Bush v Clinton on AIDS funding.
Mismatch. Whitewash. No Contest!
Upon visiting another in the long line of “progressive” websites touting their commitment to eradicating AIDS in the world, I was taken aback at the disregard for the current administration’s funding towards this dreaded epidemic. Not only do they totally ignore the FACT that under Bush the U.S. global AIDS funding has dwarfed that of his predecessors, they continue to tout the efforts of Bill Clinton, and then quote the DEM 2008 presidential candidates on their plans to combat this disease in the future if elected.
If they were genuinely interested in changing the world they could not possibly ignore the efforts and success in funding AIDS relief that the Bush administration has achieved. Hell “W” even mentions it in multiple addresses to the nation and congress. Liberals are so funny, and thankfully people are shown not to vote on facts, but rather on emotions or they would never win another election. Consider:
This cannot be ignored – facts are facts. No amount of spin and re-framing by CNN or the Brookings institute can cover this up. Bush has championed nearly twice the funding that Clinton did. The liberals continue to be baffled at why folks just wont pile on this “impeach Bush” train, created by their vitriol-laced, enraged rants on the subject fueled by the actual impeachment of their darling “BJ” Bill Jefferson Clinton. Recall that he actually was impeached for good reason and somehow beat more than 50 proven federal acts of perjury and obstruction.
This is so very typical of the mainstream media in general and especially these (not mainstream thankfully) websites dedicated to politicking and not solving any problems. It reminds me of my good friend’s quote on the Jessie Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world… they don’t what to end racism, they want to fight racism. It seems these “progressive” organizations don’t want to end AIDS, they want to…
…slam Bush at every turn. Facts be damned.
AIDS is indeed a modern tragedy for millions of affected people and our hearts go out to them. Funding is indeed huge when compared with other health issues today - and it may need to be as a cure is not in sight, and the medical gains made have been miraculous. (Remember when Magic Johnson was thought to have 3-4 more years to live)?
Magic Johnson brought AIDS into the minds of mainstream Americans, which was a powerful moment for all of us and a much needed step in the fight towards a cure. However, we were told and taught that it is a disease that affects all of us equally. Indeed AIDS does not discriminate, but lets be honest about this. I am not concerned with AIDS. My parents are not concerned with AIDS. I can reasonably bet that most if not all of my neighbors don't need to concern themselves either. Overwhelmingly AIDS remains a problem in the Gay community and needle wielding drug addicts. This may be political incorrect to say but facts are facts and since when are we supporting political correctness? To be political is to talk out of both sides of your mouth so I go for the INcorrect view most often. This view leads to things actually being DONE and not just SAID.
FACT: The intense demagoguery on this issue takes the funding and public assistance AWAY from the people who MOST NEED THE HELP! Imagine if funding were more tailored to gays and in drug clinics...? A selective targeted approach would have no doubt yielded even more positive results. The gay community in particular is doing nothing wrong (in my more libertarian side view) in their lives, but they are hurting themselves by supporting the "it affects everyone" nonsense. Yes, it CAN affect everyone... but it isn't. I am still waiting for the epidemic to hit us average, middle class, monogamous non drug using folks. They all said it was coming. Democrats... stop pandering on this (and every other) issue and start addressing the actual victims of AIDS and treat them!
I tell anyone who will listen that this is why I love the idea of and fully support the Log Cabin Republicans. They, like the Black Republicans of this country, truly get it. I only wish the "progressive" organizations dedicated to fighting AIDS got it also.