Saturday, October 03, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Monstrous Enemies of Israel List
Well we've always known that Stephen Harper has a long list of enemies, real or imagined.
And we also know that he will do or say anything to pander to the right-wing Jewish vote.
But this combination couldn't be more disgusting.
A Conservative incumbent sparked boos at a debate this week after reading out a list of Liberal candidates and volunteers she identified as "enemies" of Israel.
But those jeers reportedly turned to cries of "shame" when Joyce Bateman, running again in Winnipeg South Centre, got to Andrew Leslie, the Liberal candidate in the Ontario riding of Orléans.
And Dan Lett couldn't be more right.
"It is hard in retrospect to escape the feeling the "enemies of Israel" blacklist Bateman was reading had a McCarthyesque blush to it," Lett wrote. "The names were read quickly and without any information establishing the veracity of the charges against the individuals named. It was a truly creepy moment."
It is McCarthyism, it is creepy, it is shameful.
As shameful as Stephen Harper's slavish support for Benjamin Netanyahu's racist settler regime...
Even though he is no real friend of Israel, with his brutish and un-Canadian opposition to the peace process.
But then I do understand why Harper is so desperate.
Leslie is considered a star Liberal candidate and a new poll suggests he may unseat Tory incumbent Royal Galipeau.
I would like to know who in the PMO prepared that list of enemies, and how many other lists are there out there? I think we all should.
And I do like what Leslie once said about the Con attacks he knew were coming his way.
At the Liberal convention in 2014, Leslie said that while Conservatives tried to recruit him to run under their banner, he opted to go with the Grits because he wanted a leader he could follow "heart and soul."
Leslie said at the time that he could withstand attacks from Tories because he has been "shot at by real bullets."
And since Netanyahu won his latest election by turning his campaign into a steaming cauldron of fear and loathing.
These two cowardly bigots deserve each other...
But of course we deserve better.
Please do what you must to defeat this monstrous low life leader.
Before he declares war on all decent Canadians...
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