This man is a fucking nutjob. This is the same position the Klan and other hate groups have (from Shakesville):
Mike Huckabee once advocated isolating AIDS patients from the general public, opposed increased federal funding in the search for a cure and said homosexuality could “pose a dangerous public health risk.”
As a candidate for a U.S. Senate seat in 1992, Huckabee answered 229 questions submitted to him by The Associated Press. Besides a quarantine, Huckabee suggested that Hollywood celebrities fund AIDS research from their own pockets, rather than federal health agencies.
“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,” Huckabee wrote.
“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.”
And of course, who’s to blame for it? The queers, of course.
Also in the wide-ranging AP questionnaire in 1992, Huckabee said, “I feel homosexuality is an aberrant, unnatural, and sinful lifestyle, and we now know it can pose a dangerous public health risk.”
The GOP contenders are a gang of freaks–religious bigots, mob-loving losers, dog abusers, anger management control victims, and more! No matter who wins the Democratic nomination, we’ll be in so much better hands with the competency of a Democrat than the confused hatred and cronyism of any of these Republican scammers/Bible slammers.
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I guess Huckabee can count on getting endorsements from Lyndon LaRouche and Fred Phelps now….
Too true about LaRouche having similar plans for the HIV crowd. I had a friend who did an article for Ostrich Ink (a sadly kaput online magazine) in which she went to a LaRouchie meeting, where they discussed exactly this quarantining situation. She asked “well, how would we ever find out who all has HIV?” and they said “don’t worry, we’ll know!”