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Orrin Hatch Opines: Progressives Are Just 'Straight Old Dumbass Liberals'

Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) doesn't think much of liberals, or the new rules in the Senate, taking great delight in saying so to a Federalist Society luncheon.

A Republican Senator from Utah thinks the new rules in the senate are even better for producing even more gridlock now that the senate will soon be in Republican control.

via Raw Story

Speaking at the Federalist Society’s annual conference in downtown Washington, D.C, the Republican Senator from Utah who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, claimed he was going to turn the new rule — requiring just 51 votes to advance most nominees, instead of the 60 votes — back on the Democrats, the Huffington Post reports.

“We should not return to the old rule. We should teach those blunderheads that they made a big mistake. And we have the votes to stop bad judges if we want to,” Hatch said.

Prior to the election, Hatch said he wanted to change the rules back, telling Politico, “We should get it back to where it was. You can see the destruction that has happened around here.”

With Republicans now the majority party in the Senate, Hatch has had a change of heart.

Hatch also took time to mock liberals for using the term “progressive,” telling a laughing crowd, “I get a big kick out of them using the word ‘progressive. My gosh, they’re just straight old dumbass liberals anyway.”

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