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Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:41 PM

Jon Huntsman disses GOP, says Reagan couldn't win in today's GOP environment!!

Huntsman took some shots at Mitt Romney, saying his foreign policy on China makes no sense. Says Romney has to campaign less on fear, come up with some bold solutions to the country's problems, and provide a positive alternative to Obama.

Read more here!!

http://www.buzzfeed.com/zekejmiller/jon-huntsman-trashes-gop-expresses-campaign-regre

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Reply Jon Huntsman disses GOP, says Reagan couldn't win in today's GOP environment!! (Original post)
center rising Apr 2012 OP
DonCoquixote Apr 2012 #1
jenmito Apr 2012 #5
MCN23 Apr 2012 #9
CTyankee Apr 2012 #10
MaineDem Apr 2012 #12
Sherman A1 Apr 2012 #2
BlueStater Apr 2012 #3
CTyankee Apr 2012 #7
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #4
ellisonz Apr 2012 #6
musicblind Apr 2012 #8
CTyankee Apr 2012 #11
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #13
CTyankee Apr 2012 #14
Proud Liberal Dem Apr 2012 #15

Response to center rising (Original post)

Sun Apr 22, 2012, 10:54 PM

1. In other words

He will do everythign opposite. Hey John, nice job sucking up to Rothschild when she and Arriana tried to pull off the centrist "Americans united." If any centrist wins in 2016, it will be the anointed one Hillary.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 12:05 PM

5. Yup! Rothschild has held fundraisers for Huntsman and was asking him to run for president

while he was stil Obama's ambassador to China! He sounds like he's definitely going to run on the Americans Elect ticket.

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Response to jenmito (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 11:13 AM

9. Americans Elect ticket?

I wouldn't be surprised if there ends up not being an Americans Elect ticket. I don't see that group getting off the ground.

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Response to MCN23 (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:30 PM

10. That's what Jim Vandehei was saying on Morning Joe today. It's a big zero.

I always suspected it was just a crypto-republican outfit, just like No Labels, another bunch of republicans flying under the radar...

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Response to MCN23 (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:41 PM

12. They've qualified for the ballot here in Maine and I think a dozen or so states so far.

I hope you're right though.

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Response to center rising (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:07 AM

2. He was the only one in the primaries that actually worried me

and I knew he would never get the nomination.

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Response to center rising (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:45 AM

3. He still endorsed The Amazing Plastic Man, didn't he?

He has no credibility.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 07:26 PM

7. Yeah, I saw that on Morning Joe today. What a candy ass!

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Response to center rising (Original post)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 11:04 AM

4. I'm so tired

of "Johnny-come-lately" Republicans denouncing what most of us view as the extremism running rampant in today's GOP Tea Party. Huntsman was a little better than most of the Republican candidates during the primary but in the end he still endorsed practically the entire GOP Tea Party agenda in his futile attempt to win the GOP nomination, even muddying his previous unapologetic defense of his belief in global warming. Oh, yes, of course, he DID ultimately end up endorsing Mitt for POTUS.

It would be refreshing to (once again) see some elected Republicans trying to work with Democrats while they are still elected (in office) and able to actually DO something and make a difference instead of waiting to turn their barrels on them until they are out of office and, ultimately, powerless to really do anything, sometimes at even the expense of countless lives as what happened with Colin Powell and Iraq. Had Powell stood up to Bush and spoke out about the folly that Bush/Cheney were going to be getting us into in Iraq and the flimsy evidence they were using to get us to invade/occupy it, I believe that it might've slowed and/or stopped the rush to war that was proceeding apace at this time. He has bloodstains on his hand that he will never IMHO be able to get rid of by keeping his mouth shut and delivering evidence to the UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL that he KNEW to be unreliable and/or false.

My message to Republicans is this: If you don't like the extremist things your party is doing and putting in their platform planks, do something about it! Speak out! Vote against filibusters! Agree to work with Democrats on issues! Otherwise, if you keep your mouths shut, if you join them in their filibusters in the Senate, etc., then you are supporting/enabling the extremists!!!

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 06:36 PM

6. +1000

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 23, 2012, 07:49 PM

8. Exactly n/t

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 12:34 PM

11. Yep. All this handwringing and handkerchief twisting by some so-called moderate republicans

who turn right around, smile at the camera and say that of course they support Mitt, makes me want to slap them silly. They waste our time. They think they are adding value to the conversation and they are not...

Wait and see what Buddy Roemer will do...betcha he endorses Mitt, too.

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:47 PM

13. What makes me even more upset

is that the media treats "moderate" Republicans like Olympia Snowe as if they are somehow "above the fray" and qualified to speak about the evils of "partisanship" and how both parties are equally to blame for the ugliness when they are still supporting Republican filibusters and procedural tricks on every single piece of business.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 04:57 PM

14. May I join you at that brick wall?

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Response to CTyankee (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 24, 2012, 05:01 PM

15. Yes you may!

Misery loves company!

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