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Hatch: 'I'm no Bob Bennett' (RINO running scared ahead of potential 2012 challenge from Tea Party)
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-10-15 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 10/23/2010 11:03:28 AM PDT by rabscuttle385

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stressed Friday he has no intentions of following down the path of his Utah colleague, Sen. Bob Bennett (R).

During an appearance on Bloomberg's "Political Capital With Al Hunt" set to air this weekend, Hatch, who's up for reelection in 2012, talked down the prospect of losing to a conservative primary challenger the way Bennett did earlier this year.

“I like Bob Bennett. I felt like he was a great senator. But I'm no Bob Bennett," Hatch said of his colleague, who lost at a state party convention to Mike Lee, the new GOP candidate for Senate and probable victor in the state's Senate race.

Hatch is one of a crop of veteran GOP senators who are looking to learn lessons from the 2010 primary cycle, which saw incumbent senators such as Bennett and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) lose their primary races against insurgent conservative activists tied to the Tea Party movement.

The veteran senator said he's already begun reaching out to his state's Tea Partiers and stressed his conservatism relative to the forcibly retired Bennett.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: appeaser; bobbennett; cockroaches; hatch; hatch4hatch; hatch4himself; hatchmustgo; justsayno2rinos; kneepadrepublicans; lisamurkowski; mccain; mclamesrinoparty; mikelee; orrinhatch; rino; utah; vichy
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1 posted on 10/23/2010 11:03:33 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
I'm no Bob Bennett

He is more like McCain.

2 posted on 10/23/2010 11:10:41 AM PDT by Dan(9698)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hatch and others are beginning to read the tea leaves. He and others like him have long been in the “go along to get along” mode and are just now beginning to assess the attendant damage. I’m sure that Senator Hatch has done good things along the way, but the damage that he and other moderate Republicans have done during their tenure is now staring them in the face. He seeks to explain away the consequent damage and save himself.


3 posted on 10/23/2010 11:10:41 AM PDT by davisfh
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To: rabscuttle385

Coulda fooled me. Did, in fact...for a while.


4 posted on 10/23/2010 11:11:26 AM PDT by SAJ (Zerobama -- a phony and a prick, therefore a dildo.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Al Hunt = Long time member of the “death to America” media.

Just my opinion of course.


5 posted on 10/23/2010 11:12:01 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hatch is one of a crop of veteran GOP senators who are looking to learn lessons from the 2010 primary cycle, which saw incumbent senators such as Bennett and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) lose their primary races against insurgent conservative activists tied to the Tea Party movement.

If they haven't learned yet, they never will.

They will spend money to remove the Isle in the chambers so they don't have to reach any more.

New and conservative blood will do the trick nicely.

6 posted on 10/23/2010 11:13:01 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385

Having watched him over the years, I think it’s past the time for a Conservative challenge, resulting in his return home to private life.


7 posted on 10/23/2010 11:15:17 AM PDT by Col Freeper (FR is a smorgasbord of Conservative thoughts and ideas - dig in and enjoy it to its fullest!)
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To: rabscuttle385

well now maybe all his face lifts and tanning beds has cooked his brain LOL. Get rid of the RINO!


8 posted on 10/23/2010 11:16:17 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hatch the fascist now fears his once proudly proclaimed fascist vote history?

What a shock!

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/930731/posts

Powerful Senator Endorses Destroying Computers of Illegal Downloaders (Orrin Hatch)
AP ^ | 6/17/03 | Ted Bridis

Posted on 6/17/2003 5:54:06 PM by Jean S

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Tuesday he favors developing new technology to remotely destroy the computers of people who illegally download music from the Internet.


Orrin Hatch voted for the bailout. His words are nothing; his actions betray him.


Sen. Orrin Hatch has a message for the Tea Party movement: Work with the GOP or see conservatives lose more ground.

