Friday, January 12, 2007

Why Are People Voting For These Guys?!

I'm absolutely tickled when pro-life politicians are open about their backward pro-life views. Then I become horrified when I realize that people actually voted them into office. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has been going on various shows promoting his new book From Hope to Higher Ground: 12 STOPS to Restoring America's Greatness. A couple of nights ago, he was on The Daily Show and said, "I'm pro-life, but I think life begins at conception, but I don't think it ends at birth. We have to be concerned about a child's education, healthcare, safe neighborhoods, clean water, the access to a college education. That is pro-life, to care about a child's entire life."* Except if that child is born a girl and grows up to be a fertile woman. While Mike Huckabee is a rare pro-lifer in that he actually cares about children, he's your typical misogynistic pro-lifer who believes a woman's life begins at her ovaries and ends at the vaginal openning. You know, there's a political party that believes all people should live in a clean and safe environment and have an exceptional educational experience without limiting the human rights of women. I'll give you a hint. It rhymes with "Democrat."

Last night, Mike Huckabee was on Hardball with Chris Matthews and had this to say about why he became a Republican.

"I became a Republican as a teenager. And I did it because I believed that we needed a sense of personal responsibility. I believed in lower taxes, smaller government. I believed in the things that I was hearing from people like Ronald Reagan. And as a result of that, I became a Republican out of conviction.
I‘m pro-life. I believe that there are a lot of things that we ought to really preserve."

Personal responsibility? He doesn't want women taking personal responsibility if he's going to force pregnancy on all of them. Smaller government? I wouldn't call a government that inserts their backwards ideology in the lives of every woman small. Preservation? Of what? Your pathological need to control people, to increase the population? Certainly not human rights! When it comes to unwanted pregnancy, the pro-lifer is the only person who actually wants the child. Why doesn't Huckabee have his own kids? Why doesn't he get his wife or whoever pregnant every time a woman has an abortion? He can make thousands of them and pay for every one of them.

Hopefully his book will do horribly and he'll decide against running in '08.

*Click the "Daily Show" link and search for Mike Huckabee to watch the video. His pro-life bull is mentioned in Part 2.

1 comment:

Megan said...

I don't know if anything tops South Dakota residents voting in Bill Napoli, the man who got a hard-on from the anti-choice law they struck down in the same election.

I don't understand people at all.