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Tea Party group targets Orrin Hatch for defeat
http://www.cbsnews.com/ ^ | Lucy Madison

Posted on 06/16/2011 6:45:51 PM PDT by B4Ranch

Conservative PAC FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is targeting Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch in the 2012 Senate race.

The group, arguing Hatch has insufficiently conservative economic views, is launching the so-called "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign at Utah's Republican Convention on Saturday.

"It's clear that Senator Hatch is trying to capitalize on the popularity of the Tea Party movement by reinventing himself as a fiscal conservative," said Russ Walker, Vice President of Political and Grassroots Campaigns for FreedomWorks PAC, in a statement. "But his recent rhetoric and actions in favor of limited government simply do not erase decades of bad votes, costing taxpayers trillions of dollars. Indeed Hatch's body of work proves he cannot be trusted to consistently adhere to a fiscally conservative agenda, and possible primary challengers like Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-3, UT)give conservatives in Utah and around the country a great opportunity to trade up."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: dickarmey; freedomworks; hatch; hatch2012; jasonchaffetz; levin; marklevin; orrinhatch; primaried; targeted; teaparty; thirdparty; ut2012
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Got my fingers crossed. This will show the Establishment that we are serious about smaller government and LESS TAXES!
1 posted on 06/16/2011 6:45:57 PM PDT by B4Ranch
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To: B4Ranch

I am good with that.


2 posted on 06/16/2011 6:48:25 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: B4Ranch

Hatch went along with Bush and together they grew government. Are we supposed to be happy about having another “R” in the Senate just for the sake of having an “R”? Sorry, but Hatch needs a shower and a pillow.


3 posted on 06/16/2011 6:49:27 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can go to hell.)
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To: B4Ranch

Orrin Hatch? That old woman? He has far far outlived his usefulness.


4 posted on 06/16/2011 6:49:55 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: B4Ranch

Toss in that OTHER old woman, Dick Lugar.


5 posted on 06/16/2011 6:50:45 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: B4Ranch
The group, arguing Hatch has insufficiently conservative economic views, is launching the so-called "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign at Utah's Republican Convention on Saturday.

Now THERE'S change I can believe in!

6 posted on 06/16/2011 6:50:57 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: B4Ranch
The group, arguing Hatch has insufficiently conservative economic views, is launching the so-called "Retire Orrin Hatch" campaign at Utah's Republican Convention on Saturday.

Now THERE'S change I can believe in!

7 posted on 06/16/2011 6:51:02 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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To: B4Ranch

All I can say is Yeah, how can we help?


8 posted on 06/16/2011 6:51:02 PM PDT by kempster
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To: kempster

If there’s a website of FB page....send me FReep mail. I’d love to donate :)


9 posted on 06/16/2011 6:52:51 PM PDT by ak267
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Indiana will come through


10 posted on 06/16/2011 6:55:05 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: slapshot

Man, I sure hope so. I enjoyed my youth in the outer burbs of South Bend.


11 posted on 06/16/2011 6:56:49 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: HMS Surprise

Plus he was Teddy Kennedy’s best friend in the Senate. He did not have the huevos as Judiciary Committee Chair back in the day to get in the face of the Minority dembots and stand up for good conservative judges on many occasions. Be gone RINO wussy NEXT


12 posted on 06/16/2011 6:57:38 PM PDT by slapshot ("Were not gonna take it anymore" Twisted Sister)
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To: B4Ranch

“Primary” Hatch, Dick Lugar and John Cornyn.


13 posted on 06/16/2011 6:59:44 PM PDT by GR_Jr.
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To: B4Ranch

TARP voter.
He needs to go.


14 posted on 06/16/2011 7:00:42 PM PDT by Lorianne (o)
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To: B4Ranch

The last time I heard Hatch on Fox, he sounded senile. Time for him to leave on his own.


15 posted on 06/16/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Cry baby Boner needs to retire too, IMO.


