If you’re a regular reader or listener of the Strident Conservative, you know I’m not afraid to call out the hypocrites and lying liars telling lies that make up today’s Republican party. Some of these frauds and swindlers are so pathetic that I created the Gutless On Principles Hall of Shame to highlight their non-conservative deeds.
One enshrinee to the Hall is the longest-serving senator in Utah history and the longest-serving Republican senator in US history, Orrin Hatch.
When this poster child for term-limits was re-elected in 2012, he promised his constituents that this would be his last rodeo. But as I mentioned earlier, the GOP is filled with lying liars. Orrin Hatch has decided that he loves his position in Washington as a member of the Mitch McConnell-led GOP establishment, so why not one more term?
By the way, when 2018 rolls around, Hatch will be 84 years old and will have been suckling at the taxpayer teat as a “public servant” for 42 years.
As I wrote in March when Hatch announced his intention to break his re-election promise, this is bad news for the conservative cause. Hatch has a long history of opposing conservatives and their ideals—even fellow senator Mike Lee—in addition to being a fan of tax-and-spend big government and liberal activist judges.
Unfortunately for Senator Rip Van Winkle, things have changed back home. According to a recent survey conducted by The Salt Lake Tribune, 78 percent of Utahns think Hatch should call it quits with 57 percent saying he should “definitely not” run again.
Yesterday, I wrote a piece about how Jeff Flake (R-AZ) has resorted to the GOP playbook in a last-ditch effort to convince his constituents that he truly is a real conservative, and I would look for Hatch to do the same. But Utah voters should remember that Hatch has been an enemy of conservatives, not to mention that he was convinced to run by Donald Trump, who has officially targeted conservatives for defeat in the upcoming 2018 elections.
In his run for the senate in 1976, Hatch defeated 18-year incumbent Frank Moss (D) with the slogan, “What do you call a senator who served in office for 18 years? You call him home.” Considering that Hatch has been in Washington for over 40 years, perhaps Utah voters should remind Orrin Hatch of these words by calling him home.
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