George F. Will: Mississippi votes its appetite

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  • Irony Guy Bountiful, Utah
    June 26, 2014 9:43 a.m.

    Mississippi finally votes for common sense. It's a new world!

  • ordinaryfolks seattle, WA
    June 26, 2014 6:57 a.m.

    The sad truth about even the Tea Party is that Americans need and love government assistance. Does the Tea Party promote ending Social Security (today), Medicare (today) or any other program benefitting the elderly? Does the Tea Party advocate paying off the national debt (today) to put us on a firm financial footing? Does the Tea Party advocate ending all corporate handouts which results in unequal taxation (today)? I think not.

    The squeals from the pigs at the trough are not about being fed themselves. Rather, the squeals are about someone else being fed.

    If the Tea Party was truly concerned about American principles and the role of government, it would advocate reform and change rather than revolution. However, the Tea Party really is about shouting, threats and tantrums.

  • BrentBot Salt Lake City, UT
    June 26, 2014 6:40 a.m.

    Our country needs the Mike Lee's and Mia Love's to speak the truth. "Mainstream" Republicans and Democrats are too devoted to the pork barrel for the Republic to survive.

  • Hamath Omaha, NE
    June 26, 2014 5:43 a.m.

    Apparently a sample size of one primary is enough to claim a movement is dead.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    June 26, 2014 4:18 a.m.

    What George seems to not understand is it is not some principled stand for governmental frugality that most Americans can't support... it is the method and vision of the Tea Party, which at its surface is simply to say no to everything. There is no vision of the future. There is no building towards a better goal. It simply comes across as a self righteous pronunciation that they alone hold the keys to what is right, and that compromise with the impure will not be tolerated. It's more akin to a religious revivalism than a principled quest for financial sanity.

    The far right somehow believes we can contract ourselves into growth. The far left believes the immediate need trumps fiscal responsibility. Common sense lies somewhere in between.

  • James E Tooele, UT
    June 25, 2014 11:39 p.m.

    Here's the real reason the Tea Party is having trouble: it's fighting a war on TWO fronts. At first the R's didn't know what to make of them while the D's spewed venom and hyperbole from the group's origin. Against the ephemeral promises and horrendous track-record of the D's, The Tea Party tapped a Truth ignored by both sides and made enormous gains. It was then that the R's recognized the Tea Party as an existential threat to their elite members and donors' interests, so the battle was joined in concert with the D's and their associated media appendages.

    Within the heart of The People, the appetite for good government is stronger than ever and the absolute need for a resurgence of morality in society is getting more and more obvious every day. But our patrician elite is fighting to keep the winds of change at bay and they will lie, cheat, steal and destroy this nation if necessary to keep their status.

    Will we let them?

  • The Real Maverick Orem, UT
    June 25, 2014 7:27 p.m.

    Apparently the claims that the radical tea party had resurrected and not died were wildly overblown.

    In reality, the tea party movement is dead.