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Jon Huntsman Can´t Stop Talking
About The Republican Party

Buzzfeed.com, by McKay Coppins

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/15/2013 11:04:02 AM

In an interview at BuzzFeed´s New York offices Monday, former Utah Governor, Ambassador, and presidential candidate Jon Huntsman assailed his fellow Republicans for their slowness to accept mainstream science, called on his party to revamp its positions on key social issues, and coyly hinted at his own future presidential ambitions. It was, in other words, the quintessential Huntsman interview. In his most recent media tour, the moderate Republican has been preaching a sermon he´s preached many times before, first as an ambitious newcomer to the national stage, then as a fledgling presidential candidate,

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So he´s co-chair of the bipartisan advocacy group No Labels. That is the place to go when you are no longer relevant, if in fact he ever was. Charles Krauthammer said Huntsman is a "liberal´s idea of what a Republican ought to be." I couldn´t have said it any better.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 1/15/2013 11:10:37 AM     (No. 9117627)

With his apparent grasp of "science," it´s a good thing he inherited, instead of having to make, his fortune.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: graniteman2009, 1/15/2013 11:16:12 AM     (No. 9117637)

Why can´t these people just go away? GOP members ripping other GOP members is turning into a cottage industry. Just go away, already.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena, 1/15/2013 11:16:46 AM     (No. 9117638)

Why don´t he and Colin Powell start a new party that encompasses all of their suggestions for the Republicans? If that is really the way to go, they would win decisively, right?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/15/2013 11:32:12 AM     (No. 9117671)

This is but another tactic used by the Left to disparage the GOP. They employ the likes of Colin Powell, Huntsman, Lincoln Chaffee and Charlie Crist, among others, to browbeat`their own`. Too bad the GOP doesn`t have the stones to fight back. All we ever hear is silence or apologies. When people hear ex-politicians say `I didn`t leave the GOP, they left me`, perhaps they should heed that warning as many average everyday Americans are leaving the GOP due to the republicans own self-induced apathy towards the democrats over reach and trashing of the Constitution.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: DARling, 1/15/2013 11:44:23 AM     (No. 9117711)

A guy we´d never heard of before 2012 gives us his opinions that we don´t care about and thinks he has all the answers about what´s wrong with the party. If all republicans became like him, they could all be ignored in their quest for higher office, just like him.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JimS, 1/15/2013 11:47:12 AM     (No. 9117723)

The fact that Huntsman is a "warmist" and believes in manmade global warming shows that he is incapable of critical thinking.
Any person with a modicum of scientific or engineering education should immediately conclude that AGW is entirely a fraud, a fake, a scam--that is unless that person is directly benefitting (by way of grant money, prestige, promotion, appointment to board of directors, tenure, or outright sale of carbon offsets) for touting AGW.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Grant Hodges, 1/15/2013 12:15:00 PM     (No. 9117786)

Ditto the above. Huntsman really telling us that we should accept "warmist" theology because it is advantageous, not because it is true. I am so sick of lectures by ignorant twits.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Booneboy, 1/15/2013 12:38:19 PM     (No. 9117833)

He should run for Mayor of New York, he would be a perfect replacement for the rich clown now in office.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: John21, 1/15/2013 12:48:24 PM     (No. 9117864)

Mr. Huntsman, as usual talks about things that he has no knowledge of.

His statements concerning mainstream science is based only on liberal talking points and politically based propaganda and has little or nothing to do with current technology or scientific thought. He should really try and at least have some concept of a subject before placing both feet in his mouth.

His discussion of the Republican Party is at best third hand since he has never really been a conservative just a serving RINO. His record proves with little doubt that his ideas are closer to the Progressive Liberal wing of the DNC than any form of the RNC, which is why he fared so badly trying to get the Republican nomination.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/15/2013 3:52:24 PM     (No. 9118294)

How original. The GOP needs to be even more indistinguishable from the Democrat party if they want to win over More Free Stuff voters. Oh yes, cater to and encourage group identity politics. Accept the idea that government´s role is to "care", to "provide", to "manage". Who believes that America´s collapse will be slowed in any perceivable way if the GOP follows all this helpful advice?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: fritzilou, 1/15/2013 5:56:13 PM     (No. 9118586)

He just can´t stand it that we were never impressed with him or his resume.

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