Sen. Mike Lee taking his stand against health care law to Iowa, may be eyeing White House

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  • Beverly Eden, UT
    Nov. 4, 2013 7:03 a.m.

    Mike Lee as the republican candidate for president will give Hilary the Presidency. The Tea Party is following a bunch of conservative talk radio hosts off of a political cliff.

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    So now Utah taxpayers are paying Lee to campaign in Iowa?

    How does this make sense?

    Please, Lee, go away. I'm so tired of my hard earned tax dollars paying for your salary.

  • milner Centerfield Sanpete, UT
    Nov. 1, 2013 7:33 a.m.

    I don`t know who would vote for him!

  • DougChee LAYTON, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:20 p.m.

    I am definitely embarrassed that anyone who would call themselves a Republican would criticize Senator Lee for standing up to the Leftist establishment and speaking out for true Patriotic conservatives who are trying to reign in the federal government and bring freedom back to the American people. He is a man of integrity, honest principles and courage to take on those who got us into this mess and strive every day to make matters worse. The lamestream media paints a false picture of what is going on and people are sucked into the black pit of debt and put in subjection to an out of control federal government. Our government was founded on the principles of states rights and minimal governing from Washington. Those controlling our current direction have only their own best interests at heart and operate from a pillar of domination. It should not be about how much they can do for us but about how little can we pay for the true support we need from them.
    Take the handful of honest problem solvers such as Mike Lee and Ted Cruz and express appreciation for their efforts. Then throw the rest of the lemmings out.

  • Informed Voter South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 9:32 a.m.

    Three cheers for Lee, a man who stands up and fights for important principles. Keep it up, Senator.

  • Pat Henry Holladay, UT
    Oct. 24, 2013 1:42 a.m.

    Lee? In the White House? I'm speechless.

  • leavingRparty boise, ID
    Oct. 23, 2013 2:10 p.m.

    Utah has one honorable senator and it isn't Hatch who has been there 36 years and is part of the problem we now face with looming national healthcare and impossible debt. I will vote for candidates who not only love the constitution, know why it was inspired, but understand it. Senator Lee is in DC to defend the constitution which was designed to protect us from an over reaching congress or administration or justice system, and in so doing is defending our liberty and freedom. You misunderstand intelligence, tenacity, courage, and ability, for ego. If you want ego defined, look no further than Hatch,Romney and Huntsman. They crave power, rubbing shoulders with others like them to keep power. Lee is one of us, he isn't wealthy but he is the most capable to understand middle America and the problems we face. Senator Lee is there to serve liberty, freedom and especially the people of Utah. May the self educated, free thinking people who love and understand the liberty of a republic give Mike Lee a 2nd term when the time comes. The left of center forces in Utah are marshaling against him even now. Counter their efforts!

  • Bob K porland, OR
    Oct. 16, 2013 3:47 p.m.

    Senator Lee wants to go to the WHITE House?

    Many of us think he should go to the BIG House!!!!

    Dear people of Utah: electing substandard representatives to Government may satisfy some of you, as a symbol of dissatisfaction, but how can it help the citizens of Utah?

    For me, if I trust in God, I need to support the most capable people, not send in troublemakers who can only destroy our country, and have no ability to make it better.

  • hcppam sugarloaf, CA
    Oct. 15, 2013 11:20 p.m.

    So we see the only people who write on the DN are the liberals!

  • Straitpath PROVO, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 8:57 p.m.

    I appreciate and thank Senator Lee. Please do not cave in, Mike. You will have my support with funds in the next election. And by the way, you Lo info commenters, Senator Lee's honorable father, Rex Lee, has passed on.

  • marxist Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 15, 2013 8:27 p.m.

    If I lose my hard won social security benefits I will hold Senator Lee and the rest of Utah's delegation directly responsible, and so should you.

  • BigBuddha Chandler, AZ
    Oct. 15, 2013 3:41 p.m.

    Mr.Lee is okay I guess? I just think that he should have asked the guys waving the Confederate flag at the WWII memorial to put it away. He would have shown leadership and courage to do so.
    And he should ask people to tone down the anti-Muslim stuff.He should be more caring about religious tolerance
    He came off as a "follower" that day.He has more potential to lead than Palin and or Cruz.

  • bjdoc Boise, Idaho
    Oct. 15, 2013 2:40 p.m.

