@Justmythoughts:And yet the elecorate in Utah voted Hatch into
office 6 times. You can't complain about the guy and then vote
for him every election. Some very good, reasonable people have ran against him.
The problem was they had a "D" after their name. In Utah that is an
automatic disqualifier for many voters.Hopefully the insanity that
is the Tea Party will get republicans in Utah out of their shell and looking at
the actual candidate instead of only party affiliation.
Can Orrin Hatch honestly say the country is better off than when he took office
36 years ago? It is much worse.
Orrin Hatch is right. Heritage used to be a respectable think tank which
focused on policy. Now the inmates have taken over and are running Heritage
into the ground getting involved in threatening politicians who don't tow
their line. That's no longer a think tank. It's a real shame.
Senator Hatch is attempting to run in front of a parade he initially tried to
block. With his statement that this was his last term in the Senate, he should
have shown courage and stopped this nonsense. He is a senior member of the
Senate and of the Republican Party. His lack of leadership is horrible. It
take courage to go against the tide of the Tea Party. Senator Hatch should have
stood up and shown leadership - instead he followed. Shutting down the
government to win your position? Give me a break.
I remember when the GOP was the party of business -- it sought stability and
predictability in government so that business leaders could make investments and
create jobs with confidence in the full faith and security of the U.S.
government. It seems to have forgotten that legacy.Today, the GOP
has become a loose canon which believes massive disruption and government
default is the only way to stop ONE law -- ObamaCare. What happened to the
principle value of preserving America's economic security? The GOP had
many opportunities to vote down ObamaCare -- but couldn't do it. Too many
Americans want it, plain and simple. The GOP should work to make ObamaCare
effective for businesses with a predictable implementation -- rather than create
so much uncertainty and disruption that the GOP's actions become THE reason
our economy continues to drag. History is shaping up to say that
today's GOP sought to take away Americans' opportunity for affordable
healthcare and moved to shut down the government to do so. Conservatives
opposed women's right to vote. Conservatives opposed civil rights. Once
again, conservatives are moving to once again be on the wrong side of history.
bandersen: I think you missed my point. I do believe everyone should have a
voice. I am encouraging the members of the Tea Party to express themselves as
much as possible. That way, their ideology can compete in the marketplace of
ideas. The more people learn about the true intent of the Tea Party, and their
real motives, the better. What's wrong with that? And to say that the TP is
new suggests that you have a very shallow understanding of their underlying
ideology, which has been around since the days of secession, Jim Crow,
McCarthyism, John Birchers, Moral Majority etc.....The only thing new about the
TP is the name Tea Party.
I love hearing the high pitched whining of the Right, pontificating the ills and
follies of the POTUS! If I'm not mistaken Obama won the last two
presidential elections against the Republicans very best talent! All I see in
these anti Obama rants are his perceived faults, seldom do I ever see them claim
any great and history making successes of their own. Oh sorry! I forgot the
sterling success the Pubs had this past week during the shut down and debt limit
fiasco! That certainly is one they will want to hang in the trophy case! When
all is said and done, it all comes down to "Scoreboard", eight years for
Obama, looking like eight for Hillary, and zero for the Pubs.
Thank you, Senator Hatch for identifying the problems in D.C., although you are
diametrically opposed to the actual facts.I am delighted to know
that contributions to Heritage will be waging the good fight to save our
country. Likewise, I am glad to be a contributor to Ted Cruz and Mike Lee
campaigns. I need to send each of these a lot more money!And, I am
most proud that I contributed to Hatch's opponent in the last campaign.
Unfortunately, Hatch's massive campaign fund (from establishment and
lobbyist types) prevailed. I am saddened that Utah ended up with a Senator who
basks in his past glory, touts his experience and clout, but has done exactly
nothing to halt the horrendous destruction of out country by the liberals.
Origami: I'm sorry to inform you, the Tea party wasn't even begun
until 5 or 6 years ago. If anything, it is growing by leaps and bounds,
including diminishing the power of the corrupt Democratic and Republican
parties. Nevertheless, every person should have a voice, something you seem to
diminish. I'm not a Tea party member. That's the great thing about
being an independent. No one knows exactly how to track you, label you, or
disdain you. Far from being passive, however, the strength coming from those
who know there is something better should not be underestimated. It is the
future, albeit one that will strain under the weight of carrying those who
can't think for themselves.
