Lots of tough guys - as long as there's no one around to disagree.
Ted is not quite a Bachmann or Palin, but he's trying so hard. Run Ted,
We attended this great event tonight in Sandy, UT. It was an incredible evening!
Mike Lee's and Ted Cruz's messages were both heartfelt, inspiring, and
motivational. They are sincere, good men who campaigned to go to Washington,
D.C. and stand firm for the U.S. Constitution. They have never lost their way as
have many others who get caught up in the power and money grab there! They are
steadfast, true, and principled men of character. It was thrilling to hear them
speak in person (we were only eight rows back) and feel their love, passion, and
vision for this great country. The reception of the crowd was exceptional and
heart-warming! We were proud Utahns! We love Mike Lee and Ted Cruz, true
Raw meat for the Party of War and Poverty. I just love how much these people
want to defend America and save the country. Not a one of them said one word
during the George W. Bush years.Americans had their freedom gutted,
liberties stripped away and all these Republicans would say was "Shut up
this is good for America." Never Forget.
Someone should tell Mr. Cruz americans currently enjoy more freedoms,
opportunities, liberties, rights and blessings than any civilization since the
beginning of time. That he or his supporters don't appreciate those
freedoms and blessings tells me more about them than it does the state of the
United States of America.
It appears some do not understand that Cruz, Lee, and candidates like Love are
NOT the establishment GOP.
This kind of divisiveness has crippled this country. We need to stop seeing
Republican and Democrat and vote for the most qualified, ethical person. We
need to stop worrying about what's in it for me and worry about what is the
best for this country. If I'm not mistaken, Ted Cruz can't even run
for President, he was born in Canada.
Isn't it interesting that out of all the high-profile Republicans invited
to this event, only Senator Ted Cruz, (notorious for generating several million
dollars in campaign contributions while wasting billions of taxpayer dollars
during the government shutdown he promoted) actually showed up.Only
the most extreme of Right Wing American politicoes would condescend to attend
Utah's little Republican get together.What does that say about
Republican politics in Utah?
As a life long Republican, I cast my first presidential vote for Reagan, I will
not vote for Mike Lee. I believe he represents much of what is wrong with
Washington and politics. He is strident, self absorbed and unwilling to
compromise. It is his way or the highway. He is right and everyone else is
wrong. Many of his words reminds me of McCarthyism. He and his buddy Cruz need
to be sent packing.
Does Cruz want to turn the country around and head backwards? Does he want to
return to the "Golden Years" of George W. Bush? All I can say is hold
onto your wallet!
Midterm elections in November will be a wonderful day of liberation, especially
in the Senate and America will be fundamentally changed back to how our founding
fathers dreamed it should be. Does the government run its citizens or do the
people run the government? Does the government tell the people what they can and
can not do or do the people tell the government what it can and can not do? Do
you fear the IRS, HHS, EPA, NSA, DOJ, etc., or do the government bureaucrats
fear the people? Does the government make your choices or do you make the
government's choices? All these questions and more to be re-determined in
Cruz needs to make up his mind on the ACA. He didn't want it in the first
place, would like to see it repealed, and yet he's also unhappy because
Obama hasn't fully implemented it. Let's be honest here: If Obama
proposed implementing the entire tea party agenda, Cruz and Lee would still be
all over him for something or other. They both define themselves not by what
they believe, but what they're against.
Mia Love was there to show the world that the GOP is a "big tent" party,
welcoming and celebrating diversity... the real trick, however, will be on how
to get the Cliven Bundys of the GOP to vote for her.
It is time for Utah voters to embrace the Ted Cruz / Mike Lee brand of
Republicanism. Only they know how to counter the Obama administration's
When you don't have any ideas on how to fix our country, lie; tell people
that we our losing our personal liberties. People of Utah--we need to wake up
and send better people to represent us in Washington. I don't care what
party they belong to, but I want somebody who will actually do something, work
with the opposition--not against them--to come up with solutions, and represent
real Utah values. I am worried.
Nobody who shuts down the government over a petty dispute can be considered a
credible contender for president. Sorry, Ted.
