Skip to comments.Palin endorses Sen. Hatch
Posted on 05/22/2012 7:49:10 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
Sarah Palin has just announced that she is endorsing Sen. Orrin Hatch in the Utah Senate primary. Palin revealed this on Greta Van Susterens show. She emphasized Hatchs record and position on balancing the budget........"
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Not rogue enough?
Hate to say it but this time Sarah’s wrong. Hatch is past his time and needs to go!
That’s interesting. Still not voting for him though.
Somehow, I’m betting McCain is calling in a favor here for his “good friend”. Otherwise, why endorse anyone? Wouldn’t the Tea Party opponent also want to balance the budget?
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I thought she already endorsed Liljenquist
I’m not voting for him either. Sarah made a mistake here.
No. I heard her on Greta tonight. She endorsed Hatch.
McCain called in and took her endorsement in his own race. Those chits have been called. Even running with a raving liberal, RINO, jerk was more than enough to ask and receive from any conservative. Few would have obliged.
Mark Levin endorsed him, too, based on Hatch’s solid advocacy of conservative judges.
Or so he says.
Agreed on both points
I agree have always believed Hatch is a good man and conservative.
People have been forgetting how much damage Obama can do with four more years to appoint Judges.
I’m ok with Sen. Hatch.
Even Sarah Palin makes mistakes.
Let me be the first to say it . . .
“Sarah is a RINO GOPe!”
But seriously, I’m disappointed that she endorsed Hatch over Liljenquist (sp?). Liljenquist already was an underdog, but with Sarah endorsing Hatch, I don’t think the primary will be very close.
I’d prefer some ‘new blood’ take over that Senate seat. That said, Hatch has never really descended to the RINO levels of Lugar, Graham, the Maine twins, and such. In fact, he used to be quite a conservative stalwart; one of the really good guys. But at his advanced age and losing his edge, I’d more likely opt for a solid Tea Party firebrand who could shake things up.
I suppose Hatch’s credentials still stacked up highly enough for Palin, plus I think he’s always been pretty respectful of her, unlike so many GOP-e cretins. I was actually expecting her to buck her anti-establishment/underdog trend this particular time and go for Hatch, so it wasn’t much of a suprise to me.
I doubt that Palin thinks she owes an endorsement
of Hatch based on a request from McQueeg but she
may have a fondness for Hatch based on his prior
support of her. That would be the decent thing to
although Hatch hasn’t done much to garner conser-
Well she hasn’t endorsed Romney......yet.
Good bye Sarah!
Obviously we never knew you.
There is none worse than Hatch.
Inoculate seems more like it.
Are you on dope/???
A good example of why RINOs are running the party.
“As a Republican coming from Utah, I stated many times on the campaign trail that I planned to come to Washington to fight Ted Kennedy,” Hatch said.
“When I came to Washington, I hadn’t the slightest idea that I would eventually have a strong working relationship with, and love for the man that I came to fight,” Hatch added. “If you have told me that he would have become one of my closest friends in the world I probably would have suggested that you need professional help
But that’s exactly what happened.”
I’m SO over Palin. She has disappointed in so many ways.
His seniority is an issue as well. He’s a powerful Senator - - best not to lose him yet.
Off message here.....but back in the 60s on Channel 13 in Memphis there was a Friday Night Scary Movie show on Friday nights. The “host” was a vampire creature named “Sivad”. Rumor was his real name was Davis which spelled backwards is.....
Was actually fun to watch...his phony teeth were always falling out.
Good. Let this be one of many indications that people should make their minds up for themselves. If they research Sen. Hatch as well as his primary opponent and they find Hatch the better candidate, they should vote for him. I don’t discount the endorsement of Sarah Palin (or other prominent conservatives) as a means of attracting publicity for a candidate, but I think the less we look to kingmakers in the process to winnow down our candidates, the better.
Three people whose voices I trust most on these matters are Palin, Mark Levin, and Michelle Malkin. Palin/Levin are going with Hatch; Malkin is staunchly against him.
Seems a bit of a wash. I still prefer just the element of sweeping in some new blood, just because. I’m curious what the really egregious deviations from conservatism that Hatch has made in recent years. He used to be really solid and dependable, but that was admittedly quite a number of years ago. Guess folks from Utah are better versed, and it would be a similar situation if I went into my disappointment in John Cornyn, who started out great, but has been losing his way ever since.
Anyway, it doesn’t remotely tarnish my high regards for Palin or Levin. Their arguments appear valid, even if I lean more towards replacing Hatch.
Going Ann Colter on us?
“Booby” Hatch has been a loose cannon for far too long, time for him to go!
Yah, that is the exact logic that leads to too many “Solid republican” folk in Nevada supporting Harry Reid each time he runs!
Oh woe, where would our state be without him, he’s got so much seniority, he’s the Senate majority leader!
If Sarah is endorsing Booby and FR is OK with it, I never want to hear another pejorative word about Nevada reelecting “Pinky” Reid!
Good for her.
Hatch has had my endorsement since his strong defense of Clarance Thomas.
Wrong Wrong Wrong.
“Im SO over Palin. She has disappointed in so many ways.”
Me too! She’s an amateur. Hatch is the quintessential “it’s still my turn” Republican. Just when will we get over this “positional politics” and start cleaning house for the benefit of the country. This country is going to go bankrupt. Schiff said last night on a late radio show that he is certain that within the next four years we will go bust. The only question is will we just drive into the ditch, or will we go off a cliff! The longer we wait ( and with Hatch we will be waiting) the more onerous the crash will be. Nero is fiddling while Rome is catching fire.
If a politician has been in DC for more than 8 years, they wouldn’t get my vote, I don’t care who they are.
You Bad Sarah..
He largely is a good man and a conservative, but in Utah we can do much, much better. (Also, never forget that 36-year veteran Hatch first won his seat by attacking the over-long tenure ... of a 24-year veteran!!) Hatch has strayed left lately a la Dick Lugar. Although I doubt the challenger can stop Hatch, this was a mistake by Sarah Palin and Mark Levin IMHO.
They are all so mindlessly devoted to their pathological pretension, deception, and dishonesty, that they just might vote against Hatch just because she endorsed him.
He always seemed truly Conservative to me.
A bit genteel, but that was the "old way of the Senate."
He strikes me these days as being the Senator from the RIAA.
No less a conservative luminary than Phyllis Schlafley has railed against him for years, despite his important work long ago in authoring the excellent Hatch Amendment, which made Schlafley’s “Child Abuse in the Classroom” volume possible.
Nice try, n00b.
Did you try to find out *why* she supported hatch? (Mark Levin supports him, too.)
He's been very good on the judiciary.
This reeks of yet another favor for McCain. She’s getting beat up pretty bad on her Facebook page because of it.
“Mark Levin endorsed him, too, based on Hatchs solid advocacy of conservative judges.”
Hatch voted for the nominations of David Souter, Stephen Breyer, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg to the Supreme Court. He also strongly supported George W. Bush’s nomination of Harriet Miers to the court (later withdrawn). Lest we forget it was Harry Reid who recommended to George Bush he nominate Ms. Miers to the Court. To his credit Hatch did vote against Kagan and Sotamayor.
His record does not suggest over time Mr. Hatch’s advocacy of conservative judges is “solid”. Hatch is an entrenched member of the Republican establishment and it appears the establishment has decided to do what it must to support Mr. Hatch’s reelection including calling in favors from conservative leaders and commentators.
Just jumped the shark.