But he’s oblivious anyway. It’s dementia, you know. Hatch, 84 has been saying the damnedest things lately in praise of Donald Trump. Yes, that Donald Trump, the one who deserves no praise at all and gets none from anybody with a functioning cerebral cortex. Trump could be Lincoln great! according to Hatch. Ugh!! That’s what people who play with their pudding might say.
Hatch’s home state paper did pull a sort of a switcheroo on Christmas Day in an editorial that named him Utahn of the Year; however, the text of the editorial was scathing – you know, how you should speak of Donald Trump, if you have to speak of him at all.
The newspaper called Hatch, who is the longest-serving Republican senator in U.S. history, a politician with an “utter lack of integrity” who has an “unquenchable thirst for power.”
He’s been in this seat for 42 years and says the craziest shit. Last month he said this:
“I have a rough time wanting to spend billions and billions and trillions of dollars to help people who won’t help themselves, won’t lift a finger, and expect the federal government to do everything.”
So yes for tax cuts for the wealthy, no to health insurance for children. Greed knows no age of course, and Hatch has never been less than a conservative stalwart, but he actually was instrumental in creating CHIP back in the 90s when he often partnered with Ted Kennedy on legislation. Now he just screams for Ted’s ghost to get off his lawn.
So his home state paper called on him to pack it in and let someone who is even remotely connected to reality in the 21st century have a chance to keep screwing the people of Utah.
And do I get ice cream??