And now Dueling Joe Kennedys:

Joe Kennedy of Joe for oil fame:

“No one should be left out in the cold”

Joe Kennedy Running in the 4th district

“The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop”

News Center 5 on Joe Kennedy providing low cost oil last winter

“Last year 180,000 sought fuel assistance This year 260,00 people need help”

Joe Kennedy running for the seat vacated by Barney Frank this year:

“The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop”

People needing help from Joe Kennedy providing cheap or free oil

“The thermostat is set to 62 degrees and the oil money is slim”

Joe Kennedy for congress 2012

“The cycle that allows cheap oil to trump tough choices has to stop”

Joe Kennedy the elder thinks that prices are so high people with incomes up to 200% over the poverty level need help to stay warm, even if that help comes from Hugo Chavez.

Joe Kennedy the younger running for congress thinks a cycles that allows oil cheap enough for people in need to pay is not good for Massachusetts.

He can make try to make that case to the people of the 4th district paying nearly $4 a gallon for gas when at the end of the Bush years they were paying under $2.

He can make that case to the people of the 4th district who will shortly be seeing oil pre-buys costing $4000 or more this fall

And he can make that case to the people in the fourth district who will be forced to go to Joe Kennedy the elder for the oil to keep warm this winter that they can no longer afford to buy.

I have a strange feeling they just might disagree.

Cue the Banjos…

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Let’s make it clear, Jon Huntsman is not running for the Republican nomination for president. He is running for a permanent place as the “goto former GOP presidential candidate” on every MSM show during the general election and beyond.

DaTechGuy 8-23-11

I didn’t get into my house from Blogcon Charlotte until after 7 p.m. so I didn’t hear about this story from Buzzfeed until this morning:

Former Republican candidate Jon Huntsman took a battle axe to his own party, comparing it to China’s Communist Party and criticizing it’s standard bearer in a wide-ranging interview at the 92nd Street Y Sunday night.

Stacy McCain who was not at blogcon but is undoubtedly preparing for my proposed From Reporter to Blogger session for next year did see it and promptly posted this:

One might call Jon Huntsman a “useful idiot,” but this would immediately prompt the question, “What actual use did he serve?” He never had any “path to the nomination,” and his faux campaign existed only to garner glowing coverage from the liberal media, to hog up time in televised debates, and to enrich the ruthless campaign consultants who somehow managed to convince him he had a chance.

So here we are in April, three months after he endorsed Romney and pleaded for “party unity,” and Chumpsman is publicly trashing the GOP? Once more we must ask: “What the f–k was that all about?”

Stacy Stacy Stacy, what it was all about is what it was always all about for the MSM:   having a person with the title “Former GOP presidential candidate” before his name available to trash the GOP on cable television. He is to be what Dede Scozzafava was meant to be for the MSM if she won in NY:

The moment Dede votes with Pelosi that bill becomes “bi-partisan” by definition. The fact that it is only one republican will make no difference, the MSM will trumpet it as “bi-partisan”. When ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCBET wants to talk to a republican on an issue SHE will be the one they call. She will become the face of the republican party that will be pushed and lionized. She will be the reason why “conservatives need to back off”.

The reality of all of these things will not matter, the media will push them as if it was true

That is and has from the start been why the Jon Huntsman candidacy took place. The MSM pushed (tricked?) him into the race, and lionized him for hitting his party (particularly social conservatives) they promoted him at every turn and included him in debates when he didn’t even meet their own criteria. Despite a “I’m a conservative” ad blitz the people who actually voted for him in NHwere Obama voters It was no accident that after his 3rd place in NH he ran to the left for fundraising.

That alone would seem to be a reason not to have him at a GOP fundraiser but there was a specific breaking point as Buzzfeed reports:

Huntsman, the former Utah governor and once President Barack Obama’s Ambassador to China, expressed disappointment that the Republican Party disinvited him from a Florida fundraiser in March after he publicly called for a third party.

And that prompted his “GOP=China” response.

Morning Joe pumped his line in the 6 p.m. hour and in the 8 p.m. hour and had Huntsman on live to be sure that no matter what hour you tuned into the show, you would get the full “Jon Huntsman hits the GOP” experience or as I put it: The GOP would be a great party if it wasn’t for all those damn republicans…

I’m an advocate of open primaries I think we have to do away with these exclusionary conventions and caucuses

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You know our national elections would be a lot less exclusionary if we let all foreigners living abroad vote too, for that matter MSNBC lineup would be more inclusive if they allowed the general public by vote to decide who gets a show and who doesn’t.

What Jon Huntsman forgets that the GOP was formed as an anti-slavery party, if you choose to join the GOP in 1856 you understood this was the case. Today the party stands for things, lower taxes, smaller government it also strongly opposes abortion. A party is not just a club remember the words of Grover Cleveland:

What’s the use of being elected or re-elected if you don’t stand for something?

If your only priority is power then it’s a different story. So as long as Huntsman is hitting the GOP he serves the purpose of the left and have a MSM platform available to him.

That’s what is going on, nothing more or less.