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Palin endorses Sen. Hatch
Powerline Blog ^ | 5-22-12 | Paul Mirengoff

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 Susteren’s show. She emphasized Hatch’s record and position on balancing the budget........"

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TOPICS: Extended News; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 112th; 2012endorsements; hatch; mormon; orrinhatch; palin; palin2012; sarahpalin; ut2012; utah
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Wow!
1 posted on 05/22/2012 7:49:18 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Not rogue enough?


2 posted on 05/22/2012 7:51:46 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Hate to say it but this time Sarah’s wrong. Hatch is past his time and needs to go!


3 posted on 05/22/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by Lucky2 ( 0BAMA MUST GO!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

That’s interesting. Still not voting for him though.


4 posted on 05/22/2012 7:54:17 PM PDT by colorcountry (In order to practice tolerance, I must first disagree. But when I do, I'm accused of being intoleran)
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To: Lucky2

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?


5 posted on 05/22/2012 7:54:25 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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6 posted on 05/22/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I thought she already endorsed Liljenquist


7 posted on 05/22/2012 7:55:48 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: colorcountry

I’m not voting for him either. Sarah made a mistake here.


8 posted on 05/22/2012 7:56:33 PM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: Java4Jay

No. I heard her on Greta tonight. She endorsed Hatch.


9 posted on 05/22/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: OrangeHoof

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.


10 posted on 05/22/2012 7:59:51 PM PDT by RitaOK (I WILL vote against Romney! Few are unafraid, but I thank God for the few. We are the resistance.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Mark Levin endorsed him, too, based on Hatch’s solid advocacy of conservative judges.


11 posted on 05/22/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT by Montanabound
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To: Montanabound

Or so he says.


12 posted on 05/22/2012 8:03:08 PM PDT by ngat
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To: Lucky2

Agreed on both points


13 posted on 05/22/2012 8:03:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I agree have always believed Hatch is a good man and conservative.


14 posted on 05/22/2012 8:04:50 PM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way)
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To: Montanabound

People have been forgetting how much damage Obama can do with four more years to appoint Judges.


15 posted on 05/22/2012 8:06:56 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I’m ok with Sen. Hatch.


16 posted on 05/22/2012 8:09:24 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Sarah Palin has just announced that she is endorsing Sen. Orrin Hatch

Even Sarah Palin makes mistakes.

17 posted on 05/22/2012 8:09:47 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
OMG! Say it ain't so, Sarah.
18 posted on 05/22/2012 8:11:40 PM PDT by Baynative (REMEMBER: Without America there is no free world!)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


19 posted on 05/22/2012 8:15:52 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

WTF?


20 posted on 05/22/2012 8:19:14 PM PDT by TheRhinelander
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


21 posted on 05/22/2012 8:20:29 PM PDT by greene66
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To: OrangeHoof

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-
vative respect.


22 posted on 05/22/2012 8:20:37 PM PDT by Sivad (NorCal Red Turf)
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To: backwoods-engineer
Big Time! A Jumpin the shark moment if I have ever seen one! Not that it was not expected. She is a Republican. Sad.
23 posted on 05/22/2012 8:21:03 PM PDT by MotorCityBuck ( Keep the change, you filthy animal!)
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To: TheRhinelander

Well she hasn’t endorsed Romney......yet.


24 posted on 05/22/2012 8:22:01 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Good bye Sarah!

Obviously we never knew you.

There is none worse than Hatch.


25 posted on 05/22/2012 8:27:33 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: onyx

Pong :o(
.


26 posted on 05/22/2012 8:32:58 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they were.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Endorse?

Inoculate seems more like it.

27 posted on 05/22/2012 8:42:44 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Are you on dope/???


28 posted on 05/22/2012 8:44:57 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Montanabound

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.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-5272599-503544.html


29 posted on 05/22/2012 8:48:33 PM PDT by donna (The fruits of Feminism: Angry fathers, bitter mothers, fat kids and political correctness.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Hatch is right next to McCain in phony conservatism. All I know is that he stated and it was well know that his best friend in the Senate was Ted Kennedy. Now that is enough to bring up breakfast, lunch and dinner. His approval of judges in general is an abomination. Sarah just shocked, disappointed and saddened me. She's through in my books. I thought there was hope.
Aside from Sarah and Orin I think the best thing I've read was the Kentucky Democratic Primary. Obama = 60%, UNcommitted = 40%. It's better than the convict getting 41% in another primary against Obama. Like I said many times, the landslide is going to be monumental.
30 posted on 05/22/2012 8:51:20 PM PDT by bramps
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I’m SO over Palin. She has disappointed in so many ways.


31 posted on 05/22/2012 8:56:31 PM PDT by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes)
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To: Montanabound

His seniority is an issue as well. He’s a powerful Senator - - best not to lose him yet.


32 posted on 05/22/2012 8:59:07 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Bigotry is the enemy of conservatism - it will destroy this nation from both sides.)
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To: Sivad

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.


33 posted on 05/22/2012 9:03:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross ("It happened. And we let it happen." Peter Griffin - FAMILY GUY)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


34 posted on 05/22/2012 9:06:35 PM PDT by jz638
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


35 posted on 05/22/2012 9:11:02 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Going Ann Colter on us?

“Booby” Hatch has been a loose cannon for far too long, time for him to go!


36 posted on 05/22/2012 9:11:57 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Loud Mime

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!


37 posted on 05/22/2012 9:21:27 PM PDT by Loyal Sedition
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Good for her.

Hatch has had my endorsement since his strong defense of Clarance Thomas.


38 posted on 05/22/2012 9:25:41 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Wrong Wrong Wrong.


39 posted on 05/22/2012 9:31:15 PM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection then failure is your election)
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To: LUV W

“I’m 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.


40 posted on 05/22/2012 9:45:41 PM PDT by vette6387
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To: Anti-Bubba182

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.


41 posted on 05/22/2012 10:25:10 PM PDT by Sporke (USS-Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

You Bad Sarah..


42 posted on 05/22/2012 10:34:10 PM PDT by BooBoo1000 (I don't know what the future holds, but I know who holds my future.,)
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To: Andrei Bulba

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.


43 posted on 05/22/2012 10:57:08 PM PDT by pogo101
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To: Anti-Bubba182
Excellent strategery! Utah is half-full of Romney bots who hate Sarah, and half-full of sicko commies who also hate Sarah.

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.

44 posted on 05/22/2012 11:09:05 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: Anti-Bubba182
I have never understood FReeper's disdain for Orrin Hatch.

He always seemed truly Conservative to me.

A bit genteel, but that was the "old way of the Senate."

45 posted on 05/23/2012 2:42:43 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: eCSMaster

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.


46 posted on 05/23/2012 3:37:56 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: vette6387
I notice your signup date is over a year AFTER she resigned as governor.

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.

Cheers!

47 posted on 05/23/2012 3:41:32 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

This reeks of yet another favor for McCain. She’s getting beat up pretty bad on her Facebook page because of it.


48 posted on 05/23/2012 3:47:15 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Montanabound

“Mark Levin endorsed him, too, based on Hatch’s 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.


49 posted on 05/23/2012 3:52:51 AM PDT by Soul of the South
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Just jumped the shark.


50 posted on 05/23/2012 4:52:10 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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