If Orrin Hatch wasn’t starting to get nervous about his re-election process in 2012, maybe he should. The Club for Growth has started the chorus that Hatch “doesn’t get it.”
In a blog post, the Club’s Michael Connolly hammers Hatch over his proposal to criminalize lying about military service to advance one’s career.
This is Hatch's game-changer to start remedying a Bennett-esque career of earmarks, big spending, and nonsense? This is what he's going back to Utah, brandishing like an A+ on a spelling test, to show everyone how he gets it and isn't like that squish Bennett?
Earth to congressional Republicans -- it's not 1997! Stop with the gimmicks. Stop with the distractions. Stop with the majority threshold budget points of order subject to the yawn. Stop with the, "I thank my distinguished colleague for his commendable leadership on this blah blah blah."
Here's what let's do instead: Cut some &%!$#@ spending! Kill a few earmarks. Zero-out some duplicative agencies and bureaus. Sell off Fannie, Freddie, AIG, and the rest of the government owned companies. Claw back bailout funds. Repeal something... anything! Of course it won't pass, but at least try!
The Club has been able to articulate the frustrations of those who hold Hatch’s next term in their hands - the Utah GOP delegates. Connolly pleads with Hatch to change his tune now.
Show us you get it. Show us that you understand that debt is $13 trillion and no one cares about your pet causes right now. Show us you understand that it's not about you. Show us that 30 years in Washington hasn't turned your brains to mush. Show us you know that leadership is about more than finger-pointing, credit taking, and blame avoidance.