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Jon Huntsman Cartoons

Former Utah governor Jon Huntsman has entered the crowded field of Republicans seeking to oust President Obama, saying that America needs “more than hope” as he formally announced his candidacy today.

No cartoonist knows Huntsman better than our man in Utah, Pat Bagley, the brilliant long-time staffer at the Salt Lake Tribune. Bagley is a lefty cartoonist fighting against all odds in a heavily-conservative state where the Mormon church holds sway.

With Huntsman entering the race, now the GOP has two Morman candidates to chose from. Will it hurt him among conservative voters?

Certainly Huntsman won’t be winning a Tony Award for his announcement…

For a Republican party interested in the best possible candidate, the future can be a bit uncertain…

Will Huntsman’s role as President Obama’s ambassador to China hurt his conservative street cred?

If not that, maybe his support of Civil Unions might upset conservative voters…

By Daryl Cagle

Daryl Cagle is the founder and owner of Cagle Cartoons, Inc. He is one of the most widely published editorial cartoonists and is also the editor of The Cagle Post.

70 replies on “Jon Huntsman Cartoons”

Team him up with Ron Paul and they might have something
but he makes way too much sense to be elected by a party that’s controlled by
religious fanatics and hateful T bag Nuts,and if he was elected he’d be vetoing his own
parties agenda!

HUNTSMAN IS NOT A REPUBLICAN; HE IS A MODERATE DEMOCRAT. WHEN IT COMES TO ECONOMICS, HE MIGHT BE OK. BUT HE IS TOO LIBERAL FOR ME.

In Texas, there are a lot of folks who think Hitler was too moderate.  Huntsman, who appears to have a pragmatic agenda that isn’t tainted by freedom-hating pseudo-Christian disciples of greed and hate, is the only Republican on the party’s list of hopefuls that I might be able to vote for.

By the way, there’s a name for people who think individual states have the right to succeed from the Union.  They’re called traitors!

Check out the German Nazi Party and you will find out that they were NOT conservatives by progressives/liberals.

they have the power to secede,the ”right” was settled by the civil war in a most resounding way.

I will be surprised if noone gives Huntsman an “Oscar” for his staging, introduction of ALL his family members, and the glowing remarks about Reagan.

I AM NOT A TRAITOR. I WISH TEXAS WOULD SECEDE FROM THE UNION. I AM TIRED OF A BUNCH OF CROOKED, BRIBE-TAKING POLITICIANS TELLING ME HOW TO LIVE MY LIFE AND CAUSING ME PROBLEMS. I BELIEVE IN WORKING, NOT DRAWING WELFARE LIKE YOU DOG TICK DEMOCRATS. I BELIEVE IN DRILLING FOR OIL HERE, NOT PAYING ARGENTINIANS TO DRILL THERE. I BELIEVE THAT PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALLOWED TO WORK WITHOUT BEING FORCED TO JOIN A CORRUPT UNION.

THAT SHOULD BE ENOUGH FOR YOU TO DIGEST NOW. I WILL CONTINUE LATER.

WHY DON’T YOU MOVE TO EUROPE AND LIVE ON THE DOLE THERE?

Kinda of why I escaped illinois for the beautiful hills and people in TN. As to the job, I just accepted the best offer currently on the table. Helluva move dontcha think. I get to Blog as much as I want to. It helps when you can save your company about 100 times your cost in salary and benefits. Still thinking retirement EOY 2012 when we retake the Senate and possiblty the Presidency. But hey, I get paid very well to play in the sandbox with you on a regular basis.  

”I WISH TEXAS WOULD SECEDE FROM THE UNION” they tried it once,but failed miserably,or did you miss that part of history?Please do us all a favor and dont you move anywhere, you fit nicely where you are.

a fox view of history if I ever heard one.check out the meaning of idiot,its got your post as a definition.

I wish cA would. The only ones who would be offended are nancy, henry, babs, moon beam, the sanchez twits and a few million illegals.  