The message is simple. If we had more real men in our society, we wouldn't
have the leaders that we have in the halls of congress. Unfortunately, the lack
of real men falls heaviest on the women of this country in everything from
deadbeat fathers to aborted life. Women are taken advantage of by the Harry
Reid's of this world, who patronizingly use the power of the government to
keep them on the government dole and lined up at the abortion clinics. Where are
the real leaders and the real men?
I am ashamed of Hatch......Utahns and true conservatives should be deeply
ashamed we elected this wolf in sheeps clothing!
The tea party is wrong. Senator Lee should resign since he failed and caused
To all tea-party zealots I say THANK YOU. The more you fight against something,
the more popular that something gets!!!! Keep pushing extreme ideas and extreme
leaders, as the more you do, the more average Americans and even true
conservatives, reject you. That's right, just keep digging your own holes
deeper. Soon, no one living on the surface of reality will even see you. Prop up
Cruz. Keep feeding his ego. Keep falling prey to the false-consensus effect.
Keep making outrageous claims about Obama. Keep being irrationally angry and
hostile. Just keep being yourselves and your movement toward irrelevance will be
assured. Keep loving the fantasy America in your heads, and hating the real
America that you live in. Thank you for showing the country and the world
exactly who you are. Thank you for reinforcing the absolute necessity of
moderation in governance. Thank you for making it obvious to everyone outside
your echo chamber just how shrill the noises you make are. Keep it up Tea Party.
The President is right!
To demonstrate your leadership, Mr. Obama, propose a budget, vote on it and have
the differences resolved in conference committee. Do not run the country on
continuing resolutions and practicing crisis management. We've been
threatened with too many cliffs. Blaming others for your lack of leadership is
the mark of an ineffective leader. You are starting to sound like a Venezuelan
president. The current unacceptable legislative process that has been your modus
for the past several years is of your making. Now, stop going to fund raisers or
playing gold and do the heavy lifting of governance.
Typical Barack - blame someone else. The man is not a leader and everyone knows
it. It just doesn't cut it to expect conformity to everything on your
agenda and then blame the other side when they want to negotiate some common
sense things. What a terrible leader.
@ There you go againNo Tea Party member has that question.But, the left is questioning why their brilliant plans of running this country
is making everyone upset. After all the left actually believe everyone loves to
be taxed. That minorities will follow them to the ends of the universe. That
sending jobs overseas is a good thing. That debt=wealth. Maybe we
need to send people that are on the left back to school and not allow them vote,
until they can balance a check book, work 8 hour days, pay for their own food,
pay for their own medical.Don't give me the pathetic story of
the exception to the rule. Explain how 50-60% of the people in this country are
the exception to the rule? It's not because some people are rich and
unwilling to empty their pockets into bottomless programs....
Does anyone else notice that bo seems to always have the answer after each
disaster.Some examples:"The Cambridge police acted
stupidly" "They have a history of being racists" Let's have a
beer summit to lecture the officer."It is all Bush's
fault"Benghazi- "It was a youtube video that caused a random
protest that got a little out of hand. Just another case of work place
violence"Ft Hood Texas- "It was just workplace
violence"Congresswoman Gifford- "Guns caused the
shooting" Even though the shooter is a registered democrat and a supporter
of bo.Obummercare- "I promise that everyone will see $2500
reduction in their healthcare cost" Still waiting bo.Here's another classical line "We just need more time, we are almost
there. Forward!"Unemployment will drop to 5% if you give me $2
trillion. We've given him $7 Trillion and we're still way above his
promised mark.You'll notice he always has an excuse of why his
policies are failures. It's always because of someone else or ATM machines
or white people etc. He just can't be a man and admit the borrow, spend
and tax policies of the left will never everwork.Nomatterhowmuchyoutax.
Isn't this the same guy who for weeks claimed he just wanted a
"clean" CR, and once that passed, he would be willing to sit down and
negotiate with the conservatives over their Obamacare / Budget concerns. Now
that he's received and signed a pork-laden CR, his first move is to
immediately attack the GOP. I cannot recall a more petulant "leader"
than our current President.
