Skip to comments.Libertarian Case For Jon Huntsman[and conservative case for zotting the retread morons who like him]
Posted on 12/02/2011 10:07:47 AM PST by Retro Llama
Last May, when Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels was pondering a White House bid, Jason Sorens of the University of Buffalo wrote a commentary that went largely unnoticed. Wanting to "take a look at Jon Huntsman," who has been "widely viewed as a 'moderate' Republican, but whose" policies "stake out a position that may be more libertarian than Daniels'," Sorens concluded that after former Gov. Gary Johnson and Texas Congressman Ron Paul, Huntsman offered the most libertarian credentials besting even Daniels.
Sorens's views deserve recognition in New Hampshire, a generally conservative state with decisively libertarian leanings, as our first-in-the-nation presidential primary approaches.
Without question, Paul and Johnson represent the most libertarian GOP factions, but Huntsman's record and views may be best aligned with President Ronald Reagan's, who stated that "the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism." Sorens suggested labeling Huntsman's philosophy a "no-label libertarianism." In fact, like Reagan's, Huntsman's views might be best described as "middle-America libertarianism."...
(Excerpt) Read more at seacoastonline.com ...
I will be elected before Gov. Huntsman.
Why do you wacko libertarian Paulbots try to call yourselves conservatives when we who are only dismiss you?
Libertarians are Democrats who don’t want to pay their taxes.
Sorry, there seems to be something not quite right about the guy.
He isn’t a piece of paper but a person, and there’s something wrong there, especially in terms of electing someone who seems like a possible President.
If you can’t see it, no use explaining.
Why do you write in sentences that don’t make sense?
And you would do a better job I surmise. Libertarians - another word for liberals because they don’t want to pay taxes and are a bunch of pot smoking yahoos.
Of the GOP candidates Huntsman is the most in favor big Government statists solutions on everything from Global Warming to Banking regulations The only way to confuse Huntsman as being Libertarian is if you ignore everything in his agenda BUT his stands on social issues
There are more libertarians in the Republican Party than in the Democratic Party.
There is a political spectrum within Libertarian thought that runs left to right, but you want to lump all of them together and ignore that there are different varieties of “libertarian”.
Republican Libertarians are primarily concerned with upholding individual liberty...that is decidedly not a Democratic platform position.
Right. In some strange way, Huntsman is the Huckabee of this cycle. He does hold conservative positions on key social issues but otherwise is Big Government writ large. That model died (hopefully) with George Bush.
You Paulbots just can’t handle the truth on what a minority you are and how minimal your impact really is.
Time to start building up Huntsman for his “Save Obama” third party candidacy. Repayment for that cool China gig I guess or some future assignment to London or Paris.
IMHO, it won’t work but it is kind of fun to see the Huntsman for Prez campaign start to get some press. The MSM can always be counted on to come through for The Team.
BTW, denigrate means to put down.
Yes, I would do a better job! :) All I’d have to do for four years was say “no!” Save us a bundle and get the buck strong again.
In after the ZOT?
To be added or removed from the Viking Kitty/ZOT Ping List, FReepmail Darkwing104 or 50mm.
Trolls, listen up: Post your drek on the FIRST of the month so that the Undwead Thread has a choice of which one of you to harrass for a month, okay?
I figured it got the ZOT for this thread.
I knew Retro Llama was going to get the zot.
I got in an argument with him yesterday on another thread and I said to myself “this guy is not long for this forum”.
Thank you, mods, for swatting this gnat.
Are you being niggardly?
As for Huntsman... No Thanks. Warmed over RINO.
Gary Johnson on the other hand... He's like Ron Paul without the isolationism and kook factor.
Cain's still my number 1 as long as the recent allegations against him prove false...
Let’s all be perfectly clear on one thing — Huntsman is in the race for one reason and one reason only: to make an ass of himself running to the left of Romney in order to make Romney look “conservative” by comparison.
I really can’t stand Liberaltarians.
my thoughts too.
I asked this before but did not get an answer.
Why are the likes of Paul allowed to run on the GOP ticket when they clearly are more liberal on many social and foreign issues .
Like another poster said.
They are liberals who do not want to pay their taxes.
They should run on their own ticket not the GOP ticket.
That was such a powerful zot, chunks of RL hit the house! ;’)
author of this shilling:
Eduardo J. Lopez-Reyes
National Vice Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus
Alma mater University of Rhode Island, Durham University, American University in Cairo
Religion Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
candidate for Rhode Island Secretary of State against incumbent Secretary of State James Langevin in the 1998 election cycle.
[Lopez-Reyes] was a Staff Assistant to United States Senators Hank Brown and John H. Chafee.
[ Brown is a member of the board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, a non profit which supports international elections ]
Lopez-Reyes received support from Republicans including Frederick Lippitt and Republican National Committeewoman for Rhode Island, Eileen Slocum in a State Senate race for Rhode Island’s 3rd District against State Senator Rhoda Perry in 2000.
[ ...the son of United States Senator Henry F. Lippitt (1911-1917) and Lucy Hayes Herron Lippitt. He was the grandson of Governor Henry Lippitt and the nephew of Governor Charles Warren Lippitt. First Lady Nellie Herron Taft was his aunt. He was the cousin of the late Senator John Chafee and Senator Lincoln Chafee. ]
[ Perry is the Senate legislative sponsor for Clean Elections Rhode Island... Clean elections is a term used to describe a system of taxpayer financing of political campaigns. ]
Lopez-Reyes was elected a National At-Large Board Member of the Republican Liberty Caucus... On September 13, 2011, following Vice Chairman Aaron Biterman’s resignation from the Republican Liberty Caucus, Lopez-Reyes was elected by the organization’s national Board as Biterman’s replacement.
[ RLC Speaks Out for Small Business and Individual Liberty by Opposing E-Verify ]
Justin Amash site:freerepublic.com
Lopez-Reyes has endorsed former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, Jr. for US President in the 2012 Republican presidential primaries.
(he heads Huntsman’s campaign in New Hampshire)
[ Member, New Hampshire Steering Committee at Jon Huntsman for President ]
Lopez-Reyes presided over a local affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International in New Hampshire between 2009 and 2011. He is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter and Habitat for Humanity
A tireless champion for social justice
Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project
I nailed the troll here. See post by DJ MacWoW just below mine.
Oh, sorry about that. You have the whole weekend to sandblast the siding. Here’s hoping that you get it all off. [smiles]
Most excellent picture of you as well! I may start collecting them...
You’re welcome, sweetie.
Now stay away.
Might as well go all the way with Gary Johnson. Not much difference on illegal immigration.
I have noticed libertarian is the new catch all for those too embarrassed to say they are liberals or democrats. A guy I work with is a nearly a communist and he tries to say he's a libertarian. I have to educate him on the basic principles of being a libertarian which aren't only "people can do drugs and have sex with who ever they want to and you can't say anything about it".
That's one fine headline! LOL