• Jon Huntsman Compares GOP to Chinese Communists

    Jon Huntsman seems to be a confused about the tenets of his own faith. Mormons are sometimes the butt of jokes about "magic underwear," but as far as I know, being a member of the Church of Latter Day Saints and wearing temple garments does not require a belief in the underpants gnome theory of political change, like so…

    1. Make a statement criticizing the activists of the political party to which you belong, garnering accolades from journalists who are distrusted by the Republican base.

    2. ???

    3. Huntsman 2016!

    The latest provocation isn't an admission of his belief in climate change or a refusal to call for the disembowelment of Ben Bernanke, but an interview Huntsman gave at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, which is a site at which liberals who have written books give lectures to a hall full of other liberals who are planning on writing books. It's to this audience that Huntsman voiced his frustrations with what is technically still his party…

    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…

    This morning, Huntsman said his remarks were taken out of context, which may mean that his understanding of English is no more competent than his fluency in Chinese, since the context was pretty clear…

    Asked by journalist Jeff Greenfield if he could win the nomination of the Republican Party in Utah today, Huntsman said he could not, saying later that Ronald Reagan would "likely not" be able to win the GOP nomination nationally in this political climate.

    Ironically, if Huntsman had employed this strategy during Republican debates, he may have had more success. As evidenced by the reaction to his remarks from journalists and liberals, people tend to like you when you tell them exactly what they want to hear.

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