@Mike Richards:"He made promises and immediately broke those
promises."That's what politicians do... they promise stuff
then when elected they forget what they promised. This is Hatch's last
term. Don't expect anything from him.
Utah voters re-elected Senator Hatch once again believing he would look out for
our best interests (seemingly without closely examining his voting record or
listening carefully enough to his political rhetoric). I think Utahns got
exactly what they voted for - again. At least he had the courage to stand up
and support President Obama by voting in favor of the fiscal deal to avoid the
fiscal cliff. For that Senator Hatch I am grateful.
hatch has just not had enough time to do all the things he promised.Utah republicon voters should continue to re-elect hatch.He just
needs more time...
I loved his campaign motto of:"Mitt Romney needs me back in
Washington!"...how many fell for that old gag?
Lest we forget, this is what I said about Hatch during the election:"Hatch is making an argument that experience, clout, seniority, influence,
and knowledge make a difference, that somehow we can't live without his
expected rise to the chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee. That ASSUMES
Mitt Romney wins the White House (hate that word 'assume.') The simple
truth is all his hypothetical political-speak shrouds the real reason: 'You
must send me back so I can set a consecutive Senate service longevity
record.' He absolutely believes in his heart of hearts he is a Utah
treasure of inestimable worth and that he is irreplaceable and an unassailable
icon of mythical proportions. Well, maybe. I don't think so. Instead of his
usual one-hour nap during the day, he can stretch it to two hours without fear
of recrimination. He will never face voters again, and if he wins he will never
be accountable. Hatch will continue voting differently than the rest of
Utah's delegation."I just hate it when I'm right.
I can only HOPE that the Hon. Senator Hatch follows through on his word and
retires at the end of this term. Utah has deserved better for a long time.
Where are the Utahns who voted in Hatch on toothless promises? Perhaps they have
disappeared just as the senator has.Selaina Broderick =========== Mike Richards, RedShirt, Voice of Reason,
PeanutGallery, wrz, ... Care to answer her?....
Yes, Sen. Hatch talked a good game during the election, but ...Sorry, folks, but it was all too predictable.Re: Kent C.
DeForrest: The reason Matheson voted against the bad fiscal cliff bill is
because his vote wasn't needed in order to pass it. So now he can pretend
to be conservative, and continue to fool lots of voters. He's good at
Now that Hatch is on his last term (?), maybe we'll see who he really is.
Generally, a public servant not running for reelection is more free to do what
he really feels is right than one (like Matheson, for instance) who is always
looking to the next election. Can't think of any other reason why Matheson
would vote against the fiscal cliff fix and Hatch would vote for it.
Was Hatch ever visible?
This is the greatest summary, and most accurate reporting, of what Hatch has and
has not done for Utah, and our country of anything I have seen or read in recent
years.Some people "get it" and others are just great actors
and chameleons. We should see Hatch on the floor of the Senate every
single day demanding that Harry Reid bring up a budget for a vote, to fulfill
the legal obligation for the Senate to pass a budget every year. Instead, we
get Hatch carping about Utahn's who don't worship his moderateness.The Deseret News should hire Ms. Broderick as a political reporter so we
get some accurate reporting!
Senator Hatch has proven again that he cares only for Orrin Hatch. He made
promises and immediately broke those promises. Now he blames Utahns for not
holding HIS values. He wasn't elected to promote HIS values; he was
elected to represent the State of Utah. As usual, he proved that he
can't be trusted to do anything except run for re-election.Leadership? He is no leader.
"Utahns deserve results and real leadership during the pivotal new era of
spending cuts that hurt Utah jobs and spending increases that yield no
revenue."So spending cuts are bad, and spending increases are