Jason Chaffetz is doing a great job in the US House. If he were in the US
Senate, he would do a great job there.Will he run, I don't know. At
this point I would vote for either Jason Chaffetz or Cherilyn Eagar over Hatch,
and I have been more impressed with Hatch over Bennett.I still want
to wish Senator Bennett thanks for what you have done for the last 17 years and
what you still will do this year.
You will notice nothing in Chaffetz's comments relating to whether it would be
right or a good thing for Utah but only can I beat him.
Yeah, the founders had some small disagreements that didn't amount to much.
Just ask Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr - just this little duel thing, other
than that they were cool with each other.
@ Reasonable...@B says "When Obama makes statements like, "At some point,
you've earned enough money"Maybe if you'd put it in context, the
entire discussion, you would understand what he was talking about?Umm, the mainstream media is a shining example of how things get reported out
of context when it pertains to the right. Like the AZ law, which the vast
majority have not read. Just wondering how the comment "...you've made enough
money." get's taken out of context when he's talking about taxing the wealthy?
@B"Don't try to equate anyone in Congress today with the Founding
Fathers. They had disagreements only on how best to preserve freedom and
independence."Is that a joke? You need to read some actual U.S.
History - perhaps you could pick up a used college textbook at the DI. Oh,
that's right, college textbooks are evil and left-wing propoganda and don't
diefy the founding fathers. They aren't diety, they were just
men, contrary to what the right-wing idealogues think. They disagreed about
everything, which is why the Constitution is such a remarkable document that was
the end result of compromise at the hands of every signer.
@Madden,So two terms in good for a senator, but two terms as a
representative, then a senator is okay? Help me see the logic.
To B"They had disagreements only on how best to preserve freedom and
independence. "Like whether or not to allow slavery or whether or
not to have a strong central government. Minor disagreements like that.You need to read more, B.
@B says "When Obama makes statements like, "At some point, you've earned enough
money"Maybe if you'd put it in context, the entire discussion, you
would understand what he was talking about?
@utah guyOur founding fathers weren't proposing raising taxes to
punish 'the wealthy.' Don't try to equate anyone in Congress today with the
Founding Fathers. They had disagreements only on how best to preserve freedom
and independence. When Obama makes statements like, "At some point,
you've earned enough money" and "Too much information is a distraction" I have
a problem with that.
This sounds like something Utahns would do, kick out yet another experienced and
credentialed representative in order to bring in a blogger...this state sickens
me at what we lost by losing Bennett, we can't afford to lose Hatch too.
Hatch spent too much time thinking he was Ted Kennedy's best buddy. In fact,
Hatch was Kennedy's best puppet.
Chaffetz may challenge...and he would win too.We just need to get a
stance on term limits on record - really 2 terms is plenty long for a Senator.
Any more than that is crazy talk.
Kearns_Dad | 3:32 p.m. May 11, 2010P.S. I think the GOP delegates
didn't help Utah by getting rid of Bennett but time will tell. The new likely
GOP Senator will be powerless for a few years under an Obama administration and
a democratic-controlled Congress. It appears no thought was given to the power
of seniority IF Congress remains Democratically controlled after 2010 elections.
It is a likely scenario.------No thought was given by
the delegates, period. Just angry, stupid, mob mentality.
He is building himself a little nest in Washington and expects to be there for a
career it appears. How is that any different than Mr. Hatch or Mr. Bennett. He
is younger, but is already talking about his plans to be in Washington 8 years
from now.Just another example of what happens when you send someone
to Washington. They believe they should be there forever.
All who can join us is a vote of appreciation for Brother Hatch's service,
please signify in the usual manner. Its time for Hatch to take that
mission his wife has been wanting to serve.
A right wing conservative demagogue replaced by a right wing extremist show
boater. I guess thing really can be worse. Utah can become more and more
Chaffetz is a clown...more into posturing for his beloved reich wing in Utah
County than accomplishing anything substantive. He is more interested in getting
press or grand standing on issues that prove his political purity. If there had
been no compromise the Constitution of these United States would have never been
written. The reich wing's version of history is a fantasy that seeks to put the
ideologically pure in a position to "force" no compromise.
Many good fiends in DC who follow the inner workings there have told me that
Chaffetz is a complete disaster for Utah and an embarrasment. As our
Senator....heaven help us.
Congressman Chaffetz is a great example of how little lot's of passion does to
actually achieve real results. He criticizes former employers, (former Governor
Huntsman), talks a lot about conservative principles, (passionately), fights
verbally with TSA agents, rails against incumbents, (of which he is now one),
etc. but I'm not sure what he has actually accomplished in terms of reducing the
size of government. If the same standard is used here as was for Bennett by the
delegates this year, they should have booted Chaffetz too.
So, we would have a young and clueless embarrassment versus an old and cynical
embarrassment. I am a conservative, and we can do MUCH better than this.
I very much like Orrin Hatch. A great fellow. But... it's time to pass the
baton. I know Orrin well and respect his great service. But... he's had his
turn. Orrin has done so much for this country and stands for many great things.
