Tea party vs. old guard in GOP Senate rift

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  • wYo8 Rock Springs, WY
    May 25, 2013 10:08 a.m.

    Go tea party we seen what happened in 2010. The old guard needs to hang it up. mccain, hatch, etc. The future of the country depend on Lee, Rubio, Paul, Cruz. The government is running amuck with a leader who seems to have his head buried in the sand, or the people under him is fulfilling his desires.

  • Luke Nelson West Valley City, UT
    May 24, 2013 7:16 p.m.

    Who in the national government is trying to find common ground? That sadly doesn't seem to be on anyone's mind.

  • Truthseeker SLO, CA
    May 24, 2013 5:21 p.m.

    The Ted Cruzs, Mike Lees, Rand Pauls of the world are going to make the path easier for Democrats in future elections.

    Cruz, Lee, Paul and others have no respect for our system of govt. which requires legislators to find common ground in order to address the challenges facing our nation. The U.S Constitution would not exist were it not for great men working together, despite some philosophical differences.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    May 24, 2013 4:52 p.m.

    "...in this Senate, even a minority within a minority, can make a difference...".

    Make a difference?

    When the Republicans develop a majority, in the Senate, the Democrats won't use the filibuster to shut down Republican policy?

    The filibustering pay-backs coming from the Democrats to the Republicans will arrive as surely as day follows night.

    What goes around will come around.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    May 24, 2013 4:01 p.m.

    I support the Tea Party for two reasons:
    1) They are obviously hitting a nerve with Democrats to attract all the attention.
    2) You can't exactly say the Old Guard GOP is having any success with elections or fixing the problems in Washington. Why not stick to the platform?

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    May 24, 2013 3:52 p.m.

    I can't help expressing that lost's wrap-yp comment is breathtakingly wrong. Obama's worse than the Ku Klux Klan? Than the Great Influenza epidemic? Than the Great Deression? Than the Civil War? Than slavery? No. This time lost is wrong, wrong, wrong. And his comment says much more about him than Obama.

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    May 24, 2013 1:53 p.m.

    I think the Tea-Party is the best to ever happen...for Democrats!

  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    May 24, 2013 8:16 a.m.

    The Tea-Party has factions as there are too many items in the liberal agenda to have consensus on everything that has been attacked by the liberals over the past 100 years since the IRS 100th birth day. That is a good omen that the IRS had this event become evident in their century of life for them and death of a country.

    The Tea-Party has so many good aspects but the way they attached to the Republican Party, the closest party they could identify with was a difficult task. Some of those people believe as a conservative in something but not conservative in other principles.

    When the government under President Bush and now more so under President Obama have given up long standing principles of government and integrity, it is hard to know where to attach. Even a husband and wife can't agree on everything down the line of life. Some things are right and others left of that line.

    Hopefully, the Tea-Party is there to make the Republican Party better and not tear everything down for their own personal glory and fame.

    The Democrats will do anything they can to make themselves look glorious.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    May 24, 2013 8:10 a.m.

    actually, there have been NO cuts. the so-called cuts are merely reductions in the increases. increasing by 2 instead of by 3 is NOT a cut, since there is still an increase.

    and actually, BO is the worst thing that has ever happened to our country.

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    May 24, 2013 6:38 a.m.

    The Tea Party ideology represents the worst in our Country. While they might have good ideas and intentions, they are too extreme in their approach. The party was born out of contention. Thus, they carry an arguemental attitude into all they do.

    I believe spending issues was the real driving force behind their creation. The problem is, even when the gov't makes cuts, the Tea Party 'throws stones' when something bad happens. I look at Chaffetz and Bengazi for example. He pushes for and gets cuts in spending which in the end hurt embassy security. When something bad happens he then attacks! You can't have it both ways. That's what the Tea Party people don't understand.

    Yes, it is important we cut spending, but those cuts come with a whole new set of circumstances. The old school Republicans are conservative enough! We don't need the pendulum to swing so far to the right that we totally remove ourselves from the sight of moderate/middle America. Which by the way, that's wbere I believe most Americans prefer to live their political lives. Democrats could learn that too!

    Now they're causing changes to Senate rules?