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Wide White: April 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Mike Huckabee is embarrassing.

I'm still embarrassed that I let my dad, who was in town visiting the night of the 2008 Minnesota caucus, talk me into voting for Huckabee rather than McCain. I wasn't excited about any of my options to be honest, so I suppose I could argue that voting for any of them was an embarrassment.

But this latest statement from Huckabee is nothing short of ridiculous.
Mike Huckabee, a possible Republican presidential candidate in 2012, says the effort to allow gays and lesbians to marry is comparable to legalizing incest, polygamy and drug use.
Read that again and let it sink in. Legalizing gay marriage is the equivalent of legalizing incest, polygamy, and drug use. Is he absolutely crazy?!? At least incest and polygamy have something to do with relationships between people, regardless of how crazy the correlation is. But drug use?!?

Huckabee also told college journalists last week that gay couples should not be permitted to adopt. "Children are not puppies," he said.
Huckabee told the interviewer that not every group's interests deserve to be accommodated, if their lifestyle is outside of what he called "the ideal."

"That would be like saying, well there are a lot of people who like to use drugs so let's go ahead and accommodate those who want to use drugs. There are some people who believe in incest, so we should accommodate them. There are people who believe in polygamy, should we accommodate them?" he said, according to a transcript of the interview.

The 2008 presidential hopeful and former Arkansas governor also said that deciding which lifestyles should be accommodated and which ones should not creates a slippery slope.
Ah, yes, the euphemistic "slippery slope." Sometimes I think slippery slopes are for people who realize that life isn't just black and white. There are gray areas. Those gray areas are immediately deemed "slippery slopes" because those people can't decide if the gray should be black or white, but they're absolutely positive that the gray leads to black. (In this case, the gray is gay marriage and the black is incest, polygamy, and drug use.)
"Why do you get to choose that two men are OK but one man and three women aren't OK?" he asked.

Huckabee added that his goal isn't to tell others how to live, but that the burden of proving that a gay marriage can be successful rests with the activists in favor of changing the law.

"I don't have to prove that marriage is a man and a woman in a relationship for life," he said. "They have to prove that two men can have an equally definable relationship called marriage, and somehow that that can mean the same thing."
I wish for once a politician who's against gay marriage would just be straightforward about their feelings on the subject. Just say, "I'm against homosexuality. I'm a Christian and I believe homosexuality is a sin that our government should legislate. Therefore, I'm against gay marriage. Oh, and I'm against homosexuals adopting too."

That sure would make things a lot clearer than Huckabee's sad run-around.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Smile and nod, ladies

Satire is a funny thing.