“If we fractionalize the Republican Party, we are going to see more liberals elected,” Hatch warned a crowd of 300 at a town meeting at American Fork Junior High School on Wednesday night, amid jeers from Tea Party supporters.

Hatch blamed extreme conservatives for the 2008 defeat of Sen. Gordon Smith, a politically moderate but fiscally conservative Republican from Oregon.

Hatch said if the Tea Party had not backed a constitutionalist candidate in that race, Smith wouldn’t have lost to Democrat Jeff Merkley, whom Hatch described as “the most liberal senator,” by 45,000 votes.

... All these dinosaurs who’ve been around forever have got to go. People are finally waking up to what crap statement’s like Hatch’s is … Republican does not equal conservative.

Maybe Hatch should have said something more along the lines of, “I repent. I’m sorry for being a supporter of Big Government. I am ashamed. If Republican politicians don’t start acting as principled conservatives, we’re going to fractionalize and destroy the Republican Party. It’s our fault. The American people are right!”


9 posted on 10/23/2010 11:18:37 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: rabscuttle385

Hatch time for you to go Rino,Voting for all those left wing loons on the Supreme court.
Start packing your bags


10 posted on 10/23/2010 11:19:23 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m no Bob Bennett,” Hatch said
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You’re also NO Conservative on many issues!

Hatch is one of these In-the-Beltway types who thinks his greatest accomplishment was having Ten Kennedy as a friend, and of course, “reaching across the aisle!”

Just go away...please!


11 posted on 10/23/2010 11:20:15 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: rabscuttle385

If you have to tell everyone how Intelligent you are, or how attractive you are,Guess what? You are not!!!!


12 posted on 10/23/2010 11:20:45 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: rabscuttle385; colorcountry; T Minus Four
Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stressed Friday he has no intentions of following down the path of his Utah colleague, Sen. Bob Bennett (R).

A few of us here in Utah have other plans for Brother Hatch no matter what his intentions are. Your time is up Hatch! You crossed the aisle a few times too many.

13 posted on 10/23/2010 11:21:36 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, at the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum)
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To: rabscuttle385; Utah Binger

That man needs to be removed from the senate by the scruff of his neck if need be.


14 posted on 10/23/2010 11:22:12 AM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: EGPWS
Hatch is one of a crop of veteran GOP senators who are looking to learn lessons

Sorry Hatch, it is a little late to be learning lessons. You are next.

15 posted on 10/23/2010 11:23:00 AM PDT by True Grit
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To: rabscuttle385

If enough of these Senators get a copy of the Tea Party home game;how soon before they revert to the original election of Senators by by state legislators?


16 posted on 10/23/2010 11:24:03 AM PDT by bleach (Sarah, Wake me in 2012)
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To: True Grit

Hatch was conservative when being conservative was cool.


17 posted on 10/23/2010 11:26:32 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Utah Binger

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) stressed Friday he has no intentions of following down the path of his Utah colleague, Sen. Bob Bennett (R).

A few of us here in Utah have other plans for Brother Hatch no matter what his intentions are. Your time is up Hatch! You crossed the aisle a few times too many.

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Got that strait, and we’re also going to hold Mike Lee’s feet to the fire, making sure he doesn’t stray!

Hatch knows his poltical days are numbered! We here in Northern Utah have had it with him!


18 posted on 10/23/2010 11:31:46 AM PDT by Artcore
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To: samadams2000; colorcountry; T Minus Four
That man needs to be removed from the senate by the scruff of his neck if need be.

Hello there!

And on November 2 we need to dump the Obama Lap Dog Matheson who has the stupidity to call himself a blue dog.

19 posted on 10/23/2010 11:32:01 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, at the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum)
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To: rabscuttle385

The heck he isn’t a Bob Bennett. He worked on all kinds of legislation with Ted Kennedy, like kiddy day care. He even admits it himself in the article.

I hope he has a strong primary opponent.


