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    •  One can only hope. (1+ / 0-)
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      Dying politically, of course. Get your damn hippy trigger fingers off the HR buttons.


      The GOP finally wrote checks our party won't cash.

      by here4tehbeer on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 11:18:16 AM PDT

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    •  Nope (1+ / 0-)
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      Lee was at the Values Voters Summit too, and said he would not apology for his brave and principle fight against Obamacare.

      •  Mike Lee also had this to say (1+ / 0-)
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        'For too long, Republicans have put off the difficult work of developing a modernized, principled conservative reform agenda to meet many of the new challenges of the 21st century. There are many reasons why this is so. But I think the biggest is that in this city, conservatives often fall into a trap – defining ourselves by what we are against: Big government, debt, higher taxes and regulations, Obamacare. But we haven’t invested nearly as much time and energy in communicating what we conservatives are for. I’m talking about more than simply the policies we advocate. Conservatism is not about the bills we want to pass, but the nation we want to be.

        The real goal - what conservatives are really for - is not an agenda for government. It’s a vision of society. A view of the world we want to build, together. “Together.” That word, “together,” is an essential – and too often overlooked – part of what we conservatives believe. We’re all committed to bedrock principles of individual liberty, individual rights, and personal responsibility. But the reason we fight for individual freedom is the strength, vitality, and value of the communities free individuals form.

        The alternative to big government is not small government. The alternative to big government is a thriving, flourishing nation of cooperative communities – where your success depends on your service. It’s a free enterprise economy where everyone works for everyone else, competing to see who can figure out the best way to help the most people. And it’s a voluntary civil society, where free individuals come together to meet each other’s needs, fill in the gaps, and make sure no one gets left behind.'

        esp liked the everyone working for everyone else, and cooperative communities, gonna wonder if these communities he speaks of have an organizer? and of course the world view that we 'build it together'

        •  Ah yes, the yeoman farmer (0+ / 0-)

          on his plot of land with his mule, his garden and his little woman. Chopping down trees and building a good life in his log cabin. Helping his neighbors, after hiking half a mile or more to get to their place.

          Good times, good times...

          Mike Lee is so full of shit.

          "The problems of incompetent, corrupt, corporatist government are incompetence, corruption and corporatism, not government." Jerome a Paris

          by Orinoco on Fri Oct 11, 2013 at 12:43:00 PM PDT

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