"but he's a politician." And Chaffetz isn't?
With Chaffetz he has proven his value and 'moxey' to stand up to organized
government corruption and still has my vote. I guess when citizens get together
to support a candidate it is automatically a tea party event. In the past
candidate support came from behind closed doors and high dollar donation dinners
and that was deemed citizen support. Well citizens support is now out in the
open and everyone is invited, even the opposition and dinners not included.I would have a lot of respect for Orrin Hatch if he would graciously
step down and let the new kid on the block carry his banner. As was intended by
constitution representation should never become a career. When representation
becomes a career it muddles the minds of leaders. To call this a tea
party event seems a little slanderous by the DN who is an opponent of citizens
rights and an open government. The news media is no longer the voice of the
people or the truth, they represent organized and well paid opposition to our
Constitution and individual rights.
I'm glad I didn't drive down for the town hall meeting. I don't think I could
have pushed and shoved my way past the FIFTY people at the meeting/rally. I
would have had to watch it in another room on closed circuit tv.
I can see how fifty people is kind of funny, but for the middle of the workday
in Emery County this was actually a very good turnout to a political meeting.
Our own rep hasn't bothered holding any town halls here, so it was nice to get
time with someone in the Utah delegation.
What would Utah gain from not having Senator Hatch in office? Do we want to pass
up the opportunity for having a strong conservative like Senator Hatch to be
chair of the finance committee where medicare, medicaid, and social security
will be made solvent? Do we want to pass up the opportunity for having a strong
conservative like Senator Hatch to be chair of the finance committee where tax
reform will be conducted? What does Utah gain from having another junior
senator? Whatever our normative criticisms of Washington DC may be, we should
look at our vote in terms of how it will materially affect real world
circumstances. Votes shouldn't be used as a mere critique on the overall system
that the Founding Fathers set in place 200 years ago. Our votes should be based
on the political realities that exist; not our emotional frustrations with
Senator Hatch is not a "strong conservative." Another
"junior senator" who will actually stand up and fight and try to
change things is much more beneficial than someone who has spent 36 years
getting us into this mess, gone along with the likes of Ted Kennedy to get along
on "compromise" and only recently started to actually talk like a
conservative.No, I will trade a wishy washy weak "senior"
senator for a firebreathing zealot who understands the urgent necessity to
change the way business is done in Washington.Hatch should resign
gracefully and step out of the way. If he does not, then Jimmy Matheson may
beat him anyway.