Pretty hilarious that Armnestey is at the forefront of the effort to oust Hatch.
As people get to know Armnestey better, FreedomWorks will be ran out of town
with its tail between its legs.The worst part about all of this is
that Utah remains over $200 MILLION dollars in the red even with Lilly's
"reforms." If that's his record in Utah, it's frightening to imagine
what this goober would do at the federal level. Mad props to Steve Forbes for
not endorsing the quitter from Davis County.
Freedom Works has an agenda, become more powerful politically. Pouring money
into Utah to "Take Out" a second Senator would make this Glen Beck
Backed PAC even more influential. Even Glen Beck does not agree with Freedom
Works in this venture.They want to gain their influence in DC at Utah's
expense. They don't care about Utah we are just using us.The
supporters of this freedom works here are David Kirkham, Tim Alders, Becky
Perente, Brandon Beckams, Frank Anderson, Jackie Smith, and Kim Colemam most of
whom are running for something them selves. This is less about Hatch and more
about them growing in influence themselves.
@SamESmall--no need for Dan Liljenquist to "personally stop" Olympia
Snowe from chairing Finance. Senator Grassley has more seniority on Finance than
Senator Snowe. The only reason he would defer to her is if he wanted to chair
Judiciary, where he is next in line. The word on the street is that, as the only
non-attorney on the Judiciary Committee, he is reluctant to lead the Advise and
Consent role in vetting new judges, so in the case of Senator Hatch losing he
would opt for Finance (which has the added benefit of keeping Senator Snowe
from that role). Re the alleged inability of freshmen senators to
accomplish much, that's the same tired, old cod liver oil incumbents have been
forcing down our throats from time immemorial. When there is a housecleaning, as
there almost certainly will be, there are all kinds of opportunities for those
with unique capabilities to step up and contribute.As a newcomer to the State
Senate, Senator Liljenquist was told to sit back and watch how it's done. We all
saw how that went...and thank heavens he stepped up! He's capable of the same at
the federal level as well.
I suppose Dick Armey knows better than any of us who can best represent Utah's
interests in the Senate?
Liljenquist says after he defeats Senator Hatch he will personally stop Olympia
Snowe from being given chair of the powerful Finance Committee that Orrin is
currently slated to chair should the Rs obtain a majority in the Senate. Big
talk Dan but the realities of life says a freshman has a vote but no clout. How
will you get Senate leadership to follow you? We all know the answer to that
one, THEY WON'T.Freedom Works is hurting for donations and is
becoming more irrelevant each day. They have thrown all their hope for future
fund raising on defeating Orrin. That's why they have come into Utah and are
messing in our politics. Freedom Works, go back where you came from. We can
make our own decisions, thank you very much!Orrin, keep on pressing
for a balanced budget amendment. That is the only way we are going to hobble
the runaway steam engine. And while you are at that, keep your promise as the
Chairman of the Finance Committee to defund ObamaCare. You will be in the
position to do it, not some stary eyed freshman who needs to be given directions
to the mens room.
Senator Hatch's return to private life is long overdue! I just hope this unnamed
candidate is not John Huntsman, Jr., after his failed attempt at the
Presidential nomination! That would be an utter disaster. I hope Utah voters are
not blind enough to elect him again. There are a couple of other
"ringers" who come to mind, but for my money I'd like to see Dan
Liljenquist in the U.S. Senate. What he's achieved here in Utah with entitlement
reform, and then in other states as they've invited him in to consult is
impressive. I doubt there is a better expert on the subject in the entire
country. He also seems to have a knack for getting all the parties around the
table and crafting a solution everyone can support. What a coup if we could have
him helping Congress to do the same!
'If unions get to have a seat at the political table then businesses need one
too.' - reader1234 | 1:21 p.m. Jan. 13, 2012 You forget, the
business is the one that... owns, the table. Collective
barganing gave us a minimum wage. Paid time off. And health insurance. What did business give us...? Nothing. Only profit,
for the board. Want examples? **'Exxon profit up 53 pct,
best quarter since 3Q '08' - By Chris Kahn - AP - 01/31/11 **'BP
reporting profits despite growing costs for oil spill' - By Brian Skoloff and
Jane Wardell - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/02/10 **'Chevron profit
rises 36 percent on high oil prices' - AP - Published by DSNews - 04/29/11 This does not even include: AIG, Enron and Goldman
Sachs. And Hatch, has ever been a 'defender' of health insurance
profit: **'A plan for cutting health care costs' - By Ryan P. Thorn
- Published by DSNews - 12/23/11 'A bill under consideration in the
Senate co-sponsored by Hatch and Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., would repeal
billions of dollars in new taxes levied on health insurers...'
After: **'Health Insurers Post Record Profits' - By EMILY WALKER -
ABC News - 02/12/10
People are corporations. What makes up a corporation? People. Can a corporation
function without people? No. Corporations are businesses and businesses employ
poeple. If unions get to have a seat at the political table then businesses need
one too. I am hoping my employers are sending people to washington to defend our
businesses personal intrests. I want free market capitalism to return. Stop the
crony capitalism where the president gets to spend my money and decide who wins
and who loses.
Thank you FreedomWorks! I could never work out who to elect in my own State
without a bunch of outsiders showing up and spending all sorts of money for
political gain. I only wish I could sell you my vote directly and avoid the
political process altogether!
Dick Armey is a Social Progressive?Dick Armey and Glenn Beck are the
freedom works faces of grass roots conservative politics.Neither one
of these men could ever be concivted of being socially progressives; con men, of
course, but never socially progressive.
You have only yourself to blame for this Utah. In the one corner,
Hatch, with this 36 years of being a 'Washinton outsider'... and on
othe other, Freedom works. Largely owned and operated by...the Koch brothers. The entire time, Presidental canidate Mitt Romney claiming: **Mitt Romney: Corporations are people...my friend - By Phillip Elliot - AP -
Published by DSNews 08/11/11 Let me ask: Are YOU a
Corporation... or an American citizen?
Let me see. Since the early embryonic stages of Freedom Works, the
United States has moved [down] the World Index of Economic Freedom ladder to
become number 10 in the world rankings. I suppose this is good job security for
the socially progressive Freedom Works to get rid of Senator Hatch that way they
will have neutralized and gained power over the most important finance
committee, so they can continue to assure their perpetual, self absorbed job
security as America steps down the Economic Freedom Ladder even further. By their fruits ye shall know them. I challenge Mr. Armey and his
followers to explain the economic hypocrisy of his socially progressive record
to the world; [it] is already there in the United States Congress history books
for the political intellects and those who want to be made free by learning the
truth about he who they so blindly follow.
Glad someone is trying to help Utah get rid of its out of state corporate and
lobby owned Senator Hatch. Nearly all of his war chest is funded by these out of
state lobbies and corporations...its called quid pro quo..you help me and I'll
help you. It really is time for Orrin Hatch to come home. 36 years is long
enough. Your most recent votes to raise the debt ceiling (16 times), and the
liberty killing NDAA shows you really have little regard for smaller government
or the constitution. We don't believe in a lifetime monarchy. Come home.
Chris Herrod is a proven supporter of the Constitution, a proven supporter of
Courage, Liberty, and Integrity. He has my vote for standing up and telling the
status quo, that We The People have had enough.
What's really frightening is that they want to replace Hatch with something even
worse.Wake up, Utah voters. Look carefully at what these extremists
are trying to do to our nation.Let's replace Hatch with someone who
will actually do some good for all of us.That would be Pete Ashdown.