Sen. Mike Lee to deliver tea party response to State of the Union

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  • Jacksonian Sandy, UT
    Jan. 24, 2014 2:39 p.m.

    Boy the old guard Republicans come out of the woodwork when Mike Lee is mentioned. I have never met a grass roots Republican that didn't approve of Mike Lee.

  • CandaceSalima Orem, UT
    Jan. 23, 2014 7:13 a.m.

    I'm thrilled that Senator Lee will be giving the response to Barack Obama's State of the Union. As a man of principle, he has kept every single promise he made on the campaign trail. And he's been encouraging people to leave comments on his FB page as to what they would like to hear about.

    As to the earlier comment about Lee and Cruz paying for the government shutdown. Anyone that was actually paying attention knows that it was the Democrats who shut the government down. Really, what can two senators do? Nothing but keep fighting.

  • There You Go Again Saint George, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 1:54 p.m.

    My first comment was denied...I was invited to re-submit.

    Mike Lee is special.

    Under 200 words...and does violate any of the new DN guidelines.


  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 7:52 a.m.

    Bendana 23 billion is a drop in the bucket to the trillions Lee tried to cave the American people from Obamacare........but you folks in Washington can't see the forest through the trees

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 22, 2014 7:40 a.m.

    Bungalow.....I don't care how you spin the GWB debt.......but here is THE REAL FACTS...
    Obama has added more to the debt than all the POTUS combined......he is the single biggest failure in history.
    Real unemployment is 37%....and the constitution is hanging by a thread! Spin spin spin on that!

  • Cincinnatus Kearns, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 3:59 p.m.

    Just a short time ago, the head of the Tea Party Express was disavowing the fact that the Tea Party was a political party. It was a movement within the Republican party, but they were Republicans he stated.

    If that's the case, the Republicans are already giving an official response. Why have two?

    If the Tea Party is a PAC, then why are they getting any more airtime than any other PAC who would like to give their response to the President's State of the Union address?

    And is Senator Lee a Republican or a member of the Tea Party? It seems in a lot of statements recently, he's been trying to back slowly away from the Tea Party positions that got him in hot water. Now he's stepping up to give the Tea Party response?

    I'm not sure Senator Lee know which side of the line he wants to be on, other than the winning side. The only question is which will that be?

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 3:02 p.m.

    Re: 4601,

    I used the word constructive.

    Blaming President Obama for Mr. Lee's ineptitude or anything else that is wrong with America seems to be the standard Tea Party answer. Like I mentioned above, for the majority of the public the "Blame" dog doesn't hunt any more. We are sick of hearing it about Bush and we are sick of hearing about it with Obama. It's time to move on.

    It's easy to point fingers and I would be a liar if I said I did not engage in that kind of behavior. The truth is the issues America faces today are not the result of any one person. It took many years many people and many parties to create the issues we have now and it's going to take many years many people and many parties to solve them. And by the way, I am all for doing away with the Political Parties. In the end we are all Americans.

    IMHO I don't really see Mr. Lee or the Tea Party interested in any thing other than blame and chaos.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 2:02 p.m.

    Fiscal reality is not "irrelevant." Mr. Obama said that GWB's use of the Chinese credit card was irresponsible and unpatriotic. This president has used the Chinese credit card more than any other president and our national debt will soon reach $22 trillion. Someone must hold Mr. Obama responsible for the burgeoning sovereign debt that our grandchildren will face. Giving all things to all people may get you re-elected, but it is like buying a new car and sending the bill to China. It cannot last forever. Like I said, Relevant.

  • Steven S Jarvis Orem, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 2:00 p.m.

    I remember catching a C-Span interview with Lee where he was wholly caught off guard with a simple question which the interviewer referred back to repeatedly. Lee took such a beating on that show that I felt bad for the guy and the State of Utah. Why couldn't the party ask Chaffetz or Mia Love to do this? Either of them can hold their own in a public forum.

  • Bendana 99352, WA
    Jan. 21, 2014 1:43 p.m.

    Have Mr. Lee and Mr.Cruz written a check for the 23 BILLION dollars lost on their government shutdown yet? Can't wait to see Mr. Lee champion for "fiscal responsibility" again.

  • sid 6.7 Holladay, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 1:38 p.m.

    Mr. Lee, his party and their supporters are completely irrelevant. After the calamity they caused a few months back with the Government shut down I think the public has had their fill of Mr. Lee and the Tea Party.

    I disagree with pretty much everything Jason Chaffetz says and dose but I will give the devil his due, I believe Mr. Chaffetz acts upon what he thinks is right and what is good for Utah. He walks the walk and his intentions are to move the State and the Country forward in a constructive manor. Can any one really say the same about Mr. Lee and the Tea Party?

    We need serious leaders with the intent of coming together and moving this country forward. If seriousness and forward progression is what your interested in than vote a Republican, Democrat or maybe even a Independent into office in 2016. If you want never-ending finger pointing and being fooled into believing all of your problems are because of the Government than by all means keep Lee right where he is at.

    Like I said, Irrelevant.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 1:37 p.m.

    It boggles my mind that Lee's critics talk about how out-of-touch he is with the GOP.
    Truth be told the things Mike Lee stands for are more in tune with the GOP platform than the palaver Karl Rove and Reince Priebus are trying to sell us.
    Never mind all that.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 1:00 p.m.

    Looking how the first two T-Party responders have done (Bachman & Cain) gives pragmatic conservatives hope for 2016 that a new Republican will be representing Utah in 3 more years. A Republican that can get things done!

  • TRUTH Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:49 p.m.

    Awesome......couldn't think of anyone who I like more who can tangle up Obama!

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:48 p.m.

    Just another blame GWB and the GOP speech!

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    Jan. 21, 2014 12:44 p.m.

    Mike Lee's speech will be for more truthful and useful than the one that will be delivered earlier!