    What a great time to compare Utah Senators. Mike is working hard to have the country live within its means. He is not afraid to speak up, even though it may end his future.
    CONSTRAST THAT WITH THE Drug pushing contributor to the high cost of medicine in America, thru the efforts of his son representing the Assoc of Drug Manufacturers, and Hatches help in letting them keep patents eternally, and allowing legislation for them to buy up Generic Companies, so they have no competition. He also aids the local "urbal industry" buy preventing any testing of testimonial drugs, so the public will not know how much alfalfa is in their Provo formulated vitamin "B".
    I am proud of Lee and the way he is speaking out to save our economy. I welcome your comments BJ

    Oct. 15, 2013 10:18 a.m.

    Sen. Lee was one of the main instigators in causing the shutdown. Then he goes grandstanding at the war memorial outraged that it is shut down. Either he thinks we're stupid or he is stupid. Either way, I can never take him seriously anymore.

  • FreedomFighter41 Provo, UT
    Oct. 14, 2013 9:22 a.m.

    Taking a stand?

    Is that why he won't respond to my phone calls and emails or any interviews from KSL? That's taking a stand???

  • RBB Sandy, UT
    Oct. 11, 2013 2:03 a.m.

    When Hatch was elected to the Senate the national debt was $653,000,000,000. During his tenure the federal government has overspent by more that $50,000.00 for every man, woman and child in America. While claiming to be a budget hawk, Hatch has been behind several entitlement programs. Thanks Orrin, but you have had 36 years to get the job done and we are in a far worse place than when we elected you. Move aside and let the Junior Senator from Utah lead.

    Sen. Lee, please hold strong. Yes you have angered all those feeding at the government trough and those who think was can print or borrow money into prosperity. These same people would trash Washington, Jefferson and Franklin if they were serving today. You and a few other "radicals" are all we have left to keep this country from become another bankrupt welfare state.

  • 2nd lantern Payson, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 3:12 p.m.

    How is Mike Lee acting? Or is he acting at all? Mike Lee is the real deal. He always has been. We can count on him, no matter if we are a fair weather friend or a blinded foe. Senator Lee's integrity and loyalty towards the Constitution and to his constituents is clear. That makes fair weather friends and enemies disgruntled. No discomfort for them. No blaring spotlight on the stage of moral fortitude will find the enemies of truth, integrity, and statesmanship. When the truth of the day is not popular the truly weak will flee to the comfort of the other side. Heroes rarely have a crowd of cheerleaders until the final success is won. Then set your timer to see how many are back to share the prize. This test of what is happening isn't about Mike Lee, it is about the citizens of America. What will they do to preserve the very principles upon which we were founded.

  • dumprake Washington, UT
    Oct. 9, 2013 10:21 p.m.

    I don't think most Americans understand the issues at hand with this abominable Obamacare thing. Obamacare will more or less nullify the Bill of Rights, it will definitely nullify freedom of religion. And Obamacare is a huge federal power grab, this bill will end up controlling virtually every aspect of our lives, our healthcare, our taxes, our businesses, our religious freedom, and a host of other individual liberties. This bill is not about healthcare, it's about individual liberty, it's about taking away large chunks of individual liberty and giving this little dictator huge amounts of power. Unemployment is still high because he wants it that way, it makes people dependent on the government, in 9 years he's done nothing to help the economy, nothing! He has done much to take away our freedoms, our income, our business freedom, our right to live and act as we choose. Make no mistake, coming generations will curse us if we allow this thing to live, it must be killed, and killed here and now.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 7, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    He cant take a tour, his farcical attempt to defund funded ACA has it closed. Maybe if he knows a Democratic congressman in a few years.

  • psyphile1 Cedar Hills, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 7:01 p.m.

    A big thanks to Mike Lee for voting and standing for his convictions; ditto for Jason Chaffetz. I respect that they don't simply follow the RINO party line. Good for them, and good for Ted Cruz as well. With few exceptions, the last 20 years of Republican and Democratic leadership have teamed up to produce serious problems for the country. As we continue to see the moral and financial decline of our great nation, it's nice to see a few courageous representatives willing to buck the PC tradition and stand up for constitutional principles.

  • UGradBYUfan Snowflake, AZ
    Oct. 6, 2013 11:30 a.m.

