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Published: Sunday, Nov. 3 2013 2:55 p.m. MST

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Fayetteville, NC

Gandalf the "wizard" is conjuring up all kinds of evil. Lends truth the statement, "We don't see the world as it is; we see the world as we are."

Fayetteville, NC

I like the way you think UtahBruin.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@Bruce A. Frank
San Jose, CA

I am sorry that Romney does not recognize that the Conservative/TEA Party movement engenders the self sufficiency and independence embraced by the historical LDS Church.
11:24 a.m. Nov. 4, 2013


You mean like the historical LDS Church which;

Practiced very Un-orthox Marriages,
Pushed for Freeing the Slaves [not very popular in slave owning Missouri],
Gave Women the right to vote,
provided Universal Healthcare,
allowed others to practice who, where, or what they may, [Joseph Smith even calling himself the 2nd Mohammed]
pushed heavily FOR Immigration - even paying for it,
establishing the United Order [a form of Socialism/Communism],

I'm sorry,
but today's Tea-Party is anything BUT historical Mormonism.

Los Gatos, CA

Romney's remarks remind me how fortunate we are that this man was never elected president, nor will he ever. Romney dares to criticize Obama's honesty? When Romney couldn't even be honest with himself. He was a Massachusetts moderate Republican who cow-towed to the tea party and to the worst elements of his party, he campaigned hard against Obamacare, which was modeled on the plan that he had implemented in Massachussets, and he knows what Obama meant when he said that you could keep your insurance policy. It wasn't the law that withdrew those policies, but the companies themselves.

Gainesville, TX

George W was a centrists who attempted to "reach across the aisle" in a spirit of political harmony. He appointed Democrats to positions, worked with Ted Kennedy on the "No Child Left Behind" legislation, and tried to make nice with the media. We know where that got him. He is reviled as am extremist and continues to be the whipping boy for the Dems. The RINOs had control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress. Still, the Democrats ran the government! I'm through with "compromise" and ready to ram the Tea Party down the throats of the Democrats who are the real extremists. The Tea Party is the real moderates!

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

kaysville, UT
to James D. Morrison
TEd Cruz was an U.S. citizen at birth, due to his mother's citizenship.

1:13 p.m. Nov. 4, 2013


And yet Obama somehow can't be a U.S citizen - due to his mother [from Kansas] U.S. citizenship?
Let alone also being born in Hawaii??

Talk about boardline racist.

United Kingdom , 00

Civility is something that is lacking in our political dialogue. This is due to the 24 hour news cycle that encourages sensationalised sound bite journalism on politics. Stations play to the lowest common denominator now rather than have meaningful discussions. Unfortunately politicians follow this path in order to get coverage/votes. We need to stop our mudslinging and gutter political culture and work together from the bottom up. Stop putting all this negative energy into politics and start solving problems. Both sides are as a bad as each other and they know it. We need to support our President whether it is Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Obama, Romney ,Rubio, Christie or Huntsman because at the end of the day whoever gets voted in what America wanted. 'United' States not divided States

Idaho Falls, ID

I honestly don't think Obama lied intentionally about keeping your insurance. But I do think he is so caught up in ramming his agenda through and arrogantly maintaining his image of being all powerful and cool to boot that he just never gave it much thought. He obviously never read the document or pondered the consequences or listened to any advisors that saw the train wreck coming and said, " This ain't going to be pretty. " It was all about forcing the law no matter what, no matter any possible negative consequences. I think he's just too proud to ever admit he was wrong. He's trying to fundamentally weaken our beloved country. And doing it shamelessly just because he thinks he can. I suggest anyone wondering to go back and watch 2016 or read Obama's America and think about how this is playing out. Everything he has done fits perfectly with the notion that he is attempting to undo the US as the superpower of the world. He's driving us to ruin.

Cedar Hills, UT


2010 wasn't just a congressional landslide for conservative candidates - it was also governor races nation wide and also state legislators. You make it sound like the 2010 election was a small trickle which is nonsense. Where were you??? Leading up to the the election were town hall meetings if your recall where the anger nationwide was so against democrat's and moderate Republicans (such as our Bob Bennett from Utah) that the town hall forum was finally abandoned by the "frightened politicians" who were running like scared rabbits. Nancy Pelosi - as you recall - laughed at the notion of losing the House and her speakership. Loved the day after look of this woman - like a woman standing in a supermarket checkout line who had lost her wallet. The POINT here is it was the Tea Party that caused the victory and nothing more or less. Yes your "hated" Tea Party full of hard working, tax paying, patriotic Americans who wanted their country back from the radicals.

