- ABBY HUNTSMAN: I want to bring in our Huffington Post Editorial Director, Howard Fineman. Howard, you’ve been following this story. I want to ask you, Dad, what did you think about this statement?
- JON HUNTSMAN: I cringe. It’s like fingers on a chalkboard every time I hear men talk about women’s health issues. When I hear them talk about things like this, it makes me cringe. It doesn’t deserve to be part of our political discourse right now. People want the economy fixed, they want our competitive prospects enhanced, and they want Americans brought together as one. This is a complete waste of time for Americans, and they know it, and they’re angered by this kind of talk.
- A. HUNTSMAN: Would you have taken your ads off if you were Mitt Romney?
- J. HUNTSMAN: I think I would have simply said, “I’m withdrawing my support.”
Let’s not kid ourselves about just how cheap offshore labor really is. We not only pay substantially less per hour, we also avoid the costs we would incur if these workers immigrated here. We don’t pay for their medical expenses when they show up in the emergency room without insurance. We don’t pay for their pension costs if they don’t save for retirement. We don’t pay for their children’s public education. Nor do we pay for their out-of-wedlock children, their unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation, their slip and fall torts, their wear and tear on our public infrastructure, and the cost of their drunk driving, drug use and other crimes. We outsource pollution, its adverse effects on our health, and its clean-up costs. Neither the employees nor their employers are here to vote and seek political handouts.
I’m compromising by buying a car from a company that doesn’t care to have a detail oriented person who knows how to use a spelling checker sell me a used car. But I’m not compromising my principles that people with criminal records who have done their time have a right to have input in to this clusterfuck that we call a republic.
Just to give you an idea about how strongly I feel about it, I’d rather watch the two teams that defeated My Padres in the MLB World Series play instead.
But if you want to sell out, be my guest. Don’t forget to scrub twice after the debate to wipe the scuzz off of you when you bathe.
The League of Women Voters is withdrawing its sponsorship of the presidential debate scheduled for mid-October because the demands of the two campaign organizations would perpetrate a fraud on the American voter. It has become clear to us that the candidates’ organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.