Alan Keyes: Romney Is Just Like AIDS

Jim Burroway

October 25th, 2012

Damn you Keyes! Don’t make me stick up for Romney!

When I was U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs, I was briefed on AIDS while visiting the World Health Organization. In an effort to make the effect of AIDS understandable to a non-scientist, they explained it to me this way. The disease syndrome develops because more and more of the body’s cells are reprogrammed to mistake the disease-causing agent for a disease-fighting product of the immune system. It’s as if the people assigned to man the defenses of a city were to be replaced by loafers with no will or capacity to do so. They consume the rations set aside for military personnel, but when the enemy shows up, they never leave the mess hall.

Barack Obama is like a deadly bacterial infection attacking the body politic of the American Republic. Once he was recognized for what he is, the body began to mobilize to resist the infection, first with a view to preventing its successful growth, then with a view to suppressing it altogether.

Mitt Romney is like the disease vector for AIDS. He makes the elements of the body politic that naturally mobilize against the Obama faction think he will lead the fight to stop and then eliminate Obama’s damaging policies. But in fact, he means only to draw power from the body politic to service his own faction, effectively allowing any damaging infections to spread without opposition.

In 2008, Keyes made a similar comparison, calling Sen. John McCain “an opportunistic infection that threatens to ravage and destroy its defenseless body.”

Ben in Oakland

October 25th, 2012

Please, Keyes, please.

Do everything you canto ge that’ message out there. Make especial outreach efforts to the evangelicals in MN, OH, and FL.



October 25th, 2012

The same Alan Keyes who disowned his lesbian daughter


October 25th, 2012

Frothy Mixture/Crazy Keyes 2016!!!!


October 25th, 2012

So he hates both Obama and Romney? That is what I got from the piece.

Virginia Stephenson

October 25th, 2012

He is a flat out crazy person. Maybe other crazies will listen to him, and vote third, fourth or fifth party?

Jim Hlavac

October 26th, 2012

What he’s saying is that there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Romney and Obama because they both support essentially the same thing — but because we know Obama, he’s obvious now, that he continued virtually everything Bush did, and we can identify that and argue against it – but that Romney is like a wolf in sheep’s clothing — pretending to be so very much against Obama — but in fact, for the same programs and policies and he’s not going to change a darn thing — and Mr. Keyes doesn’t like any of the current programs or policies. Let’s just say he’s irrationally exuberant in his analogies, but his assessment that there’s not really much difference between Obama and Romney except rhetoric is pretty much right.


October 26th, 2012

No difference at all, I agree.
except for the Lilly ledbetter fair pay act.
oh, and the dream act implementation.
and the support for marriage equality , benefits for glbt federal workers, declaring international glbt rights are human rights, hate crime legislation , ending don’t ask/don’t tell, not defending doma, adding the consumer credit protection agency, getting OBL , saving the auto industry , a stimulus that saved 700k+ jobs, health care reform , getting the troops out of Iraq and drawing down the forces in Afghanistan , and getting title vii to cover glbt workers.

yeah, no difference. why, when i look at them they seem to be duplicates. no daylight between them at all.


October 26th, 2012

Completely tasteless…

I don’t understand why anyone would make these awful comparisons. Maybe Keyes wants to alienate everyone in Washington. Maybe he’s pulling an ‘Ann Coulter.’ Maybe he’s just nuts.

The hateful and more appropriately idiotic stuff he’s said about our community (this includes that “selfish hedonist,” Mary Cheney and his own daughter, Maya) makes me think he’s just nuts.


October 26th, 2012

To the people of Illinois who watched his Senate campaign, it’s pretty clear that he’s just nuts.

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