Published: Friday, June 22 2012 3:00 p.m. MDT
Re: Scott Montgomery: No, we definitely DON'T need Orrin Hatch's
"leadership." Hatch has played a role in CAUSING many of the problems
that you complain about in your letter. He has already been on the Finance
Committee for 18 years, while continuing to vote for massive spending programs.
What makes you think he will suddenly do a 180 and become fiscally
responsible?Sorry, but he CAN'T become fiscally responsible,
because after all these years he has too much Washington political baggage and
owes too many favors to too many people. His "seniority" and
"experience" are meaningless because he has become part of the
problem.So far the main role of Hatch's so-called "balanced
budget amendment" has been to serve as political cover for him while he
continues to spend us into oblivion. Hatch's glaring hypocrisy is on
display for all to see.Hatch used to be a great senator, but now he
needs to go. His seniority has become a liability. We need to replace him
with Dan Liljenquist.
Leadership? What leadership? That's exactly what he has lacked.Leadership isn't flip flopping on the issues. For example, in the 90s,
hatch supported the Individual Mandate. Now? He's all of a sudden against
it. Why? That isn't leadership. Adjusting to the fringe of your
party, throwing out your values, and lowering your standard for personal gain is
anything but leadership.
Mr. Hatch is anything but a strong leader. He may think that he's leading.
He may have convinced a lot of people that he's leading; but, he's
not a leader in the senate. No one in the Senate is hanging on to his every
word. No one is following him.He told us that he was much too busy
with his senate responsibilities to debate, so what has he been doing in Utah?
How many lies are we going to believe before we vote him out of office?A leader stands at all times for the right thing - the right thing for the
nation, not just the right thing for himself. Senator Hatch has forgotten,
decades ago, what it meant to stand for anything except to stand for his
personal desire to stay in Congress.
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