Crooked Hillary Clinton was just too embarrassed to pick Pocahontas for her running mate, so instead she picked Corrupt Tim Kaine: US Senator from Virginia and self-described “traditional” Catholic. As Governor of Virginia, Kaine signed into law a bill mandating human papillomavirus vaccination (HPV) for 6th-grade girls even though HPV is spread through sexual intercourse. The move came just months after Merck announced it would invest $57 million into its Virginia HPV vaccine facility. Over the years, Merck’s HPV vaccine Gardasil has come under fire for its terrible reputation of lacking in both efficacy and safety.
At the time of Merck’s announced investment, Kaine proclaimed: “This announcement not only increases Merck’s investment in Virginia, it provides a vital vaccine for women’s health.” Such a proclamation is totally devoid of evidence. While the vaccine does prevent HPV infections, it is yet to be determined whether it is actually effective at preventing the cervical cancer that is associated with the virus. The vaccine has also been associated with numerous deaths and debilitating disabilities in young women and girls.
On issues of vaccine safety, the presidential candidates from the two parties already could not be more different. In February 2015 just one day after the president denied vaccine dangers in an NBC interview, Crooked Hillary sent out a tweet belittling vaccine skeptics as being as delusional as denying the color of the sky or the shape of the earth. Then in September, Donald Trump became the very first candidate to speak out about vaccines causing autism in a presidential debate – a stark contrast to Crooked Hillary’s position.
Her selection of Tim Kaine marks not only a contrast of the parties’ presidential nominees, but also of their running mates. Donald Trump’s running mate Indiana Governor Mike Pence was so against an HPV vaccine mandate that he denounced legislation proposed by Democrat politicians last year on suspicion it could lead to a mandate. But when Senator Kaine was governor of Virginia, he signed into law a bill that did just that.
Kaine’s selection for VP by Crooked Hillary also marks a stark contrast between how both parties see vaccine mandates. After former Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law an HPV vaccine mandate, he was met with scorn and condemnation by almost all his fellow Republican candidates in his 2012 presidential debate debut. He then sank from first place to fifth place in the polls, eventually dropping out after the second contest. But now on the Democrat side, a senator who did the same as governor is about to be nominated for the second-highest office in government.
Unlike the Republican National Convention, the Democratic National Convention will not be live-streamed at Autism Investigated. There is simply no point, unless as Donald Trump put it, “you want to hear the corporate spin, the carefully-crafted lies, and the media myths”.