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(Reason Magazine)   Senator Orrin Hatch (R-eally pissed) is "doggone offended" by "radical libertarians," threatens to punch them in the mouth. Ah, the sound of a neo-con where the tea party is challenging his incumbency   (reason.com ) divider line
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2012-04-14 04:54:28 PM  
But back home in Utah, Hatch's quest for a seventh term is not the cakewalk he had in the last five elections, in which he didn't even have to run in primaries.

In fact, the Hatch campaign has spent more than $5.7 million in the past 15 months just to make sure he'll survive the Utah Republican nominating convention on April 21.


And that's really what it comes down to - Orrin Hatch is being challenged for the first time in a long while...and he's mad as hell that he actually has to RUN FOR OFFICE! *gasp* what a shocker!

f*ck you Orrin. Arlin Specter had the same arrogant sense of entitlement and he got bounced out on his ass for it. sounds like YOU need to get your ass kicked as well. maybe you'll learn something from the experience.
 
2012-04-14 05:11:23 PM  

Weaver95: But back home in Utah, Hatch's quest for a seventh term is not the cakewalk he had in the last five elections, in which he didn't even have to run in primaries.

In fact, the Hatch campaign has spent more than $5.7 million in the past 15 months just to make sure he'll survive the Utah Republican nominating convention on April 21.

And that's really what it comes down to - Orrin Hatch is being challenged for the first time in a long while...and he's mad as hell that he actually has to RUN FOR OFFICE! *gasp* what a shocker!

f*ck you Orrin. Arlin Specter had the same arrogant sense of entitlement and he got bounced out on his ass for it. sounds like YOU need to get your ass kicked as well. maybe you'll learn something from the experience.


I'd agree with you if we weren't stuck with Pat Toomey. Blech.
 
2012-04-14 05:13:36 PM  

Marcus Aurelius:

I'd agree with you if we weren't stuck with Pat Toomey. Blech.


As bad as Toomey is...he's still not Arlen f*cking Specter.
 
2012-04-14 05:20:33 PM  

Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius:

I'd agree with you if we weren't stuck with Pat Toomey. Blech.

As bad as Toomey is...he's still not Arlen f*cking Specter.


Or Rick Santorum!
 
2012-04-14 05:24:31 PM  

Weaver95: And that's really what it comes down to - Orrin Hatch is being challenged for the first time in a long while...and he's mad as hell that he actually has to RUN FOR OFFICE! *gasp* what a shocker!


I'd be tickled shiatless if that was the case in every Senate and district seat that's up this year. There's metric farkton of incumbents that need to come back home and try to remember what it's like here in the trenches.
 
2012-04-14 05:36:21 PM  
Disapproving Senator looks on with disapproval while playing the piano:

media.reason.com
 
2012-04-14 05:39:52 PM  
Not a big fan of Hatch but he's 100 times better than a libertarian and/or Teahadist.
 
2012-04-14 05:47:50 PM  
The sad thing is that even if Hatch loses a primary, nothing actually changes. They'll elect the Teabagger and nobody will be able to tell the difference.

The Tea Party campaign against Dick Luger, on the other hand, puts that seat into play.
 
2012-04-14 05:53:49 PM  
Is subby seriously saying the tea party is about liberty? What part of socially conservative extremism has anything to do with liberty?
 
2012-04-14 05:57:20 PM  
He's still alive?
 
2012-04-14 06:03:38 PM  
Neo-con?
 
2012-04-14 06:12:10 PM  
Err. Did Hatch, not subby
 
2012-04-14 06:16:44 PM  

Weaver95: Marcus Aurelius:

I'd agree with you if we weren't stuck with Pat Toomey. Blech.

As bad as Toomey is...he's still not Arlen f*cking Specter.


I think I'd almost rather have that weasel Spector.
 
2012-04-14 06:16:54 PM  
FTA: In fact, the Hatch campaign has spent more than $5.7 million in the past 15 months just to make sure he'll survive the Utah Republican nominating convention on April 21.

Isn't this just the Free Market working its magic, providing lower quality in an open GOP competition?

Highly unlikely a Democrat would take the Senator seat even if Hatch is replaced with a loony Teabagger candidate. I mean this is Utah we are talking about. So I don't see any positive outcome from this eventually. :-/

/Well, there could be more Republican-induced comedy in the future.
 
2012-04-14 06:17:43 PM  
As entertaining as this asshole-on-asshole violence might be, I really don't see where it gets the nation one step forward.
 
2012-04-14 06:33:20 PM  
Imagine that. Someone else might want to take a crack at the seat.

