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Jeb Bush a Solid Moderate Republican


Jeb Bush’s ideological score based on a combination of three statistical indices created by Nate Silver. Bush’s score is “similar to Romney and McCain, each of whom scored a 39. He’s much more conservative than Huntsman, who rates at a 17. Still, Bush is more like his father, George H.W. Bush, who rates as a 33, than his brother George W. Bush, who scores a 46. And the Republican Party has moved to the right since both Poppy and Dubya were elected.”

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Paul Supporters Reach New Low in Anti-Huntsman Ad

Words can’t adequately describe the hot mess of racism and xenophobia that is this anti Jon Huntsman ad, so we provided it here so you could see for yourself. It is, in fact, so bad that some Paulestinians claim it was actually made as part of a conspiracy on Huntsman’s part to make Paul and his nutty devotees look bad. Yes, there’s nothing that makes serial conspiracy buffs look more legitimate than allegations of a new conspiracy. Except there is no evidence in this case that anyone but Ronulans are to blame.

Huntsman has one adopted daughter from China and another from India, both of whom were abandoned as babies.

Ron Paul is zealously in favor of outlawing abortion in all cases, despite his assertion that outside of women’s reproductive decisions, government should stay out of people’s lives.

The ad questions Huntsman’s values but it looks like those of Paul and his believers are the ones in need of clarification. If women are forced to take unwanted and accidental pregnancies to term, shouldn’t adopting the resulting abandoned children be considered a virtue — if not an obligation?

How closely Paul is linked to NHLiberty4Paul, the group that produced the ad, is not known. The candidate himself claims, as with the newsletter he published that printed racist ravings, to know nothing about the matter. Paul finds himself at the mercy of unhinged folks more often than the starlet in a horror film.

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Huntsman Labels Women “Bimbos”

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I’m not the first to note that it’s pretty sleazy for a man who puts three of his SEVEN children — his three oldest daughters — front and center in his campaign to call charges from several women who claim they were sexually harassed a “bimbo eruption.” But Jon Huntsman’s Mormon sexism is showing.

Huntsman was first quoted in the Boston Herald.

“We’ve got real issues to talk about not the latest bimbo eruption,” Huntsman told the Herald today.

Apparently to Huntsman, women are all alike

The recent ambassador to China was referring to an admission by a colleague of Herman Cain, the former head of the lobbying organization the National Restaurant Association, that she and Cain carried on a 13-year affair. She stepped forward after it was exposed that Cain’s lawyers had settled at least three sexual harassment cases against him while he lobbyied for the trade group. Cain’s explanation about the lawsuits shifted from denial to faulty memory, but he claimed he’s been true to his wife throughout their marriage.

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GOP’s Huntsman Takes a Hard Left – Aligns with Liberals In Targeting ‘Too Big To Fail’ Banks

The effect of the #Occupy protest movement reverberated in the GOP presidential primary, of all places, yesterday when former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman took an ideological hard left — staking out a position to the left of Pres. Obama — by coming out against “too big to fail” banks:

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Perry’s Texas, Hunstman’s Family Company Taking Taxpayer Millions

hypocriteIf there’s anything Republicans enjoy, it’s deriding the Affordable Health Care Act, or as they sneer, “Obamacare.” So who do you think was first in line to scarf AHCA funds that help early retirees?

That would be Gov. Rick Perry’s own Texans, followed by employees of Huntsman International, owned by the family of Jon Huntsman. Both men, of course, are running for president against Obama.

If you’ve ever wondered how wealth travels upward from the 99% to the top, here’s a vivid illustration.

“Some people have described this program as ‘Cash for Clunkers,’ in the sense that if you want it, you have to get in line first,” said Paul Fronstin, an economist with [nonpartisan Employee Benefit Research Institute]. “There was a lot of advice given to be first in line.”

…Texas, it seems, heeded the advice. So did Huntsman International.

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