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Palin endorses Hatch (Utah alert)
The Hill ^ | May 23, 2012 | Cameron Joseph

Posted on 05/23/2012 12:47:30 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has endorsed Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who is facing a Tea Party challenge from former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist (R).

"I want him to win. I join Sean Hannity and Mark Levin and other conservatives who would like to see Mr. Balanced Budget return to Washington," Palin said on Fox News on Tuesday night. "He wants to apply that common-sense economic principle of balanced-budget fiscal responsibility, and I want to see him reelected."

Palin is the latest big-name conservative to signal she has no problem with the six-term senator.

Hatch has a big advantage over Liljenquist — his fundraising numbers are much stronger, polls show he remains popular with Republicans overall in the state, and while conservative FreedomWorks is targeting him, the bigger-spending Club for Growth has taken a pass on the race.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: fiorina; hatch; levin4hatch; palin; palin4hatch; sarahpalin
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1 posted on 05/23/2012 12:47:41 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe Sarah can join Orrin Hatch and sing a duet of ‘Headed Home’, Hatch’s sappy love song to the late traitor Fat Teddy Kennedy.

This makes no sense at all. Sarah, what are you THINKING?!?


2 posted on 05/23/2012 12:54:28 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: Utah Girl; DFH69; pennyfarmer; JDW11235; Excuse_My_Bellicosity; Utah Binger; Glen U; glock rocks; ..

Oh, well, nobody’s perfect.

If I lived in Utah, I’d get a Liljenquist sign for my front yard and a Liljenquist bumper magnet for my car. I’d tell all my friends and neighbors how important it is to vote for Dan Liljenquist in the June primary. Orrin Hatch has served with honor, but he’s become part of the problem and needs to be replaced.


3 posted on 05/23/2012 12:54:37 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sarah is starting to show her true self, first McCain for Senate now Hatch.


4 posted on 05/23/2012 12:56:42 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Major mistake...probably yet another McCain favor since Hatch has long been part of the GOP-E problem. He only got Conservative religion last year after he realized that the TEA party could unseat him just like we did Lugar.


5 posted on 05/23/2012 12:56:54 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Both she and Duncan Hunter Sr endorsed someone I opposed in the 2010 house race for my district. I disagreed and moved on.

My guy won, no harm no foul.


6 posted on 05/23/2012 12:57:59 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: mkjessup

“Maybe Sarah can join Orrin Hatch and sing a duet of ‘Headed Home’, Hatch’s sappy love song to the late traitor Fat Teddy Kennedy.”

“This makes no sense at all. Sarah, what are you THINKING?!?”

Im thinking that she is being pragmatic in this know the TP candidate has no shot. It which way the wind blows me thinks.


7 posted on 05/23/2012 12:58:05 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sarah makes mistakes, too. Just ignore her recommendation and let it slide this time.


8 posted on 05/23/2012 1:00:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Clintonfatigued
The biggest scandal I could find on Liljenquist is that he paid his under $3k property tax bill three days late this year. I don't know if there is something else of concern, but I have not yet found any skeletons that would justify rejecting him on morals. I also have not seen any major issues with his political positions.

Note: Hatch has made some compromises that I don't like, but he is nowhere near as bad as the dozen or so RINOs that I most want to see tossed out. I'd certainly like to see someone better replace Hatch, but it's nothing like getting rid of Snowe, Collins, Murkowski, McCain, Lugar, and some of the others who have no morals.

Is there something I'm missing on either candidate?

9 posted on 05/23/2012 1:02:18 PM PDT by Pollster1 (“A boy becomes a man when a man is needed.” - John Steinbeck)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I don’t know what the deal is here, maybe she is friends with the guy who knows. Oh well, she has a pretty strong batting average. Utah is in no danger of going hard left.


10 posted on 05/23/2012 1:03:21 PM PDT by toddausauras (FUBO x 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)
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To: Timber Rattler

For all of faults, back in the day Hatch did a masterful job of securing Clarence Thomas’ confirmation to the SCOTUS (Anita Hill notwithstanding).


11 posted on 05/23/2012 1:04:10 PM PDT by pkajj
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To: Clintonfatigued

No surprise here. I was only surprised that she didn’t endorse Dick Lugar as well. He’s a maverick too, dontcha know.


12 posted on 05/23/2012 1:08:08 PM PDT by pgkdan (ANYBODY BUT OBAMA!)
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To: Bruinator
Im thinking that she is being pragmatic in this know(ing) the TP candidate has no shot.

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Pragmatic is a word many, many here ought to get familiar with.

13 posted on 05/23/2012 1:12:34 PM PDT by galloway15
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To: stockpirate; holdonnow; Hannity
"Sarah is starting to show her true self"

Of course to be consistent, you'd have to include Mark Levin, Hannity and other great conservatives in your denigration, too.

GET REAL.

