I find it amusing that the tendency of people, when discussing politics, is to
make the assumption that people that agree with them are intelligent and people
who disagree with them are stupid/corrupt/evil, etc. Come on people, just admit
that Hatch has done a good job, has represented Utah well, knows how to fight
the fight and win, chased Jason Chaffetz out of the race, whipped your boy Dan
like a yard dog and now will put Mr. Howell out of his misery next Tuesday and
will go on to be one of the most prolific legislators ever to sit in the US
Senate. If he isn't President pro-tem of the Senate next year, he most
certainly will be in 2015. Utah has never had a Senator get that powerful.
About 65-70% of the Utah voters will realize that next week - and they will be
correct. Its OK - you can give him the credit he deserves. Nobody will
disrespect you for it.
He should have retired, sipped his tea, and wrote Jewish musicals a long, long
time ago.But look at who keeps sending him back -- Those who
keep telling us that; Washington insiders are out of touch, New blood is needed, Business experience is required,Those who
messed up it should be booted out of office.I guess Republicans are
And don't forget that we pay for his health care also! Not a bad gig!
Re: xscribe Colorado Springs, CO"He's getting old; he
doesn't want to give up that government-funded health care plan!"Unlike a lot of Americans who can't find a job Sen. Hatch knows
you'll help pay his salary for the next 6 years. He thanks you for your
contribution to his nest egg.
What, is this the cheapest US Senate race out there this year?
DN: Why in the world would this comment be denied? My comment: He's
getting old; he doesn't want to give up that government-funded health care
plan!There is absolutely nothing offensive about that statement!
This guy is the only Republican I didn't vote for. He is a part of the
problem in Washington, responsible for the mess this country is in(steadily and
more swiftly moving away from our constitutional based, reprsentative republic),
and has been asleep at the wheel. Sure, he has probably done this or that for
the state, but he has been a silent participant in the indemic corruption that
is Washington DC. He doesn't get it. It's sad, really.
Does anyone else see this as wrong?Maybe he should have limited
himself to 4 million to stomp his opponent and the 8 million could have been
spent in the state he represents.If he limited his spending he would
not have fit in with the 91% from out of state who gave him the money, nor would
he have fit in at Washington where our money is tossed about like fodder.When senator Kennedy died it seemed so did Orrins contacts with the
other party as his record since then has been of a selfish old man accruing a
legend for himself, not once in the past 4 years has he reached out to anyone on
the other side of his line.Instead he maintains the stance he has
been there the longest and with that the other side has to respect him or else.
Turns out he fiddles while Rome burns. His attitude of my way or the highway
has hurt our country more than he has helped.If Pres Obama is
re-elected he has no plans other than to be a bump on a log again. Our state
cannot afford his high and mighty attitude.
If Hatch were really the conservative he claims to be, he would have taken some
of that $12 million and helped other conservative Republicans. Mia Love could
use some money, and a dozen Republican candidates for the Senate would use some
too. If he could not give directly to them, then give to the super PACS who
could.But, instead, we see Hatch devoting all his money and energy
to getting his own superannuated body into another six years of prestige and
power.Still, that is better than having another "moderate"
sounding liberal Democrat in any office. Even though I would have vastly
preferred Dan Liljenquist.
Why is it that those on the right ALWAYS defend campaign spending.Virtually all corporate and union money requires and gets a payback.And while I do not contend that the supreme courts Citizens United ruling was
correct based on the constitution, I do believe that it corrupts a corrupt
system even more.Wake up people. Until you get the big money out,
ALL, read ALL politicians are beholden to their large donors.
It's just sick the amount of money Hatch has spent. All to convince a state
the has so many of its people that without a doubt do not like what he has
become...and want to see him gone. 91% coming from outside our people donating
it to him. 3 cheers for democracy and the people of Utah for continuing to vote
for Hatch. Hatch is what we hate about Washington. But, mark my
words...Utah will cement hypocrisy about the way they vote: First,
Utah champions that we need change, change and change with our leaders that are
in Washington when they go vote. Romney is change, so is that under-qualified
mayor who's own officers are suing her... she's change too. Oh oh,
when it comes to Hatch, they'll disregard change and say Utah needs him and
make up junk for voting for him. Utah, you'll make us look
pathetic if we vote Hatch in another term. That means special interests will
have won. That's not change, is it? Have we not learned that Republicans
don't govern well in national offices?
Re: one old man Ogden, UT"Let's hope it was a big waste
...."Various current polls show Cooke getting a 17% to 19% share
of the votes. Gov. Herbert will win. The only question is whether he will beat
Cooke worse than he did Peter Corroon.(He won that race by better
than 2 to 1.)
Let's hope it was a big waste and that on November 7 he will know it when
he has to welcome Scott Howell to take his seat.
Re: Dektol Powell, OH"Hatch spends $12 million to get a 6 year job
...."These funds were in his war chest and if this is to be his
last campaign it should come as no surprise to anyone that he uses this money
for the purpose it was intended. His opponent never had a prayer and that
leaves only one option open for the liberals .... and that is to cry about it.
The liberals are going to have more reason to cry come Nov. 6th.
Hatch spends $12 million to get a 6 year job that pays under $200,000 a year.
And people wonder why he can't figure out how to balance the Federal
The Democratic and Republican PACs spent a lot of money. Dan Liljenquist and
the outside PAC spent a lot of money campaigning against Hatch. After the
demise of Senator Bennett, Hatch was prepared for a battle for the convention
and primary, if needed. The Supreme Court of the United States of America
changed the process of how elections are run and won. The Congress
is so split on this process that they will never agree on any change in the
election laws. The Supreme Court, whose judges don't run for office
through elections, made a significant that could last forever. PACs don't
have the same types of controls as the candidates do. The candidates don't
have control over what those independent PACs say about them or the opponents.
This seems to have made it so candidates can get out of any
responsibility because they don't have control of PACs they are not part of
who are supporting them for office.I believe some of the citizens
that put off learning about the candidates on their own and just listen to the
deluge of advertising, especially in and around the battle states will vote the
What a waste of money. And we want him on the finance committee?He should have said "I'm not paying for any ads. Vote for me
because I know how to save money."But he showed us he is part of
the problem with Washington.But, I'm still going to vote for
him....because he is still better than the other guys in washington. But he has
let us all down by playing politics while our country was going in debt.Thanks Orrin.
91 % of the $4.5 million Hatch raked in 2012 came from out-of-state sources,
while only 9 % came from Utah.====== Sad -- Sold
his 78 year old soul for a mess of out-of-State pottage.Utahns who
vote for this guy should be ashamed of themselves.Senator I promise only 2