    I think your analogy about the king men vs. the freemen is completely delusional! The king men wanted to put more power into the hands of the already rich and powerful. Making healthcare affordable (obamacare) is the exact opposite. It is trying to spread the burden for maintaining healthcare over a larger proportion of the population so that more people will be able to have insurance, not less

  • Itsjstmeagain Merritt Island, Fl
    Oct. 6, 2013 8:34 a.m.

    You are on the wrong side of history, and the wrong side of the Country.
    If you want to find some "win", pretend you are the leader and pass a clean CRA.

  • Spellman789 Syracuse, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:17 a.m.

    He doesn't care about America, he is just trying to make a name for himself. Well it is working, not the way he hoped I expect. He needs to be out of office.

  • terra nova Park City, UT
    Oct. 3, 2013 4:13 p.m.

    It is people like Mike Lee and his tea-party toadies that make me wonder if I should formally end my affiliation with the Republican party. I honestly thought he had more sense than this.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Oct. 2, 2013 4:33 p.m.

    As to date, other than Rand Paul in the Senate, we the people, have no one to raise our concerns about limiting government, protecting the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution, and crying out against Obamacare (ObamaDoesn'tCare), etc. The rest of the pack are completely gutless EXCEPT Ted Cruz and Mike Lee. They have principles, courage, and pristine character. Both are very, very smart. Finally we have someone to speak for us who is not intimidated by the Main Stream Media, other Senators, the President, and other liberal critics. They are real men and leaders. We do not have to fall in line and be fed a bunch of lies without doing and saying something for the people.

  • Clark D Houston, TX
    Oct. 2, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    We have all suffered and continue to have to live with a policy that is not in the best interest of those effected by Obama Care. If shutting down the government to get the action necessary to defund this government insurance then so be it. If you turn yur back on the candidates that are willing to fight this then the democrats and the liberals win another battle by forcing the issue. We should support these that are willing to at least try to stop this monstrosity. We should be willing to make sacrifices to win these type battles.

  • Gildas LOGAN, UT
    Sept. 29, 2013 7:47 a.m.

    Mike Lee is one of the best senators we have.

    He has offered positive solutions on maintaining social security and in relieving the income tax burdens of families with children.

    He stands against funding a system that is unconstitutional (not one of the enumerated powers of the federal government) and should, if desired, be organized on a state level.

    The proposed system is one that does not have the support of the majority of the people, its details are too numerous to ever be fully discussed, and which is coercive, does not appear to be financially sound.

    It has already led to many examples of stagnating business and reducing work opportunities and depleting wages (business owners feeling they have to remain small employers, and others putting employees on part time to avoid governmental mandates vis a vis ACA).

  • Gracie Boise, ID
    Sept. 28, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    This pathetic level of Commentary against Mike Lee and Ted Cruz is amazing to me, but I should be used to it by now. Of COURSE most of us only want laws we approve of. What's to be ashamed of in that? Nobody wants to live within someone else's tyranny. Even those who would impose it on others make sure the laws will protect them in their depravity. And in "depravity" I'm speaking of doing any kind of harm to somebody else. Human lemmings will follow the wave over the cliff as long as they continue to fantasize that a different result will occur for them by the time they hit the ground.

  • owlmaster2 Kaysville, UT
    Sept. 28, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Maybe Lee should run for the Senate in Iowa.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 3:04 p.m.

    Pragmatisferlife: I hardly would call 'joining' the rest of the civilized world a step up. America doesn't follow; It leads! Unfortunately, Obamacare wasn't about healthcare; it's about power and control. America will now join the rest of the world in thinking that Socialism makes people happier or more content. It won't last. I just don't believe Americans will put up with reduced health care benefits at a higher cost. Socialism has nothing to do with 'care'. In the end it destroys family life, makes people more dependent on government, and will bring an economic disaster. It will take a few years, but the writing is on the wall. This will pit young against the old, families against singles, men against women, the entitlement generation against those who believe in individual initiative, and the responsible against the irresponsible. The African American family has been decimated by welfare dependency and government programs that promote getting everything for free. The rest of our society is sure to follow. I will fight this to my very last breath and label the politicians who support it our modern day kingmen. For so they are.

  • RedneckLefty St. George, UT
    Sept. 27, 2013 1:58 a.m.

    I fully support Mike Lee's presidential aspirations, for 2 reasons: 1) He doesn't have a chance, and 2) a Mike Lee for President Campaign would make for an almost unbearably funny season of The Daily Show.

