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Thursday, November 18, 2004

Canadian MP Teaches Love and Understanding

Outspokenly Liberal Canadian MP Stomps Bush.

"OTTAWA - Renegade Liberal MP Carolyn Parrish has once again enraged members of the opposition and her own caucus after tossing a George W. Bush doll on the floor and grinding it under her heel on a satirical television show.

Incensed Conservative MPs demanded that Ms. Parrish -- who last year referred to Americans as "bastards" and more recently likened the U.S. war effort in Iraq to "a coalition of the idiots" -- be banished from the Liberal caucus for her anti-American outburst."

If only we would listen to the liberals in both of our countries and just let go of our hate!

It appears to have caused a stir though, so perhaps, not all Canadians have bought into this liberal mentality of "Hate is bad. Unless you hate Conservatives and GW Bush."

Ontario Liberal MP Roger Gallaway called the stunt "bizarre and stupid," and lamented Ms. Parrish's theatrics as "a rather perverse joke."

"It's a pathetic spectacle that someone would behave in this fashion. I would expect more from infants. It's rotten timing ... and I would hope that she would consider mending her ways," said Mr. Gallaway, who nonetheless argued against bouncing Ms. Parrish, a four-term MP who represents the Toronto-area constituency of Mississauga-Erindale.

"I have a fundamental problem with removing someone from caucus because they're being bizarre and stupid. This place allows all kinds of bizarre and stupid behaviour. Stupidity is a defence here," he said.

Stupidity may be a defense, but it should also be painful.

I know that what is going to happen is that there will be an outcry from the left about how everyone's making "such a big deal out of nothing" because they find it funny. Its always OK to pick on Republicans and fat people. Because its funny. What would the hue and cry be like if a Tory had ground a Bill Clinton Doll or a Paul Martin Doll (can anyone find me a link for this)?

I'm a little sick of the measure of your hipness being determined by how wittily you can besmirch the President of the United States. Do you remember how the Left cried out for respect of the President of the United States when they were valiantly struggling against the Clinton-hater members of the Vast Right Wing Conspiracy? Where is that respect today?

The Left has never cared about the office of the President, only that they controlled it. Heaven forbid a Republican get in the White House, and even worse, makes effective use of the bully pulpit! The only use the Left has for the Presidency is the ability to make appointments in the bureaucracy and the judiciary. They have no understanding of the necessity for the Commander-in-Chief powers and woe betide the President who exercises them.

It's sad that it doesn't matter what George Bush does, he is going to be villified. I admire his efforts to reach across the aisle when possible, and I have to admit that I don't think I could continue to do so in the face of such hatred. I don't know that I am man enough to face that fray every single day. I am glad that George W. Bush is man enough and that he continues to try. I am glad he's our President and I hope that he can withstand the hatred for four more years. The mid-term elections of '06 could go a long way toward reinforcing his bulwarks, so its time to start looking ahead. Maybe we can increase the conservative majority in both Houses again, and further confound the Canadians and Europeans. I can't wait.