The fact that we sent Senator Lee to Washington is a huge positive for the state
of Utah. We need those who are not willing to bow down to every spending bill
that pops up. Congress must learn that just because they can spend money
doesn't mean they should. Senator Lee is doing exactly what I sent him
there to do.
The GOP "tent" is getting smaller and smaller. The youth voters, who
actually turn out now to vote vs. yesteryear, are weary of GOP policies on
marijuana and gay marriage. The GOP has alienated the poor and Latinos. Lee is
comfortable in his GOP tent but unfortunately it's a pup tent.
I fail to understand why fiscal responsibility, constitutional government and a
free economy are so terrible?
We, the People, authorize laws to be written as long as those laws are within
the limits prescribed by the Supreme Law of the Land. Since Woodrow Wilson, the
Democrats have tried to minimize the Constitution so that they could rule
outside of that Supreme Law. Their programs have been failures. FDR's
welfare state has increased until almost the majority of Americans now have
their hand out and expect the central government to fill it.Mike Lee
stands for the Constitution. He, along with the other 534 members of Congress
took an oath to protect and preserve the Constitution. Obama took a similar
oath. Yet, only a very few elected officials keep their oath. What's
wrong with the rest of them? Do they think that they are above the law? Do they
think that Americans are too dumb to understand the Supreme Law of the Land?Mike Lee is a patriot. He, unlike Hatch, keeps his oath. He, unlike
Hatch, has not wavered on his campaign promises. That riles RINOs and those
others who stand with Wilson, FDR, LBJ and BHO.
..and lets not forget that in every republican tort reform bill. Those who are
wealthy won't have their settlements capped as they are worth more to
society, you know job creators and all.
""One,put a cap on the amount trial lawyers and victims can receive from
medical malpractice lawsuits. Two, make insurance portable across state lines.
"That would work perfectly if we could cap the actual damage
someone does to someone else's life. Perhaps capping the lawyers fees
would help. But you have to be able to hold a doctor or medical practitioner
responsible for their actions.If a family looses there income
because a doctor acted irresponsible, I don't want some arbitrary number
placed on the damages that caused to that family. Careless behavior should not
be excused from bad medical practices.
"One,put a cap on the amount trial lawyers and victims can receive from
medical malpractice lawsuits. Two, make insurance portable across state lines.
"Sal, you just listed the sum total of the GOP health care
reform. You nailed it.Tort Reform and Insurance across state lines.
That's the extent of their plan.
I see nothing to indicate that Mikey has rehabilitated or changed himself in any
way. That is NOT encouraging.
This continuing saga is the story of the son of a famous and beloved Utah
individual. Now because of his questionable behavior, he is disappointing
even those who stood up for him during his personal difficult economic
situations of his recent early political years.He is not the man his
father was.Appears he is not becoming the type of politician our country
is sorely in need of, either.It is as simple as that.
Joe Blow,I'll give you two amendments of the 22 rejected by
Democrats: One,put a cap on the amount trial lawyers and victims can receive
from medical malpractice lawsuits. Two, make insurance portable across state
lines. Go Google the rest and stop swallowing liberal media kool
I find people who can't learn from their experiences, and who refuse evolve
over time as they learn, useless. If what is portrayed in this piece is true,
then good for Lee. If one can learn from their past failures, they
are far more worthy than someone that will not try at all. I think people
underestimate just how difficult Washington is... and go in bright eyed and
idealist. The problem is none of that ends in results. Those who learn to work
with the other side, learn to take small victories, than trying to win the war
all at once, are those that are most effective.Maybe Lee is coming
to that understanding too.
Hello Utah County VotersJust saw Mike Lee tonight at 4:45 pm on Fox
News. Yes I watch Fox News.He seems to be hungry for publicity.Is he more interested in being on TV or is he more interested in
producing legislatioin for Utah County? He has been in office for
more than a year now. Can any one tell me what he has accomplished legislative
wise for Utah County? Has he had any legislation enacted by the
Republican controlled House of Representatives?Do you feel you are
getting your moneys worth?
Re;Sal in Provo,Help me out a little. Tell me about the
ammendments in the House or the Senate that the Republicans offered that would
improve the Affordable Health Care Act?Maybe I am wrong but were
they not of the nature of delay it, defund it and defeat it?I would
be interested in hearing more about these 22 ammendments.
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!
"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
The Lee Tea shut down cost Six billion by conservative estimates.
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.
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.
"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
Every federal employee got their paychecks!
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...
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
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
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.
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:)
Worked for Reagan...
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!
I Agreed Dan -- It was a brilliant speech;However, Actions speak louder than words.
Lee was certainly right about Obamacare. Peter Drucker said, " Leadership is
doing the right things, management is doing things right". Lee does both!
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.
“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.
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
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.