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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Let's get to know Mike Huckabee


Republican presidential hopeful, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaks to supporters in Asheville, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 8, 2007.(AP Photo/Alan Marler)

Reported recently in an article in the Sacramento Bee:

Huckabee told a gathering of Christian South Carolina conservatives recently that he had the toughest position against gay marriage of any Republican candidate.

"Unless Moses comes down with two stone tablets from Brokeback Mountain to tell us something different, we need to keep that understanding of (heterosexual) marriage," he said, referring to the movie about two gay cowboys.

And in a Dec. 9 release from the Associated Press:
GOP presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Sunday he won't run from his statement 15 years ago that AIDS patients should have been isolated.

Huckabee acknowledged the prevailing scientific view then, and since, that the virus that causes AIDS is not spread through casual contact, but said that was not certain. He cited revelations in 1991 that a dentist had infected a patient in an extraordinary case that highlighted the risk of infection through contact with blood or bodily fluids.

"I still believe this today," he said in a broadcast interview, that "we were acting more out of political correctness" in responding to the AIDS crisis. "I don't run from it, I don't recant it," he said of his position in 1992. Yet he said he would state his view differently in retrospect.

Huckabee, as a Senate candidate that year, told The Associated Press that "we need to take steps that would isolate the carriers of this plague" if the federal government was going to deal with the spread of the disease effectively. "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," he said then.

In an interview on "Fox News Sunday," the former Arkansas governor denied those words were a call to quarantine the AIDS population, although he did not explain how else isolation would be achieved. "I didn't say we should quarantine," he said. The idea was not to "lock people up."

Huckabee stated his 1992 positions in an AP questionnaire in which he also called homosexuality "an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle."

Okay Log Cabin Republicans, vote away!

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3 Comments:

At 5:36 PM, Blogger Geronimo said...

Just for the record, Huck is earning his wings as a member of the CFR. His foreign policy advisor, Richard Haas, is president of the CFR.

Huck is nothing more than a puppet.

And so is..

Fred Thompson
Rudy Giuliani
John McCain
Mitt Romney
Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama
John Edwards
Joe Biden
Chris Dodd
Bill Richardson

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo5CZvD3-QM ..in this video you will discover the agenda of these CFR candidates, and you'll find some pretty scary quotes from Huck's foreign policy advisor.

 
At 5:07 PM, Blogger Ms. Manitoba said...

Thanks geronimo ... I watched that video and I"m going to learn more about the CFR. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

 
At 5:47 PM, Blogger Geronimo said...

Your very welcome, Ms, Manitoba. I was just thinking the other day about how steroids in baseball (or any sport) is frowned upon due to the unfair advantage. Well, the CFR is like political steroids, in that it gives the members an unfair advantage over the other candidates, and other politicians who are not affiliated. One thing you will learn as you look into the CFR, and all that goes along with it, is that truth is ,indeed, stranger than fiction. Best of luck in your quest for the truth, Ms. Manitoba.

 

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