Shame on you, Orrin Hatch

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Dave Camp (R-Michigan)

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Dave Camp (R-Michigan) (Photo credit: Michael.Jolley)

Orrin Hatch, echoing Mitch McConnell, has just blamed Barack Obama for obstructionism. I had hoped that Hatch would retire this year, and I was prepared to vote against him at the local caucus. That question was never put before the caucus attendees, but I had a chance to vote on Hatch during the runoff election. However, I voted for Orrin, reluctantly, because I did not want Utah represented by two TEA Party Senators. I will vote for his Democratic opponent in November, but Hatch is almost certain to be re-elected. This should be Hatch’s last term and I had some hope that he would begin to speak and vote his own mind, as Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is beginning to do. No such luck.