Jon Huntsman….Who? [Updated Below]
So…former ‘GOP Presidential Candidate’ [bemused snort] Jon Hunstman has reared up his foolish head again [can’t say ‘ugly’, as he is a handsome fellow] to make more of an arse of himself [if such a thing is possible] and to leave no doubt in conservative minds [if there ever was any] that we were right to ignore his ‘candidacy’ [chortle], except when his lovely daughters were being shown.
From BuzzFeed, Zeke Miller reporting, we learn:
Former Republican candidate Jon Huntsman took a battle axe to his own party, comparing it to China’s Communist Party and criticizing its standard bearer in a wide-ranging interview at the 92nd Street Y Sunday night.
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.
Are you really that stupid, Jon? Do you actually believe the fecal matter you’re spewing?
Huntsman jokingly blamed his failed candidacy in part on his wife, Mary Kaye, who told him she’d leave him if he abandoned his principles.
“She said if you pandered, if you sign any of those damn pledges, I’ll leave you,” Huntsman recounted.
“So I had to say I believe in science — and people on stage look at you quizzically as though you’re was an oddball,” Huntsman said, explaining why he was “toast” in Iowa.
Oh…you’re so cute and funny, Jon Boy…and you’re so f—ing noble. You’re an inspiration…really, you are: you’ve inspired me to make sure I never evolve into a first-class, Grade-A, U.S. Choice arsehole like you, Clyde.
Thanks to Stacy McCain for the heads-up on the BuzzFeed article.
…From the outset, his candidacy lacked any plausible rationale. One might call Jon Huntsman a “useful idiot,” but this would immediately prompt the question, “What actual use did he serve?” He never had any “path to the nomination,” and his faux campaign existed only to garner glowing coverage from the liberal media, to hog up time in televised debates, and to enrich the ruthless campaign consultants who somehow managed to convince him he had a chance.
So here we are in April, three months after he endorsed Romney and pleaded for “party unity,” and Chumpsman is publicly trashing the GOP? Once more we must ask: “What the f–k was that all about?”
As the English would say: It was about f–k all.
Why has Jonny resurfaced at this time?
In Stacy’s Comment section, Doug Ross offers a very plausible theory:
How much you want to bet that Huntsman will be the candidate of “Americans Elect”, that bogus third-party effort reportedly orchestrated by Obama’s buddies?
Now, that makes a lot of sense. Dunceman’s ego is so bloody huge, he would think such a nomination would be an honor, while, of course, tens of millions of us would be laughing themselves silly at his stupidity.
Knock yourself out, pally.
Also in Stacy’s Comment section, Christy Waters expresses what I’m sure a lot of us feel:
Jon Huntsman, whose condiment was ketchup on the crap sandwich, was even less impressive than Romney (mayo on the crap sandwich). I’m just pissed that I have to vote for another turd, just to keep a bigger turd from winning another term, but sometimes we have to do things that we don’t like to do… Hmmm, get a root canal or vote for Obama? I’ll take the root canal… just damn!
Cue Orwell: ‘This age makes me so sick that sometimes I am almost impelled to stop at a corner and start calling down curses from Heaven’.
UPDATE at 1733…
-Added the link to Stacy’s post I forgot to put in the first time around.
-Over at TAS, James Antle comments:
Needless to say, the Communist Chinese can do a lot worse things to you than rescind your invitation to a posh fundraiser. Huntsman later explained he was “waxing philosophical.” It was precisely Huntsman’s tendency to express his extremely mild dissents from the GOP platform in such world historic terms, combined with his not-too-thinly veiled contempt for those to his right, that kept him an also-ran.
Methinks what Jon Boy meant to say was that having to listen to him pontificate from his high horse was like having PRC Official rip your fingernails out.
-Down in the Comments Section, Evi wins the thread with this one:
Did Huntsman make his stupid comments in Mandarin?
A large order of chicken fingers for the lovely lady!