The Phony Right-Wing, Part 6: Jon Meade Huntsman, Jr.

“There’s no difference between the Crips and the Bloods.”
– Former Congressional candidate Greg Goodwin, describing
Republican and Democrat candidates for President. June, 2011

–  G u l a g  –  B o u n d  –

I actually feel that even writing about Jon Huntsman is a waste of time and effort, and that he’s an also-ran.  Yet, knowing his father has billions to help elect his son gives me pause.  Huntsman is considered a moderate and extolled by the liberal media.  Considering the fact that the media also calls both Newt Gingrich and Henry Kissinger conservatives, one has to wonder what the “moderate” Jon Huntsman is all about.  Huntsman supported McCain over fellow Mormon Romney for president in 2008, and none of us really like McCain’s liberal politics, nor do we consider him a conservative.  Nonetheless, the elite may push Huntsman and thus we need to know what he champions and why.

Jon Huntsman was born in 1960 and raised in Palo Alto, California.  His father is Jon Huntsman Sr., a billionaire businessman and philanthropist who owns Huntsman Corporation, a chemical company with thousands of employees and over $9 billion in revenue in 2010.  Huntsman is the paternal great-great-great grandson of early LDS Church leader Parley P. Pratt, and a third cousin, once-removed, of former Massachusetts governor Willard Mitt Romney.  Huntsman dropped out of high school to play in a rock band, but later got his G.E.D. and went on to graduate from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in international politics. He also was a Mormon missionary in Taiwan for two years, attaining fluency in Standard Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese Hokkien.

Jon Huntsman and his family have forged close ties to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.  Huntsman Jr. has not directly donated to Harry Reid, but his parents and brothers have sent $25,000 to Reid.   While governor, Huntsman appointed Reid’s son, Josh, to Utah’s Board of Regents. Huntsman’s father even spread the goodwill to Democrats in general, sending $5,000 to the Nevada Democratic Party in 2008.  Seems like many of the GOP candidates have either been Democrats or were raised in Democrat supporting households.

Huntsman has worked for four presidents.  First he was a White House staff assistant for President Reagan.  He worked for the first President Bush as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for trade development for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore.  He served as Deputy United States Trade Representative in the George W. Bush administration.  He also served as an executive in his father’s company.

In 2004, he was elected to the governorship of Utah and re-elected in 2008 with more than 70% of the vote.  President Obama nominated Huntsman for Ambassador to China in May of 2009 because of his Mandarin language proficiency.  He began his ambassadorship in August of 2009, but on January 31, 2011, he resigned his post and as most expected, threw his hat in the ring for the GOP presidential nomination.  McCain is backing him for the nomination for 2012 and in the 2008 GOP convention, Huntsman introduced Governor Sarah Palin as McCain’s vice presidential running mate.

Huntsman’s Liberal Policies

He says he isn’t for gay marriage, but supports “gay rights” and same-sex unions which many consider a big step in the direct of legalizing gay marriage.  The Republican party platform amazingly still tries to occasionally stand for traditional families, so Huntsman’s stand has irritated the GOP standard bearers.

Fiscal Realities

The libertarian Cato Institute praised Huntsman’s conservative tax policies.  He was lauded for his tax cut policies.  However, the Cato report also noted that he increased per capita spending at about 10 percent annually during his tenure.  The state budget rose from $16.7 to $22.8 billion.

The most fiscally irresponsible bill in American history was the $800 billion Porkulus (also known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 or ARAA).  All the House Republicans and all but three GOP Senators (Specter, Snowe, and Collins) opposed it as did many others.  Specter has been voted out of Congress since then. Snowe and Collins of Maine either need to change parties, or better yet be voted out of office and run out of town on a rail.  But Jon Huntsman thinks that the problem with the Porkulus is that it wasn’t large enough!

Cap and Trade

Governor Huntsman is on record supporting cap and trade. For example, Governor Huntsman was one of only two Republican Governors (the other was Arnold Schwarzenegger) to sign onto the Western Climate Initiative, which “is an alliance of states and provinces along the western edge of North America seeking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lay the groundwork for a regional cap and trade system.”  Let me tell you a little about Governor Huntsman’s involvement.

