Published: Thursday, Nov. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Rather than make speachs to conservative organizations has our Senator Lee
introduced any legislation that has passed and become law?His role
in the government shut down which he now seems to be down playing is
unacceptable to me.We lost out when the Republican Party choose him
over Bennett .I would like to see him become a one term Senator.
Huh?What has he even done other than have a pep rally in South
Jordan?Seriously, what has he done in the... 2 weeks? Since the
shutdown? Nothing of significance would be the key answer here.
Dnews is just grasping at straws here in order to rebuild their boy's
“Frustration is not a platform. Anger is not an agenda. And outrage, as a
habit, is not even conservative … For us, optimism is not just a message
— it’s a principle."What has been the GOP platform
if not for Anger, Outrage, and Pessimism? It appears to me that
their platform consists of opposing any idea that is not their own.It is
right in line with Mitch McConnell's #1 priority, which failed.They passionately hate the ACA but in all these years have not put forth one
piece of legislation to fix or replace it. Not one.
Apologist that you are, there is no action of any significance. He is
unrepentant of his destructive behavior, and I've seen nothing but a few
words that he is changing his waywardness.
Lee was certainly right about Obamacare. Peter Drucker said, " Leadership is
doing the right things, management is doing things right". Lee does both!
I Agreed Dan -- It was a brilliant speech;However, Actions speak louder than words.
Come on now you libs. Be honest for once. The real reason you hate Lee is
because he dared to ask Obama for some honesty and accountability and you
can't stand that!
Worked for Reagan...
It's not true that Republicans have done nothing but oppose Obamacare.
They introduced at least 22 amendments to the bill, all of which were rejected
by Democrats. Now the Democrats are scrambling to make some of those changes.
They will need Republican support:)
I for one was very disappointed that you Dan stood against Senator Lee for his
stance since he was the only one that kept his pledge. I don't know of many
people that did more than myself to help you win against Hatch. I thought you
would be another Lee. I realize now there are very few people that will stand
for principles and do the unpopular thing. Lee has always been for getting along
unless the getting along with Congress makes the people suffer.
Mountanman"Come on now you libs. Be honest for once. The real
reason you hate Lee is because he dared to ask Obama for some honesty and
accountability and you can't stand that!"Not at all.
First, I think that's a gross mischaracterization of what Senator Lee did.
He was nowhere near that collegial; I believe that he was motivated by utter
contempt for the Obama administration and a desire to politically damage it,
rather than any desire for the Obama administration to be more open and
accountable.Second, I certainly don't believe that the Obama
administration can do no wrong; on the contrary, there are a number of actions
taken by this administration with which I am disappointed, and I readily concede
that the ACA was not "ready for prime time" (though I think it is
preferable to the previous status quo, even if only marginally so).And finally, I don't hate Senator Lee. His desire for fiscal
responsibility certainly has merit (though I don't necessarily agree with
him on what constitutes "fiscal responsibility"), but his methodology
and view of everyone not like-minded with him are both deeply flawed and
SG in SLC. Senator Lee is dangerous? Abuses of the government are what are
dangerous! Bringing abuses by the government to the light is correct behavior,
not dangerous behavior! God Bless your Senator Lee! How America needs more like
MountanmanHayden, IDSG in SLC. Senator Lee is dangerous? Abuses of
the government are what are dangerous! Bringing abuses by the government to the
light is correct behavior, not dangerous behavior! God Bless your Senator Lee!
How America needs more like him!9:31 a.m. Nov. 7, 2013=========== I don't know -- Sending 20 million
Federal Employees home without a paycheck because of a political disagreement
seems SEVERLY dangerous if you ask me.Mike Lee and Ted Cruz hurt
AMERICANS, not Obama.On the contrary, they probably did the President and
the Democrats a huge favor.The GOP just took another election on the
chin, and the entire House of Representatives comes up for re-election in
10 short months.You think it's bad now, Just until they
ShutDown the Government again in January...No wonder Mike Lee is now
singing a little differnet tune...
Every federal employee got their paychecks!
"They introduced at least 22 amendments to the bill, all of which were
rejected by Democrats."Such as?You mean like Delay
it?You mean like Repeal it?You mean like Defund it?What
amendments have they offered in good faith to improve it?List
My Father always said he would rather see a sermon than hear one. Mike
Lee's chance to side with Locke came during the pointless government
shutdown debate. I will wait to see how he acts during the next "Tea Party
Temper Tantrum." That's when we will find out if he's turned a
corner or if he is just all talk.
I guess I'll hold my breath until Mike practices what he preaches. I think
Mike finally saw the writing on the wall, he couldn't bully people so now
it's time to pretend to be nice. Smile while you continue to stab the
American people in the back, Mike. The Tea Party and its members will never
embrace a multiple viewpoint party, unless it's different yet versions of
their view. According to the tea party, anybody not espousing their political
agenda is not worthy of sharing the same name.
The Lee Tea shut down cost Six billion by conservative estimates.
"American conservatism, at its core, is about gratitude, and cooperation,
and trust, and, above all, hope. It is also about inclusion."George
Orwell is having a good laugh about this one. Talk about "Newspeak." The fact is American conservatism at its core is about selfishness,
non-cooperation, distrust, and above all, smashing the hopes of the less
fortunate among us. It is most certainly NOT about inclusion. As Daisy Buchanan,
that other great conservative philosopher, said, "We've got to keep
Isn't it interesting when he decided to make his changes. If things had
went better for the Tea Party, do you think he would have made this speech? No,
he would not have. He knew exactly what he has been doing and it has been
calculated according to what he thought would help him the most. He was sure of
it and gambled and fell on his behind! Now he is worried about all the stuff
that should always have been a part of what he was doing! Fool me once, shame on
you. Fool me twice and shame on me! He is far from being one of our state or
nation's greatest heroes! If he wants that, he might try doing work instead
of trying to find the easiest way to fame!
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