Monday, December 14, 2015
Why Michelle Rempel Should Apologize to Rachel Notley
If it wasn't Michelle Rempel, the Con clown whose burning ambition far exceeds her limited capabilities, I never would have believed it.
But at a time when Rachel Notley, the very decent premier of Alberta, has been receiving vicious death threats.
At a time when the rednecks in that province have been having themselves a hatefest, claiming the NDP i.e. the commies, are trying to destroy or KILL family farms.
When they're not.
There is the wretched Rempel pouring more gasoline on the flames.
Can you believe it? Telling farmers that Notley is laughing at them.
Which can only make some of them even more angry.
And some of the rednecks even more crazy and dangerous...
Even though it should be obvious to any decent person, that Notley wasn't laughing at the farmers...
It was a gently ironic reflection on the hatefest directed at her, which couldn't have been more ugly, or as Paula Simons points out, more disgusting.
There have always been rude angry people out there, writing hate mail long before computers were invented. Twitter and Facebook have made it cheap and easy for a roused rabble to rant, in the crudest and cruelest of terms.
But the lurid and graphic death threats, repeatedly made against Notley and a number of her female ministers go far beyond angry venting or raucous political debate. This is vicious misogyny, clearly meant to intimidate.
And it's equally obvious that if Rempel had any decency, she should be trying to defuse the situation rather than inflaming it further.
Just like she did with the refugee issue.
Drumming up fear and loathing...
For crass political purposes.
Even as the rednecks were on a rampage...
Terrorizing the innocent and the helpless.
What was Rempel thinking? What is she thinking now? Is she capable of rational thought? Can she even think of anybody else? Or is it all and always about HER?
And BTW what's this other weirdness on her Twitter feed?
What sex scandal is she hinting at?
Is she really spying on the Press Gallery?
Or is she simply losing her mind?
Doesn't she even know that the elf on a shelf is not cute it's creepy.
"Think about it," said Emily Gifford, a psychologist at ChildDevelopment Associates in Scarsdale, New York. "He's a tiny, little elf with wide eyes and bulging, shiny, red cheeks that watches you all day taking notes on your behavior. Once you are asleep, he 'flies off' to the North Pole with one goal in mind: to explicitly tattle on you to Santa Claus. … Totally creepy."
And who in their right mind could suggest that Rempel is the future of the Conservative Party?
There’s a new conservatism coming to Canada. It’s too soon to say what direction it will head in. Or what issues it will focus on. But there’s no doubt it’s going to look a lot like Michelle Rempel and others like her.
For this is either totally crazy, or a really bad joke.
But what can be done to change this perception of Conservatives as “meanies,” one that clearly played a part in Stephen Harper’s defeat? Rempel’s evidently put a lot of thought into such questions, having run for the recent interim leadership.
“We can’t make assumptions as Conservatives when we communicate with Canadians,” she says. “We have to show them through action why the principles that we talk about create a vision that’s in the best interests of the country – a prosperous, stable, inclusive, world-respected Canada.
When under the Harper regime, and the depraved dictator she served so faithfully, Canada was neither "prosperous," nor "inclusive," and definitely not "world-respected."
And because she is as mean, and as narrowly ideological and self centred as he is, she will never be part of the "new conservatism" but will always be seen as part of his rotten regime.
And when its time and his time ran out, so did hers...
And this is the bottom line:
Michelle Rempel should apologize to Rachel Notley for trying to whip up even more hate against her.
If she's the future of the Con party, it has no future.
And the next time that nasty bully goes after the decent or the helpless.
She should pick on someone, or something, her own size...
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