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.
The opposition is based on the bill promoting immoral behavior. Maybe some more wildly successful abstinence only is the way to go, because as we all know, if you just tell people not to screw around, they don’t.
Am I right, Senator Vitters?
*** Update ***
More win here, as we learn that Larry Craig and David Vitters are co-sponsors of a new Federal Marriage Amendment, just in time for the fall elections. Presumably there will be prohibitions against using high-priced call girls and engaging in anonymous gay sex in the bathroom, but who knows. Not to mention, given Republicans of late, they might not favor banning anonymous gay bathroom sex. I am not sure about this- “Save my marriage before I cheat again” doesn’t seem to have much of a rhetorical flourish to it, so they might want a better rallying cry for socially conservative issues.
By the way, do people still want to flame Obama for his comments in PA, in which he pointed out that the GOP fails to help people economically, so they cling to issues they can control?