20 posted on 10/23/2010 11:32:40 AM PDT by rushmom
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To: Artcore
Hatch knows his political days are numbered! We here in Northern Utah have had it with him!

Bears repeating

21 posted on 10/23/2010 11:35:31 AM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, at the Maynard Dixon Living History Museum)
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To: rabscuttle385

No Hatch, you are a lot like your good friend Ted Kennedy.


22 posted on 10/23/2010 11:36:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: Col Freeper

You are being very kind.
I firmly believe this best pal of the Swimmer is senile, and has been for a while. So also Mclame,Lugar,Grassley and others. The other side has more senile senators (and reps) than we do,if that helps cheer anyone up!Sheesh!


23 posted on 10/23/2010 11:47:01 AM PDT by madrastex
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To: rabscuttle385
Hatch is one of a crop of veteran GOP senators who are looking to learn lessons from the 2010 primary cycle ....

Actions speak louder than words. I don't expect these veteran GOP senators to grow a spine when they've already demonstrated they don't have one. Fool me once, shame on you ... fool me twice, shame on me - there isn't going to be a second chance for these jelly fish.

24 posted on 10/23/2010 12:00:40 PM PDT by MissMagnolia (Obad. 1:15: As you have done, it will be done to you; your deeds will return upon your own head.)
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To: davisfh

Well said. If the “tsunami” hits this Tuesday, I’m wondering just what DAMAGE he and others like him (McCain) will cause to the people who are honestly trying to get this government back on track.


25 posted on 10/23/2010 12:09:15 PM PDT by GWMcClintock ("When the foundations are being destroyed, what can the righteous do?" Ps. 11:3)
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To: rabscuttle385

The man will be 78 in 2012. He will have been there for 37 years. Utah is chock full of qualified conservatives who can take his place.

Those three facts are prima facie evidence that Hatch is too attached to the seat for the country’s good.

Also, any pal of Ted Kennedy has already shown that he doesn’t get it.


26 posted on 10/23/2010 12:11:08 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: rabscuttle385

We’ll decide.


27 posted on 10/23/2010 12:29:53 PM PDT by GreyMountainReagan ("Pray for America")
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To: Dan(9698)

The Rinos are running for cover. That is a good sign.

But Rinos, as we see with Juan McLame, lie inside and out when they are afraid of losing their positions of power. In addition, the GOP is trying to add a loud and proud Rino from California to the Senate herd.


28 posted on 10/23/2010 1:04:38 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: JerseyHighlander

Hatch has to go.


29 posted on 10/23/2010 1:05:40 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: rabscuttle385

The HELL you’re not, Orrin!! How many Marxist supreme court picks have you voted FOR over the past decade or more??!!!


30 posted on 10/23/2010 1:45:41 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: rabscuttle385

Isn’t Hatch Ted Kennedy’s long lost brother?


31 posted on 10/23/2010 1:46:45 PM PDT by Paddy Irish
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To: rabscuttle385

LOL. Life is good when Orrin sees the Tea Party written on the walls of Congress.


32 posted on 10/23/2010 1:47:41 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: SaraJohnson

Carly is waaaaaay more conservative than that Box of Rocks and would be a HUGH improvement.

Lighten up, Francis - it’s Kalifornia.


33 posted on 10/23/2010 1:49:41 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/DeMint 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: rabscuttle385

“I like Bob Bennett. I felt like he was a great senator.”

Hatch, you have shown your true colors time and time again.

You are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

And your attempts to spin yourself the next two years as a constitutionalist/consistent conservative is going to get you nowhere.


34 posted on 10/23/2010 1:53:26 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Hatch is one of a crop of veteran GOP senators who are looking to learn lessons from the 2010 primary cycle, which saw incumbent senators such as Bennett and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) lose their primary races against insurgent conservative activists tied to the Tea Party movement.

