I have admittedly not been keeping up with the news until recently. I barely knew who was even running in the upcoming presidential election. So, I’ve been trying to catch up in the past few days.
There’s one thing I know for sure: I hate Huckabee. I have to admit up front that I’ve barely skimmed the surface of his position on issues. It only took listening to these two answers about evolution and medical marijuana, however, for me to have a pretty good hunch that I don’t like this guy. Also, am I the only one who thinks he looks like Richard Nixon?
Here’s his first response on evolution:
Okay, I’ll admit that he did a great job answering the question. However, he represents what pisses me off about many people who don’t believe in evolution–he obviously does not even understand what it is. He said that we’re not “descended from primates.” Well, that’s absolutely correct. But no one is claiming that we descended from primates. We are, in fact, primates. Also, some anti-evolutionists will say “humans didn’t descend from monkeys.” Well, that’s correct as well. We did, however, share a common ancestor. I could rant on this for a while, but I shall not.
My second favorite Huckabee response of the day is this answer he gave to a woman who wanted to know if he was for legalizing marijuana.
There are a million reasons why this video upsets me, but I’ll stick to the main one. Bascially, Huckabee suggested that narcotics could be a viable alternative to marijuana for relieving chronic pain. I could write a book on why this is a terrible argument, and he never actually said “legal” narcotics, but let’s assume that’s what he meant. Okay, so he’s saying that morphine, for example, is an alternative to marijuana. Well, that’s great because morphine is legal, and marijuana is not. That works out so well! And everyone knows that legal drugs like alcohol and cigarettes are way better for you and less addictive than the scary illegal ones like marijuana. And everyone knows that morphine is way less addictive than marijuana. And that people rob banks all the time to get more marijuana. And that…..okay, I’ll stop now.
On another note, I’m sick as hell. I don’t know if it was the travelling, or change of climate, or stress of the season, but I have a pretty bad cold. I have gotten up only to go to the bathroom for the past 3 days. I hope I start feeling better soon. Googling Huckabee is certainly not making me want to stay for very long in this country.