Published: Wednesday, Jan. 25 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
The problem is that Hatch signed on because of lobbyists and their money, and
then he found out his political calculation was wrong and the people were
opposed. It is cynical politics, and we all know it.
When I read the headline of this story, I thought maybe he had pulled his
sponsorship of the Dream Act. After all, it is election time.
Why would you be a co-sponsor of a bill and then make "a bold statement
against it". Read Machiavelli's "The Prince", a popular book in
Washington D.C. apparently, and one that has often has been on the national
If Mr. Hatch didn't understand the consequences of that bill when he
co-sponsored it, then he should be retired. The intent of the bill is clear to
anyone who reads it.Anyone can change his mind after learning about
a subject, but if the author understood the subject so poorly that he started
the "mess", he should be chastised for authoring something that harms
the Country.Mr. Hatch needs to retire.
Occasionally democracy actually functions, even in the case of Mr. Hatch.
While I am delighted he backed out, history of the man has demonstrated that it
is another example of the wind blowing rather than any conviction.
Hatch changed his mind only because he remembered what happened to Bennett.
Hatch is in preservation mode. If this wasn't an election year he would not have
changed his mind.I find it ironic that the people saying we should keep
Hatch are using the same arguments that people used to say that we should keep
Frank Moss (that Hatch ran against) in 1976. Why is it that nearly every(?)
supposedly conservative politician makes a left turn after they have been in
Hatch has become so eager to hold onto his seat that I can no longer tell just
exactly what he's for or against. He's become a political chameleon.
Reminds me of that other Republican mis-calculation, 180 degree and about
face....Utah house bill HB477
Isn't it funny how a politician won't go against the wishes of the voters in an
election year, but the rest of the time they have no compunction about ramming
unpopular laws down our throats? Hatch's departure is long overdue.
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