December 10, 2008

Huckabee's Tired Arguments Get Slapped Down

Last night, former Arkanas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee joined Jon Stewart on The Daily Show to discuss his new book, "Do the Right Thing." The book focuses on what Governor Huckabee sees as a need for his party to hew even further to the right in response to its sweeping electoral defeat, and with the implosion of the GOP, he is clearly trying to position himself as the standard-bearer for the tattered conservative movement in the 2012 elections.

Unfortunately for the governor, his tired and hollow arguments against same-sex marriage run smack into Jon Stewart:


rebecca said...

thanks for the clip...and jon stewart voices many of my thoughts (as well as others). perhaps i am too liberal minded but in a world where many families are shattered and children suffer as a consequence, why further add to this? i know gay couples at work and personally who are financially stable, educated, some with kids and some without....and, guess what? they're not any different than you or me. the difference lies beyond the doors of the bedroom and, frankly, what happens there is none of my business.

PBI said...

Hi Rebecca,

Thank you for the comment. I don't think you're "too liberal-minded" at all, and I couldn't agree more.


lokywoky said...

I am so sick of these people claiming that its 'wrong to redefine the meaning of the word'. WTF! Words are being re-defined all the time. And in 5000 years of history you are going to claim that this one word has never been redefined?

Just one rather interesting example. The word is 'gay'. Used to mean happy, joyful, cheerful. Now it is a term used to refer to a homosexual male person. And that has happened just in the second half of my lifetime. And all the right-wing bigots use the word in its new incarnation.

So sorry - who cares what the word meant 5000 years ago. The fact of the matter is that in this country, in this day and age, marriage is a legal contract that carries with it certain responsibilities and also certain rights. Because it is a legal (non-religious) contract - it should be available to anyone who wants to enter into it. Period.

If you want to have some religious ceremony too, well fine. But to forbid certain people the ability to enter into a legal contract because you don't like what you think they are doing in their bedrooms is...well...just plain wrong.

Brian said...

If anyone finds out what I am doing in my bedroom I am in a lot more trouble than not being able to get married.