Not the Person You Think He Was
For a long while the media was tolerant of Utah Senator Orrin Hatch. He was described as a thoughtful intelligent conservative, as opposed to the mean spirited ugly conservatives like, well you know who.
But now that he is retiring the true Orrin Hatch is coming out.
Speaking about the massive GOP tax overhaul at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, the Utah Republican took some time to blast the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
"(We) finally did away with the individual mandate tax that was established under that wonderful bill called Obamacare," Hatch said. "Now, if you didn't catch on, I was being very sarcastic. That was the stupidest, dumbass bill that I've ever seen."
"Some of you may have loved it. If you do, you are one of the stupidest, dumbass people I've ever met," Hatch added. "There are a lot of them up there on Capitol Hill from time to time."
He also described Obamacare as one of the most "regressive taxes" in the tax code, especially because lower-income families were "paying most of the freight." He said it was one of the "great ironies" of Obamacare.
The strange thing though is that none of these stupid, dumbass people who are now getting health care because of the Obama plan seem to be speaking about how terrible it is. And of course as a long term government employee Hatch has been getting taxpayer subsidized health care for decades. But like many conservatives, what is good for him is denied those who need it the most. So when it comes to dumbass's , well Hatch knows what he is talking about. He caucuses with them.
As for Hatch himself, well this is a man that will be replaced in the Senate by Mitt Romney. And incredible as it may sound, that will be an improvement.