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It's Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go

Antes30 Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 4:28 PM
36 years ago I voted for Hatch because he convinced me that incumbent back then, Frank Moss, had been there too long (18 years). Enough is enough Orrin.

Six-term entrenched incumbent Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, is attacking his conservative challenger, Dan Liljenquist, over his alleged support for tax hikes in Washington. My sides ache.

Liljenquist has never voted for federal tax hikes or massive entitlement spending or multibillion-dollar bailouts or serial debt-limit increases in Washington because he has never served in Washington. Never. Hatch, by contrast, has spent the last 36 years racking up a Big Government record that cannot be whitewashed away.

Outside the Beltway/Hatch fog machine, Liljenquist's integrity and commitment to reining in runaway spending are unassailable. In state legislative policy circles, he's known...