If Americans don’t protect the unborn, they won’t protect people at the end of life either, Mike Huckabee said Wednesday night at a Washington gala sponsored by the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List.Mind you, this is coming from Mike Huckabee, spokesman for that swath of the Republican base that thinks it should be reasonable to terminate a human life because it represents a financial hardship to their insurance company. They've got a bit of a spotty record on most of the rest of the whole keeping-people-alive front as well—see subsections food, heat, shelter and sub-subsection water supply.
The former Arkansas governor and one-time presidential candidate said women typically cite hardship or inconvenience as their reason for getting an abortion — the same reasons that he said could be used to justify ending the lives of the elderly.
“If we teach the generation coming after us that it’s okay to terminate a human life because it represents a financial hardship or social disruption, what are we telling them?” Huckabee asked.
But the reason I want Mike Huckabee to run for president is because I want to hear the spirited primary debate between Mike Huckabee, who thinks that continuing to allow abortions will lead naturally to killing off the elderly for financial reasons, and fiscal hawk Paul Ryan, who would seek to prove his own bonafides by opining that maybe killing off the elderly for financial reasons might not be so bad an idea after all, what with the state of Medicare and The Terrible Deficit these days.
I know I'd buy a ticket to see that. Still, it's a big, big fever swamp, boys. I'm sure there's room enough for both of you.