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Jon Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul'

Posted by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:07 AM
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Jon Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul'

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) criticized the GOP in an interview (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, had harsh words for his party in an interview published Sunday in Britain's Daily Telegraph.

"The party right now is a holding company that's devoid of a soul and it will be filled up with ideas over time and leaders will take their proper place," he said.

"We can't be known as a party that's fear-based and doesn't believe in math," he added. "In the end it will come down to a party that believes in opportunity for all our people, economic competitiveness and a strong dose of libertarianism."

Hunstman, who dropped out of the Republican race after coming in second in the New Hampshire primary, has criticized the rightward tilt of the party. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he took issue with the obstructionist policies of the GOP, describing them as "thwart the opposition, stymie the opposition, obfuscate, be a flamethrower, go out there and destroy the system, and here we are."

"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," he said. 

The former Utah governor, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, has left open the possibility of a presidential run in 2016. "Life is full of serendipity. This is a total BS way of answering it, but I never would have guessed I'd be a governor. I never would have guessed I'd go to China as ambassador. I never would have guessed I'd run for president," he told HuffPost in November.

 

 

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mustbeGRACE
by Silver Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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A RINO.

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:13 AM
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Jon Huntsman is devoid of a soul, a brain, and critical thinking skills. Some of the reasons he lost out in the primary way early. How can someone who is not even a real Republican know anything about the Party he doesn't even represent?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Jon Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul'

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) criticized the GOP in an interview (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, had harsh words for his party in an interview published Sunday in Britain's Daily Telegraph.

"The party right now is a holding company that's devoid of a soul and it will be filled up with ideas over time and leaders will take their proper place," he said.

"We can't be known as a party that's fear-based and doesn't believe in math," he added. "In the end it will come down to a party that believes in opportunity for all our people, economic competitiveness and a strong dose of libertarianism."

Hunstman, who dropped out of the Republican race after coming in second in the New Hampshire primary, has criticized the rightward tilt of the party. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he took issue with the obstructionist policies of the GOP, describing them as "thwart the opposition, stymie the opposition, obfuscate, be a flamethrower, go out there and destroy the system, and here we are."

"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," he said. 

The former Utah governor, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, has left open the possibility of a presidential run in 2016. "Life is full of serendipity. This is a total BS way of answering it, but I never would have guessed I'd be a governor. I never would have guessed I'd go to China as ambassador. I never would have guessed I'd run for president," he told HuffPost in November.





sweet-a-kins
by Ruby Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 10:15 AM
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Quoting SallyMJ:

Jon Huntsman is devoid of a soul, a brain, and critical thinking skills. Some of the reasons he lost out in the primary way early. How can someone who is not even a real Republican know anything about the Party he doesn't even represent?

Quoting sweet-a-kins:

Jon Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul'

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R) criticized the GOP in an interview (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman (R), who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, had harsh words for his party in an interview published Sunday in Britain's Daily Telegraph.

"The party right now is a holding company that's devoid of a soul and it will be filled up with ideas over time and leaders will take their proper place," he said.

"We can't be known as a party that's fear-based and doesn't believe in math," he added. "In the end it will come down to a party that believes in opportunity for all our people, economic competitiveness and a strong dose of libertarianism."

Hunstman, who dropped out of the Republican race after coming in second in the New Hampshire primary, has criticized the rightward tilt of the party. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he took issue with the obstructionist policies of the GOP, describing them as "thwart the opposition, stymie the opposition, obfuscate, be a flamethrower, go out there and destroy the system, and here we are."

"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," he said. 

The former Utah governor, who served as the U.S. Ambassador to China under President Barack Obama, has left open the possibility of a presidential run in 2016. "Life is full of serendipity. This is a total BS way of answering it, but I never would have guessed I'd be a governor. I never would have guessed I'd go to China as ambassador. I never would have guessed I'd run for president," he told HuffPost in November.

 

 

 

 

 exhibit A

SallyMJ
by Ruby Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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And Jon Huntsman probably "never would have guessed" that he'd ever be wrong.

Republicans not understanding math? Tell that to Paul Ryan and the CBO, which upheld all of his financial statements and projections. Jon Huntsman's math? Not so much.

Which proves that, like the Tin Man, Huntsman needs to ask the Great Oz for a brain.

TCgirlatheart
by TC on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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He is saying things that I've heard a lot of my republican/conservative friends say.
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Kate_Momof3
by Platinum Member on Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:13 AM
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 He's right. I find this particular statement both true and ironic, given many of their pledges to that corporate whore, Grover Norquist.

And the Democtats aren't any better.

"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," he said.

 

LIMom1105
by on Dec. 31, 2012 at 12:28 PM
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I would say he's right, look at all the disgusting Hillary Clinton comments.



Seriously, do you not understand what he means? I think you are taking it literally. If you are capable of critical thought, I would think it's rather obvious that leadership is lacking at the moment.
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Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Dec. 31, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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"We can't be known as a party that's fear-based and doesn't believe in math,"


SAY IT AGAIN, JON!

I could not agree more.

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Dec. 31, 2012 at 2:31 PM
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Seriously, the CBO?

Are you kidding?

Their collective Math is horrible.

Do your research.

Quoting SallyMJ:

And Jon Huntsman probably "never would have guessed" that he'd ever be wrong.

Republicans not understanding math? Tell that to Paul Ryan and the CBO, which upheld all of his financial statements and projections. Jon Huntsman's math? Not so much.

Which proves that, like the Tin Man, Huntsman needs to ask the Great Oz for a brain.


Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Dec. 31, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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Huntsman as the candidate would have beat Obama. GOP is so off the mark-
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