Ok, while I am still completely riled up over my last post about Republican hypocrite idiots like Senator David (diaper-fetish, prostitute-loving) Vitter and Senator Larry (toe-tapping for gay sex in public airport bathrooms even though he is NOT gay and never has been gay) Craig co-sponsoring another Federal Marriage Amendment, I might as well just keep on throwing salt into my already festering wounds with another outrage that I read about over at Balloon Juice:
Bush's AIDS program has been described by many, including even his critics, as his greatest diplomatic and foreign policy success and has alleviated the suffering of millions. But now seven Republicans are calling a halt on an expansion of the program, "the best ambassador the U.S. has ever had", because they're scared about straight talk and direct action on the ways in which gay sex and drug use affect the spread of the disease.
So let me get this straight, these 7 Republicans, two of whom are David Vitter and Larry Craig, are “scared about straight talk and direct action on the ways in which gay sex and drug use affect the spread of the disease”. Really? How could that be? I mean c’mon this is the party of bravado and swagger. This is the party that is scared of nothing. And this is the party that is best equipped to protect us from all them dangers lurkin out there. What in the hell could possibly scare them about one of the only things that Bush has ever done right?
Let’s read on:
...the seven socially conservative senators, led by Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., refuse to support the legislation unless spending focuses more heavily on treatment than on prevention.
Really? Don’t focus on prevention? Why the hell not??? Doesn’t it make more sense to prevent people from getting infected with an incurable and for many, terminal disease rather than trying to treat them once they have already been infected?
Well no, not if it means having to deal with the “gay sex”:
"The bills' support would allow morally questionable activities, including advocating with host governments to change gender norms and policies and promoting activities that could include needle distribution to drug users,"
My God, my head is spinning and I need a stiff drink. This is so mind bogglingly crazy that I can’t even think straight anymore. So I’ll just end by quoting the article from which I learned about this craziness in the first place:
If these Republicans have their way, thousands will die so they can indulge their own sense of moral rectitude - and, by the by, America's image abroad will again be tarnished when it used to shine. Nice move, senators.
And I just have to ask: at what point did Senator David Vitter and Senator Larry Craig start worrying about immoral behavior? Because it certainly wasn’t when they were out cheating on their own wives in brothels and in airport bathrooms.