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President Obama will attack Romney’s faith?

If you needed proof it’s time for Republican Tea Party (GOTP) Senator Orrin Hatch to retire, look no further than his remarks “warning” supporters that President Obama might attack GOTP presidential “yes I’ll say whatever to be your nominee” hopeful Willard Mitt Romney’s Mormon faith in the general election.

And the President will do this because Romney isn’t already a politically target rich environment when it comes to his continual minute-by-minute flip flopping on every issue from A to Z? Really Senator, that’s the best ya got?

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz is describing that suggestion as “preposterous” and “utter nonsense.”

“Let’s remember that President Obama has had so many things hurled at him – birth certificate questions, whether he is or is not a Christian,” Wasserman Schultz said. “For them to suggest that religion will be injected by President Obama and the Democratic Party, I mean, I think they need to take a look inward at the accusations that their party and their supporters have hurled before they take that step.”

Hatch made the remark in response to a question at a political event being held in – wait for it – northern Utah; but that wasn’t enough for the “senior” senator, he felt he needed to use the line a second time after a debate in Draper, Utah.

“For them to say they aren’t going to smear Mitt Romney is bologna,” Hatch said. “It’s way out of bounds, but that’s what is going to happen.”

First, someone needs to help the Senator understand it’s been his boy – Mitt – who’s been smearing his opponents, including the President, pretty much nonstop for the last couple of months; and second, it’s been the conservatives of the GOTP who’ve been hitting Willard on being a Mormon. It’s a pretty desperate attempt by a senator trying to grab some headlines. More fear mongering and gloom and doom from the party that brought you 9-11, Afghanistan, Iraq and the worse economic decline since the great depression. The GOTP knows one song, gloom, gloom and when that doesn’t work, more gloom.

Hatch’s assertions aren’t sitting particularly well with fellow Latter-day Saints who are Democrats, said Craig Janis, who’s working for Utah Democratic Party to recruit LDS Church members.

“Divisive and unsubstantiated claims about religion have no place in our debate,” Janis said. “This is a country that was founded on the principles of respect and freedom for religion … we hope that, going forward, Senator Hatch will remember that, as a statesman, he is held to a higher standard of conduct, and will choose his words more carefully.”

Unfortunately Senator Hatch was scared out of his wits two years ago when the Tea Party ousted his longtime fellow conservative Bob Bennett, and now he’s playing their tune; let’s see how long it takes for him to also embrace the birther notions as well; it’s time to retire Senator, you’re embarrassing yourself, your family, your state and your fellow Latter-day Saints. There’s no room for this kind of vitriol, and frankly sir I used to think better of you.

 
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Posted by on April 5, 2012 in 2012 Election

 

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Hatch to be overthrown by Utah Tea Party?

Six-term Republican (GOP) Senator Orrin G. Hatch of Utah is facing re-election next year, a usually not to difficult task, however, in recent months the political phenomenon known as the Tea Party movement has turned what used to be a cake walk into a very steep uphill battle.

Groups such as Save the American Republic (STAR) and Utah Rising are not falling in line behind Hatch, and many other Tea Party (TP) groups are also not so sure if they will throw their support behind him.

But Hatch isn’t the only Republican possibly fighting for his political life in Utah, two other Republicans closely associated with Utah, Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Jon M. Huntsman Jr., the former governor of Utah, both possible presidential candidates are also facing the chopping block because as far as TP members are concerned they’re simply not conservative enough.

“We oppose all three,” said David Kirkham, a businessman who helped found one of Utah’s first Tea Party groups in a recent New York Times interview.

Romney’s biggest obstacle to overcome is his leadership – as governor – in passing the Massachusetts health care overhaul that is anathema to many Tea Party members who see it as a model for the Obama plan passed last year.

Huntsman’s on the “list” for nonsupport because he played the “moderate” on many social issues as Utah’s governor and he also supported carbon emissions cap-and-trade legislation to reduce heat-trapping gases. Of the two, the latter is the larger sin in the TPs estimation.

“On a good day, he’s a socialist,” said Darcy Van Orden, a co-founder of Utah Rising, a clearinghouse group, referring to Mr. Huntsman also in the NY Times. “On a bad day, he’s a communist.”

Really, Jon Huntsman a socialist, or a communist? It’s laughable to think anyone would ever place those nomenclatures on the former governor, which simply highlights how far to the right edge of the political spectrum some of these TP nuts are.

As for Senator Hatch, Mr. Kirkham said in the NY Times, “We have exactly the same game plan as we did last time with Bennett.”

Meaning former Senator Bob Bennett, a Republican whose long political career was unceremoniously ended in 2010 when Kirkham and other TP-inspired delegates swept into control at the party’s state convention, where in short order the TP delegates denied Bennett’s re-nomination, and in his place put Mike Lee, a former clerk for Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. of the Supreme Court, who – not surprisingly – handily won the general election.

For the coming 2012 elections it is indeed looking grim for the GOP in Utah, the monster all the Republicans thought was controllable, the one they thought they could politically potty train, is messing all over their carpet, and no amount of rolled up news paper is going to change that.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2011 in 2012 Election

 

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The Best Little (Health Insurance) Cat House in Washington

While 45,000 Americans die each year because they cannot afford health insurance, members of the United States Senate continue to prostitute themselves to the John’s of health insurance companies.

Just who are the “top” ten best little health insurance whores in Washington?

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA)

How much to get lucky with Chucky? $1,320,000

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT)

Orrin will get you roarin for a mere $1,300,000

Sen. Richard Burr (R-SC)

Take Dick any which way you can for $1,200,000

Sen. John Ensign (R-NV)

Someone with Johnny’s sexually charged history can’t go for less than $1,100,000

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)

Susan will toot your horn for $760,000

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)

“Bend” Nelson for $750,000

Sen, Judd Gregg (R-NH)

Judd will “do it” any way you want for $695,000

Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS)

Roberts will “Pat” you up, down, and any other way for $690,000

Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY)

For a fun time with Mike? $580,000.

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.)


A roll in the political hay with Joe will cost you $573,000

No surprise of course that eight of the top ten are Republicans, but Nelson should be ashamed and Lieberman should just go away, as should Senate Majority Leader(?) Reid if he can’t get the Democratically controlled Senate to do the right thing. But, if 45,000 Americans would die without health coverage, no doubt those opposed to helping them would declare, “if they’re going to die, they had better do it and decrease the surplus population”.


 
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Posted by on December 17, 2009 in Health Care, Politics

 

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