It was a bizarre apparition. At the Con convention yesterday during a discussion on how to modernize the Harper Party, MP Marilyn Gladu came out dressed as the Grim Reaper.
In what was apparently an attempt to make fun of the idea that the Cons are doomed after losing the last election.
But as it turns out maybe Gladu did choose the right costume. And the right words.
Because today the loser party will discuss same-sex marriage.
And it could help fracture the Con's rabid bigot base.
Conservative delegates are headed for a divisive and heated debate Saturday that will determine whether the party still believes marriage is the union of one man and one woman or whether it supports same-sex marriage.
Or so says the ghastly theocon Brad Trost...
“I was told that the purpose of this resolution was to get people like me out of the party and that they were coming for my nomination later on,” he said. “This [motion] is very divisive. It will drive people out of our party.”
He was joined by other delegates at the microphone who urged the party not to abandon social conservatives and warned that if same-sex marriage became Conservative party policy, a large block of volunteers and donors would vanish.
And while I would
You really have to wonder what kind of party would tear itself apart over an issue like same-sex marriage which has been legal in this country for almost eleven years?
And only celebrates the power of human love and equality, and doesn't hurt anyone.
But then how can you also not wonder what kind of party would have a leader like Rona Ambrose?
Who would make a "joke" about Justin Trudeau as Canada's first female Prime Minister.
In a country where her Cons and other Trudeau haters are always trying to put him down by suggesting he's not a "real" man.Rona Ambrose takes swipe at Justin Trudeau eludes to him as female prime minister https://t.co/LhotHGak7M— Globalnews.ca (@globalnews) May 27, 2016
As only they could.
And in her sneaky way, Ambrose also goes after his wife Sophie.
Interim Conservative leader Rona Ambrose is praising the quiet style of her friend Laureen Harper, saying she preferred to work for the cause instead of the cameras.
In a speech to the Tory convention in Vancouver, Ambrose never mentions Sophie Gregoire Trudeau by name, but her tribute to the spouse of former prime minister Stephen Harper was seen as a thinly veiled critique of the high-profile wife of current Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
As only she could.
And really what more can you say? Except thank goodness for Justin. A better and prouder feminist than Rona Ambrose will ever be.
The most powerful ally and best friend gay people in this country have ever had...
And the Prime Minister of ALL Canadians.
And as for the Cons, all I can say is that the Grim Reaper really is coming for them. For most young Canadians will NEVER vote for a party like that one.
So they are doomed to remain the same old party of misogynists, and bigots.
And I can only imagine how their rabid religious base is preparing for today's vote on same-sex marriage...
Because that's one of the best things about being gay eh? You can drive Cons CRAAAAAZY by just being yourself.
But yes, please, let's use all of the above to motivate us to fight the Hate Party harder than ever.
And call on the Grim Reaper to help bury them forever...
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