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Dec
08

Oh Huckabee, Oh Huckabee, You Stand With So Much Bigotry

huckyou.jpgPresidential candidate and current republican darling Gov. Mike Huckabee’s campaign may be in a heap-a-trouble.
It seems that in 1992 Huckabee suggested that all AIDS patients should be isolated(AP).
He also felt that too much money was being spent on research and suggested that all the celebrities who were asking for more money for research shoul have paid from their own pocket. Of course, now he supports increasing funding research, but does a baptist ever really change his mind?
In 1992 he had some pretty nasty things to say about us homos:

From the AP Article:

Also in the wide-ranging AP questionnaire in 1992, Huckabee said, “I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.”

I seem to remember someone else who called us “immoral” “unnatural” and “inherently evil”, Roy Moore.

  • Erik

    I think Huckabee is an excellent candidate for the Presidency. Despite his consistencies(he is: one not a hypocrite and two is not making statements far from his standing as a Baptist) he is obviously a man of integrity and a man for the people. While there are flip floppy people in the race currently this man is not. He speaks truth amid lies. I feel he may not be totally against homosexuals and their life choices, but in fact he can be good for the moral standing of our country a place we can raise our children, a good thing for the future. not just the present.

  • Zach, The Writer

    How is someone who pushed for a rapists release ( a rapist who then raped again) “good for the moral standing of our country”?

  • http://birminghamblues.com Kathy

    “I feel he may not be totally against homosexuals and their life choices…”

    Gee, that’s nice. So he doesn’t really want to ship them off to quarantine? I guess garden variety discrimination is a step up from that. I feel so much better now.

    /snark

  • Erik

    Kathy that is not a rational argument sorry.-Erik
    You seem to be confusing leadership with personal micro-management(Zach)

    As a leader some times you make decisions and statements that affect and effect others in a way that you did and could not foresee yet Huckabee did still make the decision where as the others do not. He cannot micro manage all of the affects of his decisions, nor the response to affectively taking care of (at the time) a possible pandemic, I really don’t think Huckabee said isolate the homo’s he said isolate the disease. The disease that so happens to affect black men just as much as homosexuals. You might as well say he said ” Isolate all black people” is that a valid conclusion?-Erik

  • http://birminghamblues.com Kathy

    Huckabee quote:

    In 1992, Huckabee wrote, “If the federal government is truly serious about doing something with the AIDS virus, we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague.”

    “It is difficult to understand the public policy towards AIDS. It is the first time in the history of civilization in which the carriers of a genuine plague have not been isolated from the general population, and in which this deadly disease for which there is no cure is being treated as a civil rights issue instead of the true health crisis it represents.”

    And he said all this well after the medical community and the Reagan administration concluded and publicly stated that HIV could not be transmitted by casual contact. He was either fear-mongering or inexcusably ignorant. But I’m sure he wasn’t targeting homosexuals. He would have been happy to quarantine Haitians and IV drug users as well. (That’s snark, btw. If you don’t know what “snark” means — and your response above clearly shows you don’t — look it up.)

    I wasn’t presenting an argument in my previous comment. I was stating an opinion, and I clearly indicated the snark (again, look it up). After you brush up on your reading comprehension skills, you might want to review the accounts, corroborated by several members of the Arkansas parole board, of Huckabee’s interference in the Dumond case. It’s a stellar example of poor judgment on his part.

  • http://www.myspace.com/experiencetherose MamaAshliegh

    Well, Erik and Kathy, you both make good points, but, I personally do not feel ANY candidates running will take this country in the direction it needs to go.No matter who’s elected, this country’s going to hell in a handbasket come 2008….the day Armageddon begins…better have your shower before that, kids!