What the hell is wrong with people today?
Especially our elected officials?
Colorado has it's share of moron politicians...more than it's share, really, but this asshat takes the cake, turns it into a dress, and dances a jig while wearing it.
Repugnant State Senator Dave Schultheis said he planned to vote against a bill to require HIV tests for pregnant women because the disease “stems from sexual promiscuity” and he didn’t think the Legislature should “remove the negative consequences that take place from poor behavior and unacceptable behavior.”
He then cast the only vote against the bill, which passed 32-1.
Angered by Schultheis' asinine remarks, one of the bill's sponsors, Democratic Senator Lois Tochtrop--who is also a nurse--said, "HIV does not just come from sexual promiscuity, it comes from many other things — contaminated blood, for one. What this bill will do and why it’s so important to test the woman when she is pregnant — if she is HIV-positive, treatment is started immediately to protect the baby, the unborn baby.”
Reaction to Senator Asshat's remarks rippled through the Capitol, from Democrats; the Repugnants, as usual, kept their goosestepping lips zipped.
Senator Jennifer Veiga, Democrat and the Colorado legislature's only openly lesbian member: “Sen. Schultheis drew the conclusion that anyone who may have HIV is sexually promiscuous...I find that offensive in the context of this bill and I find it offensive in the context of the gay community....I think [Schultheis] owes the [Legislature] and the public at large an apology.” Veiga said; she also spoke out against the Repugnant Party for staying silent.
But why should they speak now, when Repugnant Colorado Senator Scott Douchebag Renfroe thinks, and says out loud, that homosexuals are like murderers and should be put to death.
That's right, Colorado, you have two AssHatDouchebags in your state house.
In the interests of fairness, this is exactly what Schultheis said:
"Thank you, Madam President. You know, this was a difficult bill for me. I voted yes in committee on it because of discussions surrounding the fact that — well, let me just basically say this, it basically modifies the communicable disease laws and it requires the health care providers to test pregnant women for HIV unless they opt out. And that’s basically, that’s the main part of this bill. I voted yes on it. I was a little bit troubled with my vote and was just wondering what was bothering me. I woke up the next morning — Thursday morning — at 5 a.m. and I wrestled with this bill for another hour from 5 to 6 and finally came to the conclusion I’m going to be a no vote on this. I’m trying to think through what the role of government is here.
And I am not convinced that part of the role of government should be to protect individuals from the negative consequences of their actions.
Sexual promiscuity, we know, causes a lot of problems in our state, one of which, obviously, is the contraction of HIV. And we have other programs that deal with the negative consequences — we put up part of our high schools where we allow students maybe 13 years old who put their child in a small daycare center there.
We do things continually to remove the negative consequences that take place from poor behavior and unacceptable behavior, quite frankly, and I don’t think that’s the role of this body.
As a result of that I finally came to the conclusion I would have to be a no vote on this because this stems from sexual promiscuity for the most part, and I just can’t vote on this bill and I wanted to explain to this body why I was going to be a no vote on this."
But it gets worse. Schultheis, in response to questions about his idiotic statements, said this:
“What I’m hoping is that, yes, that person may have AIDS, have it seriously as a baby and when they grow up, but the mother will begin to feel guilt as a result of that....The family will see the negative consequences of that promiscuity and it may make a number of people over the coming years begin to realize that there are negative consequences and maybe they should adjust their behavior.”
So Schultheis says you contract HIV because you're a slut, and that as a slut, should you get pregnant, he hopes the baby contracts AIDS so the mother can feel guilty for her promiscuity.
If you live in Colorado, get this AssHat out of office.
If you don't live there, remember that these haters are in our government, making decisions for us, and Vote. Them. Out.