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Wed Oct 23, 2013, 07:18 AM

Mike Lee faces Growing Backlash At Home For Defunding Effort

Talking Points Memo:

Ted Kludt
6:30 am Eastern Time
October 23rd

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/sen-mike-lee-faces-growing-backlash-at-home-for-defunding-effort
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The campaign to defund the Affordable Care Act may have endeared him to the tea party, but Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) is facing an increasingly disgruntled constituency at home for his leading role in the quixotic effort that led to the government shutdown and brought the United States close to default.

Look no further than a pair of articles published Wednesday in The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, both of which focus on the growing backlash against Lee in Utah.


The Post quoted A. Scott Anderson, the president of a prominent Utah bank who raised money for Lee's successful 2010 campaign.

“If things are to happen, you can’t just stick to your principles. You have to make things work. . . . You’ve got to be practical," Anderson said, as quoted by the Post.

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Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 07:44 AM

1. Could be a nice rebranding: democrats=practical vs. republicans=ideologues

"Remember how the republican-controlled House held 40 symbolic votes to show that they don't like the Affordable Care Act?

Remember how republicans refused to even go to conference for the better part of 2013 in order to prevent a federal budget?

Remember how republicans manipulated House-rules so they could shut the government down, just because they didn't like the Affordable Care Act?

Remember how republicans filibustered appointees and then voted for them in lock-step anyways?

Remember how republicans screamed Benghazi- and IRS-conspiracies, even after the House Oversight Committee under the republican chairman Darell Issa concluded that there were no such conspiracies?

Democrats don't hold symbolic votes.

Democrats don't play political games.

Democrats get the work done."

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 23, 2013, 07:51 AM

2. That's exactly how we need to contrast the typical Republican legislator in all 2014 races.

They need to pay a price for their anti-American agenda.

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