacare will add 6.2 triain. Thats for sure.fice aglected to ofllion dollars to the deficit. What brought Mike Lee's discussion to this point was Obamacare. It is a disaster. Democrats can't see that. All these problems were known by the Democrats but they withheld these information until after the election last year. Obama is the biggest fraud Americans and the Democrats fall for. Then again, as long as someone sles is paying, why not. Mike Lee will be re-elected to office again. Thats for sure.

NeilT
Clearfield, UT

Granted The ACA is flawed. All Republicans want to do is gut it. They had an opportunity to fix healthcare under Bush and did nothing. Do we really want a healthcare system where being unemployed means loosing your health care insurance. If Republicans really cared about families, the poor and middle class they would have enacted health care reform. People still like parts of Obama care. Lee is in trouble and he knows it

play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Mike Lee is the son of a great University President who models his ideology after Ezra Taft Benson. I cannot think of a better framework to make intelligent and well reasoned decisions regarding the fate of a Republic in moral and economic decline.

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