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.

Dan Liljenquist

Dan will be in town for two events tomorrow. Maybe I will go and see him. I have already attended an Orrin Hatch event. I think that I will vote for Hatch although I think it is time for him to retire. I really don’t want either man as my US Senator, but….