Most of our Douche of the Day honorees have to really earn it, meaning they have to have a long, ongoing relationship with the denial of truth and/or reason. And then sometimes, you can be a gigantic Douche just for uttering one, completely stupid statement.
Today's Douche of the Day is Republican Senator, Orrin Hatch, for something he said today to Norah O'Donnell on MSNBC. After a report was issued today which said that in 2009, over 52% of the American public paid no taxes, O'Donnell asked Hatch for his reponse, and instead of admitting that our tax system is broken and desperately needs reform, Hatch did what most non-brain-functioning Republicans do, he just repeated the party's talking points. Yes, he went there; Hatch said, "Norah, we don't have a tax problem, we have a spending problem." Holy shit. Really, Orrin?
Hatch is a gigantic ass who's long been hopelessly out of touch with the real world, but you'd think that even a pathetic dinosaur like Hatch would realize that after Americans hear the same talking points over and over and over again, especially the Republican ones, they pretty quickly figure out that those talking points have no credibility or basis in reality. Most people figured out weeks ago that yes, indeed, we do have a tax problem, as well as a spending problem.
So for being so dumb as to think that anyone out there believes a tired, already worn-out talking point like, "We don't have a tax problem, we have a spending problem," you Orrin Hatch are today's "Douche of the Day".