  • Bob K porland, OR
    Sept. 27, 2013 12:23 a.m.

    Think, people!

    Everyone should know that Americans pay far more of our wealth for healthcare, to a system that leaves out tens of millions of people, than folks in other countries pay for care that includes everyone. Even if you disdain the poor, you might prefer they go to doctors rather than call 911 and have 2 vehicles and 5 people, or clog emergency rooms, for cost reasons.

    Everyone should know that healthcare reform was put off for 40 years because there is too much profit for the industry, for lobbyists, and for legislators in the old, inefficient system. Rather than blaming Obama, they could blame Nixon or Reagan for not handling it.

    Everyone can look at Sen. Lee's face (and read most of the comments here) to see that he is not the shining example of what "well educated" Utah could send to Washington.

    Pardon me if I, an outsider, think that a news outlet belonging to a church known for its members' contributions to society ought not to attract quite so many commenters who seem to speak without considering what Jesus might say.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Sept. 26, 2013 2:18 p.m.

    Bandersen, I'm going to challenge your assumption that the entitlement generation has won with Obamacare. First of all there really isn't anything free about the ACA. Secondly to conclude that all those in a civil society are "entitled" to health care is really only to join the reality of the civilized/industrialized world. Everybody but us came to that conclusion long ago and moved to some kind of system that acknowledged it.

    There are things that being a member of a civilized society you are entitled to. That doesn't mean they are free. Health care should be and is one of those things. Some countries provide it through taxes, some through a combination of taxes and personal payments, but all with the exception of America guarantee that all in society are involved both as recipients and as providers/funders.

    That's all the ACA does is take that step for America that says all should and can receive and all should provide or fund. Your objections are bewildering.

  • mattrick78 Cedar City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 2:06 p.m.


    This country has had entitlements in some form or another. It doesn't just belong to one generational cohort.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:28 p.m.

    The entitlement generation is alive and well here. I've never heard such self-pitying drivel, and 'take care of my life' mentality that I read on a continual basis here. The entitlement generation doesn't even try to understand how something is paid for, it just needs to be paid for by someone, but not them. The thinking would be amusing if were leading to such false conclusions, such as life is supposed to be easy. The self-absorbed entitlement generation has won the battle with Obamacare, but hopefully there are a few parents around that still expect their children to get up and go to work! Life is hard, guys.

  • mattrick78 Cedar City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:27 p.m.

    Since hitching his wagon to the Ted Cruz circus train, Mike Lee's father must be spinning in his grave. Come on Mike, we expect more from you.

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 1:15 p.m.

    Pragmatistferlife: Thank you. I have very few people on these blogs that want to respond. I appreciate your thoughts. I absolutely believe in the rule of law, which is why I am a patriot even when people are compelling me to live by laws that I disagree with. I don't see how anyone can look at America right now and objectively say that it is a land of liberty! Our government is dictating almost everything, including the recent grab for power, Obamacare (sorry, I don't even know its title). I am absolutely not an anarchist. I have obeyed the laws my whole life, many of which are onerous, burdensome, and/or against my conscience or the Constitution. Big brother isn't interested in anything but dictating and eating more. The irresponsible, the war mongers, the thriftless, and the immoral have taken as much liberty as they are going to take from me. The Kingmen are in power! Once you back someone into a corner, at some point he/she makes a stand and won't budge. That time has finally come for many.

  • Anti Bush-Obama Washington, DC
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:40 p.m.

    So many liberal government house slaves on this site. Personally, I would love them to see Obamacareso it can fail miserably and totally wipe out the left. Maybe it would lead to an extermination of all political parties which is my ultimate goal.

  • lehiaggie Lehi, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:32 p.m.

    Perhaps he should be more concerned about representing the "majority" of Utahns.

    Sept. 26, 2013 12:11 p.m.

    I can not understand how the GOP Representatives can make all these bad claims about the ACA when the LAW has not been fully implemented. January 1, 2014 is the effective start date. Also, rational people wait and try new things before condemning them. Read the book "Green Eggs and Ham" moral, which Sen. Cruz referenced in his senate speech, on 9/25/13, try it you might like it.

    Sen. Lee supports the effort to kill the ACA but has no alternative to provide health care for the 40+ million uninsured Americans, not to mention the 100's of 1000s in Utah, he represents. He has a Govt. run health care policy but does not want to share it with others.