Don’t care much for Mormonism, but I’d like to know more about Huntsman.  He might be statesman enough to carry the day.

Note to self – Stop reading these comments.  The lunacy never ends.  The Terrorists have won, and they don’t even know it.  We will pick each other apart.

Jim – goofy is a ferriner. It is OK to beat up on him. Kind of like the game “Whack-A-Mole”. Beats smoking.  

Huntsman would probably be right in there with the liberals, helping them complete the destruction of this nation.  We don’t learn from Greece, we don’t learn from the past, and we’re so stupid we think Dubya was conservative and Obama is qualified.  We’re in deep trouble, and although Huntsman would be 1000% better than what we have now, he still doesn’t get it.  Government is trouble, and it’s not what we need.

Huntsman would probably be right in there with the liberals, helping them complete the destruction of this nation.  We don’t learn from Greece, we don’t learn from the past, and we’re so stupid we think Dubya was conservative and Obama is qualified.  We’re in deep trouble, and although Huntsman would be 1000% better than what we have now, he still doesn’t get it.  Government is trouble, and it’s not what we need.

where are you getting gas?double?? your saying you got gas for a 1.60 a gallon before Obama? even the idiots on this page like Cal wouldnt believe that. Get real man.

its the people that are stupid,the people that run for office are only there because we allow them to be.Both parties are owned by big oil and the wealthy elite,the election  is simply an outlet they allow us to argue things we cant change.

no but daffy duck was elected by you guys twice and ran up a 4 trillion dollar deficit on a war based on lies,or did you forget that?

High 1.70’s in January of 2009. Like I said. Not quite double now, but it was a couple weeks ago. It’s a fact Jack!

Hey, NO concerted terrorist attacks on CONUS in 8+ years. Too bad Daffy couldn’t try for a 3rd term. Having 5 Conservative justices has its advantages.  

What lies? As I so often tell goofy, we were well aware that madass had and would very willingly use WMD’s. Besides, most of the Dems in the House & Senate also approved our taking him out.

The last 2 years, was on nancy’s watch. The House has to pass all spending bills. barry is now very aware of that. No more talk on spenduless part deux. So then 5+ trillion is OK with you?   

Oh for a big oil man/woman. Hell, I’d even prefer a peanut farmer over a community organizer.  

Gas averaging 3.50/gallon here in South Carolina. Not cheap, but less than some places I’ve been or read about.

Huntsman may have some liberal views, but I’d rather have a president I agree with 80% of the time than 10% of the time. I was pulling for Herman Cain but after I heard some of his views, I’m not so sure. Still he’s better than Obama. Now, although he claims he isn’t running, I’m beginning to really like Chris Christie. Can’t agree with him on gun control, but see sentence one above.

it must be fun being the most uneducated guy on the block. i know you think you are parroting america’s core principles but if you could read, and if you would do so , you would find you are WRONG.

Gas averaging around 3.50/gallon here in South Carolina.  Not cheap, but less than some places I’ve been or read about.

and i’m guessing you think that our texas politicians are paragons of virtue.
i’m remembering a statistic about the way texans take care of their own. now remind me of how much texas invests in education (pre- latest legislative session), expressed as it’s ranking . . . oh, yeah: 45th. at least we spend more than mississippi . . . maybe.

Screwing up the economy more usually means higher costs for most food and energy. That is why those staples were removed from the CPI.

$3.39 – $3.45 in Central TN. I am planning a trip to either Charleston or Savannah in early August. Good to know those good South Carolinians do not impose an excessive gas tax. Thanks…..

No, Tom Delay slipped up a bit in Politics and on DWTS. Same goes for LBJ except for the DWTS stint.