The horror. The true horror that someone might run against him. That stoopid representational democracy in action.

Republics? HOW DO THEY WORK?

It's sad that he hates democracy so much...
 
2012-04-14 06:51:33 PM  
Its always best to take Reason's political reporting with a particularly large grain of salt, especially in an article that's shelling the author's latest libertarian manifesto as fast as it aimes at Hatch. And at least they aren't pretending that FreedomWorks is grassroots in any way. But he saw what happened to Bennett. And that the primary is his only battle.
 
2012-04-14 06:59:38 PM  
"Retards Annoy Mongoloid"
 
2012-04-14 07:05:49 PM  
I'm old enough to remember when Hatch was considered a radical right winger, now he's being primaried from the right. Shows how far the Republicans have shifted to conservative crazy town.
 
2012-04-14 07:12:23 PM  
I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."
 
2012-04-14 07:44:00 PM  
TFA's opening: Soft-rock sensation - the Peter Lemongello of the World's Greatest Deliberative Boby

Is Peter Lemongello related to Peter Orangello?

Also: WTF does this phrase even mean?
 
2012-04-14 08:07:16 PM  

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: As entertaining as this asshole-on-asshole violence might be, I really don't see where it gets the nation one step forward.


If they are too busy assholing each other, maybe they won't notice the nice people actually fixing things.
 
2012-04-14 08:21:12 PM  

VictoryCabal: I'm old enough to remember when Hatch was considered a radical right winger, now he's being primaried from the right. Shows how far the Republicans have shifted to conservative crazy town.


Didn't Hatch speak glowingly of Ted Kennedy at his funeral?

RINO
 
2012-04-14 08:27:07 PM  
Hey, right-wing geniuses: Orrin Hatch is so religious that he won't drink caffeine and he thinks he is going to get a Kolob-like planet when he dies. He was in favor of the Bush Bailouts, he opposes health care and he has been a Republican advocate for decades.

AND HE IS TOO FAR TO THE LEFT FOR YOU.
 
2012-04-14 08:39:48 PM  
Tard fight
 
2012-04-14 08:41:02 PM  

tallguywithglasseson: Not a big fan of Hatch but he's 100 times better than a libertarian and/or Teahadist.


i293.photobucket.com

 
2012-04-14 08:44:28 PM  
We've got to have new leaders in Washington if we're going to change the direction of this country," says Dan Liljenquist...

For the love of God stop the cliches!!!! Christ, as soon as some politician says something original I may just faint from shock.

Also he neglects to mention what direction we are currently going. Are we heading towards fema death camps? Death panels? Kidnapping pregnant women and forcing them to have abortions against their will? Wild uncontrollable orgies at the RNC headquarters?
 
2012-04-14 08:45:00 PM  
So what's it going to be, Utah?

A tick on your dick or chlamydia?
 
2012-04-14 08:46:44 PM  
Christ. I never thought I'd see the day when Orrin Hatch wasn't conservative enough. He's always been on the right of pretty much everyone in the Senate. It gives me shivers to think who the good people of Utah would replace him with.

On the plus side, watching the GOP implode is hilarious.
 
2012-04-14 08:48:00 PM  

xanadian: I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."


Ooh! Ooh! Play Claire de Lune next!

/in before Freebird
 
2012-04-14 08:48:36 PM  

Gergesa: We've got to have new leaders in Washington if we're going to change the direction of this country," says Dan Liljenquist...

For the love of God stop the cliches!!!! Christ, as soon as some politician says something original I may just faint from shock.

Also he neglects to mention what direction we are currently going. Are we heading towards fema death camps? Death panels? Kidnapping pregnant women and forcing them to have abortions against their will? Wild uncontrollable orgies at the RNC headquarters?


You know the GOP would be against that cause the Weirdos on the left would invite a bunch of icky girls.

///No use having an orgy of you cant get your cock sucked by a teenage boy, then hate yourself for it later!
 
2012-04-14 08:49:07 PM  

Aarontology: Is subby seriously saying the tea party is about liberty? What part of socially conservative extremism has anything to do with liberty?


To be fair, this doesn't seem to be the subby that is assessing this - it's Orrin Hatch.
 
2012-04-14 08:52:03 PM  
What brand of fake libertarian is the guy running against him? Corporatist teabagger? Objectivist? Neo-confederatist? Crazy colloidal silver drinking nut? Article doesn't say.
 
2012-04-14 08:52:51 PM  

vartian: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: As entertaining as this asshole-on-asshole violence might be, I really don't see where it gets the nation one step forward.