I stand up for liberty -- not just my own but for all people. That's why I
oppose extreme far right fringe dwellers like Cruz, Lee, the Eagle Forum, etc.,
etc., etc. The only "liberty" they support and defend is the
"liberty" to act and believe they way THEY deem proper (nobody else has
even the slightest right to liberty). If people really want to protect and
defend liberty, they would send the far right fringe folk packing.
Remember these guys shut the government down. It hurt business. Then after the
government was shutdown and memorials were closed, they were there, as people
removed the barriers showing LAWLESSNESS. These people are part of the rigged
government by the banks and for the banks. Rise up America! These two are two
big to jail.
It is heartening to see (and hear) men and women like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Mia
Love who see the perils facing our country, offer solutions to fix our problems,
and have the courage and zeal to off themselves into the political arena (facing
the certain character assassination from the left) to save our country.Bravo to these bold, bright and courageous leaders.Sadly, many on
the left fail to see what their policies and leaders have done to our nation,
and the legacy they have created which will destroy any chance for our children
to live well and prosper in the future.We are at a crossroads, and
if the left prevails, we are certainly doomed. If Cruz, Lee and Love and the
conservatives gain power, we may be able to save this country and improve the
lots and lives for everyone (rich and poor).Choose wisely, and
ignore the class warfare rhetoric and distortions used against them.
Re: Bruce A. FrankThank heavens they're not!
Ted Cruz sponsored legislation to REMOVE THE LIBERTY of women, taking away their
right to choose to carry a baby or not. Some "liberty lover".Mike Lee and Ted Cruz support legislation to DENY LGBT Americans the right to
marry the person of their choice. Some "liberty lovers".Hypocrites.
Senator Hatch described Cruz has having a rough edge. His picture seems to
confirm that. He looks angry. The Tea Party is going to be in for a big
surprise come next election. Lee is not as popular as he thinks he is.
People want solutions from government. People are tired of bitter partisan
politics and divided government. That is what the Tea Party stands for.
Obama administration's lawlessness....oh come on, there has been no support
from the Tea Party guys. They have been much more lawless in their determination
to have it their way or no way! Shutting down the government cost
my family money and millions suffered. Billions was lost from our economy. The
blame is squarely on Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and their ilk. They are shamefully
representing themselves instead of the citizens of America. Maybe they can have
yet another fund raiser at Snowbird and the Alta Club for their rich
The most important liberty that we have lost was handing over our money supply
to banks. I haven't heard one republican even address this accept ron paul
and he was laughed out of the republican party.When I asked Mike Lee
about changing our monetary system he looked at me with a blank stare because he
doesn't even know how our monetary system works. Sad.
Someone needs to let Mr. Green Eggs and Ham know that he can stop his
grandstanding....he doesn't have a shot of winning the whitehouse.
How we have fallen so far as a country why that you are a radical for arguing
that government should actually spend less than it brings in. It is as if we
have live a fairytale where government can just keep spending without
consequence. We have a national debt of $17,000,000,000,000 with no plan in
place to stop borrowing - let alone pay it back.To those who believe
that we have more rights, etc. than any other people, do you read the news?The government can now:take your property - not to build a
park or widen a road - but to sell it to a developer to build something else
which will build more revenue.track your telephone calls with no
showing of probably cause as expressly required in the constitution.discriminate against an organization based on its political viewshave the President unilaterally decided which laws (or parts there of) he
wants to implement and which ones he doesn't without any input from
Congress.The solace that Mike Lee and Ted Cruz should get is that
everyone laughed at Winston Churchill through the 1930s because he claimed
Hitler was a threat.
The purpose of gathering like this is to get ultra-conservative audiences to
thump their chests, howl at the moon, and above all, open their wallets and give
these grifters their email addresses.Cruz comes to Utah because to
him it's as good as an ATM.
Dixie Dan -After the Affordable???? Health Care Act, there is
nothing left in my wallet worth holding on to, except the pictures of my kids
and grand kids, and my driver's license ID, so I can vote these bums out.
The money, over the past 5 years, has all been channeled to the top 1% by the
Obama administration.Baron - Saying Mia is just a 'race'
representative is, by the left's definition, a racist thing to say.I love how much credit you liberals give Lee and Cruz for the shutdown,
when they vote in the senate, which voted to borrow enough to fund every liberal
dream out there. Their votes were in the minority. Do you understand that the
majority vote is what counts? You must be very afraid of them to be transferring
the blame to them.