God only knows why, but he’s right. I paid $1.799 per gallon at a no discount station on January 22, 2009, and as little as $1.649 on a trip from Kentucky to Georgia (we always seem to pay much more here in KY than they do). It’s also a fact that just a few months before Obama took office, gas peaked at over $4.00 a gallon. I paid $4.059 for it on September 14, 2008, and almost as much the next day at Sam’s Club where members can usually get a decent discount. A swing that wild, mostly during the dwindling days of W’s reign, is hard to fathom, but it took a lot less time to register that drop than it’s taken for it to get back up to its recent near-$4/gallon peak.

I really don’t think politics has all that much control over gas prices (other than the taxes which vary greatly from state to state) at least not compared to what the oil companies and speculators do- sometimes seemingly on a whim. The oil companies certainly haven’t suffered under the Obama administration. They’re still reporting record profits at just about every turn, which makes it hard to justify the tax breaks and incentives this administration has continued to shower on them, just like their predecessors did.

Not to mention that they didn’t want to risk be labeled “unpatriotic,” the epithet of choice and a political kiss of death in the aftermath of 9/11. Most of them have since said that if they’d known the truth about (the lack of) current WMDs (not the ones Saddam used on the Kurds years before), they would have voted differently. I maintain that the worst thing W et al did was to lie to Congress and the American people about WMD (and most of the later excuses and justifications for the Iraq war). They cherry picked “intellignece” from a source deemed highly suspect by all but the most narrow-minded neocons- Curveball- and shaped it to fit their purpose of starting a war with Iraq, one they’d had since before they even got into power.

That was a much worse offense than perjuring oneself with semantics about a BJ in a trial that had nothing to do with national security. That seemed to be enough to get the self-righteous Right going when Clinton did it. God help him if he had been the one spreading the misinformation that W and his administration laid on so thick.

Not to mention that they didn’t want to risk be labeled “unpatriotic,” the epithet of choice and a political kiss of death in the aftermath of 9/11. Most of them have since said that if they’d known the truth about (the lack of) current WMDs (not the ones Saddam used on the Kurds years before), they would have voted differently. I maintain that the worst thing W et al did was to lie to Congress and the American people about WMD (and most of the later excuses and justifications for the Iraq war). They cherry picked “intellignece” from a source deemed highly suspect by all but the most narrow-minded neocons- Curveball- and shaped it to fit their purpose of starting a war with Iraq, one they’d had since before they even got into power.

That was a much worse offense than perjuring oneself with semantics about a BJ in a trial that had nothing to do with national security. That seemed to be enough to get the self-righteous Right going when Clinton did it. God help him if he had been the one spreading the misinformation that W and his administration laid on so thick.

Not to mention that they didn’t want to risk be labeled “unpatriotic,” the epithet of choice and a political kiss of death in the aftermath of 9/11. Most of them have since said that if they’d known the truth about (the lack of) current WMDs (not the ones Saddam used on the Kurds years before), they would have voted differently. I maintain that the worst thing W et al did was to lie to Congress and the American people about WMD (and most of the later excuses and justifications for the Iraq war). They cherry picked “intellignece” from a source deemed highly suspect by all but the most narrow-minded neocons- Curveball- and shaped it to fit their purpose of starting a war with Iraq, one they’d had since before they even got into power.

That was a much worse offense than perjuring oneself with semantics about a BJ in a trial that had nothing to do with national security. That seemed to be enough to get the self-righteous Right going when Clinton did it. God help him if he had been the one spreading the misinformation that W and his administration laid on so thick.

Not to mention that they didn’t want to risk be labeled “unpatriotic,” the epithet of choice and a political kiss of death in the aftermath of 9/11. Most of them have since said that if they’d known the truth about (the lack of) current WMDs (not the ones Saddam used on the Kurds years before), they would have voted differently. I maintain that the worst thing W et al did was to lie to Congress and the American people about WMD (and most of the later excuses and justifications for the Iraq war). They cherry picked “intellignece” from a source deemed highly suspect by all but the most narrow-minded neocons- Curveball- and shaped it to fit their purpose of starting a war with Iraq, one they’d had since before they even got into power.

