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Huntsman Plays The Useful Idiot For Andrea Mitchell's Romney-Bashing
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/mark-finkelstein/2012/09/14/huntsman-plays-useful-idiot-andrea-mitchell ^ | Mark Finkelstein

Posted on 09/14/2012 12:15:56 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest

s Jon Huntsman headed the way of Charlie Crist? When the 2016 Dem convention rolls around, will we see the also-ran GOP presidential nomination-seeker on the podium, seconding Hillary's nomination? You've got to wonder after Huntsman's toadying performance today as he made the MSNBC rounds.

After appearing on Morning Joe earlier, Huntsman turned up on Andrea Mitchell's show. Mitchell posed a laughably-loaded question, bashing Mitt Romney's response to the Obama administration's handling of the embassy attacks. The haughty Huntsman was only too happy to play the useful idiot, concurring that there was "a lot to the criticism" and ripping Romney as an "impetuous candidate" in a time of foreign policy crisis.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: andreamitchell; arabspring; benghazi; charliecrist; china; demagogicparty; egypt; embassyattacks; jonhuntsman; jonhuntsmanjr; jonhuntsmansr; libya; memebuilding; mittromney; partisanmediashill; partisanmediashills; sourcetitlenoturl; utah

1 posted on 09/14/2012 12:16:06 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

What word would you use to describe Jon Huntsman after he sucked up to Andrea Mitchell’s loaded, Romney-bashing “question”? Ping to Today show list.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 12:18:08 PM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Looking for a a job similar to Joe Scarboro’s


3 posted on 09/14/2012 12:19:54 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: dps.inspect

A show they could call, Huntsman on the Hunt (for relativity)


4 posted on 09/14/2012 12:21:07 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Weasel.


5 posted on 09/14/2012 12:21:37 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Huntsman has been a leftist since the beginning. That was obvious during the primaries. He was one of the few to the left of Romney. Not for nothing did Obama choose him as his Ambassador to his pals in China.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 12:21:55 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

He was sniffed out as a DNC mole early on.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 12:23:07 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

When R/R win, expect a Heaven’s Gate type scenario to play out at MSNBC.


8 posted on 09/14/2012 12:25:20 PM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Glenn Beck used to talk about Jon Huntsman the Elder quite a bit; hasn’t mentioned him at all that I recall in quite a while (> 1 year).


9 posted on 09/14/2012 12:29:10 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: JPG

They are bashing Romney’s response on FOX too. Noonan, Ed Rollins, Chris Wallace. Makes me sick


10 posted on 09/14/2012 12:29:41 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: RexBeach

She shuffles around now like Yoda


11 posted on 09/14/2012 12:29:58 PM PDT by reefdiver (zer0 One and Done)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Wasn’t Huntsman supposed to speak at the DNC? Or did he and no one noticed?


12 posted on 09/14/2012 12:32:42 PM PDT by ScottinVA (If Obama is reelected, America will deserve every mockery that follows.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I always thought him a mole...especially when investigated his tenure in China. I also think Johnson is a mole.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 12:35:24 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Put Huntsman in the “old salt and pepper” and he would look exactly like Barney Fife.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 12:42:05 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Huntsman was always a traitor. Nothing new here.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 12:50:17 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Throw Andrea over the fence in Yemen.

Let them take their angst out on her, she supports the DroneKing


16 posted on 09/14/2012 12:56:04 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Every conservative knew the attacks were coming... 3.5 years ago when Obama was elected.)
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To: RexBeach

RatBastid, PoleSmoker, Liar, DoGooder Douchebag!


17 posted on 09/14/2012 2:47:40 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Cicero

There is bad blood towards the Romneys by the Huntsmans. Jon Huntsman Jr. is an elitist of the worst sort. He thinks Mitt Romney shouldn’t have been in the limelight; he should have been. He thinks he is a foreign policy expert because of his experience as Ambassador to China and the fact that he can speak Chinese (he was appointed by Obama so that should tell you something about Huntsman right there). Jon Huntsman the younger is quite liberal and is politically ambitious and thinks Mitt isn’t as qualified as he is.

The bad blood goes back to the Winter Olympics held in Utah years ago where Mitt Romney was brought in to save it from financial ruin, which he did. Jon Huntsman the younger was also in contention for that position, but Mitt was chosen, not Jon, to fix the Olympics. Jon Huntsman was ticked off about this bigtime and the grudge remains.

When Mitt ran for Prez the first time, it was expected Huntsman the younger would support Mitt in the primaries. Mitt and Jon, both Mormons, are distantly related (3rd cousins, once removed). Jon didn’t, he supported John McCain instead. Jon’s father initially worked on Mitt’s campaign. He quit after his son threw his support to McCain, and after that the ties between the two Mormon families were basically severed.

Bottom line, Mitt and Jon don’t like each other, although Mitt doesn’t badmouth Jon, but Jon does badmouth Mitt any chance he gets. He’s a nasty, elitist piece of work, and if Mitt Romney actually gets in to run for Prez in 2016, odds are Jon Huntsman will then jump in also to further pursue his animosity and rivalry towards Mitt. This is the background filler for the Romney and Huntsman families and the basis of the rivalry between them.


18 posted on 01/21/2015 2:55:41 AM PST by flaglady47 (The useful idiots always go first)
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