LOL. Looking to learn a lesson? LOL! The only lesson hatch has learned is he best start pretending he is a republican, or his high life might disappear. Screw hatch, and the rest of his "let's get along" loser republicans. Has the Republican party just figured out we are cleaning house? Out of touch, moron, don't read the internet losers....the MSM is gone, you may start kissing our butts now. We're the tsunami.......

35 posted on 10/23/2010 2:02:31 PM PDT by ScreamingFist
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To: rabscuttle385

Orrin, please remind us what a great Senator, and what a close pal, the swimmer was.


36 posted on 10/23/2010 2:22:09 PM PDT by Malesherbes (Sauve qui peut)
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To: Malesherbes
Strap a couple of JATO solid fuel rockets on Orrin's RINO butt and fire him in the general direction of Utah.

When they burn out, hit the “destruct” button to clear the range for McCain, Snowe, Collins, Graham, et. al. Nothing like a dramatic send off for these RINO losers.

37 posted on 10/23/2010 2:51:02 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Utah Binger

>>A few of us here in Utah have other plans for Brother Hatch no matter what his intentions are.<<

Glad to hear that. When he supported the DREAM idea for illegals it ticked me off big time.


38 posted on 10/23/2010 3:37:00 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Conflict is inevitable; Combat is an option. Train for the fight.)
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To: Dan(9698)
Hatch is a denizen of the beltway. He has beltway loyalties and values even though he once was a conservative. Maybe he can get back in touch with his roots, before he runs again. We'll see.
39 posted on 10/23/2010 3:50:36 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: madrastex

I will not support Lugar ever again. Hopefully we can find a strong candidate to take him out in the Primary.


40 posted on 10/23/2010 3:52:53 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: Dr. Sivana
The man will be 78 in 2012. He will have been there 37 years.

You are right. Enough is enough. Hope Utahns send him home to retirement.

41 posted on 10/23/2010 3:59:16 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: rabscuttle385
'The veteran senator said he's already begun reaching out to his state's Tea Partiers'

Hmmm, was that before or after he called us nuts and extremists?

42 posted on 10/23/2010 4:05:28 PM PDT by NoGrayZone (Obama IS a jackass!)
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To: Utah Binger

I Like this one. I don’t care what his intentions are it’s the voters intentions that count. Send these career politicians home.


43 posted on 10/23/2010 4:08:31 PM PDT by mommab2003 (Stop these White House Chefs!!!)
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To: rabscuttle385

When these guys make it about themselves, and not about their constituency, its time for them to go.


44 posted on 10/23/2010 4:12:30 PM PDT by Magnum44 (Terrorism is a disease, precise application of superior firepower is the cure)
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To: Dan(9698)

Orrin Hatch has to go. Nice man but he’s been in the Beltway too long.


45 posted on 10/23/2010 4:23:07 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Utah Binger

He was forced into a primary last time around, dead meat. As my dear Aunt said: “I loved him as a Brother but he thought he owned the Office.” Speaking of another long term Utah Pol.


46 posted on 10/23/2010 4:48:30 PM PDT by Little Bill (Harry Browne is a Poofter.)
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To: Dan(9698)

Hatch is another RHINO who needs to go.


47 posted on 10/23/2010 5:14:09 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2
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To: rabscuttle385

Orrin Hatch is on my list of RINO’s that need to go!


48 posted on 10/23/2010 5:31:26 PM PDT by Forty-Niner (Down the Donks! Revolution is Brewing. Make Babs Boxer a part of history....today!)
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To: Col Freeper

Senator Hatch is a wonderful orchestral composer.
I hope to see him afforded much more time to dedicate to his music come 2013.


49 posted on 10/23/2010 6:00:25 PM PDT by counterpunch (End the Government Monopoly!)
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To: Dan(9698)

Maybe Hatch will do the right thing and retire.


50 posted on 10/23/2010 6:45:09 PM PDT by WOSG (OPERATION RESTORE AMERICAN FREEDOM - NOVEMBER, 2010 - DO YOUR PART!)
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