Oh, you know it had to start. When someone in the political class has the least bit of opposition they start crying. When there is the actual possibility they might be voted out because, well maybe the voters are tired of that person, the whining goes into warp speed.
How dare those pesky voters dare challenge someone who has been in the Senate long enough that his Senate tenure is now old enough to run for President.
Senator Orrin Hatch, the most senior Republican in the Senate, has a primary challenge, and he has “no respect” for the people responsible for this. Sen. Hatch joined Greta Van Susteren last night to discuss the potential, now realized, of a primary challenge against him, and Sen. Hatch had some nasty words for Freedomworks and its leader, Dick Armey.
“Freedomworks, the group of Dick Armey, is gunning for you,” Van Susteren informed Sen. Hatch, who seemed to mind only what he insisted were lies from the group. “They take a few dozen of my votes out of the better of 12,000 votes that I’ve cast, distort those votes and lie about them, direct lie about them.” He argued they were only trying to raise money. “They take someone like myself who everybody knows and they trash Orrin Hatch and they raise a lot of money from conservatives all over the country who think what they’re saying is true.” He concluded with a flourish, “they’re not people I have very much respect for. I don’t have any respect for them, in fact.”
Hatch claims he has Tea Party support. Really? Where? Hatch thinks Freedomworks is in it for the money. What is Hatch in it for? He is part of the problem in Washington.
Message to Orrin Hatch. It is not just FreedomWorks that is against you. It is real Tea Party Americans.
Orrin Hatch is whining because someone dares to run against him. Hatch thought that 18 years was too long for the Senator he replaced to be in Washington.
Hatch has been there twice as long. He needs to go home.
I LIKE that!
We have to pick off these old crony smug parasites like Hatch to show we mean business!
you are so right
Senator Hatch, for instant relief, please call 1-800-WAA-WAWA!!
Adios amigos senior snatch
Hatch is gone,..I hope. After his tirade against the Tea Party I was aghast. Here's a fellow who has just made it abundantly clear that A.) he has no clue about what he is speaking, or B.) He has so little respect for the intellect of his electorate that he thinks they will swallow the lie. In either case he reveals the chameleon, the liar or the lying chameleon.
It is alsp partly because of Hatch we are stuck with Lisa Murkoski instead of Joe Miller, Hatch also voted for Ginsberg, Did Hatch ever lead a movement to privatize SSI? This is what happens when people quit sending the GOP money, people like Hatch are easier to defeat. Ican only wonder how upset Karl Rove is.
I QUOTE HIS OH HOW LONG SPEECH, OH HOW LONG DO WE HV TO ENDURE UR LENGTHY TENURE IN THE SENATE. OH HOW LONG DO WE HV TO ENDURE UR BOVINE SCATOLOGY. WE THE PEOPLE DO NOT HV TO PUT UP WITH LONG TERM CAREER POLITICIANS LIKE ORRIN HATCH. ORRIN WE WILL NOT HV TO PUT UP WITH U ANY LONGER. VOTE'EM "OUT".
We need term limits for the Senate and the Congress! 8 years is long enough I think.
If Hatch goes down in the Utah primary and his successor is a conservative Republican, it will only open the door for a genuine consersvative, e.g., De Mint of SC, or Barasso of WY to move up in the Republican Senatorial hierarchy.
With the likes of hatch-ed, et el., what they have done and what they are doing now is exactly why no one calls O bummer on treason and starts the impeachment process. They would have to impeach each other, so many skeletons. They will never call attention to themselves by investigating another in congress or the dictator in the office of the president. It is up to us to keep those traitors from returning to office. Start by removing your local representative, regardless of so called, "party". We have to drain the cesspool.
Time for Orrin Hatch to go home and tend to his tomato plants. Since he didn't make much of a Senator, hopefully he will be a better gardner. Good luck tomato plants, daddy's coming home to stay.