Bob K
porland, OR

Salt Lake City, UT
@Gandalf: Your dredging up Romney's so-called "dishonesty" (which you haven't a shred of evidence for)
.....Really? One does not need to rehash the facts, that Romney changed positions as often as his shirt, to please whatever situation he needed to conquer.

I weep when I realize we could have had a distinguished, competent and transparent American President capable of "reaching across the aisle" instead of the pick of the low-information electorate.
....."low information electorate"??? Should we banish Congress & elections, then institute a House of Lords to tell us what is good for us?

Provo, UT

Obamacare was wrong, and so was the tea party for trying to stop it?

Bob K
porland, OR

Salt Lake City, UT
Mitt Romney's insights are helpful. Universal and affordable health care are a given but Mr. Obama seems to blame Romneycare for his own mistakes. The tragically partisan fashion in which the ACA was formed......

Untrue -- Obama made a fool of himself, asking over and over and over for the republicans to
contribute to and improve the legislation, until it became clear that their interest in having him fail was more important than their duty, or than helping keep Americans healthy.

Happy Liberal
Salt Lake City, UT

Who really cares what Mitt Romney thinks? He lost. Enough said.

Draper, UT

@JLFuller I think you are mistaken. It is the Democrats, progressives, and liberals of the country who are trying to force their social agenda on everybody else. The Tea Party is for fiscal responsibility and adherence to Constitutional principles.

Idaho Falls, ID


You are exactly right. The Democratic Party, empowered by Obama and Reed has shifted to the extreme Left, and much of the GOP has followed. Bill Clinton during his Presidency would now represent mainstream Republicanism. The Tea Party essentially represents mainstream Reagan conservatism. Those ideals haven't gone anywhere. Indeed, Democrats have become extreme. Most of them have no problem being referred to as Socialists. It didn't used to be that way. I just pray it is not too late to rescue this country from its downward spiral.

Cleveland, OH

Dishonest? that are not a big deal, a criminals who broke a many Law or ignore, nothing care, win with fraud and lie,now was said he enjoy kill peoples, a guy who can't prove are legal president and citizen, no honest, and NOT respect any Law, doing a dirty business, that guy must fired and jail, and all Dems was support him fired too permanent time from politic and jail too.

Salt Lake City, UT

Mitt Romney's support of Chris Christie is one of the more level headed comments he's made lately. As a former Republican (now independent conservative), I think Chris Christie appears to have more to offer than the other Republican hopefuls. I would love to see Jon Huntsman run as his Vice Presidential running mate. Until the Republican party puts up some better candidates (such as Christie and Huntsman) they won't have a change against the likes of Hillary Clinton!

Res Novae
Ashburn, VA

To all those so anxious to answer the question about Cruz's citizenship: were you correcting people who posed identical questions about Obama's citizenship?

I know for a fact that some of the posters who rose to defend Cruz here have spread falsehoods and conspiracy theories about Obama on the pages of the DN over the past few years.

Clearfield, UT

I have never seen such hypocrisy and polarization in our political system. The tea party has done everything in their power to destroy Obama from the day he took the oath of office. Conservative talk radio pundits spew vitriol and hate. I will never forget the day Sean Hannity ranted about how uncivil the left is and then referred to our vice-president as 'that old Geezer." Turn on Rush Limbaugh and all you hear is Obama did this, Obama said that. Regardless of your political stripes I don't believe Obama deserves to be vilified the way he has been. With that said I didn't vote for him and I don't consider myself liberal. If America falls it will be due political parties and extreme partisanship, not socialism. One last thought for the tea party to invoke Reagan is pure hypocrisy. If Reagan were alive today he would be labeled a rino and never survived the primaries.

Harley Rider
Small Town, CT

Romney - He answers to the bankers and would be just another yes man to do their bidding

TeaParty is about returning our government to following the Constitution as the law of the land and protect our precious liberties and freedoms , something that Bush or Obama know nothing about ie - Democrat or Republican

They fear the message of the Tea Party catching on - imagine if Washington was govern by the Constitution - No Obama Care ( But Health Reform would be done the right way ) No anti - American legislation like the Patriot Act & NDAA Bill. Manufacturing jobs brought back to America , Illegal Immigration is against the law ( as it truly is ) Abolish the IRS , Completely downsize all Government and return State's their Constitutional Rights and quit being the world's policeman. The State Run Media will continue to spread their propaganda about the Tea Party as if the masses really found out about what the Tea Party is really about - O Boy!

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