Republican divisions may hinder party's momentum

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  • HS Fan Salt Lake City, UT
    May 22, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    Momentum? The GOP has no momentum. Even with the Democrats and BO's woes, the country seems to have no interest in supporting the GOP. They lost congressional seats in the last election, their candidate for President lost handily, and their public approval ratings for the job they are doing remains very low. To gain momentum they need strong candidates for office and to be right on the issues. Americans see neither right now.

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 22, 2013 10:11 a.m.

    The evangelical right certainly worked against Mitt Romney two different election cycles with a lot of misinformation from Governors Huckabee and Perry and the State of South Carolina. The Eagle Forum in this state has put a majority of the Legislators and influence with the Governor and the Attorney General. Of course, the Tea-Party non-governed with many factions of its own chose the Republican party to influence instead of the Democratic party as some of the Tea-Party had Republican inside influence. There has not been a unified movement within the Republican Party. With all these organizations, the believe that the end justifies the means. That signifies that truth or integrity is not as important as getting their changes made against the federal government. They even believe that many of the Republicans in Utah along with the Government are evil and will do things to be like the Government. Parties in charge of the Congress has mainly been Democrats for decades except for short times when the Republicans garner some advantage as they get more votes for one cycle. Inside government, we have to have people that are trustworthy and have integrity. That is missing for all Parties.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    May 22, 2013 10:07 a.m.

    Isn't this just a repeat performance of the last time they weren't in the White House?
    Spend the entire time looking for a loophole to get the democrat out instead of doing their job?
    They spent $100,000,000 trying to get Clinton impeached and that didn't work either,
    cause he wasn't the coward or the criminal Nixon was and didn't run away as they had
    hoped when they bet our tax dollars on their political scheme.

    Bring some ideas besides trickle down, and business before people.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    May 22, 2013 8:45 a.m.

    Instead of bemoaning their inability to become opportunists at the Presidents', and the nations' expense, wouldn't it be better to suggest that it's too bad they can't show some leadership right now?