Sunday, April 15, 2012

Hatch on Tea Party: 'I despise these people'

Utah Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch is “doggone offended” by the activists and voters standing between him and re-election, describing them as “radical libertarians.”

Hatch was first elected to the Senate in 1976. This year, major conservative groups announced their intention of defeating Hatch — who they deemed too moderate. FreedomWorks has reportedly spent at least $670,000 attacking Hatch this cycle.

But the long-time senator isn’t sitting on his hands. Hatch told NPR’s Howard Berkes, “These people are not conservatives. They’re not Republicans.”

“They’re radical libertarians and I’m doggone offended by it,” he said.

Hatch’s most prominent Republican challenger, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist, appears to be underperforming expectations in local caucuses thus far. He lost his home caucus last month.

“I despise these people,”


  1. Oh,really,? I would consider being despised by a "career Hack Politician"such as Hatch to be a point of virtue and honor.But,as these are unknown concepts in American politicians,I guess the only way I could adequately express my disgust and loathing of the majority of them.Would be to stand squarely in front of him and expectorate several ounces of "Backer Juice"across the top`s of his white penny loafer`s(Translation for Yankee`s and other foreigner`s). Tobacco juice:ie,smokeless tabacco,considered a delicacy by farmer`s,truck driver`s and other`s who have had to work for a living.And Sen Hatch,you sir may depart for the region`s below as soon as possible and take the rest of that bunch of thieve`s and rogue`s with you!.

  2. A despicable individual. Can't believe he said that as it will only feed the fire.