Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Was Mike Huckabee Always this Horrible?

Here we have former AR Governor Mike Huckabee haw-hawing over not being afraid of being bitten by a mosquito. Well, fine--for him. He's not a pregnant woman or woman of child-bearing age.

But take heart to this sad case of a young woman who traveled to El Salvador who didn't even know she'd been infected, who gave birth to her baby in Texas and all the time she ever spent with that child was the day she watched it die. I can't even imagine the grief she must feel, but I have the idea one should try to, or you aren't humaning right.

That story goes on to report:

Fifteen babies in the U.S. have been born with Zika-related birth defects, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seven women have lost pregnancies due to Zika. Those numbers could grow. Nearly 1,000 pregnant women in the continental U.S. and territories have been infected with Zika.

Miami is battling a local Zika outbreak in the Wynwood neighborhood that has infected 21 people, according to the Florida Department of Health.

More than 7,300 Americans have been diagnosed with Zika, including 1,825 in the continental U.S. and 5,548 in U.S. territories, according to the CDC. Most Zika cases in the continental U.S. are related to travel or sex with someone who has traveled. One Zika case was caused by a lab accident.

Women and families mourning their lost children, their children who won't live, their children whose lives have been interrupted by disease, whose families will be impacted for years to come. Sure, he isn't worried--but what about these folks? How is someone so clueless and so heartless at once? It just seems like I would not have expected that from Gov. Huckabee at one time. It is a shame this is where he is now.

Comparing a Clinton presidency to a virus is also beneath contempt. He's merely hyperbolically bad at analogies.

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