The long arm of the paid Hatch-brigade has sunk to a new low. Since the exit of Jason Chaffetz as a possible candidate to unseat Hatch, there are many in the liberty movement desperately searching for not only a better candidate than Hatch, which isn’t hard, but one that could knock him off his 36-year throne. http://www.dethronehatch.com/
I am one of those people exploring ALL my options. My brother-in-law, set up an informal meeting with Neil Walter. You might remember him from the convention race with Morgan Philpot for Congressional Seat 2. He hasn’t said he’s running, and was only looking at options today in a breakfast meeting with a few activists that want Hatch out.
I put a note out for people to meet with Neil, and asked that they RSVP. I was a few minutes late since I was driving from the Park City area. When I walked in, they were just starting the discussion. I looked up and across the table was Christy Achziger. I like Christy, but this stunned me. She hadn’t RSVP’d of course. Word was she was working for Hatch. I could not believe the nerve. Now, she is free to work for anyone she wants, but as a paid staffer, it’s like the opposing team’s quarterback coming to your team meeting and acting like it’s no big deal to just open your playbook. I asked her promptly if she was working for Hatch. She replied in the affirmative. I invited her to leave. She didn’t, until another gentleman pulled her aside and explained why it would be uncomfortable, and we could not speak openly with her there. The bad manners displayed by the Hatch campaign staff needs to be understood as marching orders from their boss. Hatch will do anything to keep himself relevant, and sadly he is making some really nice people, look really bad in the process.
Hatch has also managed to get our “trusted” news source of Fox News to suddenly have a love-fest with the senator. With Sarah Palin, Gretta van (whats-her-name), and Sean Hannity all falling into step. I am now convinced principles don’t matter to most people, only what is in their best interest and the tug of the almighty (quickly losing value) dollar.
Within two hours of our meeting, someone from the Hatch office had called Neil and set up an appointment for him to meet with Senator Hatch. One by one Hatch will attempt to convince his opponents to drop out of the race.
I am looking for the man or woman with the guts and drive to stand this goliath in the face and say, “Give it your best shot.” If you have skeletons in your closet, lead with them. He’s got them, too. If you think he can dig up dirt on you from a soiled past and that isn’t who you are now, lead with it. People understand. They aren’t perfect either, but don’t let this man bully you into not running. RUN.
We’ve done our homework Mr. Hatch, and you can be beat. It isn’t just the liberty movement that is tired of you. It’s many of the delegates and general populace within the Republican party right here in Utah. It’s old school Republicans that are your age, and young fresh-faced voters, that have had the same Senator in office their entire lives. What do you call a six-term senator? You call him home. Enough already.
Þ You are a six-term senator, and that bothers me.
Þ You started the Department of Education, and that bothers me.
Þ You crafted legislation on Medicare Part-D (the largest entitlement the country had ever seen until Obamacare), and that bothers me.
Þ You voted for TARP, and that bothers me.
Þ You claim to have written the Patriot Act, and that bothers me.
I could go on and on. These things bother me. As a voter do they bother you? Take a good look at the Hatch voting record. I’ve provided some links for you to visit.
If we want to change Washington, we must first change ourselves. For me, I’m changing myself into a concerned citizen that is paying attention and will no longer let the power-hungry stay in power.
I won’t be scared into believing your stories about Olympia Snowe. She probably uses Hatch as her number one reason to be re-elected. Those of you in DC use this strategy with each other against the people, and then you get to DC and shake hands and laugh at the American people who have been “had” again. You sit in your DC bubble, with a cushy job, with cushy retirement, and cushy medical care, all on the backs of the tax-payers, while you listen to yourselves pontificate at Senate hearings that mean nothing and accomplish nothing other than feed your egos.
Our founding fathers never wanted career politicians. We need to renew that belief. We need people who won’t play the seniority game in Washington. We don’t need any more games in Washington. We need people who aren’t afraid of losing their “power,” and actually would rather not have it, but believe it belongs to the people. We need people that will not make compromises that go against their principles for the sake of getting along, but instead hold their ground, for the people of our great nation, and restore our country to it’s founding principles. We need individuals of integrity, wisdom and virtue.
We are waiting …..where are you?
- Hatch not ruling out 2018 run (hollyonthehill.wordpress.com)
- Rep. Jason Chaffetz won’t take on Sen. Orrin Hatch (sfgate.com)