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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Jon Huntsman Continues His Streak as the World's Worst Republican

Posted by on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM

Here's Jon Huntsman in The American Conservative, telling his fellow Republicans to support gay marriage:


..conservatives should start to lead again and push their states to join the nine others that allow all their citizens to marry. I’ve been married for 29 years. My marriage has been the greatest joy of my life. There is nothing conservative about denying other Americans the ability to forge that same relationship with the person they love.

All Americans should be treated equally by the law, whether they marry in a church, another religious institution, or a town hall. This does not mean that any religious group would be forced by the state to recognize relationships that run counter to their conscience. Civil equality is compatible with, and indeed promotes, freedom of conscience.

That's Jon Huntsman, everybody: A good human being, a sensible politician, a smart policy guy, and—according to other Republicans, anyway—the worst Republican on earth.


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I would assume that if the two cases re gay rights are decided in the favor of gays, Republicans will rethink their position on marriage equality/gay rights. Otherwise, they'll be fighting an uphill battle to get younger voters.…
Posted by Patricia Kayden on February 22, 2013 at 7:53 AM · Report this
I was chatting with a Republican guy who I have absolutely nothing politically in common with (other than we're both gay men) during the primary season, and conservative as he was, the only GOP candidate he could support was Huntsman.
Posted by Jared Bascomb on February 21, 2013 at 5:21 PM · Report this
I might vote for a Republican, if he was running against George Wallace, Strom Thurmond (before he left the Democratic Party), or the reanimated corpse of Mayor Richard J. Daley.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on February 21, 2013 at 3:46 PM · Report this
The GOP just might have been able to win the presidency with this guy, so of course he was the first one they threw under the bus.
Posted by Tym Eyeman on February 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM · Report this
Pick1 11
@5 I hear that. I really like him on most issues, especially for a Republican
Posted by Pick1 on February 21, 2013 at 2:19 PM · Report this
Baconcat 10
@7: nobody gives a single fuck about what you tweet, Bailo.
Posted by Baconcat on February 21, 2013 at 1:26 PM · Report this
Cato the Younger Younger 9
Huntsman is prepping himself to be Hillary's running mate in 2016. She'll pick him up to appear bi-partisan which the GOP never has to do but us Democrats....we apparently have to
Posted by Cato the Younger Younger on February 21, 2013 at 12:24 PM · Report this
Aurora Erratic 8
Still kind of an asswipe on reproductive choice.
Posted by Aurora Erratic on February 21, 2013 at 11:34 AM · Report this
I know the title is satiric, but at the same time it prevents someone from say sharing or tweeting in a non-ironic way.
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe http://_ on February 21, 2013 at 11:23 AM · Report this
bleedingheartlibertarian 6
That someone with Huntsman's resume was never a serious contender for the GOP presidential nomination tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the state of the Republican party.
Posted by bleedingheartlibertarian on February 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM · Report this
Oddly, Jon Huntsman is probably the only Republican on Earth I'd vote for.

Lisa Murkowski kicks some serious ass, too, except the Republicans bounced her for a teabagger. And then she kicked his ass as well.
Posted by CPN on February 21, 2013 at 11:15 AM · Report this
@2++. Anyone who thinks that women should not be in control of their own bodies is not a "good human being." Please make a note of it.
Posted by Ancient Sumerian on February 21, 2013 at 11:08 AM · Report this
Huntsman vs. Clinton would be an extremely interesting election.
Posted by Swearengen on February 21, 2013 at 11:01 AM · Report this
But he thinks women shouldn't be in control of their own vagina/uterus, so not that smart.
Posted by StuckInUtah on February 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM · Report this
Baconcat 1
Jon Huntsman on man marriage.
Posted by Baconcat on February 21, 2013 at 10:53 AM · Report this

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