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Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:10 PM

Jon Huntsman: GOP 'Devoid Of A Soul'

Source: Huffington Post

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 third 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."


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What I wonder is where do all the moderate Republicans go like Chafee, Snowe and Huntsman? I disagreed with their policies, but at least you can make a deal, and they were actually willing to govern. The current Republican party looks like it is looking for an excuse to bring the country to ruin.

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rhett o rick Jan 2013 #12
indepat Jan 2013 #13
Sherman A1 Jan 2013 #2
Tuesday Afternoon Jan 2013 #6
defacto7 Jan 2013 #17
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #3
AlphaCentauri Jan 2013 #16
TwilightGardener Jan 2013 #23
Sirveri Jan 2013 #19
limpyhobbler Jan 2013 #21
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jillan Jan 2013 #5
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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:18 PM

1. America has a choice: give 'pukes what they want or they will try to bring the country to ruin.

It's a shame such obstruction/destruction doesn't rise to/meet the treason bar.

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Response to indepat (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:42 PM

9. Giving them what they want will also ruin the country

there is no difference between the two choices other than the time frame, and the possibility that if we don't give them what they want they will fail.

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Response to indepat (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:45 PM

12. You cant negotiate with terrorists. Republicans are terrorists. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #12)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 08:30 PM

13. Constitutional enemies within imo

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:23 PM

2. I saw Huntsman speak here

last Fall and he seems to be a decent sort, which of course is why he didn't get the nomination. He was the only candidate they had that I thought had a chance to beat the President. I also knew that would never happen.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:28 PM

6. I agree. Huntsman had me worried but, I knew those R's would never be that aware. Those would

have been some good debates, I think.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:48 AM

17. He'd have been a worthy opponent

but an opponent none the less.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:36 PM

3. I wonder if he just trying to stay in the news & fishing for a job in the Obama administration.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 11:39 PM

16. if there is a R for a job in the Obama administration

probably Huntsman is a good candidate

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Response to AlphaCentauri (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:26 PM

23. I doubt Obama will make that mistake twice.

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Response to limpyhobbler (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:00 AM

19. Wasn't he the ambassador to China under Obama?

Or was that someone else?

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Response to Sirveri (Reply #19)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:21 PM

21. oh yeah that's right

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:43 PM

4. Chafee has spoken up many times. Snowe actually put the blame on her party just a few days ago.

 

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 04:58 PM

5. Huntsman could have, should have spoken up during the primaries, but he weaseled out

and changed his positions to fit the insanity of his party rather than to appeal to the center.

He admitted that global warming was a concern, but then walked it back.

For a Goper - Huntsman doesn't suck BUT changing his core beliefs to fit the party platform - especially when they are "Devoid of a soul" is pathetic.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:32 PM

7. GOP HQ has a locked box with all their souls

They are required to turn in theirs once elected.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:39 PM

8. Ugh. I'm certainly no fan of Huntsman

 

but he was a Rethug Presidential candidate. This statement of truth must have hurt. If Rom Mittney had tried to say this his head would have exploded.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 06:58 PM

10. I am glad that he did not win the candidacy in 2012.

He was the only candidate for the GOP who seemed to have intelligence. He was the only one I was worried about.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 07:07 PM

11. Wow. He is just figuring that out?

I could have told him that years ago. I guess later is better than never.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:19 PM

14. It's one thing to think it, another thing to believe it, but it's an entirely different thing

to say it to a foreign journalist.

Wow. I guess he's not planning any more GOP runs in his lifetime, because this will not be popular with Mitch et all.

Talk about burning your bridges.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Tue Jan 1, 2013, 09:41 PM

15. GOP is the void of an asshole

Fixed it for you John.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 10:11 AM

18. Are we talking

about the same Republican party he's served his whole adult life, and continues to be a member of? Just checking...

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 11:10 AM

20. If I was forced to vote for a republican, it would be Huntsman.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Wed Jan 2, 2013, 12:23 PM

22. This guy just skeeves me. I can't put my finger on it.

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