Because he comes across all nice and normal at first, and then opens his trap andthis comes out.
Said Huckabee: “People who are homosexuals should have every right in terms of their civil rights, to be employed, to do anything they want. But that’s not really the issue. I know you talked about it and I think you got into it a little bit early on. But when we’re talking about a redefinition of an institution, that’s different than individual civil rights. We’re never going to convince each other…But here is the difference. Bull Connor was hosing people down in the streets of Alabama. John Lewis got his skull cracked on the Selma bridge.”
As the ONTD commenters point out:
I didn’t know that only when violence is committed against you in the manner of a hate crime, you deserve civil rights.
See, I was under the stupid impression that we should fight for rights for everyone BEFORE the violent deaths and beatings. Silly gays! They have it all BACKWARDS!
Tell that to Matthew Sheppard’s parents.
There is no Suffering Olympics. I felt this way during the primaries and I feel this way now: Things that happen to you that suck do not suck less because somebody else has it worse. Nor do you get anything out of claiming that nailing YOU to the cross took longer than HIM, because your cross was made of hardwood and thus took longer and they had to use twice as many nails because you’re bigger-boned and it was hotter the day you were nailed up andyou’re both still crucified, okay?. It’s a way of shutting down argument, that whole “starving children in China don’t evenhave brussel sprouts” thing we do on the chatter shows. This isn’t a contest. You certainly don’t want to win it.