Let's not forget that Hatch bounced Frank Moss for staying to long.
Dot"It's obvious that Freiheit and Ms. Bilington don't know
what laws Sen. Hatch has passed through Congress. You probably benefit from
several of them. Do your homework."I did my homework. Would those be
the laws that he sponsored then later opposed or failed to fund? His recent
"contributions" to the judiciary, DACA and tax law are enough elicit
celebration of his decision to retire. We don't even need to mention
serving under the greatest president.
I for one am pleased to see Hatch decline to run. First, he has been there too
long, even by his own standards. Secondly, he is not getting any younger. And
finally, I have been very disappointed in his recent advocacy of the tax law,
his affection for Donald Trump, and his seeming preference for enhancing the
lives of the wealthy over the poor. I hope our next senator displays a
refreshing contrast to the senate we have come to "accept".
It's a shame that Hatch did not have the good sense to retire before his
obsequiousness to Trump: "
this is one of the great privileges of my
life, to stand here on the White House lawn with the president of the United
States, who I love and appreciate so much,
We wouldn't be where we
are without him. . We're going to keep fighting and we're going to
make this the greatest presidency that we've seen not only in a generation,
but maybe ever."
Hatch didn’t need to stay in the Senate; the Republican donors had been
served. CHIP is still in peril, and any judicial goodwill engendered by
the 1990s has been wiped away by Hatch's enthusiastic abetting of the
railroading of Obama Supreme Court nominee Merrick Garland and the
rubber-stamping of every blatantly unqualified Trump administration nominee
suggested by the Federalist Society. In 30 years, some of those judges will be
on their third decade on the bench and their sixth of learning to tie a shoe.
That is the big thing that Republican Party supported Trump in order to
accomplish: to tax the working and middle class and try to bleed safety net
programs dry so they can kick over a trillion dollarsup the chain to the
wealthiest people in the world, all while rubber-stamping jurists who will roll
back judicial activism against reasonable employers who just want to irradiate
In the interest of journalistic accuracy, the DN should probably replace the
word "era" in this particular op/ed title with the word "eon" .
It's obvious that Freiheit and Ms. Bilington don't know what laws Sen.
Hatch has passed through Congress. You probably benefit from several of them.
Do your homework.
An era in Utah politics will come to an end. Thank Heaven!
"who jealously held onto power well beyond their effective years."He was effective in raising money and increasing his own power. He was
effective in helping the top 1% get even richer at the expense of the middle
class and the poor. But effective in actually making life better for the rest
of the country? History will not judge him kindly.