hatch and the other establishment pols have it wrong. Tea Partiers aren’t interested in electing Dems..OR REPUBS..they want the Constitution back. That’s going to mean throwing BOTH establishment parties out. It’s what I have been hoping for for years. Now as long as they don’t allow themselves to be co-opted by the likes of Palin or any other establishment pol we and them(TP’ers) will be able to start affecting some real improvement.
Sen. Orrin Hatch has a message for the Tea Party movement: Work with the GOP or see conservatives lose more ground.
“If we fractionalize the Republican Party, we are going to see more liberals elected,” Hatch warned a crowd of 300 at a town meeting at American Fork Junior High School on Wednesday night, amid jeers from Tea Party supporters.
Hatch blamed extreme conservatives for the 2008 defeat of Sen. Gordon Smith, a politically moderate but fiscally conservative Republican from Oregon.