But... it's time to retire from the Senate and serve elsewhere.I've
always voted for Senator Hatch and had a hand in his first campaign... but, it's
time for a change.Not convinced Jason's the candidate, but, we'll
see. We don't need someone to get along but to face down the Senate and give
them "heck". It's a mess and our Senator can't take prisoners. No compromise on
values. No getting along to get along.
@B"...I don't want my Senator compromising with them at all..."Just like your beloved founding fathers didn't compromise with
each other? How mature.
I just don't know why Hatch would run for another term or why anyone would
support him again. I know all the arguments about seniority and committee
chairmanships and reaching across the aisle. I don't vote for someone so they
will reach across the aisle. The democratic party is so poisoned by the left
wing that I don't want my Senator compromising with them at all. It's time for
change and new blood. I really hope he will just retire.
Hatch has served long enough. Thank you very much, but time for someone new who
will actually fight for smaller government and lower taxes. Chaffetz
will do that, and would be a great Senator.So would Attorney General
Mark Shurtleff or Congressman Rob Bishop.
I don't think Hatch or Chaffetz represents Utah. Utah needs Chris Butters to
truly show what our state is made of. That's who the GOP should select as the
2012 canidate for Senate that way we can be sure the embarassment we feel here
in the state is felt nationwide. Isn't that what the Tea Party is all about.
There are already term limitations. They are called elections. Every two years
for the House and every six years for the Senate. If you don't like someone
serving, then vote for somebody else. As a Senator Bennett supporter, I was
disappointed in his loss but respect the legal system in Utah. Term limitations
worked. The United States Constitution clearly spells this out and the
Federalist Papers explain how it works. A former President of the United
States, John Quincy Adams, served the people of the Commonwealth of
Massachusetts for seventeen consecutive years in the House. If they are doing
as good a job as he did, then keep re-electing your Representative or Senator.
If not, then quit complaining and do something. When you do 'win', please show
respect to those who have the guts enough to serve. The childish taunting,
yelling, disrespect, and classless treatment of good people when they do lose
taints the system and worries many of us about the ability of the next Senator
to work for the betterment of the United States.
Maybe Carl WImmer can run against Hatch. He seems to have all the right
It seems a little bit early for Chaffetz to be posturing for the Senate. Two
years is a long time and many things can happen. I think he should focus on
being a great Congressman and worry about his next step later. If he does his
Congressman job well then a Senate office is not out of the question but it
seems a bit presumtious now.
I like Hatch and I like Chaffetz. However, the founding fathers never
envisioned professional politicians or a huge national government in Washington.
We need term limitation and massive shrinkage of beauacrats. Departments of
Education, the EPA and Interior for instance should be cut to about 10 percent
of their present size.
Say No to BO says "Chaffetz is willing to take a stand, even if he stands
alone." I would add to that "as long as the stand is in the limelight."I would welcome Chaffetz to run for a U.S. senate seat. Then, perhaps
with all Utah voters having a say on Chaffetz, we can send him packing his bags
back to Happy Valley.
I would vote for Chaffetz over Hatch. I like Orin but he is a career politician
having served for 30+ years and it is long past time for him to retire. When a
senator - any senator - is in that long he becomes one of the good ole boys
being friends with both dems and republicans and really just wants to "get a
long" and not stir the water too much. Chaffetz is a true conservative and a
fighter and Hatch has become way to moderate over the years. The senate has
become sort of a good ole boys club and both dems and republicans are hard to
tell apart on most issues. This needs to change!!
@Say No....He, of course, will have to do another term (if he's
re-elected). Mr. Hatch isn't up for re-election until 2012. After
two terms - doesn't that make him an "insider?" I thougtht we were all supposed
to be against "insiders."
Chaffetz is willing to take a stand, even if he stands alone. I like that.He could do another term where he's at before advancing, in my opinion.
For me, if its Hatch vs Chaffetz, I'll go with Hatch one more term. I've not
seen Chaffetz do anything yet (now in his 2nd year) but I've seen Hatch doing
something every year.P.S. I think the GOP delegates didn't help Utah
by getting rid of Bennett but time will tell. The new likely GOP Senator will
be powerless for a few years under an Obama administration and a
democratic-controlled Congress. It appears no thought was given to the power of
seniority IF Congress remains Democratically controlled after 2010 elections.
It is a likely scenario.
Furry1993, I didn't know you were a registered republican! If not, you
can't support Hatch in the nominating process against Chaffetz.What
do you call a senator who has served since 1977? You call him home.Pagan,despite what the leftist media tells you, the AZ law forbids
I don't want Hatch. BUT if Chaffetz is opposing him, I'm going to be one of
Hatch's biggest supporters. Why? Chaffetz is a disaster, and I don't want to
inflict him on Utah any more than Utah is afflicted by him now. YUCK!
