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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    The reason Huntsman is being endorsed as a republican candidate by Reid is because Huntsman isn't a ring-wing nut job. It has nothing to do with dissatisfaction with Obama and everything to do with worry that the GOP will nominate someone who is far right who may have a chance of beating Obama. The last thing a Dem wants is an ever more social-right republican in the white house than Bush W

    We have to accpet that the reason most people self-identify as liberal is because of the GOP stance on all civil rights issues. The more libertarian leaning republican that join the republican team, the more people will identify themselves as Republican-Libertarian.

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    That is funny. So Huntsman family support Reid and Huntsman appoints Reids son and it has nothing to do with support or politics. You keep saying your conservative but keep trying to justify this liberal agenda. There is a connection between the 2 families.
    About as much of a connection there is a connection between Reagan and Obama

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    Do you know what the DREAM ACT is Z? Go look it up. It's a horrible mess is what it is.
    The Dream Act states that if you are an illegal that has been in the country since the age of 13, go to college and do well, or join the military and honor your obligation, you get moved to the front of the line for citizenship. How is that a horrible mess?.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Actually I figure the reason Reid is endorsing him is that he's a somewhat savy politician and realizes praising him will hurt Huntsman more than criticizing him.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Actually I figure the reason Reid is endorsing him is that he's a somewhat savy politician and realizes praising him will hurt Huntsman more than criticizing him.
    I think its a bit of what I said and that. There are going to be a lot of people like me registering republican and picking the best candidate for the country that is in that field who will probably still vote for Obama in 2012. If Huntsman, Paul, or Johnson get the nomination I'll be more likely to vote Republican this time around. It all depends on what comes out between now and then. Huntsman seems like a good choice for the country, but is about the same, in my eyes, as Obama was in 08.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Could there me more to this than meets the eye?

    What good reason could Reid have for endorsing a Republican?

    Could it be that Reid wants someone to run he believes Obama can beat?

    Or is it a chance to play the Mormon card?

    We went through this with JFK and people playing the Catholic card which in the end was a specious argument and had no affect on his day to day running of the Oval Office.
    I find it interesting that we have two mormon candidates in the hunt this year, both of whom are considered to be the moderate choice compared to their competition. Brigham Young is probably smiling on his own planet somewhere.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    That is funny. So Huntsman family support Reid and Huntsman appoints Reids son and it has nothing to do with support or politics. You keep saying your conservative but keep trying to justify this liberal agenda. There is a connection between the 2 families.
    What does it matter that members of the Huntsman family supported Senator Reid, and yet Jon Huntsman, Jr. himself did not? Not all family members will think the same way, of that I can attest to personally. Thus this is nothing more than a silly, and quite frankly pathetic, attempt that you are trying to frame Jon Huntsman as a supporter of Harry Reid's simply through association of what his family members did.

    What too does it matter that Governor Huntsman nominated Harry Reid's son to be on the Board of Regents at the University of Utah? Do you have even a shred of evidence that Huntsman did this as a form of political patronage or is it just another one of your claims that you pulled out of thin air?

    Count me in as a liberal that would gladly vote for Huntsman were he to win the Republican nomination, though from the looks of this thread the fringe elements will ensure that that choice will not be possible.

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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    This is the time to vet potential candidates. Z likes Huntsman, I do not. We both want a viable candidate to challenge Obama and get America back on track. Disagreeing about Candidates is healthy, it's part of the process, and while I very much disagree that Huntsman has the right values and goals. It's just preliminary disagreements.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    The reason Huntsman is being endorsed as a republican candidate by Reid is because Huntsman isn't a ring-wing nut job. It has nothing to do with dissatisfaction with Obama and everything to do with worry that the GOP will nominate someone who is far right who may have a chance of beating Obama. The last thing a Dem wants is an ever more social-right republican in the white house than Bush W

    We have to accpet that the reason most people self-identify as liberal is because of the GOP stance on all civil rights issues. The more libertarian leaning republican that join the republican team, the more people will identify themselves as Republican-Libertarian.



    About as much of a connection there is a connection between Reagan and Obama



    The Dream Act states that if you are an illegal that has been in the country since the age of 13, go to college and do well, or join the military and honor your obligation, you get moved to the front of the line for citizenship. How is that a horrible mess?.
    Rewarding people for law breaking is a bd idea, and there is more to it then the fluffy sunshine you are speaking.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Rewarding people for law breaking is a bad idea,
    The childern didn't have a choice in the matter and this isn't rewarding everyone, this is only rewarding people who are the most likely to contribute positively to the country as a whole.

    and there is more to it then the fluffy sunshine you are speaking.
    Not really.
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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    That is funny. So Huntsman family support Reid and Huntsman appoints Reids son and it has nothing to do with support or politics. You keep saying your conservative but keep trying to justify this liberal agenda. There is a connection between the 2 families.
    If there's one thing we must stamp out, it's this idea that Republicans and Democrats can be neighbors without it ending up in violence. If there's one thing we need, it's to be more like Iraq, where being the wrong religion in the wrong neighborhood can get you killed.

    Stupid RINOs. Actually befriending Democrats.


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    Re: Top Dem picks Huntsman

    The more libs we have on the inside, the better. Go Huntsman!
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    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

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