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It's Time for Beltway Barnacle Orrin Hatch To Go

The Bad Piper Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 9:12 PM
Hatch needs to be sent to the Home for Retired RINOs where he can sit around with his buddies like Arlen Specter, Richard Lugar and Olympia Snowe. Maybe they can start preparing rooms for the likes of Susan Collins, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham, Saxby Chambliss and others of their ilk.

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...