Huntsman appeared in an Environmental Defense Action Fund ad in late 2007, saying, “Now it’s time for Congress to act by capping greenhouse-gas pollution.” In January 2009, he said he found it “enormously frustrating” that Republicans had not been working toward a national climate policy. “We would not need the Western Climate Initiative if it were not for the foot-dragging nature of Congress,” he said.

Governor Butch Otto of Idaho, a Republican, in conjunction with ICLEI (International Council of Local Environmental Initiative), and Project 60, (which is supposed to create jobs for Idahoans) has given over thousands of acres of land to the Red Chinese.  He says he’s sold it to them, but if you read between the lines, it’s a partial payoff for our China debt.  Project 60 is permanent citizenship for Chinese immigrants that come to work here under ICLEI.  Project 60 is being sold to the American public as jobs and an economic recovery initiative for Americans, but the US government doesn’t have the constitutional right to own land except in forest preserves and national parks.  (That is strictly a communist plank.)  So whose land is it the government gave away to create a Chinese owned city in the USA?  Patrick Henry Hayes, the Mayor of North Little Rock, Arkansas and friend of NWO guy Bill Clinton, is the Chairman of ICLEI.

ICLEI supporter Huntsman is assisting Gary Herbert, the current Utah Governor in going full speed ahead to implement Project 60 in Utah.  Huntsman is a globalist and obviously an anti-Constitutionalist.

ICLEI operates in conjunction with Project 60 which codifies regulations set forward in UN Agenda 21.    On June 9, 2011, Obama signed executive order number 13575 at the White House which was established to cover 16 percent of the American population that live in rural counties. (Link)  The stated objective of 13575 is to increase federal regulation of food production, land use, and implement cap and trade.


What a guy, right in line with his distant cousin Willard Romney on the Massachusetts healthcare reforms as well as being for portions of Obamacare, albeit Utah’s state healthcare is much less egregious than Massachusetts.  Huntsman once said “health care is a right,”  and he once threatened insurance companies in Utah with adding mandates if they did not reduce the price of health insurance, saying that after a year of asking “If that doesn’t work, then I think we’re looking very realistically at an individual mandate in getting us to where I think we need to be.”  Everyone of these healthcare proponents are wealthy enough never to suffer without the very best care. The American citizen however, is another case altogether.

Then Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius with campaign donor, Dr. George "Killer" Tiller, 9-month "abortionist," who skated investigation under her watch

Governor Huntsman also expressed support for President Obama’s choice of liberal Kathleen Sebelius to be Health and Human Services Secretary more than two months before he was appointed Ambassador to China by President Obama. “Kathleen brings a fundamental wealth of knowledge and experience that will be indispensable in leading the reform efforts that are so critical to our nation going forward,” Governor Huntsman said at the time.

Free Trade

In 2002, then-Trade Representative Huntsman called NAFTA “a success beyond anyone’s expectations… It has allowed the average family to save in terms of what they pay for goods, products that would otherwise carry a higher cost.”  Indeed, Huntsman seemed to demonstrate an understanding that free markets lead to economic growth (for other countries, not the USA). He said in a stop in New Hampshire in May of 2011 that imposing tariffs on Chinese imports “would throw us into a depression.”

Oh yeah?  Well, you know the American made goods I grew up with lasted forever.  You could buy a freezer and expect it to last 30 to 50 years, and they did, same with other appliances.  I actually have several that are made in America and are over 35 years old.  Now if you buy a new appliance or TV, you can expect it to last 8 to 10 years.  Why?  Because it’s not made as well as it was in America.  So, we don’t “save money” on cheaper items, we pay the same money for the product, if not more, but it lasts a much shorter time, so in reality we have to buy it more often.  And Chinese junk can kill you.  Doesn’t sound too good to me.  Obviously Huntsman doesn’t know history and that tariffs paid for government many years ago as well as protecting American manufacturing.  NAFTA was passed by both parties when the phone calls against it were 10 to 1 and none of the criminals in D.C. would listen.