If they are too busy assholing each other, maybe they won't notice the nice people actually fixing things.


It's cute that you two think Obamacare's insurance-embedded legislation will actually "fix things."

Actually, nevermind, this isn't cute at all. Such display of naivete' is more sad than cute.
 
2012-04-14 08:52:56 PM  

King Something: xanadian: I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."

Ooh! Ooh! Play Claire de Lune next!

/in before Freebird


I'm sure you mean Piña Coladaburg.
 
2012-04-14 08:55:58 PM  

Farker Soze: What brand of fake libertarian is the guy running against him? Corporatist teabagger? Objectivist? Neo-confederatist? Crazy colloidal silver drinking nut? Article doesn't say.


I'm interested in this as well. However, as the article said, Hatch voted for the bailouts as well as Medicare Part D, so I have a feeling this challenge is coming from a more economic standpoint than anything socially driven.
 
2012-04-14 08:57:30 PM  
Jesus is their whole strategy this year to go as far right as possible?
 
2012-04-14 08:59:02 PM  

gimmegimme: Hey, right-wing geniuses: Orrin Hatch is so religious that he won't drink caffeine and he thinks he is going to get a Kolob-like planet when he dies. He was in favor of the Bush Bailouts, he opposes health care and he has been a Republican advocate for decades.

AND HE IS TOO FAR TO THE LEFT FOR YO UTAH.

 
2012-04-14 09:01:38 PM  

A Terrible Human: Jesus is their whole strategy this year to go as far right as possible?


Being against corporate bailouts is not being "far right" - it's being populist. Some parts of the GOP is adjusting their practices (read: SOME of them) to actually make a lick of sense. This doesn't represent the party as a whole, but it's nice to see some areas where they at least want to walk the talk instead of just talk to the talk.
 
2012-04-14 09:02:38 PM  

King Something: xanadian: I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."

Ooh! Ooh! Play Claire de Lune next!

/in before Freebird


I was thinking the Presto Agitato movement from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, but okay.
 
2012-04-14 09:03:58 PM  

MisterLoki: Tard fight


Pretty much.
 
2012-04-14 09:04:52 PM  

Aarontology: Is subby seriously saying the tea party is about liberty? What part of socially conservative extremism has anything to do with liberty?


Couldn't be bothered to read the farking article, could you?
 
2012-04-14 09:06:19 PM  

The Green Manalishi: the good people of Utah



Like the 65% who do exactly what their church tell them to?
 
2012-04-14 09:15:17 PM  

Aarontology: Is subby seriously saying the tea party is about liberty? What part of socially conservative extremism has anything to do with liberty?


Socially conservative extremism in Utah? Shut up!
 
2012-04-14 09:16:11 PM  
D-bags like Hatch are why i support a term limit on all elected government poisitions
 
2012-04-14 09:16:39 PM  

King Something: xanadian: I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."

Ooh! Ooh! Play Claire de Lune next!

/in before Freebird


Whipping Post!11!

/What?
 
2012-04-14 09:20:39 PM  

xanadian: King Something: xanadian: I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."

Ooh! Ooh! Play Claire de Lune next!

/in before Freebird

I was thinking the Presto Agitato movement from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, but okay.


That's the third movement, ja?

Okay, fine, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14, Presto agitato movement. Then the Debussy encore.

/then the theme from Knight Rider
 
2012-04-14 09:25:23 PM  

King Something: Okay, fine, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14, Presto agitato movement. Then the Debussy encore.

/then the theme from Knight Rider


Then Chariots of Fire.
 
2012-04-14 09:25:26 PM  

King Something: xanadian: King Something: xanadian: I've got the tiniest piano in the world right here, and I'm playing it just for you, Hatch.

Can you hear it? It's Debussy's "Reverie."

Ooh! Ooh! Play Claire de Lune next!

/in before Freebird

I was thinking the Presto Agitato movement from Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, but okay.

That's the third movement, ja?

Okay, fine, Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14, Presto agitato movement. Then the Debussy encore.

/then the theme from Knight Rider


Done. And, maybe I'll do the walking-away closing theme from The Incredible Hulk.
 
2012-04-14 09:26:14 PM  
Democrats have been utterly taken over by people who want big government control of everything.

Republicans are being taken over by people who want as little big government as possible.

Watching people sit around crying about the "radicals" in the Republican party now is funny. Were we suppose to watch Democrats shift further and further to the left and do nothing about it? That's what they were hoping and it continues to be why liberals bemoan right wing 'radicals'.
 
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