Skip to comments.Orrin Hatch vs. the Heritage Foundation (In case you were in any doubt)
Posted on 10/19/2013 6:29:00 PM PDT by Viennacon
After calling Obamacare a dog bill and insisting that some good did come out of the shutdown showdown, Hatch was blunt when asked about the influence of outside conservative groups and the Heritage Foundation in particular.
Heritage used to be the conservative organization helping Republicans and helping conservatives and helping us to be able to have the best intellectual conservative ideas, Hatch said. Theres some real question in the minds of many Republicans now is Heritage going to go so political that it really doesnt amount to anything anymore . Right now I think its in danger of losing its clout and its power around Washington, D.C.
Hatchs willingness to so publicly bash Heritage an organization now headed by his one-time colleague Jim DeMint is evidence of the growing frustrations within the party about the clout that organizations such as Heritage Action, the political arm of the think tank, as well as the Senate Conservatives Fund and the Club for Growth, now wield over Republican members of Congress. (Hatch has some personal experience with those groups, as he was painted by some of them as insufficiently conservative in his 2012 reelection race.) That fight will continue to play itself out in 2014 as the Club and SCF both endorsed a primary challenger to Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) on Wednesday, and many of the most influential conservative outside groups have also been publicly critical of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who faces a primary challenge next year.
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Quite the contrast to the giant that is Mike Lee. Hatch was once reasonably reliable. Now he's more RINO than Mike Enzi of Wyoming. He's thrown his lot with the establishment. Not only did he give anti-free speech protections for homosexuals his stamp of approval, he also is an amnesty advocate. Oh, and in case you were wondering where Hatch was during the Obamacare shutdown... he abstained like a coward, probably playing connect four with Jeff Flake.
It's unfortunate for us that this loser is retiring before 2018, just after he's really screwed us over no doubt. Good riddance to Boring Hatch.
Way past time to put that old fool out to pasture.
Boy, talk about coming to a match of wits unarmed.
So did Mark Levin, who said he deeply regretted it later. Hatch played a clever game, making people think he was Utah’s Jim Inhofe. Total joke.
Heritage didn’t leave Conservatism...RINO’s like Hatch, McShame, 2BDam$McConnell, Linda, Cornpone, etc left Conservatism.
Also good to remember Hatch funded Dick Lugar and Bob Corker. The Cork! He actually funded that SOB.
I don’t think McShame was ever a conservative, so he never left anything. He’s just been the same buffoonish clown since day 1.
Birds of a feather.
Corny's doing that now, in Texas...running ads about how dang Conservative he is....NOT.
Wasn’t Hatch’s opponent a big Romney-ite? At the time, I thought it seemed an open question as to how much better he’d be than Hatch. Usually better to ditch the incumbant in these scenarios, but you never really know for sure. The new guy could have been another worthless Jeff Flake RINO.
Apparently, the majority of people in Utah are morons because they continue to send this RINO POS to represent their moron selves to the US Senate.
People in Salt Lake City think he is a SAINT!
Look at who mormons support (in general) not a conservative in the bunch.
Time to put Orrin and Juan out on the ice flow. :-)
If Heritage believes that things are so bad that they can no longer afford to stay on the sidelines issuing policy statements, but must instead support specific candidates, then things are truly going downhill fast.
Is AEI endorsing specific candidates?