That was a much worse offense than perjuring oneself with semantics about a BJ in a trial that had nothing to do with national security. That seemed to be enough to get the self-righteous Right going when Clinton did it. God help him if he had been the one spreading the misinformation that W and his administration laid on so thick.

Where abouts in KY? I am just across the state line in TN. I agree the POTUS does not directly control the prices, but prior to the BP spill barry was keen on OSD off the coast of Florida. He also gave Brazil 2 billion for their OSD. That is pretty hypocritical.

As we also noticed with the high costs 1st/2nd Qtr of 2008, energy prices are the single most wet blanket to an Economy. Doubly so on a slow recovering economy. People will forgo vacations, eating out, and little niceties in order to get to work. Regardless of whether banks ease up on lending, the price of fuel will be a major factor in next years election.     

As we also noticed with the high costs 1st/2nd Qtr of 2008, energy prices are the single most wet blanket to an Economy. Doubly so on a slow recovering economy. People will forgo vacations, eating out, and little niceties in order to get to work. Regardless of whether banks ease up on lending, the price of fuel will be a major factor in next years election.     

True conviction or politically expedient? Voting ones true convictions did not affect Rep. kucinich or Rep. Paul. We already knew madass had and would very willingly use WMD’s. His actions with the UN sanctioned no-fly zone and the roadblocks to inspections only made him more suspect.   

the ”peanut” got us into war with Iraq,spent countless trillions on a war based on lies,the ”community organizer got bin laden.tell yo mama,obama got osama.

All the libs have to do is get the cleanest, most articualte, and well dressed shepherd. 

No, carter only failed on his attempt to rescue the iranian hostages. 3 equal commanders for one mission. What was he thinking?

Yeah, I saw the photo where barry’s face was photochopped to all in attendance. It was funny. At least he can now smoke openly and use his middle name. I thought Congress made it illegal to assassinate foreign adversaries.

That 3-5 pt blip in the polls didn’t last very long.  

Good idea, this secession of Texas. I’d be all for it too, but probably for different reasons than you. Let them secede, wait about twenty years, and then we’ll see if the rest of America was a burden to them, or vice versa.

I visited Finland and Holland for a couple of weeks earlier this year. Those two countries have their problems as every country does, but they do seem to be in very enviable shape overall. Southern Europe, less so.  

Most people I met spoke pretty good English. The language issue couldn’t be all that divisive, as it is sometimes in, for example, Canada. Too many tourists? Not in February! The Dutch also have an absolutely enormous amount of cultural capital, both native and immigrant, especially for a country that size. Just visit any of those  incredible museums in Den Haag, Leiden, or Amster-diz-am (as Snoop Dogg would call it). And densely populated as it may be, it’s also amazingly orderly, quiet, civilized, clean and well-managed.
And those coffee shops: Wow!! 

it is sort of amusing that people who have never been to or lived in california have such opinions about the state and know nothing about it.
for all you knownothings, orange country in southern california is a very conservative section of the state, and certainly not the only one. i ran for office there as a republican, but even then some of the things the hard care did or wanted to do were really bizarre.
one year the mayor’s prayer breakfast had charles colson , newly released from federal prison, as the keynote speaker. that was too much for me. i prefer not to dine with convicted felons no matter how much they might proclaim their remorse. i still doubt that any of the nixon camp followers had any remorse as they tried to subvert the constitution and cast off their oath of office.
but marine, if in your woeful fit of complete ignorace you feel that california is a bad place, please stay in the hills of tennessee where you might not be able to do harm.
and for goodness sakes, please stop writing those snarky little twitterish comments that have no correspondence to the subject at hand. you are not nor ever will be a stand up comedian. you are not funny, but it is sort of sad to see what i presume is a grown man make an ass of yourself over and over again as you try to be comical.

etrn

genghis khan would have been too liberal for you. i cannot think of anyone, even sen santorum that is not too far left for you to stomach.
thankfully little is heard from you that makes any sense at all

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