A tea party fanatic?
The Republicans in the Senate and House -- including Sen. Lee -- are coming
across as the party of "No" without offering any constructive
alternatives to Obama and Democratic solutions to national problems. Example --
in the beginning Republicans spoke of repealing and replacing ObamaCare. Not
it's just repeal. In the long run just being the party of No will not be
popular with the majority of American voters
Mike Lee has been very impressive so far. His focus on solid, practical,
principled solutions to American problems is the right approach.
He says "No" a lot. I am wondering if he can put forth some actual
plans that have traction.
Senator Lee, and the other rare constitutionalists in Congress, here demonized
or marginalized by Pignanelli and Webb, are a refreshing change! Why do P and W
give the others a free pass to pick on the champions of constitutional
government.Only fifteen percent of the populace approve of our
current Congress. Additionally aren't we supposed to be fighting for the
Constitution of the United States? The senators and representatives swear to
uphold it but rarely speak of it let alone uphold it. They appear never to have
read it. Neither do Pignanelli and Webb speak of the founding document here,
but Lee, DeMint and Paul do constantly and with knowledge. Yet they apppear to
be virtually regarded without honor in their own country and men accuse them
falsely and rashly.In Eisenhower's cabinet was a fine man
called Ezra Benson who warned us of our continuing loss of constitutional rights
one chunk at a time. He was a watchman on the tower but, consistently, Mr P and
Mr W must regard him as a right wing extremist. Vive Paul, DeMint
and Lee! Long live the Constitution of the United States and the remaining
thread it hangs on.
"No" is a good thing in Washington. The best congressman the country has
seen in decades was popularly known as "Dr. No": Ron Paul. Senator Lee
would do well to follow his example. The problems we have come from too many in
congress who are 'yes' men and women. Their sole reason for being
where they are is to become re-elected and to accrue power, fame and wealth.
They are the party of no simply because Harry Reid in the senate has said that
republican house bills will be considered by that body and it is pretty clear
that the president would not sign ant republican bills so the only thing left is
to be the party of no.
Lee is one of the worst of the worst in the senate. He's a disgrace.
Why would anyone say "yes" to something that perpetuates the problems?
I wonder if those who criticize those who say 'No', including Senator
Lee's votes, are the same ones criticizing their religious leaders who say
'no' to abortion, gay marriage, war, debt, and social justice? Perhaps
their religious leaders could 'build' bridges with all those
constituents and change all those 'no' votes and accommodate them, and
thus surely making our society more stable, civil, and good (not)!
We seem to agree he says No. Now how about the idea(s) to carry us forward. A
specific plan for healthcare? Entitlement reform? I would like to see some
Lee was not my choice in the Primary, but he has done a better job of working
for the good of Utah and of the USofA than the other two 'yes men' we
sent from our state/district to the US Congress. (That would be Matheson and
Hatch)He has earned a favorable rating from me, despite his past
employment with Energy Solutions. Keep up the good work Mike!!!
NatePleasant Grove, UTMike Lee has been very impressive so far. His
focus on solid, practical, principled solutions to American problems is the
right approach.10:21 a.m. May 12, 2013BadgerbadgerMurray, UTLee was not my choice in the Primary, but he has done a better
job of working for the good of Utah and of the USofA than the other two
'yes men' we sent from our state/district to the US Congress. (That
would be Matheson and Hatch)He has earned a favorable rating from
me, despite his past employment with Energy Solutions. Keep up the good work
Mike!!!9:39 p.m. May 12, 2013============ Interesting how all the Mike Lee supporters ignore or easily forget Mr.
Fiscally responsilbe foreclosed and short-saled on his OWN personal house.
Pignanelli and Webb seem to not understand the duty of the Senate. They
repeatedly wrote about representing the people. That is nonsense. A Senator
does not represent the people; a House Member represents the people. A Senator
represents his State and protects the interests of that State. His duty is to
see that the Constitution is followed so that government does not diminish the
status of his State.Mike Lee knows the Constitution. Mike Lee
follows the Constitution. Mike Lee is doing his job. LDS Liberal
is swatting at gnats when he complains about a LEGAL transaction between Mike
Lee and Mike Lee's bank. LDS Liberal would make us think that the bank was
somehow forced into accepting the terms of that sale. Nonsense! For a
short-sale to take place, all parties must agree on the terms. Of course that
wouldn't matter to someone who uses innuendo to turn and twist things.The difference in character is apparent between Mike Lee and his
LDS Liberal: I don't know if what you say is true, but for the sake of
commenting on your distributing the truth, let's say it is. Mike Lee is
responsible for his life, including all of his mistakes. He may yet become
embroiled in the corruption that ensues with the attainment of power, something
that has tainted almost every politician in Washington. I think it is quite
clear that corruption in Washington is, and has always been,at undeniably epic
levels. The honors of men know no political boundaries. Yet, if I am to judge
Mike Lee on his defense of the Constitution and his seemingly unrelenting focus
on turning our country in the direction of limited government constrained by the
Constitution and the rule of law, he has my support, despite some personal
failings. If I were to choose between someone with a messed up personal life,
but who revered the constitution, defended our rights, and promoted God as an
engine of change, or someone that had a great personal life, but didn't
support the aforementioned things, I would much prefer the former! The policy
decisions in Washington affect me greatly, not so much personal policies.
J ThompsonSPRINGVILLE, UT For a short-sale to take place, all
parties must agree on the terms. Of course that wouldn't matter to someone
who uses innuendo to turn and twist things.The difference in
character is apparent between Mike Lee and his detractors.========
For a short-sale to take place, Mike Lee must have not been able to
make his finacial obligations. Of course that wouldn't matter to someone
who does not consider a man integrity to turn and twist things.The
difference in character is NOT apparent between Mike Lee and his defenders.
Democrats and RINO's have been running up the deficit in the country for
the last 50 years or so.They get upset when things don't go the
way they would like. Change is coming to the Senate in the form of
young aggressive conservatives who will, (hopefully)begin to limit the size and
scope of government.
Change is coming in the Senate when Mike Lee is replaced. Mike Lee is the Carl
Wimmer of the United States Senate. Fortunately, like Wimmer, he will be a
short-term wonder replaced by a republican who can think and work with others.
He never had the character, knowledge or experience to qualify as anything more
than a footnote in Utah politics.
Good to know that Reagan and both Bushes are RINO's. This whole time I
thought they were true conservatives, who woulda thunk. That means a true
conservative hasn't held the Whitehouse since when, Nixon? Too bad Romney
didn't win, now he is a true conservative (depending on which day and what
audience). Get some consistency. All I know about Republicans is they are
consistently inconsistent. Unbelievable.