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Jon Huntsman: You know the GOP this year kinda reminds me of Communist China
Hot Air ^ | APRIL 23, 2012 | MORGEN RICHMOND

Posted on 04/23/2012 10:16:35 AM PDT by RobinMasters

Via Buzzfeed, former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman reminds us why he received the most favorable coverage from the media, and yet consistently polled at or near the bottom of the heap before dropping out of the GOP race.

Recounting his first experience on the presidential debate stage in Iowa last August, Huntsman says he was struck by the question “Is this the best we could do?”

Huntsman, the former Utah governor and once President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to China, expressed disappointment that the Republican Party disinvited him from a Florida fundraiser in March after he publicly called for a third party.

“This is what they do in China on party matters if you talk off script,” he said.

Huntsman said he regrets his decision to oppose a 10-to-1 spending cuts to tax increase deal to cut the deficit at the Iowa debate lamenting: “if you can only do certain things over again in life.”

“What went through my head was if I veer at all from my pledge not to raise any taxes…then I’m going to have to do a lot of explaining,” he explained. “What was going through my mind was ‘don’t I just want to get through this?’”

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1 posted on 04/23/2012 10:16:39 AM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

Huntsman is a gutless turd.


2 posted on 04/23/2012 10:19:37 AM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: RobinMasters

I just can’t understand why this guy did so poorly in the republican primaries. Maybe we all knew he was a phony?


3 posted on 04/23/2012 10:20:39 AM PDT by BO Stinkss
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To: RobinMasters

So I expect Jon Huntsman, former Utah overnor, and Mitt Ronmney’s cousin, to play a large role in the next administration should Romney be the president.


4 posted on 04/23/2012 10:25:14 AM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: RobinMasters
It reminded me of Communist China too. That happened when we had a GOP Presidential candidate speaking Mandarin Chinese during a debate.

"我的马屁股和浪费空间里诺。"


5 posted on 04/23/2012 10:33:10 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: RobinMasters

An ink blot would look like China to him.


6 posted on 04/23/2012 10:36:14 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Retro Sark...because you just never know when you'll have needed a sark tag.)
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To: RobinMasters

Small wonder this fool never had a chance in hell.....


7 posted on 04/23/2012 10:42:28 AM PDT by wny
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To: RobinMasters

I learned all I needed to know about Huntsman when Zero appointed him ambassador to China. Game over.


8 posted on 04/23/2012 10:48:59 AM PDT by O6ret
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To: RobinMasters
Jon Huntsman: You know the GOP this year kinda reminds me of Communist China

Huntsman is a communist-loving pansey who nobody ever listened to or respected. Jimmy Carter redux.

9 posted on 04/23/2012 10:52:50 AM PDT by GoldenPup (Comrade "O" has got to GO!!)
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To: RobinMasters

Milton Miteybad: “You know...this year, Jon Huntsman kind of reminds me of a sniveling dumbass.”


10 posted on 04/23/2012 11:00:52 AM PDT by Milton Miteybad (I am Jim Thompson. {Really.})
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To: RobinMasters

This mutt was at the beck and call of the biggest socialist/marxist/pinko in the country!!


11 posted on 04/23/2012 11:08:04 AM PDT by kenmcg (How)
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To: RobinMasters

There are different parties for a reason. People identify certain policies and actions with particular parties. When said party or politician deviates dramatically from the ideals and practices of the party, people offended by the changes are free to leave. If people like Huntsman want to start their own party, there’s nobody stopping him.


12 posted on 04/23/2012 11:18:20 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: RobinMasters

Nah... The GOP is more Fascist Italy while the DNC is more former Soviet Union.


13 posted on 04/23/2012 11:20:21 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (Steampunk- Yesterday's Tomorrow, Today)
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To: RobinMasters

There are different parties for a reason. People identify certain policies and actions with particular parties. When said party or politician deviates dramatically from the ideals and practices of the party, people offended by the changes are free to leave. If people like Huntsman want to start their own party, there’s nobody stopping him.


14 posted on 04/23/2012 11:20:30 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: RobinMasters

what an a-hole...


15 posted on 04/23/2012 11:28:11 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: RobinMasters

Jon Huntsman = Charlie Crist = Traitors to the Republican party.

No thanks. I proudly vote Republican.


16 posted on 04/23/2012 11:29:08 AM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: RobinMasters

Well, he should know. This is a compliment coming from Huntsman.


17 posted on 04/23/2012 11:32:54 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Paperdoll

Parley P. Pratt died in 1857. Romney and Huntsman are very distant cousins. If Romney wins, perhaps he will send Huntsman to back to China.

Huntsman was not a conservative governor and I was glad when he resigned to be an ambassador.


18 posted on 04/23/2012 11:38:37 AM PDT by Utah Girl (John 15:12, Matthew 5:44)
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To: RobinMasters

“Jon Huntsman: You know the GOP this year kinda reminds me of Communist China”

Well, then, one must assume that Huntsman is enamored of the GOP this year, given his affection for Communist China.


19 posted on 04/23/2012 11:55:16 AM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: SoldierDad

He was born with a silver spoon up his a$$


20 posted on 04/23/2012 12:01:06 PM PDT by personalaccts (Is George W going to protect the border?)
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To: RobinMasters

Huntsman is worse than Romney. I am so glad he dropped out.


21 posted on 04/23/2012 12:05:41 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Dragonspirit

“Jon Huntsman = Charlie Crist = Traitors to the Republican party.”

Republicans = Traitors to Conservatives


22 posted on 04/23/2012 1:58:31 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: vmivol00

Democrats are my enemy. Democrats are the enemy of America. I anger Democrats by voting Republican. You can do as you please.


23 posted on 04/23/2012 7:09:08 PM PDT by Dragonspirit (Always remember President Token won only by defecting on his CFR pledge.)
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To: Dragonspirit

Fair enough...liberals are my enemy...GOP or Democrat.


24 posted on 04/23/2012 7:33:37 PM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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