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Old 12-27-2017, 11:36 AM
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Hatch Fooled By Newspaper Editorial Calling For His Retirement – Talking Points Memo

Haha. Either that was some serious dry sarcasm, or he didn't read the article past the headline, and thanked them for the "honor".
It was sarcasm...

Hatch fires back at Salt Lake Tribune over blistering editorial

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch struck back at his state’s largest newspaper Tuesday after it ran a scathing Christmas Day editorial calling for his retirement.

The editorial in The Salt Lake Tribune sought to explain why the newspaper had named the long-serving Republican senator “Utahn of the Year.”

It was not meant as a compliment.


Rather, the editors wrote, the selection stemmed from the role Hatch played in “dismantling” two national monuments with the Trump administration’s help; his role in writing the tax code overhaul; and his “utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.”

That last line seemed to strike a nerve with Hatch’s office.

“Everyone celebrates Christmas differently. We all sincerely hope the members of the Salt Lake Tribune editorial board find joy this holiday season in something beyond baselessly attacking the service and integrity of someone who given 40 years for the people of Utah, and served as one of the most effective lawmakers of all time, just to satisfy their unquenchable thirst for clicks,” Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock said in a statement.

Hatch also jabbed at the Tribune on Christmas Day, with a dry-witted tweet thanking the paper for “this great Christmas honor.”

Hatch’s spokesman confirmed – that was sarcasm
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The senator has been in the spotlight lately, not only for his role in the controversial national monument decision and tax bill passage, but for reported efforts by President Trump to convince him to seek an eighth term – and in turn block 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney from seeking the seat.

It was to this backdrop that the Tribune tried to shame the 83-year-old lawmaker out of Congress.
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He might. Hatch is 83? He won't hang around forever.

Romney could easily better Hatch's margin. The Trib will not support him either.


Why not since 3/4 of the voters in Utah don't want Hatch to run.. So some one has to run that might win..

Beside the Trib made a Christmas day blast and got up in Hatch's face... Nailing him with the truth.-

See; A poll from earlier this year found that three-quarters of Utahns want Hatch to retire.

Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial | TheHill
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Why not since 3/4 of the voters in Utah don't want Hatch to run.. So some one has to run that might win..

Beside the Trib made a Christmas day blast and got up in Hatch's face... Nailing him with the truth.-

See; A poll from earlier this year found that three-quarters of Utahns want Hatch to retire.

Utah paper tells Hatch to 'call it a career' in blistering editorial | TheHill
And the Utah voters can act if they choose. I would bet they don't.
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Well if some "R" doesn't stand up and try then for sure I would bet the next round will be a Democrat.. For sure Jimbo..

I would bet we will see more than Utah going side ways.
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The biggest problem in the Senate is the outsized rewards of seniority, better committee assignments and more campaign money from the national party coffers.

Perhaps more important to overall Senate function is popular election of Senators rather than appointment by state legislature. This deprives states of an effective voice in Congress.

If the voters want to elect the same member of Congress every 2 years it is difficult to see the threat to see the threat to the republic.
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Well if some "R" doesn't stand up and try then for sure I would bet the next round will be a Democrat.. For sure Jimbo..

I would bet we will see more than Utah going side ways.
I wouldn't.
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Well if some "R" doesn't stand up and try then for sure I would bet the next round will be a Democrat.. For sure Jimbo..

I would bet we will see more than Utah going side ways.

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I wouldn't.



of course not nor would I think any differently Jimbo..
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of course not nor would I think any differently Jimbo..
I'll elaborate a little. Hatch I think is 83 or 84. Romney is making nods toward the seat. Unless something happened since he lost presidential run, there's not much to dislike. Utahans do love their Republicans and their Mormans. A Democrat would have an uphill battle.
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And the Utah voters can act if they choose. I would bet they don't.





Me thinks Hatch got the hint that Utah's voters were not going to back him.

So retire and push back with this isn't the end of my public service guys..
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Romney moved his location on Twitter to Utah. If he runs, which is looking possible, he's a shoo-in.

And I'm okay with that.
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