    Why is he supported so? Why are intelligent people elected to only end up showing their ignorance of how Govt works. Example: The ACA is a LAW with mandatory spending. It can not be DE-FUNDED!! The smart path is to pass a new LAW or make it better with amendments - as SS and Medicare were after they were passed into law.

    Think people - THINK please!!

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:56 a.m.

    drjazz83 writes...It's amazing to me that Utahans elected this guy over Bob Bennett.

    Wow why am I not surprised......Chappaquidick Kennedy would have never been elected in Utah, that's the difference between people in Utah and Mass!

  • drjazz83 Boston, MA
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:40 a.m.

    It's amazing to me that Utahans elected this guy over Bob Bennett. Change isn't always a good thing...this guy lacks sound judgement and reasoning skills, and isn't terribly effective at negotiating with people, all necessary characteristics of a good senator.

  • Andy Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:36 a.m.

    It's hard for me to imagine a person less prepared for office than Mike Lee. I don't think he'll win re-election in Utah.

  • Alaskn Hooper, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:35 a.m.

    Congress is broken. Mike is staking everything on the government not shutting down and basing it on what?
    if a budget or continuing resolution isn't passed, it shuts down. The sad thing is that he won't feel the effects but many in Utah will.
    He should take notice of the recall election in Colorado; it wasn't that they voted for gun control, but that they didn't listen to the people.
    The majority don't want government shut down but what is he offering to do the ensure it won't??? Nothing! He is buying a lottery ticket, hoping it won't happen.
    I for one will not vote for him or any others currently representing Utah in congress unless they work diligintly to pass a budget and avoid a shutdown.
    As for President, niether him or Ted are ready or capable of leading this nation; they both have big heads and are full of themselves like our current President, and have no experience to run the nation, also like our current President.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:25 a.m.

    Perhaps many have not had to seek an insurance broker or a advisor in order to understand the Obama health care mandates. We did because our 16 year held supplemental medical insurance became too costly to maintain. As a result plan F will be replaced for one cheaper,(for now), and of much lesser value. There are major change for everyone and all need to be aware how these changes will impact their lives - especially those who's income is a mite over 30,000 yearly. As one ages, unless one has plan F, the options for major surgery will depend on how costly the procedure would be - or if an option at all.
    Good luck to all who's income exceed a tad over 30,000 yearly. This governmental medical program will either prove to be a boon - or in the long run, a very hard pill to swallow. PS one can't but admire elected representatives who oppose and speak out against the governments mandated medical insurance, and who cross the Rubicon at their political risk.

  • Ace Farmington, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:21 a.m.

    Senator Hatch is so right about this one. Republicans are alienating so many of this own constituents with this grandstanding act, not to mention all the moderates out there that are the key to getting elected. What a joke and embarrassment.

  • Open Minded Mormon Everett, 00
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:17 a.m.

    @heidi ho
    Fort Collins, CO

    "I have LOVED what Lee and Cruz are doing. They are brave, Captain Moroni's raising the Title of Liberty."

    [I didn't know Captain Moroni was fighting for the poor, the sick, the elderly and the children, or anyone with a pre-existing medical condition to continue to be denied access to Healthcare.]


    slc, ut

    I'll bite. If Mike Lee won the white house, would he short sell it?
    10:43 a.m. Sept. 26, 2013

    [HaHaHa, Brilliant! Best comment of the day, week, month!]

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:08 a.m.

    Let's not even open the door on Lee 's House, unless you are willing to look into Obama and Tony Resco(convict)housing transaction......? He followed the rules......whereas Obama? Well Tony is in Jail while Obama is insulated by skewed liberal political correctness!

  • Todd from Santa Ana Encampment, WY
    Sept. 26, 2013 10:53 a.m.

    Another conservative hypocrite. How can someone say they are fiscally conservative and not afford the house they live in? And how can someone be moral and leave the creditors hanging dry while the tax payers bail out the banks?

    Mike Lee is NOT what we need. Look at his actions and judge him accordingly

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    Sept. 26, 2013 10:43 a.m.

    I'll bite. If Mike Lee won the white house, would he short sell it?

  • my two cents worth Ridgefield, WA
    Sept. 26, 2013 10:15 a.m.