Republican the party of freedom? The party that gave us the "patriot"
act, homeland security, militarization of local LEO?Both major parties are
guilty of "protecting" us --
Trouble is. For Cruz "standing up for your liberties" too often seems
to mean trampling on the liberties of others; women, gays and lesbians, people
who dont follow the same religious beliefs--or lack thereof.
to GaryO Early this morning"Only the most extreme of Right Wing
American politicoes would condescend to attend Utah's little Republican get
together.What does that say about Republican politics in
Utah?"Or, you could ask what does the current GOP populist
movement think about alot of Utahns? The answer (of course) easy marks.
to Shaun"When I asked Mike Lee about changing our monetary
system he looked at me with a blank stare because he doesn't even know how
our monetary system works. Sad."Of course, mik-lee doesn't
know the monetary system works. He can't even pay his mortgage. Yet, he can
prattle on about fixing the nations budget.
First the midterm elections are not going to prove that America is embracing the
republican agenda (whatever that might be). Unless the economy is flying the
party out of power always picks up seats in the midterm election, especially if
it is during the second term of a president. I am looking forward
to the republicans taking control of the House and Senate. I don't however
think they are, because they will not be able to blame the democrats any more,
if nothing gets done, it will be on them. I think their great challenge is as
the party of NO, who do you say NO to if you control both houses. Oh thats
right they will still be able to blame the President.
I'm nauseated by Cruz, Lee, Hatch, Love and the others. Losing our
freedoms? Only if we are dumb enough to elect Republicans.
Claims that Obama is lawless: just more political propaganda from the party that
brought us the Patriot Act, the genuine threat against our liberties.Claims of lawlessness are obvious self-serving propaganda, to assure the
faithful republican base that there is merit in blind, partisan hatred against a
good man and great president. And that's OK? because Obama is a democrat?
The acid test: if you supported President Bush's signing
statements, his implementation of the NSA warrantless spying program, and his
selective execution of laws passed by Congress but you condemn President Obama
for "lawlessness", you are part of the problem. Why support this vicious
craziness? Blindly consuming this red meat is the real cause of our loss of
liberties all around this nation. Are you simply seeking electoral advantage in
2014? Partisan self serving much, DN Subscriber, Brentbot, ThidBarker?All presidents have executive authority to implement laws. Why believe
propaganda, but only when it is spread against democrats? Why let your fellow
citizens be, for example, lied into war against Iraq, then lied into denying
your fellow citizens access to health care? This is not politics as usual for
patriots, this is the essence of evil.
These are the bad guys. I am of the firm belief that if any one group of people
can bring this country down, it's the tea party. Lee and Cruz have done a
lot of damage. Can't vote Cruz out unless I move to Texas, but PLEASE!!
Let's lose Lee!
Is he going to ride the range for a phot0 shoot with with Bundy? I bet they
made some substantial revisions in last two days.
Message to the Tea Party: Stand up for your country for once instead of always
focusing on "your rights." You say you love your country, but you are
not defending it or supporting it. Support the rule of law, not just the laws
you like but all laws. If there are laws you don't like, work through
legal political processes to change them. Uphold the constitution, even when
its provisions or interpretations go against your beliefs.
What I find very interesting looking at all the comments is the number of
"likes" for each comment. Those comments that are negative as they
regard Cruz, Lee and Love receive far more likes than those that are pro Cruz et
al. There are also a lot more comments against them than for them. Utahns
deserve more credit for actually knowing what is going on than they get. They
made a mistake with Lee, hopefully they won't repeat that mistake by
Mia Love said "...we are not going away, and we are going to take our
country back."...to 1929? Wake up Utah seniors. These people
are going to strip you of your agreed upon social security and medicare
benefits. It's not necessary by any stretch. This is Utah born and bred
crackpot right wing ideology.
