Saturday, May 21, 2016
Ruth Ellen Brosseau: Now She's Not a Clown She's a Martyr
We all saw Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the House of Commons trying to physically block the Con whip from returning to his seat.
And then after getting accidentally elbowed by Justin Trudeau, carrying on as if she had been shot.
Now she's being used by the Con media to damage Trudeau's image abroad.
By making Justin look like a big bad bully.
Rather than waiting patiently for the shenanigans to play out, Trudeau strode over, shouting at parliamentarians to “get the fuck out of the way”, grabbed Brown by the arm and elbowed MP Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the chest.
In the video of the incident, you can see Brosseau wincing in pain. She left the chamber and missed the subsequent vote. The optics were bad. She’s a young, telegenic and well-liked former bartender. Trudeau, a young, telegenic, well-liked former bar bouncer, had just given her a shot in the chest.
Or a woman hating thug.
This moment of thuggery does pierce his carefully constructed international image as a feminist Mr Hotsticks, boosts the morale of his opponents and raises questions about his state of mind that will remain after this blows over.
Instead of the most feminist Prime Minister this country has ever known...
But don't expect Brosseau to correct the record. Because now she's portraying herself not just as a battered woman, but as a feminist martyr.
Ruth Ellen Brosseau says she has faced personal attacks since she was elbowed in the House of Commons by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, including that she should be "ashamed to be a woman" and that she is "not a feminist."
And suggesting that men have no idea what it's like being bumped, like somebody might be bumped on a crowded bus...
"If I was a man and I was hit in the nuts, would we having the same conversation? I don't know," Brosseau said.
While Stephen Maher suggests that anybody who dares criticizes her pathetic performance is guilty of hating women.
Although to be fair, even though Maher believes Trudeau is a big bad bully, and a woman hating thug.
He doesn't believe Trudeau should be lynched or publicly humiliated.
One of many potential consequences is that Mr. Trudeau could be called to the Bar of the House. This would involve standing behind a bar at the entrance of the House of Commons – rather than an MP’s assigned seat – as the Speaker reprimands the member on behalf of the House of Commons.
In theory, the House of Commons could go so far as to imprison an MP or private citizen. This power hasn’t been used since 1913, when the House had a committee witness imprisoned for four months for refusing to answer questions.
And here's what I think, as a dude, and a proud feminist.
I think Brosseau should accept the more than a dozen apologies Justin Trudeau has sent her way.
I think she should apologize for HER role in the incident, and for carrying on like a third-rate Vegas comedian.
For she is acting like a Con clown.
The NDP is acting like garbage party.
And she is definitely no martyr...
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