16 posted on 06/16/2011 7:01:43 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks B4Ranch.
Conservative PAC FreedomWorks, a prominent Tea Party group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey...
There's an entire army of dicks?!?


17 posted on 06/16/2011 7:02:55 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: ExTexasRedhead; B4Ranch; All

Hatch, Boner, McConnell.....(feel free to add on, I’m tired ;-) )


18 posted on 06/16/2011 7:03:48 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Similar to Dick Lugar here in Indiana.

I’m retired myself, and these old f@rts need to give it up, not continuing in the Senate in their 80s.


19 posted on 06/16/2011 7:04:19 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Lindsey RINO Gramnesty.


20 posted on 06/16/2011 7:05:52 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: B4Ranch

Hey, hey,
Ho, ho,
Orin Hatch
has got to go.


21 posted on 06/16/2011 7:06:58 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: B4Ranch
Better and easier to make a list of GOP Senators to NOT toss out in the primaries.

The whole US Senate is a cesspool of the most slimy reptilian backstabbing treasonous scumbags on the face of the earth.

22 posted on 06/16/2011 7:08:52 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Yeah...toss that fruitcake into the mix ;-)


23 posted on 06/16/2011 7:12:08 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: B4Ranch

Listening to Mark Levin and talking on the phone last night, but I thought I heard Hatch talking and Mark was endorsing him. Was I dreaming?


24 posted on 06/16/2011 7:13:39 PM PDT by jch10 (Cry havoc, and let slip the dogs of war...)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

And Lamar ‘RINO” Alexander here in Tn.
Don’t know when he’s up for election.


25 posted on 06/16/2011 7:14:00 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: B4Ranch
Surprisingly Mark Levin supports Hatch’s reelection.
26 posted on 06/16/2011 7:15:45 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: B4Ranch

I heard Hatch speaking on the radio about a month ago and he was more animated and strident against Obama than I’ve really every heard him. Afterward, Hedgecock or whoever it was that was interviewing him did make that point and also that Hatch was being challenged by a Tea Party candidate. It made sense. Hatch can’t be counted on after the election to maintain that conservative tone.


27 posted on 06/16/2011 7:18:44 PM PDT by discipler (How's that 'hope and change' working for 'ya? - RL)
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To: B4Ranch

The Old Guard on both sides are not capable in dealing with today’s issues. Hatch is among many that need to be retired, so a new group can save this great country.

Lamar Alexander, my senator needs to be put out to pasture as well.


28 posted on 06/16/2011 7:22:40 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: B4Ranch
Interesting. Levin was praising this fellow the other day. He indicated Orrin voted conservative over 80% of the time and fought for conservative judges etc. I seem to recall he was conservative until it was time to stand up to major socialist legislation...he then found a reason to support it or not vote. I must disagree with Mark in this case.
29 posted on 06/16/2011 7:28:42 PM PDT by Nuc 1.1 (Nuc 1 Liberals aren't Patriots. Remember 1789!)
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To: B4Ranch

I will donate to his defeat. I have always wanted to kick him in the balls.

LLS


30 posted on 06/16/2011 7:33:46 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES... a Conservative subsidiary of Reagan's party)
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To: B4Ranch
Tea Party group chaired by former House Majority Leader Dick Armey, is targeting Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch

Targeting? I thought "targeting" was taboo after the Sarah Palin crosshairs thing. Isn't CBS promoting violence with such inflammatory language? Won't CBS have to take responsibility for promoting a culture of violence the next time some left wing whacko takes a shot at a politician?

31 posted on 06/16/2011 7:35:02 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: B4Ranch

I want this guy to evaporate in a political mist.... never to be heard from again.


32 posted on 06/16/2011 7:38:20 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Maceman

There’s two choices -

Audible violence or physical violence.

Right now, we’re still in the audible stage.

Buy ammo for the next stage.


