Holy crap, that’s supposed to win him some voters?

Read this on CNN.com this morning:

He has reiterated his support for constitutional amendments to ban abortion and same-sex marriage — which he told the Web site Beliefnet.com could open the door to polygamy, pedophilia and bestiality.

If that is a good way to entice voters in general, then I am really scared of my fellow countrymen. If that is just a message aimed precisely at a small minority who need to hear it in order to vote for him, then I am really scared for my fellow countrymen.

In this day and age, who honestly doesn’t know a gay person or someone who has at least considered an abortion? I am sure everyone has a friend from high school or a relative or neighbor or someone in their lives who is gay or faced the prospect of an unwanted pregnancy.

I want Huckabee and his supporters to look at their family members and neighbors and coworkers who are in committed homosexual relationships or need pregnancy counseling and show me how that leads to polygamy, pedophilia and bestiality. I want names. I want relationships. I want specifics. I know you have a slutty nephew who can’t stop knocking up college girls. I know you have a butch sister. Can you look those those people in your life in the eyes and say “yep — supporting you in legal matters makes it more likely for polygamy, pedophilia and bestiality to occur in our country.”

But wait, there’s more:

Huckabee also told a Michigan audience ahead of that state’s Tuesday primary that, “What we need to do is to amend the Constitution so it’s in God’s standards, rather than try to change God’s standards so it lines up with some contemporary view of how we treat each other and how we treat the family.”

Mr. Huckabee, you’re in the wrong country. What you need is a theocracy. Give my regards to the Ayatollah.

6 thoughts on “Holy crap, that’s supposed to win him some voters?”

  1. tqe / Adam

    I have to say I think that most mainstream republicans are horrified by Hucakbee… that said, I want him to be a strong third/weak second and help make the Republicans look like the schmucks that they are when it comes time to write the party platform.

  2. carrie jo

    You got jealous of me being all politicky. Heh. :-P

  3. Cliff

    @CJ: Not really. At least not consciously. Reading that article this morning made me late for work, but too bad.

    I may be removed geographically and emotionally on most issues, but bigotry in religion’s clothing still gets my dander up nice and high…and quickly.

  4. carrie jo

    I know but it’s kinda fun to see you get your dander up. XOXO

  5. Pops

    Good for you, I agree, Huck should run for office as the Huckatolla in a religious state. Hey, maybe there’s a song in here somewhere.

  6. Mom

    Any good cook knows that when you spill too much salt in a soup, you can soak it out with a potato. I think Huckabee is the potato. He’s in there soaked up with the excess so his party is more palatable; he just doesn’t realize he gets tossed for it. I fervently hope he gets tossed.
    Otherwise, that he’s even got a name on the roster is too scary to think about.

    I don’t care for the s- word you used, but it grates perhaps a little less attached to nephew! ;)
    Love,
    Mom

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