Saturday, April 16, 2016
Linda Frum's Ghastly Assault on the Governor General
Linda Frum is one of the worst Con hacks in the Senate. And she's always getting into trouble on Twitter.
Two years ago she caused a scandal, and made herself look like an idiot, by suggesting that Elections Canada shouldn't encourage Canadians to vote.
In an obvious and absurd attempt to help her good friend Stephen Harper, who was counting on suppressing the vote to help him win another majority.
And now she's going after the Governor General.
By suggesting that the decent David Johnston acted in a partisan manner, when in a recent CBC interview he praised Canadians for the way they handled the refugee crisis and the niqab controversy.
"Look at the outcome of those two, quote, crises," Johnston said. "Look at how Canada has managed the Syrian refugee crisis in an exemplary way.
"And look at the debate with respect to the niqab. I think Canada showed its strength, that that should not be, should not sidetrack us from who we really are."
"I continue to worry about any initiatives that would cause us to be small-minded, and to lose that sense of A, inclusiveness, B, fairness, C, equality of opportunity," Johnston said, while warning against any sense of complacency.
When in fact Frum herself is an ugly partisan beast, who is always retweeting garbage like this...
Stephen Harper's bigoted election campaign was an absolute disgrace...
One that shamed us in the eyes of the world.
The Governor General has the right "to advise, to encourage and to warn" the head of government.
And as this release from Rideau Hall makes only too clear...
As part of their responsibility of bringing Canadians together, governors general play a key role in promoting national identity by supporting and promoting Canadian values, diversity, inclusion, culture and heritage.
Gov. Gen. David Johnston addressed this topic in a non-partisan and apolitical way by focusing on Canadian values and identity. He did not weigh in on public policy.
All he was doing on that occasion was standing up for our Canadian values.
And as some of the responses to Frum's foul tweet also make clear, she is the one who should be ashamed of herself.
For she wouldn't recognize decency, or our Canadian values, if they jumped up and bit her.
Linda Frum, just another Con hack.
And one more good reason the Senate should be abolished...
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