I have spoken to many people during the last few months regarding Hatch, and the
only reasons I've heard for supporting him is that he will "save"
HAFB, and that he has a chance of being the chairman of the finance committee.
First of all, Hatch has about as much to do with saving HAFB as I do. That has
been out of senator's hands for over 5 years. Second, who cares about
Hatch's chance to head a committee when his voting record shows him to be
for big government, debt, and special favors for big business? I don't
want somebody like Hatch anywhere near a position of power, including that of
U.S. Senator.Don't people remember the media's fawning
over Obama and Billary four years ago, depicting that year's election as
"historic" because we would have either America's first woman or
its first African-American president? I know a lot of people who voted for
Obama for that reason alone. That is all the chairman of the finance committee
is for Hatch, a "historic moment" that he hopes to capitalize on.
Don't be fooled.
@ Utah Bill: Don't you think that is a bit shallow and ill-informed on
your part? You're supposed to vote for the candidate who will best
represent you in Congress. Hatch has proven, at least to me, that he
doesn't represent me and is therefore a a bad candidate, plain and simple.
I don't care who supports Hatch, he is a bad candidate and I will vote
against him for that reason alone. I wish people would stop being drug in by
the drama and look at the facts instead...@Hunt: I live in Salt
Lake County and volunteered to help FreedomWorks at the Republican Convention.
I thought it was funny how many people came by the booth and said, "I hate
what you did to Hatch!" or "Stop bringing outside money into Utah
politics!" I asked one woman, "Don't you think Hatch has brought
in exponentially more outside money into Utah politics?" to which she
replied, "No!" and walked away. I really wished people knew how this
@ On the other hand.I will tell you exactly what FreedomWorks has
done for Utah, "On the other hand." FreedomWorks provided a platform
for those of us who are sick of Hatch's two-faced politics and want him
out. FreedomWorks provided the funding and information to get the message out
that Hatch's voting record contradicts what he tries to sell us back home.
Finally, FreedomWorks helped force Hatch into a primary so that those of us who
are disgusted by his big-government record can finally have a voice and
hopefully push him out of office.
Besides constantly bashing Freedom Works and supposedly their horrible outsider
money (funny how no one is bashing Hatches money from outsiders, a sum of which
is much much more) not one person on here has expressed WHY Freedom Works
platform is such a bad one. Unless of course you oppose restoring fiscal
responsibility and shrinking the size of our bloated government. Me
thinks there are a few Hatch cronies on here attempting to sway opinion.
JDavoudi, Mike Lee is not a leader. He hasn't done anything except
If I was Mia Love, I'd run the other way and wouldn't accept their
endorsement. Dan on the other hand, he can accept it and then get beat in the
FreeWorks, FreedomSchmerks….It’s all about Capital,
Business, and Advertising in Utah.Let’s see who pays Glenn
Beck the most $$$ to tell them who to support….That will tell you
who will win in Utah.Speaking of endorsements, solidarity,
support….Anyone else find it funny and extremely ironic that
Utah’s own love-feast with all-things Mitt Romney and his personal
endorsement for Orrin Hatch doesn’t mean anything to his supporters?
A FreedomWorks endorsement in Utah means your polling numbers drop by ten
points. The last poll I saw, taken by Mason-Dixon, showed Liljenquist down by
over 40 percentage points. Now that FreedomWorks has endorsed him he will
probably be behind by 50 percentage points. Instead of Dan accepting their
endorsement he should give THEM money to keep their mouth shut.
Anyone FreedomWorks supports will not get my vote.
I now see another reason not to support Liljenquist. If I lived in Love's
district, I would now have a big reason not to support Love.
For all this complaining about outside money coming from Freedom Works, where do
you think Hatch has acquired overflowing war chest? It's loaded with
outside money from Washington Special interest whom's only goal is to keep
him in their back pocket. The only difference here is that Freedom Works is
fully transparent as to what their goals are (very valid goals that will benefit
Utah, not hurt it). Lets all keep in mind that Hatch has a penchant
for becoming ultra conservative when election time comes around. The rest of
the time he's voting for unfunded liabilities and increasing the size of
government. The choice here is obvious for those that are willing to spend 5
minutes looking under the surface and not falling in love with the latest
It's hilarious to see folks shooting the messenger rather than attack the
message. Freedom Works has been fighting to reign in unsustainable spending
since its inception. The issues with Orrin stem from the idea of why send back
to DC to fix unsustainable spending the very people that got us in the position.
I mean Orrin has voted to increase the debt ceiling 16 time totaling 7.5
trillion dollars....and we want him to fix spending problems? lol...Endorsing
Mia Love and Dan Liljenquist shows Freedom Works is serious about reforming
entitlements and cutting the size and scope of government. Kudos Freedom
Works...thank you for leaders in DC like Rand Paul and Mike Lee...and soon to be
Dan Liljenquist and Mia Love.
Wow1 Looks like the Hatch campaign is in rapid response mode tonight! Good
message discipline too, hitting all the Hatch cmapaign talking points, for
whatever they are worth.Freedom Works endorsed two candidates, and
that is newsworthy. We will see similar reports when liberal special interest
groups and unions and trial lawyers endorse candidates as well. And of course,
the newspapers will eventually make their endorsements (after candidates have
committed to thousands of dollars of advertising...).Everyone is
free to agree or disagree with any group's endorsements. Personally, I value the comments of Freedom Works much more than say, the
Teachers Union, or the Trial Lawyers, the enviro folks, or the news media.
Since no was has convinced me that Liljenquist is superior to Hatch in ANY way,
I'll stick with seniority thanks. You all realize, Freedom Works trying to
get the Idaho guy into the most senior position and they could CARE LESS about
Liljenquist. I do love Mia Lova though. You got my vote girl!
Who cares who they dis or endorse. For all I know they could have endorsed
Gayle Ruzicka, John Dougall, and Rob Blagojevich - - yeah I know, she isn't
running for office, he's not fit for State Auditor (has an agenda and is an
engineer by training), and the third guy is in prison.
I hope most people won't dismiss Love and Lillenquist after this
endorsement. I feel very strongly that I will be voting for both in the
primaries (and in the general election later) and hope they won't get stuck
with tea party labels. I vote for people who are going to represent me
appropriately, not ones who are going to tear the government apart or serve only
themselves. I feel Love and Lillenquist fit that bill.
Thank you, FreedomWorks. Now, I know of two more people for whom I definitely
don't want to vote.
Outside money trying to influence our state election should rankle every voter
Dan will not best represent Utah's needs. Vote for what is best for Utah,
Vote for Hatch.
What has FreedomWorks ever done for Utah that their endorsement should mean
anything? This is just an announcement that they're going to pay
out-of-state companies large sums of money to try to convince Utah voters to
elect candidates from the far-right fringe of the political spectrum, who
FreedomWorks thinks will do their bidding. These people don't have
Utah's interests at heart; they just think we can be bought.Go