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It's Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go

Pat2387 Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 11:23 AM
"Booting out Beltway barnacles closing in on four decades in power is not "cannibalization." It's healthy rejuvenation, restoration and rejection of the pernicious permanent political class our Founding Fathers so vehemently opposed."---Amen, sister. Put that one in BOLD!!

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...