Ted Cruz and Mr. Lee make Utah and Texas the Chicago Politic states for the GOP,
oh sorry can't leave out Florida too. Mr Cruz, and Mr. Lee do not stand up
for your "Liberty" to do more than work at minimum wage. They do not
stand for the Liberty of Women making their personal choices on reproduction,
nor do they stand for the personal Liberty to grow and use natural plants such
as Marijuana. Do they? Oh perhaps the headline should say, Utah GOP cherry
picks candidates for GOP offices by not inviting fellow Republican candidates to
this Liberty filled event. It could have said Cruz stands for "SOME"
Liberty but some he opposes.This is why the GOP is the dying white mans
Dear Utah,Please keep him.Love, Texas
At BYU alumn if Mike Lee is a principled man of honor why did he short sale his
house? Principled people live what the preach. Calling for fiscal sanity when
you are not fiscally sane yourself is not principled in my book.
To: Mark from Montana - I totally agree with what you shared.
Indeed Utah was the place to have this right winger conclave. In Utah, for
non-senior households this illustrates the tax burden:Lowest 20% of
households by income - pay 9.4% of their income to the state and local
gov'ts.Highest 1% of households by income - pay 5.1% of their
income to the state and local gov'ts.If this bunch get their
way this setup (or worse) will be imposed on the entire United States.
This article is nothing more than propaganda and re-entrenchment of the same
issues that have been the platform of the Republican party for years. It is
striking how this is the same small government discussion coming from the same
people who like to use government to regulate and disadvantage others they
disagree with. You can't have it both ways and it might be easier to
believe such intentions without the inconsistencies. Seems like the same
rhetoric that has been echoed in that sound chamber for years. It is
disillusionment that the Republican party continues to stand against the
principles of equality and true protection for all people.It seems like the
party of wealth continuing to advance it interests to dominate and disadvantage
those who are less fortunate.
I recently attended a speech from one of the campaign workers during the Reagan
administration and she said something interesting: during the election, people
thought Reagan was too far right - an ultraconservative.
Well, it is clear that the majority here do not understand that Cruz, Lee, and
the Conservative movement, to repurpose the Republican party back to the
protection of Liberty as stated in the Constitution, represent the survival of
the Republican party.Things such as "paths to citizenship,"
"Obamacare is the law of the land," and Boehner's mocking of
conservatism, espoused by the establishment GOP is its own path to
I find it interesting in reading all 42 comments as of this writing, only 5 are
in favor of the Lee/Cruz two headed monster. A few were so nebulous I
couldn't figure out what they were trying to say. The rest were anti
Lee/Cruz. I think that says a lot. It appears their style is wearing thin.Also to the person who made the comment about the fact they didn't think
Cruz could run for president because he was born in Canada. He was but to an
American mother which qualifies him as a natural born American citizen.
Evidently his dad is/was Cuban. Of course we could always have another birther
movement on that.
Had I been there and had I a mind to commit suicide I would have yelled out"but what about global warming?"Sooner or later we
all have to face up to this issue. By the time this bunch gets to it, it will
be too late.
Yes, the idea of the government spending no more than it makes is now a radical
idea. We should compromise like Sen. Hatch and watch the government debt swell
from less than 1 Trillion to 17 Trillion. If you are deeply in debt
and you think you should not spend any more than you make how do you compromise
with someone who does not want any limits on spending? Will spending $1,000
more than your family brings in month after month really lead you to
prosperity.How many of us are willing to look our grandchildren in
the eye and tell them. "Well honey, we had a lot of fun spending all that
money. Good luck ever trying to pay it back."Every dollar of
debt the Feds incur today is a tax on your children and grandchildren. Talk
about taxation without representation.
I am continually amazed at the traction that people like Ted Cruz and Sarah
Palin get. Cruz is exceptionally intelligent, but like Palin he never really
says anything. He just speaks in generalities sprinkled with certain buzz words
and every fan hears exactly what he/she wants to hear.And both of
them are just using their fans for their own aggrandizement. And pocketbook.
Palin especially. Cruz actually has political ambitions, but Palin
doesn't.The emperor has no clothes, folks. These people do not
have ours or the country's best interests at heart.
If these two "public servants" were men of honor, they would work with
the other political party to find the answers to major problems in our country
and the World.True men of honor would not be playing the games these two
are becoming famous for.
