Skip to comments.RINO Orrin Hatch forced into first ever primary; Lugar's situation worsening
Posted on 04/24/2012 11:31:15 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
After 6 terms in the United States senate, long time RINO Orrin Hatch will face his first primary battle after failing to attain the necessary 60% of delegate votes at Saturdays Utah Republican convention.
After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot, Hatch will take on conservative Republican Dan Liljenquist on June 26th.
In 2010 Hatch watched nervously as Utah colleague Robert Bennett was removed from the Senate in his own primary contest, a victim of having too often sold-out the conservative Republican base.
Concerned with mounting criticism of his own predilection for confirming Marxists to the Supreme Court from his seat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, his perpetual votes to raise the debt ceiling and his vote in favor of TARP, Hatch has spent much of the past 3 years feigning the role of dedicated conservative and champion of the right.
He voted against Supreme Court confirmation for both Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor once the strength of the Tea Party movement had become apparent and trouble appeared...
(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...
Lugar is history!
Susan Collins & Olympia Snow
Any chance we could get rid of them??????
I hope so!
I can’t stand that guy. He is such a snake in the grass.
After falling 32 votes short of the required total
I’m still laughing about this!! You know how pissed off he must be??
Oh, yeah. We do know: These people are not conservatives. They are not Republicans. Theyre radical libertarians and Im offended by it,
The arrogance is similar to Arlen Specter’s: “I’m simply not going to subject my 29-year record in the United States Senate to that Republican primary electorate.”
God forbid the people that sustain you in office decide to throw you out of it. The office isn’t yours, senator. It’s ours.
Yes, if you don't mind them being replaced by 2 communists.
Hatch has had some tough breaks. First he lost the love of his life, Ted Kennedy, and now this. I almost feel sorry for him.
I thought Snow said she was retiring.
At the same time we need the new blood over on the Democrat side (BTW)
Yep...that would help the cause. Now...in a state like Utah...or even in Indiana...there is no reason to not axe someone like Hatch or Lugar. You can still win the general with conservatives. Maine ain't Utah.
Absolutely brilliant!!!! Quote of the year, IMHO...Well said. Kudos!!!
She is. Some people don’t pay attention.
“You know how pissed off he must be??”
No, I think that he is scared to death of losing his gov’t check.
Sure love to see those two beaten!
What he loses is the prestige and power.
His government check keeps coming!
He wants to keep the power and influence. He wants to keep the expensive lunches and the lavish office. He wants to be called Mr. Chairman again. He wants to continue the unanimous consents allow him to keep his high conservative rating while letting liberal legislation move forward. And above all, he wants to continue to assist liberalism in advancing while thwarting conservatism. He needs to go!
Man, I sure hope so.
Teddy Kennedy's buddy Hatch can fall by the wayside, too, as far as I'm concerned, although Hatch has never bothered me nearly as much as Lugar.
“After falling 32 votes short of the required total on the final ballot”
Didn’t Hatch spend about $3 million getting his own people to the cauci meetings?
He may find it a little more difficult to pack the voting booths.
Fingers crossed here that Liljenquist can pull this out.