Megadonor Jon Huntsman Sr: Tea Party ‘ruined’ GOP

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And who would be a good presidential nominee for the GOP? Well, either Jeb Bush or his son Jon Huntsman Jr. of course. Sr. also likes Hilary Clinton who he says would make a “fine president.”

What is with all the uppity riffraff and their precious “Constitution” anyway? Where did these people come from? Since when did they think they could start thinking for themselves?

What is particularly odd is that Mr. Huntsman is reportedly a friend of Glenn Beck, someone who has long been associated (for good or ill) with the Tea Party movement.

Friendships aside I guess, there is deep contempt for the libertarian/conservative coalition in the establishment Republican Party. Perhaps even more than can be found in lefty circles. The Tea Party is a threat to establishment power and the rotund felines are none too happy about that. They hate that the middle class revolt continues. I mean where is Nelson Rockefeller when you need him?

Say what you want about the Tea Party, but even many liberal folks will quietly indicate respect for its rise and its continuing power. Lawrence Lessig the Harvard professor and generally liberalish political thinker has said as much many times. Same with Ralph Nader.

It’s a hostile takeover Mr. Huntsman. The Tea Party doesn’t expect you to like it. In fact there might be cause for concern if you did.

(From The Washington Examiner)

The billionaire and one-time adviser to President Richard Nixon weighed in on the state of the GOP Tuesday in an interview with Yahoo Finance.

He recommended that the party turn to a candidate such as former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush or his son, Jon Huntsman, Jr., the former governor of Utah and U.S. ambassador to China who ran in the Republican primary for the 2012 nomination and was widely perceived as a moderate.

“Unless a Jeb Bush comes in, or Jon Huntsman Jr., the Republicans don’t have a prayer,” said Huntsman, Sr.

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