In 2007, Governor Huntsman signed the Parent Choice in Education Act, “the largest school-voucher bill to date in the United States. This massive school-choice program provides scholarships ranging from $500 to $3000 to help parents send their children to the private school of their choice. The program is open to all current public school children as well as some children already in private school.”  Charlotte Iserbyt and others have exposed time and again the problems with choice, charter schools, and vouchers. (Link)  What the government pays for, the government controls.


Los Angeles demonstration possbily 2006, for illegal-immigration, source unknown, possibly L.A. Times

Immigration and Illegal Aliens

Huntsman states, “There’s got to be an alternative rather than sending people back. That’s unrealistic.”  Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said the concept of a border fence “repulses” him, but he believes that it is a necessity for the United States to get a handle on its illegal immigration problem.  At the same time, he calls it unrealistic to believe the millions of undocumented people already here can be deported.

In June of 2007, Huntsman joined with other Western governors urging the passage of comprehensive immigration reform (citizenship for illegal aliens) stating America needed these workers since American workers wouldn’t do the same jobs. Link

Huntsman has not discussed reducing immigration numbers, ending chain migration or the Visa lottery, and actually has a history of calling for more foreign workers rather than fewer.  Obviously like many other candidates, he is pro-amnesty despite the fact that 25 American citizens die per day at the hands of illegal aliens according to FBI statistics.  I would bet that number is actually higher.  Of course American citizens dying doesn’t seem to bother the elite, it just helps with their “population control.”


John Huntsman is not a viable candidate for the presidency.  He has fawned over Obama in letters obtained and published by the Daily Caller, Huntsman called Obama “a remarkable leader.” The word remarkable, as the Caller‘s Jonathan Strong notes, is underlined.  There’s a second letter the site obtained where Huntsman is effusive in his praise for Bill and Hillary Clinton.

I would hope that Americans are so angry at what is transpiring in our country via the NWO gang that they take time to research the backgrounds of the candidates for office.  Unfortunately I have yet to find any of them that are true and knowledgeable constitutionalists.

So many of America’s electorate have been seduced by candidates’ words and promises that hold absolutely no validity.  Unless we find and draft a candidate worthy of the founders of our country, we haven’t a chance of becoming a Nineveh.  This is a pivotal election and truly it may be too late.  Nevertheless, we must try to help our beloved nation.  Far too many generations have thought America would go on as always, land of the free, home of the brave.  But we are losing her quickly to communism and to a third world way of life when she has been the greatest nation on earth and the only nation in the world offering the freedoms our founding fathers gave us.  We cannot let all the brave soldiers who have died for the cause of freedom to have died in vain.  We need to be on our knees in repentance for having thrown God out of our nation.  We really do need to be pleading for mercy.  May the heavenly Father hear our prayers.

Do any of the candidates today represent these verses from God’s Word? (Emphasis mine)

Proverbs 3:3-4 “Let not mercy and truth forsake thee; bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart: 4 So shalt thou find favour and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Prior Articles in the “Phony Right-Wing” series:

Part 5: James Richard “Rick” Perry
Part 4: Herman Cain

Part 3: Willard ‘Mitt’ Romney
Part 2: Newt Gingrich & ‘The Third Wave’
Part 1: Newt Gingrich

Kelleigh Nelson  has been a sentinel researching the Christian right and operations designed to co-opt it, since 1975.  Formerly an executive producer for three different national radio talk show hosts, she was adept at finding and scheduling a variety of wonderful guests for her radio hosts. She and her husband live in Knoxville, TN, and she has owned her own wholesale commercial bakery since 1990. Prior to moving to Tennessee, Kelleigh was marketing communications and advertising manager for a fortune 100 company in Ohio. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, she was a Goldwater girl with high school classmate, Hillary Rodham, in Park Ridge, Illinois. Kelleigh is well acquainted with Chicago politics and was working in downtown Chicago during the 1968 Democratic convention riots. E-Mail:

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  1. Kelleigh Nelson is also an avowed anti-mormon propagandist as well as a former Playboy Club waitress. But I guess that must have been left out of her bio.

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