Salt Lake Tribune more honest than AZ Republic

It’s impossible to imagine the AZ Republic accusing John McCain of staying too long in the Senate

The Salt Lake Tribune has named Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch “Utahn of the Year.” But the Christmas Day editorial was not a worshipful paean to his time in office — over 40 years! It was a stinging rebuke of his utter lack of integrity that rises from his unquenchable thirst for power.”  Hatch is even accused of “theft from the Utah electorate.”

After a recitation of a litany of his transgressions, the editorial running under the headline  “Why Orrin Hatch is Utahn of the Year,” concluded:

“But perhaps the most significant move of Hatch’s career is the one that should, if there is any justice, end it.

The last time the senator was up for re-election, in 2012, he promised that it would be his last campaign. That was enough for many likely successors, of both parties, to stand down, to let the elder statesman have his victory tour and to prepare to run for an open seat in 2018.

Clearly, it was a lie. Over the years, Hatch stared down a generation or two of highly qualified political leaders who were fully qualified to take his place, Hatch is now moving to run for another term — it would be his eighth — in the Senate. Once again, Hatch has moved to freeze the field to make it nigh unto impossible for any number of would-be senators to so much as mount a credible challenge. That’s not only not fair to all of those who were passed over. It is basically a theft from the Utah electorate.

It would be good for Utah if Hatch, having finally caught the Great White Whale of tax reform, were to call it a career. If he doesn’t, the voters should end it for him.

Common is the repetition of the catchphrase that Hatch successfully used to push aside three-term Sen. Frank Moss in this first election in, egad, 1976.

“What do you call a senator who’s served in office for 18 years? You call him home.”

Less well known is a bit of advice Hatch gave to Capitol Hill interns in 1983.

“You should not fall in love with D.C.” he admonished them. “Elected politicians shouldn’t stay here too long.”

If only he had listened to his own advice.”

Conversely, the Arizona Republic heaps praise on John McCain, doing so prior to his brain cancer diagnosis. The fact that he ran a vicious smear campaign against an able opponent, Dr. Kelli Ward, a family practice physician and two-term conservative state senator, deceitfully accusing her of aiding ISIS, was irrelevant to the liberals staffing the failing newspaper. At age 81 and seriously ill, he can’t bring himself to relinquish power any more than nearly 84-year-old Orrin Hatch. U.S. Senate terms are six years. You do the math.

Dr. Ward is running again —- for the senate seat soon to be open by virtue of Jeff Flake’s abysmal polling. In a face-saving move, he’s opted not to run for reelection, farcically blaming his decision on President Trump, whom he irrationally talks about challenging.

The failing Arizona Republic, engaging in more layoffs,* to stay afloat, recently named the senate duo 2017 Arizonans of the Year.

*Reported by the Phoenix New Times’ Ray Stern

11 Responses to Salt Lake Tribune more honest than AZ Republic

  1. Ajo Joe says:

    The Arizona Republic is so committed to it’s leftist perspective, it will die before admitting it’s death is the result of continually insulting its remaining readers. My parents were subscribers to both the Arizona Republic and the afternoon edition known as the Phoenix Gazette. I delivered papers after school.

    Now immediate news is available without the skew. I don’t know a single subscriber to the newspaper today.It’s a relic of times long past The word “Newsosaur” was created to describe print newspapers. .

    As to the comparison of the two newspapers in today’s post, they both lean left. Both irrationally endorsed Hillary Clinton for president despite her terrible track record.. One simply has more backbone than the other. The Arizona paper would never write such a take down of either McCain or Flake.

  2. Kimball says:

    Utah should be used to old. Many of the LDS First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve are in their 80s an 90s.
    http://threestory.com/apostles/

  3. Saguaro Sam says:

    Off topic, but. . . .

    CNN has been running photos of President Trump standing on his golf course down in Florida. He and his guests are unaware that CNN snakes are hiding in the bushes taking photos.

    Trump’s back is toward the photographer.
    CNN is showing their followers that Trump was in a vulnerable position.
    CNN hoping for another mentally ill person, like the one who showed up at the GOP softball game and the one who showed up in Las Vegas, to take note of their “coverage”. (And keep in mind that there has been no further information about either of these attacks.)

    Meanwhile,
    across the pond,
    the intestinal parasite Baylisascaris, also known as Barack Husein Obama has been crawling up the ass of Prince Harry of Britain.
    A Bromance blooming.
    Harry pretending to be a reporter, taking over the BBC microphone to “interview” Barack, who uses the opportunity to take swipes at Trump. Barack, who was up Harry’s ass at the Invictus Games in Canada a few months back, pretending to care about athletic events.

    Please keep our hard-working, wonderful President Trump and his family in your prayers.

    • Clementine says:

      Barack O and Harry have something in common these days. Harry’s fiance Megan Markle is half black as is Obama. She’s an actress.and Obama is the consummate actor.

      • Saguaro Sam says:

        England’s King Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936 for a divorced American, Wallis Simpson.
        Megan Markle is also a divorced person, but the rules have been chucked out the window to allow her, a non-British citizen and divorced person and someone who regularly appeared on a TV show half naked, to marry the ginger Harry in grand style.
        (It takes Five years to become a British citizen.)

        Just a few months ago, when Harry and Prince William were giving interviews, speaking as if they were experts on mental health issues, Harry stated that No One in the royal family “wanted the job” of being the next to sit on the throne.
        Maybe parasite Barry is applying for the gig.
        Hey, they’ve already got a Muslim mayor in London, and the Muslim females are popping out little Moe Ha Meds every 9 months.

      • Conservative Since Birth says:

        A few weeks ago at the Harvard-Yale football game, the “Ivy League” daughter of the Obama’s, Malia, was photographed (smoking and) making out with a white Brit. The Brit’s relative was a close adviser to the present-day Queen of England up until recently. He’s from a prominent wealthy family. I wonder how Michelle reacted when she saw that in the Daily Mail.

    • Patriot Dad says:

      Sam,
      According to the British newspaper The Independent, Muhammad has replaced William in the top ten most popular boys’ names in England and Wales. The report states that the “Arabic moniker is by far the most popular if different spellings are accounted for.”

      Western Europe as we know it (Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands, even the Scandinavian counties) will soon be dominated by Muslims, and no one seems to be paying attention.

      http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/muhammad-boys-names-uk-list-william-replaced-a7958221.html

      • Saguaro Sam says:

        Yes, socialism has given the Brits feet of clay.
        Just this week, the National Health Service (NHS)—-which is an absolute disgrace—-has told British citizens that they should limit their caloric intake to 1600 calories per day!
        Seeing as how they have a serious problem with alcohol, especially among young people, 1600 calories per day could be accomplished by downing a few pints of ale.

        Yesterday, one of their top news stories was of a riot in a major shopping mall outside of London. Police, armed only with batons, were overwhelmed by what looked like hundreds of dark-skinned males with facial hair, most of them wearing backpacks.
        No doubt, more than a few Moe Ha Meds involved.

  4. Matt DeGennaro says:

    The Arizona Repulsive adores the two fake Republicans. McCain and Flake give the liberal newspaper the opportunity to endorse “Republicans,” while staying its increasingly radical course.