I can picture Chaffetz on election day.... 'DON'T YOU KNOW WHO I
AM???' I guess Chaffetz felt a bit 'harrased' by TSA agents ('"I
feel like I was a bit harassed," - Rep. Chaffetz Gets Into Verbal Scuffle With
TSA - 01/06/10 - Fox 13 - Nicole Hunter) but is ok with AZ laws asking you for
documentation of your legal status...based on appearence. Notice I
didn't say WHO gets elected.
First, no one should be deceived about Chaffetz doing a better job. He won't.
Anything you do not like about Hatch, you will not like about Chaffetz. The
only difference is that Chaffetz is an opportunist with a BIG EGO AND BIG
AMBITION.We have real problems in Utah, and throwing out a Senator
who votes the right way (no TARP and no BAILOUTS) just to appease the egos of
the leaders of the Tea Party and 9/12 groups -- all of whom get their "creds"
from knocking off incumbents -- is just plain silly.There may have
been BIG votes that we did not like about Bennett, but Hatch is not the guilty
party here. Obama and the liberals in the Congress are the real enemies of the
Constitution -- not Hatch.Let's send a seasoned veteran, with clout,
with credibility, and with stature to that fight. Not Mr. EGO who will inflate
himself with cute sound bites and then go home and think about his next gig on
Fox News. Chaffetz tries to sound humble saying he was never a real football
player -- just a kicker. Well, Jason, this is the big leagues. Stay on the
I hope he runs and wins and does nothing for our state just like he does now.
Oh wait, he is often talking to TMZ so he does do something besides flapping his
gums....wait, same thing.
Chaffetz (CHA fetz) - adjective - 1. One whose bark is MUCH worse than his bite.
2. Talk without walk 3. all talk, without substance. 4. idleness, without action
but much verbage. Usage: Don't be a Chaffetz
Chaffetz is doing a great job in the US House. If he decides to switch and run
for the 2012 US Senate race, and if he wins, I believe he would do a great job
there. We should spread those doing great jobs around and replace those not.Hatch has been doing OK. I do believe he has been there long enough that
he could be replaced with someone better.
Mr. Chaffetz, "Behold, there are many called, but few are chosen. And why are
they not chosen . . . "If the citizens want you to run for the
office of Senator, they will ASK you to run. You need not volunteer.
Chafetz and the tea party is what is destroying the Utah Republican party.
Voting against Matheson in the primary is dirty politics. Remember "Are you
honest in all of your doings?" How can one honestly vote against him in the
primary if he or she has no intention of voting for the same candidate in the
election. We are either an honest people with integrity or we are not. Who do
you choose to be?
Sen Hatch is vulnerable in 2010 and has many short comings. I like Jason
Chafetz and he has taken the point on a few issues but he is going to have to
fight a lot harder and put forth some serious Constitutional challenges
(legislation to reduce the size of government) if he expects support after a
second term.Remember who's side Hatch was on with the Ruby Ridge and
Waco debacles. How many times did Sen Hatch dance with Sen "Liberal" Ted
Kennedy. He brought us to this dance but I'm not going home with him.
the idea here isnt so much who takes hatch's place.. it is that the convention
delegates dont cast a ballot for hatch .. just like bennett , over 2,300 state
delegates didnt cast a ballot for bennett .. that was awesome ..hatch is only interested in himself .. has nothing to do with utah .. (hasnt
dawned on him that that many citizens of utah actually didnt cast a ballot for
bennett)i truly hope that utah doesnt allow hatch a 7th term .. the
old guy needs to retire to his lobby groups and support them .. hatch is only interested in his records that he can set by being brought back
to DC for his 7th term .. utah needs to stop what they started 36 yrs ago, cause
hatch wont resign .. keep in mind that hatch has over 2 million dollars from pac
and lobby money to spend .. has to be spent somewhere (let him burn it on
lunches and presents to state delegates in March and April 2012) .. then after all the spending, drop hatch in the May 2012 convention ???dont cast a ballot for hatch May 2012 convention
Chaffetz says ""This anti-incumbent sentiment is a tsunami that isn't going
away…"How true. But Chaffetz, aren't you also an incumbent?
Run for president not just the senate! Well, hopefully one day. Love Chaffetz!
Let the Republicants eat each other alive. Their hatred of all things that
didn't originate in their own heads will doom them all. I predict scandal
exposed before the general election. Burn in hell, Party of No!
'Even before the political corpse of ousted Sen. Bob Bennett has cooled, Rep.
Jason Chaffetz says he may run against...' - Article I guess after
working to deny marriage to DC residents, it's about time Chaffetz did something
Chaffetz was an improvement over Cannon. That said, surely we can produce better
representatives than Chaffetz? And many thanks to Senator Hatch for his years of
service, but the office of Senator was never intended to be a lifetime
appointment. He should start spending much more time with his grandchildren in
Chaffetz has been measured and found lacking. These are not the type of
replicans we need in office to get things done and reach across the party to
compromise. Just look at all the idiott air port screening comments Chaffetz
has made the past year. He seems to be over-dramatic and under-performing.
Hatch has served well and now needs to pass the torch to someone who is not a
career politician and represent the people. Lets get ride of all the career
politicians, like we have Bennett. They are worthless.
A perfect match for Utah.