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Orrin Hatch fails to clinch GOP nomination in Utah by 0.9%
Hot Air ^ | April 21,2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT

Posted on 04/21/2012 1:53:43 PM PDT by Hojczyk

The Tea Party movement is alive in Utah. With representatives from FreedomWorks in the audience, delegates at the Utah Republican Convention managed to force Sen. Orrin Hatch into a June 26 primary. He got 59.2 percent of their votes against Dan Liljenquist, a 38-year-old state senator. Hatch needed 60 percent to avoid the primary. He couldn’t do it. In two rounds of voting, he went from 2,243 votes to 2,313 votes. If he’d gotten 32 more votes, he would have wrapped this up…

FreedomWorks and other Tea Party groups now have two Causes to distract them from their failure to replace Mitt Romney with some better candidate — the Senate races in Utah and Indiana.

Yeah, the last point is key. 59.1 percent sounds hopeless for Liljenquist if it’s an accurate reflection of Republican voters in Utah, but there’s bound to be a burst of tea-party enthusiasm for him now that he and Richard Mourdock are the last best chance to tilt the GOP further right at the federal level. Hatch did himself no favors either when he said this recently of his opponents on the right, FreedomWorks:

“These people are not conservatives. They’re not Republicans,” Hatch angrily responds. “They’re radical libertarians and I’m doggone offended by it.”

Then Hatch, a former boxer, turns combative. “I despise these people, and I’m not the guy you come in and dump on without getting punched in the mouth.”

In case you’re wondering, Hatch and Dick Lugar, who’s also seeking another six-year term, have spent a combined 70 years in the Senate. Exit question from Ace’s co-blogger rdbrewer: Did Hatch’s comments about despising “radical libertarians” alienate just enough delegates to prevent him from wrapping this thing up today?

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: danliljenquist; freedomworks; hatch; hissyfit; liljenquist; orrin; orrinhatch; primary; runoff; teaparty; utah
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1 posted on 04/21/2012 1:53:49 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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They’re not Republicans,” Hatch angrily responds.

Thank you for the compliment you old fart.

I'm too conservative to bow to the liberal hacks in the GOP.

2 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:02 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Hojczyk

Great news!!!!!!!!!! the revolution is still alive!
“This is not going to be a campaign of persuading delegates,” Hatch’s campaign manager, Dave Hansen, said Thursday, recalling a conversation with the senator early last year. “This is going to be a campaign of replacing delegates.”…
Note how the gop E always trys to change the rules to their benefit.


3 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:23 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Hojczyk

Wow, I would like to see him gone almost as much as I would like to see our worthless Senator Debbie Stabenow gone.


4 posted on 04/21/2012 2:00:31 PM PDT by kempster (HIPPO)
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Then Hatch, a former boxer, turns combative. “I despise these people, and I’m not the guy you come in and dump on without getting punched in the mouth.”

Big talk from a 70 year old man who knows he would NEVER get punched back without the Feds lowering the boom on the puncher.

Time for Lugar and Hatch to retire to their million dollar pensions.

5 posted on 04/21/2012 2:01:36 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: EGPWS

“They’re not Republicans,” Hatch angrily responds.

Down the Hatch...


6 posted on 04/21/2012 2:01:51 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Newt Gingrich was part of the Reagan Revolution's Murderers' Row." - Jeffrey Lord, Reagan Admin.)
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The old fart is 78. He is two feet from a 6 foot dirt nap. Time to fade away Orin....gracefully


7 posted on 04/21/2012 2:07:45 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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Wow! With "Republicans" like Hatch, who needs Democrats?
8 posted on 04/21/2012 2:10:09 PM PDT by CounterCounterCulture
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Funny how the GOP-e attack their FELLOW Republicans more aggressively than Obama....or Pelousy...or Dingy Harry...isn’t it?

Why do you think that is?


9 posted on 04/21/2012 2:16:48 PM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: CounterCounterCulture; All
“These people are not conservatives. They’re not Republicans,” Hatch angrily responds. “They’re radical libertarians and I’m doggone offended by it.” Then Hatch, a former boxer, turns combative. “I despise these people, and I’m not the guy you come in and dump on without getting punched in the mouth.”

These words will come back to haunt him starting on talk radio monday.

The RINO types will try to keep him afloat, Bennett etc...

But Beck, Boortz and maybe even Rush ( and others ) are gonna be all over it.

At somepoint his challenger will be all over talk radio and the "money-bombs" ( to Obamatons and moderators, that is what the campaigns call them) will start and he will have funds.

Let the games begin..

10 posted on 04/21/2012 2:25:29 PM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: mo

Why do you think that is?


If you understand hallucination and illusion, you don’t blindly follow any leader. You must know if the person is sane or insane, over the abyss.
Marguerite Young


11 posted on 04/21/2012 2:26:55 PM PDT by Autonomous User ( As God is my witness, I thought turkeys could fly.)
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Good riddance.


12 posted on 04/21/2012 2:30:25 PM PDT by samtheman
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“I despise these people, and I’m not the guy you come in and dump on without getting punched in the mouth.”

But he wrote love songs to Senator Kennedy.

Sen. Hatch Remembers Sen. Kennedy on MSNBC's Morning Joe
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld5iH2kb2I8

13 posted on 04/21/2012 2:56:18 PM PDT by donna (The Feminist ideal comes to fruition in the Republican Party. Betty Friedan laughs.)
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Sounds like someone who feels entitled to his position. What is wrong with you peons? Don’t you realize a “great” man when you see one? /s


14 posted on 04/21/2012 3:16:12 PM PDT by mort56
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If Hatch gets back in, he will be even less conservative. Old men are like that; we need to show we are in charge.


15 posted on 04/21/2012 3:24:21 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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Pissing off the tea party huh hatchster? Better watch your back June 29th.


16 posted on 04/21/2012 3:27:21 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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...oops I meant June 26th primary.


17 posted on 04/21/2012 3:28:10 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: CounterCounterCulture
"Then Hatch, a former boxer, turns combative. “I despise these people, and I’m not the guy you come in and dump on without getting punched in the mouth.”"

Tough talk, Orrin. Too bad for you that experience has taught us never to count our Hatches before they chicken.

18 posted on 04/21/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: Hojczyk
“These people are not conservatives. They’re not Republicans,” Hatch angrily responds. “They’re radical libertarians and I’m doggone offended by it.”

Then Hatch, a former boxer, turns combative. “I despise these people, and I’m not the guy you come in and dump on without getting punched in the mouth.”

I wonder if he's ever talked that way about Democrats or liberals.

19 posted on 04/21/2012 3:33:49 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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Orville needs to fade into the corrupt DC-lobbyist sunset.


20 posted on 04/21/2012 4:05:16 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (For every black person murdered by a white, thirty-nine white people are murdered by blacks.)
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