14 posted on 05/23/2012 1:15:08 PM PDT by Matchett-PI ("If you want to understand the modern Left, read Dostoevsky's The Possessed. Trust me" ~RJ Moeller)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Palin is one of the greatest figures to hit the political scene in many decades, yet she is human and can make mistakes.
I still have a girl crush.


15 posted on 05/23/2012 1:15:08 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: stockpirate

eye roll


16 posted on 05/23/2012 1:16:22 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: All

this isn’t new as Palin supported Hatch in the past.

http://legalinsurrection.com/2012/05/palins-support-for-orrin-hatch-is-not-new/


17 posted on 05/23/2012 1:17:53 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yep, big mistake as Orin is a part of the reason the republican party is merging with the democrat party idea wise. Orin’s an in the closet liberal who needs to go to the house.


18 posted on 05/23/2012 1:20:11 PM PDT by sarge83
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To: Clintonfatigued
That's it. Let's burn her at the stake.

*facepalm*

19 posted on 05/23/2012 1:22:18 PM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sarah ...

Do you really think this Rino squirrel has enough of the right stuff to cut spending 45 percent (the amount required to stop borrowing) let alone chop spending enough to begin paying down the national debt? Hasn't the moron caused enough problems over the past 30 years? Isn't he and his pub club buddies part of the problem ... a big part! Isn't it time to throw his a$$ out of office and bring in somebody who will at least stop making things worse?

/Zak

20 posted on 05/23/2012 1:24:42 PM PDT by Zakeet (Obama loves to wok dogs)
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To: Clintonfatigued
"He wants to apply that common-sense economic principle of balanced-budget fiscal responsibility, and I want to see him reelected."

If this is true, I want him to win too.

Does he?

21 posted on 05/23/2012 1:24:56 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: galloway15

Yes, please excuse the hurried nature of my thoughts.


22 posted on 05/23/2012 1:27:39 PM PDT by Bruinator ("For socialism is not merely the labour question, it is before all things an atheistic question")
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To: pgkdan
I was only surprised that she didn’t endorse Dick Lugar as well.

You would think that Palin would endorse Lugar because he's a maverick?

Share your stash, it sounds like it is potent! ; )

23 posted on 05/23/2012 1:30:53 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Pollster1
Hatch has made some compromises that I don't like, but he is nowhere near as bad as the dozen or so RINOs that I most want to see tossed out.

Agreed. Don't know why so many are breathing fire against Hatch. He's not bad.

He was great on Clarence Thomas and was stalwart in speaking out against Clinton corruption.

There are much worst reps in Congress.

24 posted on 05/23/2012 1:31:50 PM PDT by what's up
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To: Clintonfatigued
As Rush so succinctly put it today, without Hatch, there would be no Justice Thomas on the Supreme Court.

Old attachments die hard and for decades, Orin Hatch was one of the stalwarts holding the line against the left. He personally shepherded Thomas through his confirmation and has been instrumental in fighting the good fight. On the Senate Judiciary Committee, hatch has been the primary thorn in the side of Democrats for a very long time.

It's understandable that some are loyal to him out of gratitude for his long out-standing record of service . . . if he's gotten a little too wishy-washy in his old age, they'll over look his flaws.

This is one reason that I am so strongly in favor of term limits--even though the Constitution doesn't mention them. Old folks lose their edge. They become too close to their adversaries, simply out of proximity if nothing else. They begin to compromise their ideals just to remain popular . . . and sometimes they suffer the "silly old man syndrome" and marry a woman far younger and more liberal than they--as Barry Goldwater did.
25 posted on 05/23/2012 1:37:02 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: what's up

Ole Orrin was only too happpy to try to pass amnesty for all the illegals when Dubya was in office. If it was up to him and McStain we would have 12 million new citizens on welfare right now.


26 posted on 05/23/2012 1:42:27 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: stockpirate
Obama is turning the U.S. into Zimbawe,Uganda or South Africa and you all think that a single endorsement by Sarah Palin who is not running is a problem. Anything to bash Palin and help the liberal media .Amazing. What about impeaching this Marxist/communist illegal thug that the media installed as president and calls itself Obama?
27 posted on 05/23/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Yeah, I read this on facebook yesterday and it really disappointed me.

Maybe she owed Hatch a favor like she did McLame.


28 posted on 05/23/2012 1:55:03 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
So much for that particular illusion.

On to the next!

29 posted on 05/23/2012 1:57:46 PM PDT by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Obama is going to pass Amnesty for illegals in its 2nd term when it has “more flexibility”. It also will install 3 extremely Marxist Supreme court justices into the Supreme Court, pile on 5 trillion more in debt on us, grow government size and power even more, and send the rest of our jobs to China. That’s just a few crimes. Many more it will do.


30 posted on 05/23/2012 1:59:39 PM PDT by rurgan (Sunset all laws at 4 years.China is destroying U.S. ability to manufacture,makes everything)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Palin is the latest big-name conservative to signal she has no problem with the six-term senator.

