Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Utah Senate Primary Poll: Orrin Hatch, 60%; Dan Liljenquist, 32% (Palin Power)
C4P ^ | 6/25/2012 | Doug Brady

Posted on 06/25/2012 7:30:33 PM PDT by ak267

About five weeks ago or so, Governor Palin endorsed Senator Orrin Hatch in his primary contest with Dan Liljenquist.

I join other conservatives like Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and Tea Party leaders like Sal Russo in encouraging Utah voters to return Orrin Hatch to the U.S. Senate. Since Mark Levin has always got a way with words, read what he recently told Senator Hatch: “I feel that you would be… a terrific elder statesman to a lot of these other young guys who I’m going to be pushing in these other states.” I’m with Mark. That’s spot on.

We need Orrin’s conservative Reagan-like leadership – and our new crop of conservative senators Richard Mourdock, Deb Fischer, and Ted Cruz might need some friendly advice finding their way around the Senate.

(Excerpt) Read more at ...

TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: hatch; liljenquist; palin; utah

1 posted on 06/25/2012 7:30:43 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: ak267

They’ll have to drag the old fool out of the capital in a stretcher. He ain’t go’n voluntarily.

2 posted on 06/25/2012 7:33:14 PM PDT by DManA
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ak267
Sorry folks but Hatch's voting record is hardly different than Lugar's and he's also a drooler.

Best thing Utah can do is dump this (now senior Republican) out of the Senate and send him back to his dinosaurcactus farm.

Too many droolers in there now and he's not going to get better!

3 posted on 06/25/2012 7:34:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ak267

More like Liljenquist failure. Too bad we missed an opportunity to have a real conservative replace Hatch.

4 posted on 06/25/2012 7:37:06 PM PDT by ari-freedom
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: DManA

I’m more and more in favor of term limits all the time and I like my congressman.

5 posted on 06/25/2012 7:41:13 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek

I don’t like or trust any of them. Term limits is the only way to go with congenital criminals. Politics was not meant to be a lifetime career in the Republic any way. These people were supposed to serve a term for their constituents then go back home to earn an honest living among their constituents.
No outlandish retirement programs, no better than the average citizens health care, none of this crap of the laws only apply to thee not to me, NO MORE.
2 terms only for a senator, decrease the terms to 4 years instead of 6. 4 terms only for a congress critter; already 2 terms only for president so that makes every one even on time in any particular position. I don’t care if they choose to run for a higher or lower position after their term; but there will be no super separation from service packages. No retirement benefit for serving in any elected office at the national, state, county or city level; no after service perks or bennies.

6 posted on 06/25/2012 8:32:35 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: ak267

Disturbing news. The media sided with Hatch for reason of his friendly history with the other side of the aisle for decades, and with Ted Kennedy. Dan didn’t have machine money. The Tea Party didn’t quite get the job done for Dan in Utah, who was left hanging on the hook by Sarah PAC ads on top of an already up hill fight from the beginning.

7 posted on 06/25/2012 8:47:37 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: muawiyah

Hatch needs to go. His voting record is hardly hardcore conservative. Let some fresh blood finally get a chance if it’s genuine conservative.

8 posted on 06/25/2012 8:47:42 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: ak267
He's 78 y/o, assumed office in 1977; amassed power, prestige and wealth, all courtesy of the American Taxpayer. Not a bad 35-year gig, but it should be curtain time for the old geezer.

Another poster boy for: Term Limits!

9 posted on 06/25/2012 8:57:22 PM PDT by floozy22
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ari-freedom

I’ve listened to a few Liljenquiest interview. The guy was too shifty imho

10 posted on 06/25/2012 9:28:17 PM PDT by 4rcane
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: RitaOK
Sarah Palin and Mark Levin both endorsed Senator Hatch. What do they know? Maybe Dan Liljenquist isn't so great. Mark Levin mentioned Senator Hatch’s battles for a balanced budget amendment. If Hatch can help lead a turnaround in government, that's great with me, but he's been there a very long time. There comes a time when even the good guys should retire and hand off the reins to new blood. Instead, we have guys who apparently think they're owed senator for life.
11 posted on 06/25/2012 10:38:33 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: ak267

Ok, so let me get this straight...

A well-known guy that has been the incumbent Republican Senator in Utah since the beginning of time has a massive lead in the polls against some random guy with two years in the State Senate that nobody has ever heard of.

And the big poll lead is because Palin endorsed the guy that has been the incumbent since the beginning of time?


One of the more egregious cases of reverse Palin derangement syndrome.

12 posted on 06/25/2012 10:42:52 PM PDT by Strategerist
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: ak267

Hatch needs to go-yea, thanks Palin.

13 posted on 06/26/2012 2:46:39 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist


14 posted on 06/26/2012 3:16:12 AM PDT by wideawake
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: fortheDeclaration
I knew this was coming when I referred to Lugar as "a drooler" and some of the Mittbots thought I was recommending that people vote FOR him.

What, exactly, does being a drooler mean to the Mittbots?

15 posted on 06/26/2012 7:00:15 AM PDT by muawiyah
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist

Here was a man (Hatch) that is gonna be primaried for the first time ever...HATCH...wake up and smell the coffee....and by a relative unknown backed by TP groups (why? beats the heck out of me...they didn’t do their research on Liljenquist). Everyone was ready to dump Hatch, give the brass ring to Liljenquist (fake TP....did you even see the video) and just drop him like a rock in the ocean.

While others whacked-n-hacked Hatch, people like Levin and Palin stepped in to defend him. Listen to Levin’s 20+ minute defense of Hatch and you’ll understand why he supports him (and Palin).

In Utah if you don’t get at least 60% of the state GOP convention delegates then it’s a primary to settle it. Convincing a small group of delegates is not the same as convincing a WHOLE state. TP put a lot of stock on beating Hatch and came up short in the a few dozen delegate votes. Close, but no cigar.

Palin has had a past with Hatch and he’s considered a mentor or sorts to her. Give Hatch all the flack you want but he gave us Thomas for the SC and even HE ACKNOWLEDGED PALIN’S HELP (just like Mourdock, Fischer and Cruz). When everyone was ready to dump on Hatch for a relative unknown (and a tax-n-spend compromiser to boot) Palin was there to help. Hatch owes her a favor now.

...welcome to politics old chum. Cheers!!!!

16 posted on 06/26/2012 1:57:04 PM PDT by ak267
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: ak267

ak267 +2

17 posted on 06/26/2012 2:02:41 PM PDT by Kolath
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: ak267

Governor Palin is the reason Hatch is winning. I said that a couple weeks ago, and several Freepers here (in denial) argued with a straight face that Sarah had absolutely nothing to do with Hatch success.

So many in denial, even right here!

18 posted on 07/05/2012 5:01:00 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Strategerist

You are in denial, dont you feel very very foolish? I will pray for you

19 posted on 07/05/2012 5:03:14 AM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR BUST)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson