Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman ®, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, had harsh words for his party in an interview published Sunday in Britain's Daily Telegraph.
"The party right now is a holding company that's devoid of a soul and it will be filled up with ideas over time and leaders will take their proper place," he said.
"We can't be known as a party that's fear-based and doesn't believe in math," he added. "In the end it will come down to a party that believes in opportunity for all our people, economic competitiveness and a strong dose of libertarianism."
Hunstman, who dropped out of the Republican race after coming in third in the New Hampshire primary, has criticized the rightward tilt of the party. In a recent interview with The Huffington Post, he took issue with the obstructionist policies of the GOP, describing them as "thwart the opposition, stymie the opposition, obfuscate, be a flamethrower, go out there and destroy the system, and here we are."
"In my party, compromise cannot be seen as analogous to treason, which it has been recently," he said.
Unlike the drunken Republican trash in the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate, Jon Huntsman actually knows what it takes govern. Huntsman as governor dealt with real issues and real people and he did not have time for silly ideology and tea bagger trash. Huntsman as governor had to create real-world solutions. It is not surprising that Republican voters didn't nominate him to run for president. Republican voters, trash that most of them are, repeatedly reject commonsense candidates and back crazy people like Michele Bachmann and Rick, Santorum and shysters like Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich and the biggest sleaze ball in American politics Mitt Romney.
The number of Honorable and mentally healthy Republicans serving in government continues to dwindle. American citizens recently lost an honorable Republican by the name of Dick Lugar. The Republican Party is in a shambles and unless and until they cleanse themselves of the trash like Dick Armey, John Sununu, Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity and other child molesters like Rush Limbaugh the Republican Party will continue to crash and burn.
We cannot blame the institution of the Republican Party. The Republican Party as it is today accurately reflects its base and its base is base. We all know that people like Mitt Romney, John McCain, Sarah Palin, Jim DeMent, Lindsey Graham, Ann Coulter, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, Herman Cain, Dick Armey, John Sununu, and Dick Cheney are trash but they're trashyness pales in comparison to the trash that votes for them.