Doesn't 6 term senator set off a fire alarm with you Sarah? To get the smell out of the barn you have to shovel out what is causing it.

31 posted on 05/23/2012 2:05:26 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Matchett-PI

To say Sean is a conservative is too funny for words, Mark Levin lost my respeact when he said, and continues to say NOTHING about Obama’s BC issue. Not take sides, but to inform his listeners what the information out there me

Next you’ll say Rove is a canservative along with the Bush brothers and their dad.


32 posted on 05/23/2012 2:21:34 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Matchett-PI

To say Sean is a conservative is too funny for words, Mark Levin lost my respeact when he said, and continues to say NOTHING about Obama’s BC issue. Not take sides, but to inform his listeners what the information out there means.

Next you’ll say Rove is a canservative along with the Bush brothers and their dad.

Get real


33 posted on 05/23/2012 2:22:25 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Palin may be O.K. with Orville, but I’m not. We can do better than someone who:

1. Voted 16 times to raise the debt ceiling a total of $7.5 trillion.

2. Voted for TARP.

3. Ranked in the middle of the earmarking pack from 2008 to 2010, and in 2010 was 28th highest among the nation’s 100 senators.

Thirty-six years of this guy is enough. Time for a change.

Support Liljenquist. I sent him another donation today after hearing about Palin’s endorsement.


34 posted on 05/23/2012 2:26:45 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

For those with short memories, Hatch was a MAJOR proponent of the brutally racist, unconstitutional Federal HATE CRIMES legislation.

Jump, meet Shark.


35 posted on 05/23/2012 2:50:43 PM PDT by wolficatZ ("We are no longer accepting comments on this article")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Looks like we’re getting to the low comedy part.


36 posted on 05/23/2012 2:54:03 PM PDT by Stentor ("All cults of personality start out as high drama and end up as low comedy.")
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To: rurgan

Obooboo is gone he just doesn’t know it yet.


37 posted on 05/23/2012 3:05:40 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I made a donation to Liljenquist. Then I saw him and heard him speak. IMHO, a phony lightweight. No style, no substance. Then he starts kissing Glenn Beck’s ass. He lost me.

Flame away.


38 posted on 05/23/2012 3:43:20 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where FReepers Convene in July.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

My thinking is that the Orrin Hatch campaign just might have some internal polling that shows Hatch is tottering on the edge of defeat in the primary or at least trending toward that possibility. Hence the sudden call out of the cavalry (Palin, Hannity, etc.) to ride to the rescue.

While I continue to hold Sarah Palin in VERY high regard, I still encourage Utah conservative Republicans to vote for Dan Liljenquist and others to support Liljenquist however they can.


39 posted on 05/23/2012 3:52:43 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Utah Binger

It’s either Liljenquist or Hatch. Liljenquist is not perfect, but Hatch is part of the problem.


40 posted on 05/23/2012 3:55:03 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: stockpirate

LOL, better ping pissant and the Ron Paul guy to your post.


41 posted on 05/23/2012 3:55:26 PM PDT by ansel12 ( Yeah!!! Graybeard58 and wife, and their new kids!!!!!)
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To: House Atreides; Sudetenland

Very well-put. I admire Sarah Palin and am grateful to Orrin Hatch for his part contributions, but believe that in this case, we have to say no to both of them.


42 posted on 05/23/2012 3:58:20 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama and Company lied, the American economy died)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I see your point of view. He is still a lightweight.


43 posted on 05/23/2012 4:07:08 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Southern Utah where FReepers Convene in July.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Yup. People forget he was a major amnesty supporter.
44 posted on 05/23/2012 4:40:41 PM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: stockpirate
Sarah is starting to show her true self, first McCain for Senate now Hatch.

About now I kind of imagine you list of people you might vote for, and could win, is very limited.

45 posted on 05/23/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by billva
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To: stockpirate
Sarah is starting to show her true self, first McCain for Senate now Hatch.

About now I kind of imagine you list of people you might vote for, and could win, is very limited.

46 posted on 05/23/2012 5:16:59 PM PDT by billva
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To: billva
No, as much as I dislike Myth, I will vote for the Republican nominee.

I just tire of those who overlook the misleading crap some of our so called conservative leaders take part in. It is almost like a cult of personality

47 posted on 05/23/2012 6:39:04 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: billva
No, as much as I dislike Myth, I will vote for the Republican nominee.

I just tire of those who overlook the misleading crap some of our so called conservative leaders take part in. It is almost like a cult of personality

48 posted on 05/23/2012 6:39:23 PM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Stupid Sarah stikes again.


49 posted on 05/23/2012 6:43:00 PM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: stockpirate
No, as much as I dislike Myth, I will vote for the Republican nominee.

I just tire of those who overlook the misleading crap some of our so called conservative leaders take part in. It is almost like a cult of personality

Glad to hear that, but what is happening is known as living in the real world .

50 posted on 05/23/2012 8:29:48 PM PDT by billva
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