Here’s the latest political thing: Jon Huntsman, former Republican candidate, good-looking with a good-looking family, said something last Saturday at the 92nd Street Y that has caused a bit of a ruckus. His quote, “My first thought was, this is what they do in China on party matters if you talk off script,” was said when he was discussing being uninvited to the Republican National Committee meeting in Florida when he began discussing a third-party. Now, this statement has become a bit of a blog treat, see even I am writing about it, wherein bloggers are stating that Huntsman is calling the Republican party Communists. He is trying to couch is a comment, stating that he wasn’t finger-pointing and calling Republicans Communists but was just using China as an example, but myself, like most people, do not see Huntsman as a Republican for much longer. If you actually watch is speech, what he is saying is much more powerful than, I think Republicans are Communists. What he is saying is that both parties are going too far with the idea of having a defined polarized agenda. In America the Book, John Stewart called it the party menu, “if you believe in a woman’s right to choose you also believe in gun control” to paraphrase. What he is discussing is very important. People are not as black and white as party politics make them out to be. This is why Huntsman is saying is smart, but will also get him kicked out of his party because he is saying what everyone is feeling. Now Huntsman is also a bit naïve in this speech, but my question is why is a man who is stating things that people should listen to, going to be pushed out of politics? This is the question I don’t like the answer to. It’s all about the Benjamins.
No, Huntsman doesn’t think all Republicans are communists