Hatch: ‘Progressives are to non-partisanship as Donald Trump is to subtlety’

Hatch was upset by a recent National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) complaint that says Boeing’s decision to open a new factory for its Dreamliner 787 fleet in South Carolina — a "right-to-work" state — violates the rights of Boeing’s union employees in the state of Washington. 

Hatch called the NLRB statement "nothing short of a power grab that will have a chilling impact on economic growth and liberty.”

"Progressives ultimately have little respect for the rule of law or for the people themselves," said Hatch. "For all their talk about non-partisanship and doing what works, what they really promote is a supposedly enlightened bureaucracy that in fact will push liberal policies regardless of what the people want." 

Hatch quoted a now-famous comment made by House Minority Leader House Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) last month that "elections shouldn't matter as much as they do."

"When former-Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi [D-Calif.] said that elections should not matter as much as they do this is what she meant," said Hatch. "Liberalism should advance no matter what the people in this country actually desire." 

Hatch is up for reelection in 2012 and is likely to face a tough primary challenge from a Tea Party contender.