Saturday, December 08, 2007

Mike Huckabee: Pro-Life Indeed

It seems like as Mike Huckabee climbs the polls, more skeletons are unleashed from his closet.

Earlier this week, The Huffington Post broke the story about Huckabee letting a convicted rapist go free. The rapist, Wayne Dumond, raped and sexual assaulted numerous women and was rightly convicted. But since one of those women was a 17-year-old who happened to be a distant cousin of Bill Clinton's, Huckabee succumbed to pressure from the lunatic fringe of the right wing and pardoned Dumond, despite receiving letters from the victim's and their families begging him not to. I suppose being cool with rape is part all part of being a Republican, and being a Republican is much more important than making sure a serial rapist is behind bars for the rest of his life (which would have been the case, since Dumond is now dead, but wouldn't have fully paid his debt to society until 2024). Upon release, Dumond raped and killed two women.

Dumond allegedly raped and murdered [23-year-old Sara Andrasek] just one day before his arrest for raping and murdering [39-year-old Carol Sue] Shields. Prior to the attack, Andrasek and her husband had learned that she was pregnant with their first child.

So Huckabee let a man go, and he ended up killing a precious embryo and a couple women that Huckabee certainly doesn't give a shit about. You would think that Huckabee would have compared Dumond to Hitler and the "murder" of this embryo to the Holocaust, like he so flippantly did to women who choose to terminate their pregnancies. But he didn't. That's a pro-lifer for ya. Rapists and murderers? Ha! Women who don't want to be pregnant? Oh, there's a special place in Hell for them, right between Hitler and the Jews he systematically had killed.

That's bad enough, but there's even more. Today it came out that Huckabee wanted (probably still wants) to isolate people with AIDS.

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.

In light of the extraordinary funds already being given for AIDS research, it does not seem that additional federal spending can be justified," Huckabee wrote. "An alternative would be to request that multimillionaire celebrities, such as Elizabeth Taylor (,) Madonna and others who are pushing for more AIDS funding be encouraged to give out of their own personal treasuries increased amounts for AIDS research.

I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.

Keep in mind, he said these things in 1992. That was around the time Magic Johnson disclosed that he had HIV. But how in the world did he contract HIV? By magic? No. I think it was that other kind of sex, you know, the kind between a man and a woman, a woman who is not the man's wife, the wife who is pregnant. What's that kind of sex called? Extramarital heterosexual! That's it! It's amazing that then obese Governor Mike Huckabee didn't have a heart attack after hearing that a heterosexual man in a traditional marriage contracted HIV from engaging in heterosexual sex.

So, the moral of the story is that Mike Huckabee is a horrible person and should be shamed into isolation, just like he wants for homosexuals and people with HIV/AIDS.

*P.S., I wouldn't take anything Mike Huckabee says about "the history of civilization" seriously, since he believes that every civilization that has changed marriage has crumbled. *Looks out the window* No . . . not yet.


Belinda said...

I'm supposed to be married this summer yet i feel nervous and scared - i live in the country in a very conservative churchy area - my parents made me pledge my virginity to them in my teens - and the whole trad church wedding has been pushed by both sets of parents - i don't know what to do - i wish i could reject weddings and motherhood like you but i feel trapped and i feel i cant.

Sorry just feel so alone

Megan said...

Belinda -

If you feel trapped, surely this wedding and marriage isn't for you. Is there any way that you could even put it off so you can decide what you really want? You don't have to reject marriage and motherhood, however, you should make sure that these things are what you really want to do. Is it your family and community's approval you're worried about?

Don't worry about your comment. It's ok to vent.

Belinda said...


Yeah im scared of what my family and people will think if i back out now - or what they will do to me

I tried emailing some places in the big city for help and i got remarks about how my parents were brother and sister and how i was a stupid hillbilly

my email is - please contact me if you can - please help me if you can

FEMily! said...

Belinda, you don't have to reject marriage. That's just what works for me; it doesn't work for everyone. If you want to get married, you have to make sure it works for you. I think it's better if you get help from a professional who is willing to listen to your thoughts and feelings without judging you.