    @heidi ho, Captain Moroni had plans and solutions. What are Cruz and Lee's solutions to health care?

    If it is just to go back to what it was before ACA then it's back to not getting coverage for pre-existing conditions, getting kicked off insurance when you max out coverage, children going off your insurance at 18, seniors stuck with the "donut hole" non-coverage, etc.

    Do you know what their solutions are? And just defunding is not a solution.

  • Black Knight American Fork, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    Neither Mike Lee nor Ted Cruz will be elected president in 2016. However, the next president will be a Republican, most likely a current governor of a blue or purple state. Lee and Cruz may possibly eventually become leaders of the Senate, but nothing more.

  • jbarr North Ogden, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 9:28 a.m.

    Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Mike Lee. The top 3 congressmen in America! Keep up the fight! Your support continues to grow as people become more educated and more people are waking up to the trainwreck course America is on all the time.

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 9:12 a.m.

    Mike Lee may be eyeing the White House????????????????

    Thanks for a big laugh this morning. I almost choked on my oatmeal.

    How much more ridiculous can this guy become? I guess we're in for some entertaining times ahead.

  • AZ Cougar Gilbert, AZ
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    Mike Lee is not doing this job for ego or for money. He took a big pay cut to become a senator. He is doing this because he believes it is best for the country. He ran on a platform of small constitutional government, including stopping the UNaffordable care act. Now he is trying to do exactly what the MAJORITY of you Utahans elected him to do. If you don't like it, don't reelect him. Send another Bennett/Hatch to Washington so we can continue to "compromise" our way to state controlled socialism and bankruptcy. The headline of this article is designed to spark controversy. Lee has made no indication that he has presidential aspirations, and even says as much in the article.

  • heidi ho Fort Collins, CO
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:20 a.m.

    How long are we going to sit back and let all our freedoms be trounced on? I have LOVED what Lee and Cruz are doing. They are brave, Captain Moroni's raising the Title of Liberty. I have started contributing to the TEA PARTY. If anyone wants to know what comes next, please, read the Book of Mormon. Who am I standing with? The few, the proud, the strong. Go, REAL MEN, GO!

  • Wasatch Al South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    Is it April Fool's Day already?

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:14 a.m.

    Time will tell.

    If the Affordable Care act works, then he's a fool.
    If it doesn't, he's a visionary.

  • azamatbagatov Lehi, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:05 a.m.

    Oh man, that would be the end of the GOP.

  • pragmatistferlife salt lake city, utah
    Sept. 26, 2013 8:01 a.m.

    Ok bandersen I'll bite. Liberty; the state or condition of people who are able to act and speak freely
    : the power to do or choose what you want to
    : a political right

    Here's another one for you. Anarchy; A situation of confusion and wild behavior where people in a country are not controlled by rules or law.

    Which one describes your ideal world, or do you want laws, just laws you approve of and all other laws are despotic?

  • bandersen Saint George, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    I knew as a delegate that Mike Lee was the man for the job. Time will tell whether he succumbs to the corruption that has chained most of the other representatives. The Kingmen are in power, but perhaps there are enough patriots that are willing to defend family, the Constitution, and God still around to give liberty another chance. Most Americans, including most of those who support the Republican and Democratic leaders, don't understand liberty. Ask them, even on these comment sections, and they won't respond. Liberty is defined by the government's version of liberty, not individual liberty as defined in our Constitution. Harry Reid has been in the seat of power so long he is quite comfortable dictating his version of liberty! Thank God there is someone like Mike Lee willing to go against the kingmen.

  • johnapool Van Buren, MO
    Sept. 26, 2013 7:35 a.m.

    I think Mike Lee would make a GREAT Republican candidate for the presidency. If he could get Sarah Palin to run as his VP, it would be a dream team....

  • Bored to the point of THIS! Ogden, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 7:28 a.m.

    by virtue of the title of this story... even the DNEWS is acknowledging that Lee's actions are little more than political grandstanding.

    It's too bad he'll be a 'career' Republican politician from Utah.

  • FDRfan Sugar City, ID
    Sept. 26, 2013 7:18 a.m.

    We need someone to sensibly look at the health care systems of other countries and develop a US national healthcare system.The profit motive does not work for healthcare nor education. The people who are doing the most squealing are those used to participating in the gravy train health insurance schemes. Margaret Thatcher supported England's system.