33 posted on 06/16/2011 7:52:38 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Nuc 1.1

I agree with you. Although Levin is my favorite radio talker, I think he overrates the value of Hatch’s experience in getting things done should conservatives take the Senate and Presidency in 2012. Utah’s Bennett is gone and he had as much experience as Hatch and I would rather have Mike Lee any day. Levin is thinking we can’t do without these guys., but maybe he needs to brush up on this:

The Indispensable Man
Saxon N. White Kessinger ©1959

Sometime when you’re feeling important
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified man in the room,
Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how it humbles your soul.
Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out, and the hole that’s remaining
Is the measure of how you’ll be missed.
You may splash all you please when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop; and you’ll see in a moment
That it looks quite the same as before!
The moral in this quaint example
Is to do just the best that you can;
Be proud of yourself but remember -
There is no indispensable man...


34 posted on 06/16/2011 7:55:57 PM PDT by ngat
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To: stephenjohnbanker

I am shocked that you didn’t start with McCain.


35 posted on 06/16/2011 7:57:37 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: ak267

Send an email to rwalker@freedomworks.org In the Subject put “Retire Orrin Hatch”

Tell him you’d like to donate to FreedomWorks PAC to “Retire Orrin Hatch”

Or call Russ Walker @ 503-709-8864


36 posted on 06/16/2011 8:05:31 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: Nuc 1.1

Mark Levin is an Establishment mouthpiece, IMO.


37 posted on 06/16/2011 8:07:46 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

Orrin Hatch would do himself proud if he announced he was retiring, and simultaneously introduced and endorsed a successor...

Don’t hold your breath.....Orrin really wants what all lifelong US Senators want....

To be laid out in repose in the Capital Rotunda...


38 posted on 06/16/2011 8:07:59 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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If Hatch and Lugar would do a suicide pact, they could lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda together. What an event that would be; Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumber on display.
39 posted on 06/16/2011 8:35:03 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: B4Ranch

About time. One less RINO to give us the horn!!!


40 posted on 06/16/2011 8:39:32 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Go green - recycle Congress in 2012!!)
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To: B4Ranch
This is a foolish gutless stunt. The people who have co-opted the Tea party brand for their own gain, id est DICK ARMEY, are wanting to collect a scalp. They want to make an easy kill with one of, if not the most conservative people in the Senate, because Utah is the only place in the country where anyone purported to be more conservative than Hatch could possibly be elected. If you come from a State with more conservative US Senators than Orrin Hatch, please respond with their name.
41 posted on 06/16/2011 8:43:58 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: MasterGunner01

42 posted on 06/16/2011 8:49:35 PM PDT by Bean Counter
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To: B4Ranch
There’s two choices - Audible violence or physical violence. Right now, we’re still in the audible stage. Buy ammo for the next stage.

What a cheap punk thing to say. Obviously you are a coward and not a warrior or you wouldn't threaten, you would act. Make your yourself known in Utah and repeat this bile.

43 posted on 06/16/2011 8:51:39 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Bean Counter

No chance fopr survival once the mccainoli gets in there to rot things.


44 posted on 06/16/2011 8:54:20 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: Bean Counter

No chance for survival once the mccainoli gets in there to rot things.


45 posted on 06/16/2011 8:54:31 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: kbennkc; Nuc 1.1

There people who feel the same way about McCain as you do about Hatch. I believe that both of them are ready for the rest home. They both have accepted the full beliefs of bringing in the New World Order and for that reason I no longer respect either one.

Read post #29 for further conviction that he’s done for.


46 posted on 06/16/2011 8:55:24 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: kbennkc

Are you drunk? Not that I give a shit.

Don’t bother to post to me tonight.


47 posted on 06/16/2011 9:07:33 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

” I am shocked that you didn’t start with McCain. “

Ahem........I try not to think of McCain......blood pressure, doncha know ;-)


48 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:12 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Bean Counter

Can I hope for Snowe. Naw, she’s got another four years, doesn’t she?


49 posted on 06/16/2011 9:11:21 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are...)
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To: B4Ranch

” Can I hope for Snowe. Naw, she’s got another four years, doesn’t she? “

WE have another 4 years.....of hell ;-)


50 posted on 06/16/2011 9:12:32 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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