Comments about ‘Is Mike Lee the future of the tea party?’

Return to article »

Published: Thursday, Jan. 30 2014 11:46 a.m. MST

Comments
  • Oldest first
  • Newest first
  • Most recommended
JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

JoeBlow:

You might be right that Ronald Reagan might not fit in well with the current crop of GOP leadership.

But I could make the same argument about liberal's favorite icon as well - JFK. He probably wouldn't get the nomination from the Democrats today either. He was much too moderate.

We could argue all day about someone in the past (Washington, Licoln, FDR, Jesus) and how they might do in today's political climate, but it would all be conjecture so that kind of argument is pointless in my opinion.

Ajax
Mapleton, UT

Sen. Lee is the perfect spokesperson for the Don Quijote crowd—full of fanciful thinking and always tilting at windmills. The more extreme the tea party rhetoric the more propagandistic and less real it is.

Who would care if it were not so misguided and counterproductive?

Too bad Sen. Lee is also spokesperson for the rest of us.

Ajax
Mapleton, UT

KJB1 is on the mark: "This irrational fear and hatred of President Obama is getting ridiculous."

Those who live by the sword of fear and hate perish from the same affliction.

2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Wouldn't it be funny if Mike Lee turned out to be a good guy, with a normal family, and normal aspirations for our country?

What if he really doesn't have horns, or a pitch fork. Even though he's been seen standing by Ted Cruz, and was even present at a rally where Sarah Palin was present... Eeeeeuwww....

He's just another guy like anybody else. No reason to be scared of him, or to demonize him. Same goes for Obama.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

@2 bits
Cottonwood Heights, UT

Wouldn't it be funny if Mike Lee turned out to be a good guy, with a normal family, and normal aspirations for our country?

===

You mean like saying he's fiscally responsible and then not paying his own mortgage?
or
Like saying you love and defend the Constitution,
then shut-down the Government when you don't get your way?

FYI --
We're not laughing.

one vote
Salt Lake City, UT

If you want the government shutdown out of bitter futility.

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

Mike Lee and the Tea Party deserve each other. Neither "get it." Neither support the constitution, work for the good of the United States or work for the good of the real people who are citizens of this country. Hopefully they will soon make each other go way. We'd be better off without either of them.

to comment

DeseretNews.com encourages a civil dialogue among its readers. We welcome your thoughtful comments.
About comments