"...There's a real question in the minds of many Republicans now. ...
Is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesn't amount to
anything anymore?"...".Question?No question.Is going?Gone.The once credible source of
conservative information has been hijacked and consequently damaged by south
carolina ex-senate ideologue jim demint. The current iteration
merely functions as a vehicle for jim demint propaganda.Sad.
other nations don't take us serious because barry can't be taken
serious. remember this is the guy that hung lightpole posters in chicago as a
community organizer...zero experience
For years, USA has told -- butt-in-ski-like -- other nations how to run their
governments and cultures. Now --- after all the appalling grandstanding of the
shutdown, hard to see how foreign governments will take seriously our example of
Democracy in Action.
Without the heritage foundation where will DN get so many stories and
We can't afford Obamacare. Obamacare is being forced upon us. Appologies
to our victimized youth.
Yes, it is going to take a few "maverick rebels" who will take the early
arrows to get people to see that staid old phony mavericks like McCain and Hatch
are not about anything other than business as usual in Washington D.C. Well
business as usual will one day add up to bankruptcy if something is not done.
I'm glad a couple of rookie Senators have had the guts to stand out amoung
that old tired cigar smoking (well not in the case of Reid and Hatch I suppose)
bunch of clubbers who run the Senate. Yesterday Obama said, if you want to
change things, win elections. Unbelievable!! Shows you the man thinks in terms
of the only election that mattered was his. He ought to take that kind of
thinking and go run a banana republic. In the meantime, I hope the real
mavericks in Congress will not let up until some deal is reached that includes a
pathway out of an unmanagable debt.
Meanwhile -- a whole bunch of earmarks were added at the last minute to the bill
to reopen the government.Mitch McConnell managed to land a few
million dollars for a dam on the Ohio River. Geez, can't those clowns do
anything without loading it with pork?
Orrin Hatch one of the old go along to get along Republicans. Glad he is
leaving. Isn't the Country in great shape going along with the status quo.
Both Parties have led us to the brink of disaster. Thanks to Cruz, Lee, Paul and
a few others who have the courage to oppose the way things are going.
He should know. Senator Hatch has lost all of his clout, but his loss was due
to his lack conservatism. I see too many finger-in-the-wind decisions for my
tastes. Hatch should have retired gracefully before the last election.
Doesn't the President realize that he has already shown the world we have
no "steady leadership" due to people like Hillary and himself being so
wishy washy. That ship already sailed on Obama and he was captain.
that's all obama does is lash out at repubs and conservatives. can.t blame
him as it has worked for him because of the low information voter and the
millions of votes from the takers. fortunately he and hatch are now lame
The Tea Party express said: "To put it plain and simple: We don't have
enough conservatives in Congress to stop the irresponsible spending in
Washington."And thanks to their actions, there will be even less
conservatives in Congress in 2014. Really, can any of you think of a single
independent or Democrat voter who said "Wow, these Tea Party folks are doing
something smart here! I've been swayed to vote for them the next
election." None of them were swayed.Polls show more Americans
blamed Republicans than Democrats. Republican approval ratings are at an all
time low. The Tea Party's stubbornness alienates voters and attracts nobody
new to their cause. And that is ruining any chance for Republicans to do
anything productive in the future.
The one who has long since lost his relevancy is Orrin Hatch. He is so
inextricably tied to earmarks and pork barrel politics that he does not
understand the depth of our peril. We e are in an ever tightening and rapidly
accelerating death spiral of government spending, yet he and the rest of
Congress (with a few notable exceptions) think it's OK to proceed with
government as usual. With our national debt now at more than $55,000 for every
man woman and child in this country, it is clearly time to STOP SPENDING!
Senator, please don't brag a out any more projects you've brought to
Utah! They cost money! We don't have any more money! Time to bite the
bullet and cut up the credit cards!
Mr Obama is equally to blame as the GOP. Though he had little to do with the
start of the recent fight he also had nothing to do with resolving it. Many of
us saw this divide worsening if Mr Obama was reelected yet we chose to do it
anyway, what a shame for our country. We can choose to blame the polititians
but we put them there, it's our own fault.