RBB - "If you are deeply in debt and you think you should not spend any more
than you make how do you compromise with someone who does not want any limits on
spending? Will spending $1,000 more than your family brings in month after month
really lead you to prosperity."Great questions! In the first
case, if it were a couple, it would end in divorce. We all know how great that
is. (sarcastic) Debt and money problem destroy one in every 3 marriages. Debt is
not a harmless habit. The second part will lead not to prosperity, but to
bankruptcy. So as a nation, when liberals and conservatives are in
conflict, could it be because of the excessive debt and money problems? How do
we divorce each other? We can't really do that. So we either all decide to
get spending and debt under control, or we become like Greece, broke and
bankrupt.Those who claim there aren't solutions being offered,
yes there are. Spend less. Either agree on targeted cuts, or go across the
board, but spend less. That is the answer.
Some of the comments on here mocking the loss of our liberties are ample
evidence of the moral decay that has occurred in America. Any decent man could
never be elected in America now! You would prefer corruption, dictators and
tyrants offering you something for nothing, your very souls in bondage. Alas,
you are not the first in history to lose your freedoms and America will never
again be a great nation because the majority of Americans are not great people
anymore. God help us, you will awaken and find yourselves among the most wicked
in history, ripe for destruction. "Fools mock, but they shall morn",
During a CNN Interview, Ted Cruz spewed all the rhetoric he usually does with
all the little catch phrases about Freedom, Obama Care and Religious liberty,
etc. Finally the commentator asked him if he had ANY solutions? He was
stumped and then got angry. Again the commentator asked him if he had ANY
solutions? He asked if he had just one solution to any of the things that he had
been pontificating on for the previous 10 minutes? For anything? He
didn't. I have not yet heard one solution except attacks from
Cruz, Lee and even Ms. Love. Where are their solutions?. Our duly
elected President has at least followed through with his pledges to give
Americans some form of Health Care. They shut the government down and cost us
billions. Oh that's right it was for "freedom" Really?
Standing up for your liberties is important, but Rancher Bundy should not be
your poster child.
i hope this is more than rhetoric. this country is in deep trouble. change is
Impeachment? Really? What a laugh. I can't imagine a more catastrophic
nightmare than the likes of Ted Cruz as President. The electorate in this
country is changing and the GOP and its platform of anti gun control, anti
marriage equality, anti women's right to choose, on and on is not helping
@SanAntonioreader;No thanks, he's yours and you have to keep
Said the man who was utterly silent when Congress passed the Patriot Act and
other laws, and government actions in the last Republican administration. Cruz
is about freedom as long as he can define and control it. If America follows
this man, kiss the Constitution goodbye.
Mountain Man. I have yet to read one comment where a poster mocked loss of
liberties. Tea Party advocate Rod Arquette was discussing Utah's dirty air
on the radio. He came to the following conclusion. There is nothing we can do
about air pollution in Utah that would not involve some degree of government
involvement in our lives. Therefore do nothing, just live with dirty air.
That is typical Tea Party ideology. Don't do anything that might infringe
on my freedoms to pollute the air, damage the environment, or misuse public
lands. The Tea Party is anti-government to the extreme. Doing nothing is not
progress. We need leaders who can work with the opposition party. The Tea
Party is blinded by their hate for Obama. Reagan was willing to reach across
party lines. The Tea Party is not.
Says a man who was born Canadian, shutdown the Government, read Green Eggs &
Ham, and supports Clive Bundy.
Too bad for his grandstanding multi million dollar stunt with Senator Lee. The
useless shutdown said it all.
Ranchand."Ted Cruz sponsored legislation to REMOVE THE LIBERTY
of women, taking away their right to choose to carry a baby or not. Some
"liberty lover".So the kids involved in this are just
collateral damage? It's not just their lives they have to consider. What
are you going to say when you get to the other side and one of these aborted
children asks you " Why did you think that I wasn't good enough to
live? " Time to put a paper bag over your head.
I wanted to express my opinion exposing Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, Mia Love and the
rest of the tea party for their ridiculous comments, but I read through the
posts and the majority of sane minded people have properly but them in their
place. Please Utah, do not elect or re-elect tea partiers to public office and
expect anything constructive to get accomplished in government for either your
state or the country.
@SanAntonioreader...Dear Texas. He's all yours. How about we throw his
buddy Mike Lee in as well? Love, Utah.
Hearing Ted Cruz's announcement sure made me feel good. If Romney
doesn't run, I could settle very comfortably with this man. So far, what
he's said about our families, our laws, the constitution, and the current
leadership are spot-on.