Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Making Senator Hatch Work Hard

Dave Hansen is Senator Orrin Hatch's campaign manager. In today's Deseret News, he explained why the Senator spent most of August in Utah and visited much of the state over the past few months: "One thing a credible challenge does — and Rep. Urquhart's challenge was credible — is that it makes your candidate work harder, be a better candidate and a better public servant." So what you're saying is it takes the fear of losing the only job he's had for the past 30 years to get Senator Hatch to be a "better public servant"?


Anonymous Jeff said...

No, no, no ... it makes him PRETEND to be a better public servant. Go watch him feed the senior citizens sometime at one of his fancy old folks fund raisers. THAT'S when you see that the man has no sign of a soul.

11/10/2005 12:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Reed L. Clegg said...

Hatch has the ugliest web site evar! That is Internet pollution (thus a bad netizen as well) and a clear sign (ok, not really clear) that he's too old to handle this newfangled, modern world. Honestly, he probably thinks it's pretty as opposed to the $5k MS Frontpage boondoggle that it is.

11/10/2005 12:46:00 AM  
Anonymous #1 Son said...

There are times where we are forced to send a strong message to our politicals. To utilize our God given right to change the direction of our destiny. To overlook political lables like Republican or Democrat and do what is right. The time has come, that time is now.

It is sad when it becomes our duty to remove those who we have trusted, those leaders we have loved, when they no longer love or serve us.

When they only love they can understand is the love of power. When their loyality only belongs to those who they believe can grant them more power, when they chose corporations over citizens, then it is time for us to send them home.

Senator Hatch has become a full time lobbyist for the pharmaceutical companies, but is being paid by the citizens of Utah as our United States Senator. This lobbyist is being paid by the taxes of those who can no longer afford to go to the pharmacy.

He bows down to King George no matter what the cost may be to the citizens of Utah.

I born in Utah, I was raised in Utah, I am raising my children in Utah, and I will surely die in Utah. I Love Utah! As a true son of Utah, I pray that the citizens of this great state will send a new champion to Washington.

A new voice, a new beginning, someone who understands that we are each others keeper.

Not the voice of power. Not the voice of dissent. Not the voice of division.

I thank you Senator Hatch for your service, but the time has come for you to come home.

I pray that you will find why a simple sunset can make a humble man come to tears.

I pray that you will understand, without the worry that someone in your family is uninsured, how a humble man can cry when he cannot afford the medical care his child needs. When he sees a senior citizen choose medications over a meal. When he sees a grandmother still working years after retirement because her pension was stolen.

I hope that the shadow of power you now serve will turn into the understanding of God's love, and that you will see that the time has come for another to serve.

Here is the call, here is the truth, the time has come for the citizens of Utah to send a new Senator to Washington, and to bring our elder brother home.

Search your hearts Utah, so that you may know that these words are the truth. You already know, don't you?

With every best wish,


11/10/2005 02:22:00 AM  
Blogger Reach Upward said...

Jeff hits the nail on the head. I'm sorry that Steve U is out of the race, but at least he made Hatch and his staff wake up and locate that strange, squarish state off in flyover country somewhere. They even remembered that it is called Utah.

With Mr. U out of the way, will Hatch kick back in his D.C. sinecures? I'm not sure that the Hatch campaign sees Pete Ashdown as a serious threat (a strategic error). I guess we'll have to wait and see.

11/10/2005 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, he does need to go!

11/10/2005 10:33:00 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

I'm curious, especially with Reach Upward and other conservative folks, about whether they will seriously consider Ashdown or if they'll vote Senator Corptorture in again just because he's a Republican. With everyone as dissatisfied as they are with Hatch, can we move beyond party affiliation and consider which candidate will better represent the interest of Utahns?

11/10/2005 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Gary said...

Shawn -
Naturally I can't speak for what all of the conservatives will do, but I regard myself as a conservative and I've supported Pete Ashdown ever since his candidacy was announced.

The underlying principles of conservatism are limited government, local control and fiscal restraint. Orrin Hatch has moved far away from those principles in his 30 years in office.

I'm sorry to see Steve Urquhart withdraw from the race: the more credible challengers Hatch faces, the better, and Steve was a good one. Be that as it may, though, I'll continue to support Pete, and I won't be surprised to see other conservatives who do likewise.

11/11/2005 09:02:00 AM  
Blogger pramahaphil said...

Shawn --

As a conservative I would have to say I like Ashdown. However, I fear that alot of "Republicans" will dismiss him because of being a Dem. If he can come out and show his loyalties lie with the state and not with the party, I pray that he will win.

11/15/2005 09:36:00 AM  

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