If there is ever an endorsement that should be the kiss of death, Orrin Hatch has now received it.
Liberal Republican turned Democrat and generally nauseating person Arlen Specter has endorsed Orrin Hatch.
If Specter thinks someone is a good choice for any elective office, including elementary school PTA, that is a certain indication that individual is not someone we want in office.
From the Daily Caller:
It’s probably not the endorsement that incumbent Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch needs right now, as the Republican is locked up in a primary challenge from Dan Liljenquist. But Saturday on Melissa Harris-Perry’s MSNBC show, former Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter, the co-author of “Life Among the Cannibals: A Political Career, a Tea Party Uprising, and the End of Governing As We Know It,” pleaded with Utah voters to keep their senior senator.
Specter told Harris-Perry that the current climate in Washington, D.C. isn’t lending itself to electoral success for moderate incumbents, which he said has been the focus of a crusade outlined in his book.
“No, that is what is happening in Washington today. … [It] happened again in the last few days when Sen. Dick Lugar was cannibalized,” Specter said. “Cannibals are devouring senators. If you don’t follow orthodoxy, vote the party line right down the line, if you have a 93 percent conservative voting record like Bob Bennett in Utah — that is not conservative enough.”
Specter pointed to other elections which a GOP “establishment” candidate lost — or almost lost — to a tea party candidate. He asked Utah voters to keep Hatch in the U.S. Senate and avoid repeating that pattern.
Can we be blunt? Specter is an idiot.
However, Orrin Hatch has been in Washington for 35 years. That is way too long. Hatch is a part of the problem. He has voted for major big government programs and has been far too willing to help liberals by “reaching across the aisle.”
Dan Liljenquist is a great young conservative who is running to replace Hatch. Hatch has been part of the problem in Washington for too long.
You can help Dan Liljenquist win in Utah and put another Tea Party Senator in office. His website is here.
Let's not forget either that Hatch, and his bleeding heart have not only voted for things like the "Dream Act" but have been
major proponents of it. He, IMO, has become corrupted and should no long be privileged to carry the Republican banner. Well, actually, the Rep. party of my father no longer exists, so better to carry the banner of Don't Tread on Me."
I think any person serving more than 3 terms for a Senator and 9 terms for a Representative or are over the age of 72 should be forced out. Period. End of game. As Dirty Harry said, "A man's gotta know his limitations!"
Yes, Gail, I agree. One would think that any aging politician, if he or she were a constitutionalist and a patriot, would, instead of fundraising, spend that time searching for the most competent younger replacement. Sadly, that might happen only if congressional salaries and perks were drastically reduced. How does $12,000 a year sound?
Re: Arlen Specter--everyone should know that, as a young up-and-coming lawyer, he was the architect of the single-bullet theory in the JFK assassination for the Warren Commission. And THAT fiction explains how he achieved and maintained his spot as a senator on the U.S. taxpayer teat for his professional life.
Specter and Harry Reid look alike. That is rather uncanny, but I am not surprised. You know the old saw about people being married for so long that they begin to look alike. It may be applied to those who have served wayyyyyyyyyy too long in the US Senate as well. Few more guys that need to go, Durbin, Schumer, McConnell, McCain to name a few.
Arlen Specter, the Senator who convinced W.Bush to come to Pennsylvania to support his re-election against up and coming candidate Pat Toomey, after his re-election was successful, the first opportunity he got he STABBED Bush in the back over policy issues. TWO FACED BACKSTABBER, his arrogance got him KICKED OUT after he abandoned GOP and switched to DemocRAT party. Turns out the DemocRAT party and OWEbumbler STABBED him in the back, that's "karma" folks.
Orrin Hatch is not Bob Bennett. May Hatch rest on his laurels and enjoy an retirement with dignity, but he got the Beltway Bubble Blindness and forgot the real world UDS and his constituents. It must be inevitable.. every antique on both sides of the aisle have it. scary thing is.. they wind up in 'leadership'...
Senator Arlen Specter is a prime example of what is wrong with America. He was a sleazy career politican that would do , say and resort to anything to stay in Washington but his constituents finally saw him for what he is and threw him out of office. The guy is a dirt bag.
What is this so called "moderate" stand that everyone on Washington must embrace?Were our founding fathers "moderate" or were they radical? Had they not been radical we would still be bowing to a Queen or King today. Point is that extreme taxing and spending policies must be met with extreme resistance to them. I doubt if the founding fathers would think that being moderate would have helped the cause of freedom and liberty.
Senator Orin Hatch is another politican who trys to bend with the direction of the political wind. He has no courage of conviction on doing what is right but rather doing what it takes to stay in office, or so he thinks.. The people of Utah will vote Orin Hatch out of office in the primary and we can only hope that the politicans will finally start to realize that the Tea Party is here to stay and does have a say on who gets elected. Politicans must begin to represent the people, not the banks, not Wall street, big business, the special interests or the social welfare state that all cost the tax payer dearly.
Specter, The Sphincter sold the Party out, regularly, for decades, before coming out of the closet, switching parties and losing to Sestak . . . . who lost to Toomey. I hoped The Sphincter would go quietly into the sunset.
The Spincter displayed his lack of common sense as he assisted a murderer to escape to Europe - - is this the type of candidate the Republicans used to draft for office - - and is it their downfall as a political party?
Were the Republicans simply trying to match the Democrats for poor choices in candidates (Dems: Teddy Kennedy, John "Fraud" Kerry, The Weiner, obama, et al)?
Specter...LOL...seems like the name fits the man. I cannot stand the ole side-trading jerk. I hope the Tea Party is successful in replacing all the RINOs with conservatives.
You are absolutely right, Hatch IS part of the problem and he needs to go back to Utah and lock himself in a closet. We desperately need new blood in Washington but more importantly we DESPERATELY need TERM LIMITS.
I differ in the opinion of this piece. Sens. Tom Harkin and Orrin Hatch, were the principal authors of the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994,ce. Orin Hatch, is and has been a primary proponent for natural health and wellness. This act is what has enabled U.S citizens to have access to vitamins, supplements and herbal remedies a MULTI-BILLION dollar a year industry. Take these principle pro-ponents out of the picture and along with Barrack Hussein Obama's MANDATORY health care programs, one will have to go to a doctor to simply get a perscription for Synthetic herbs and vitamins, most of which have very little effecacy on the human body. Translation? Big Pharma wins and the general public once again loses. Not only will one be REQUIRED to go to the doctors, but the costs will more than likely double if not triple. Simply because Spector endorses Hatch doesn't mean that Hatch is a bad investment. And on some levels, the TP needs to learn a little compromise.....
Yes, there are a lot of fools who have been in Washington way too long. This has to stop. Vote these suckers OUT!