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Orrin Hatch will not seek re-election

January 2, 2018

  The radio reports I heard earlier today called this news a blockbuster but it is hard for me to make that claim when this has been rumored for weeks. Orrin Hatch is going to retire at the end of his term. Here is what the Utah Senator had to say:

“Every good fighter knows when to hang up the gloves. And for me, that time is soon approaching,” the 83-year-old Senate Finance Committee chairman said in a video announcement. “That’s why, after much prayer and discussion with family and friends, I’ve decided to retire at the end of this term.”

  Donald Trump called this news “sad” and this is what Sarah Sanders, speaking on behalf of the President had to say:

“He’s particularly thankful for the senator’s leadership and massive effort that he played and the role that he played in getting the tax cut and reform package passed, and the president certainly praises his service and is very sad to see Senator Hatch leave and knows that he will certainly be missed” 

“the president certainly has the greatest and deepest amount of respect for Senator Hatch and his over four decades of experience in the Senate.”

Donald Trump then tweeted: 

“He has been a tremendous supporter, and I will never forget the (beyond kind) statements he has made about me as President,” Trump said. “He is my friend and he will be greatly missed in the U.S. Senate!”

  This has fueled the speculation which had been brewing since the rumors of Orrin Hatch started that Mitt Romney was going to seek his seat. The President might consider Orrin Hatch to be his friend and a “tremendous supporter” but one person who has not had “beyond kind” things to say about the President is Mitt Romney so it will be interesting to see how this plays out if Mitt Romney does in fact run and win the seat.

  The question I have is this: what is Mitt Romney’s motivation? Mitt Romney was no fan of Donald Trump during the campaign and I have to wonder if he will support the President’s agenda or if he is planning on derailing the President’s agenda. I do not trust the man…

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

11 Comments leave one →
  1. petermac3 permalink
    January 2, 2018 8:15 pm

    McCain and company may have their work cut out for therm as they try to throw this seat over to the democrats. But this one armed creep is resilient enough to overcome his brain cancer which shouldn’t prove to be an impediment in trying to dethrone or derail President Trump and his agenda.

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    • January 2, 2018 8:22 pm

      I am sure McCain and his ilk will try to get a Democrat in there but I wonder if that Democrat will turn out to be Romney the RINO.

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    • January 3, 2018 1:52 pm

      If things continue as planned, the skeletons will be exposed in their closets. Son of Cain, McCain is totally the ENEMY, he needs to be locked up. Romney, he’s high up in mormon ranks (illuminati ties) and that’s not ‘Pro America.’ He ‘looks’ the part for a good guy, but deceiving ~ his mission isn’t to MAGA.

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      • January 3, 2018 8:15 pm

        Thanks for the link, I remember Bill Cooper saying the Mormons were aligned with the illuminati. Yeah, Romney looks like good which makes him (sadly) an attractive candidate but he is a one-worlder if ever there was one.

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  2. January 2, 2018 9:51 pm

    Mitt Romney would be just another Carpetbagger Senator like Robert Kennedy and Hilary Clinton were in New York State. Utah deserves better especially if they are to fill Hatch’s shoes. Romney represents the past and not the future. Romney and the never Trumpers are too fixed on the person and not on what the voters want.

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    • January 3, 2018 6:27 am

      I agree 100%!

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      • January 3, 2018 6:49 am

        Trump for better or worse created a political revolution which every establishment politician is trying to ignore. They all think they can reset the political clock and win elections as they did in the past.

        Where are the young tech savvy leaders?

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      • January 3, 2018 8:16 pm

        That is what they are trying to do but the question will be will it work? Sadly most of the young tech guys are liberals.


  3. January 3, 2018 2:01 pm

    OT but goes w/ the world’s system, religions and how things need to be constantly cleaned and monitored for ‘health’ and ‘wellness’. Just like our bodies – “high maintenance” to keep them good, operating rightly and free from harm.
    This vid is speaking of the spiritual realm being manifested in the physical – short and to the point.

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