Glenn Beck was in Utah this weekend raising money for a private liberal arts college in Southern Utah, supplying me with a whole new set of idiotic quotes with which to write this Sunday morning post.
Beck says Huntsman is right for the ambassadorship to China, but could be the death of the Republican party. And he adds that he doesn’t really know much about Huntsman (but why let that get in the way of his mindless prattle?), but he’s “been to Utah enough to know that he’s not the conservative that I like, but I’m not a resident of Utah, what do I know.”
One wonders, does the guy ever actually think? And what kind of college would . . . oh never mind, I know the answer to that one (somewhat ironically, the college has posted an article entitled The Era of Liberals and Conservatives is Over). And the big question: To be a popular and successful among Republicans, do you simply have to spout ultra-right wing convictions with no substance whatsoever?
Here’s the KUTV report:
He says if, as some suggest, that Huntsman is the future of the GOP, then the party has problems, “my apologies to senior (Governor’s father), but if that’s (Governor Huntsman) the future of the Republican Party then the Republican Party is over,” said Beck.
Beck made the comments at a $500 a plate fund raiser for small, conservative college George Wythe University in Cedar City.
Beck said that the Republican party needs leadership, and he defines Huntsman as too moderate. “The Republican Party needs to stand for something and not “democrat lite” not “progressive lite,” said Beck
The conservative talk show host did say that the governor, who was recently appointed by President Obama as ambassador to China, is uniquely qualified to be America’s top diplomat in the Communist country, “(Huntsman’s) a guy who understands China, who has a long family history with China who speaks the language, which can be subtle at times, he’s the right guy,” says Beck.
Despite those positive comments, Beck says the popular Huntsman is not his political cup of tea, “I don’t know a lot about Huntsman I’ve just been to Utah enough to know that he’s not the conservative that I like, but I’m not a resident of Utah, what do I know.”