It is/was shortsighted of Hatch to be against the fillabuster in the first
place. Without that power in the Senate, all of the minority party in Congress
at any given time might as well go play golf for 2 years as they have virtually
no power. I didn't like it when Reed used the fillabuster against Bush,
but I knew that the Republicans would also need it in the future. The future is
here, and I think Hatch is caught in the middle with his aforementioned
Thank you for trying to hold Orrin Hatch to his own position on at least one
topic. It's an uphill battle, but well worth the effort. I'd say Hatch
out to resign, but chances are his replacement would be an extremist on par with
Mike Lee. Perhaps Hatch might vote once or twice on principle rather than
politics, now that he's (hopefully) not up for reelection. Hmm.
This is an absolutely excellent article. I can think of many, many things to
say about Orrin Hatch -- and none of them are good.The worst thing
about it all, though, is the fact that this dishonest hypocrite is very
representative of the party to which he belongs.
He was one of the pioneers in disrupting government for political gain. Why did
Utah get a hugely expensive new Federal Courthouse?
Many Republican "principles" flew out the window the day that President
Obama was first sworn in. But don't worry, Democratic "principles"
will do the same on the day the next Republican president is sworn in.