  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 7:05 a.m.

    The charade in the senate exposes his interest in getting long term Sarah Palin contract with Fox. This means he will move even farther to the right. He will need to continue to make crazy statements to get attention.

  • Ranch Here, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 6:39 a.m.

    "...he's trying to protect Americans from the Affordable Care Act..."

    I guess he doesn't like "affordable care" (for others).

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 6:35 a.m.

    Senator Lee and his father and brother all love working for government, receiving paycheck from government and living their lives in big cities in the east.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 6:01 a.m.

    Please stop with the ridiculous talk of Lee running for President. Imagine another Republican race filled with clowns like 2012? All he is doing is going to a far right wing extremist fundraiser. If the GOP in Utah is smart, Lee will be a one term Senator.

  • DVD Taylorsville, 00
    Sept. 26, 2013 5:31 a.m.

    I'll shoe-horn this into this discussion, coming from one that reflected that the voting majority reelected Obama while knowing that the healthcare law was on the table:

    "I think Rep Ryan put it best after the election, that this is how a democracy works. The majority of the voters spoke. It was this way in 2004 when there were groups creating such an uproar over Bush's re-election and it continues to work this way, at least if we don't want a ruling group like Syria where the only choices are to work with the dictator or die horribly or attempt to rebel (and still have hundreds of thousands die, with no guarantee that the revolution won't bring in something worse.)

    We still have Majority Rule, Minority Rights, and we still have the right to speak against the decision, but, a year later, for our elected reps to repeatedly act as though the voting public doesn't matter indicates that they have influences that dictate that they can't always act as representatives of a democracy. "

  • JustGordon Cottonwood Heights, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 3:51 a.m.

    "Coalition President Steve Scheffler said choosing Lee to speak at the fundraiser was a "no-brainer." No more needs to be said.

  • TrueAmerican56 Corpus Christi, TX
    Sept. 26, 2013 3:52 a.m.

    Lee and Cruz don't stand even a remote chance for president, Lee is in ego crazy land, and Cruz lives in fiction land.

  • Brad Peterson South Ogden, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 3:15 a.m.

    I'm usually a proud Republican, but Mike Lee has that knack to continually make me embarrassed to be one.

  • Grammy3 SOUTH JORDAN, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 12:30 a.m.

    I really like what Mike Lee has done so far,but I would not vote for him. The reason is simple not enough experience to lead this Nation. Look what we got with President Obama. He is not a leader and because of this he wants it his way or no way. He was inexperienced when he was elected and this Country has not improved over the last five years but has fallen so far with what has happened with the economy, our National Security has become a joke and this Country is so divided that it is sad. So No Mike Lee do not even go there please. I know this Grammy will not be voting for you sir.

  • spring street SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 11:56 p.m.

    Funniest headline ever, I thought I was reading the onion for a minute.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 11:36 p.m.


    $174,000 +...

    The big money will come as he ages...a la hatch.

    The koch brothers are waiting in the wings to make lee a very wealthy public servant.

  • Milt South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 11:22 p.m.

    Senator Lee,

    We want you to do something other than destroy... Make something, be constructive... show us all what can be accomplished. Leave more to your legacy than ... the extremist that hated everything that Obama did. I know these positions get you trips to Iowa and pats on the back from Tea partiers... BUT know this... until you find ways to appeal to the large independent middle ground American... you will never be good, let alone great as a Senator. Show us how you can reach across the aisle and work out something.. show us that politicians can compromise and get something done for all of Americans not just the few and radicalized on the fringe. THAT would be memorable and honorable!!!

  • Bearone Monroe, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 10:39 p.m.

    And we are paying Senator Lee how much money to act this way???

  • Darrel Eagle Mountain, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 8:41 p.m.

    Please, please let him run and get the nomination. Please.

  • ThornBirds St.George, Utah
    Sept. 25, 2013 8:12 p.m.

    The next President? NOT a chance.
    However, Lee is edging his way to #1 to receive the award for the largest ego on record. Tough competition this year with Ted Cruz running a close #2.
    Only a very small amount of voters are enamored with Mike Lee. It is sad to see he is totally blind to this fact.
    Where in the world is he coming from thinking he can pull off a Presidential campaign? Obviously, there will be few to none as far as financial backers for Mike Lee.
    Hillary is as good as in as the next President of the United States in 2016.