Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Elizabeth Dole: Crazy Bitch!
Sen. Elizabeth Dole proposes renaming the the current AIDS relief bill after Jesse Helms.
I'm sorry, but she must be either or both to even make such a suggestion.
Joe My God blog provides a lovely flashback quote-montage of some of Mr. Helms most notable words on Aids relief. Cue the In Memoriam music:
Jesse Helms, the man who in 1988 vigorously opposed AIDS prevention literature as "so obscene, so revolting, I may throw up."
Jesse Helms, the man who in 1988 vigorously opposed the Kennedy-Hatch AIDS research bill, saying, "There is not one single case of AIDS in this country that cannot be traced in origin to sodomy."
Jesse Helms, the man who in 1995 said (in opposition to refunding the Ryan White Act) that the government should spend less on people with AIDS because they got sick due to their "deliberate, disgusting, revolting conduct."
Jesse Helms, the man who in 2002 announced that he'd changed his mind about AIDS funding for Africa, but not for American gays, because homosexuality "is the primary cause of the doubling and redoubling of AIDS cases in the United States."
Thank you Freckles for forwarding this info!