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  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    July 21, 2013 9:25 a.m.

    I like it, but I can see where it would be confusing to "Label Lovers" cause without knowing which gang created what bills, or signed what executive orders, you wouldn't know if it was a democrat or a republican. Obama is virtually on paper the same person as george bush. Another example: Obamacare, literally the republican healthcare plan, created by the heritage foundation that was a Great Idea! (when republicans presented it.)

    Too many emphasize labels over substance, it's easier than actually looking at the ingredients.

  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    July 20, 2013 7:02 p.m.

    In addition, some (but not all) of the No Labels group seem to carry an air of superiority about themselves, as if they are better than the rest of us because they are supposedly “non-partisan” or “bipartisan.”

  • LDS Liberal Farmington, UT
    July 20, 2013 6:33 p.m.

    I'm an American.
    I'm a Mormon.
    I'm a Veteran.
    I'm a husband,
    and I'm a Father.

    Those are the only labels I live by.

    The problem is -
    When I tell my fellow Mormons at church and on these DN boards that I'm NOT a Republican...
    Well, I get labeled as an un-Patriotic Democrat who isn't "really" a Mormon.

  • SEY Sandy, UT
    July 20, 2013 4:34 p.m.

    It's like a political version of Esperanto, only even less likely to succeed

  • T. Party Pleasant Grove, UT
    July 20, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    I get it. It's like a rehab center for Democrats who want to be liked by Republicans, and Republicans who want to be liked by Democrats.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    July 20, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Ultra Bob,
    for once I agree with you. I think they are just trying to hide. that is NOT good for transparency in government.

  • PeanutGallery Salt Lake City, UT
    July 20, 2013 11:12 a.m.

    My impression of the No Labels group is that they are liberal while trying to not appear that way. They support liberal policies but are less confrontational about it, hoping that their “niceness” will cause potential opponents to let their guard down.

  • Ultra Bob Cottonwood Heights, UT
    July 20, 2013 8:08 a.m.

    How do you know what’s in the can if there’s no label on it.

    How do I decide if the No Labels Initiative is good when they won’t tell me just what it is. The on-line summary billed as what it’s about simply describes it as a “movement”. I want more.

  • Curmudgeon Salt Lake City, UT
    July 20, 2013 6:13 a.m.

    Now if only our other Utah senators and representatives would join the Practical Solutions group. But don't hold your breath. They are already pledged to the Obstruct Solutions Group.

  • JoeBlow Far East USA, SC
    July 20, 2013 5:53 a.m.

    I agree with the letter writer. However, Many consider Huntsman's involvement with No Labels as incompatible with the GOP.

    How can that be? This is why I have lost confidence in the GOP.

    Go Figure.

    From an earlier DN article.(Nov 29, 2012)

    “This does pretty much cut the last plausible ties between him and the Republican Party,”

    "The move makes another Huntsman run for the White House as a Republican all but impossible"

    “I think it spells dead end,” Scala said. “For someone to say, 'I'm going to choose no label over the Republican Party label,' tells you all you need to know.