Sunday, October 04, 2020

Erin O'Toole's Cowardly Anti-Gay Bigotry

Ever since Erin O'Toole became Con leader, thanks to the support of alt right extremists and social conservatives, he has been trying to claim that he's changed and so has his party.

Now he claims he's a "moderate" and that his Cons should from now on be known as the Compassionate Party.

And with the help of our shabby media, he's even tried to brainwash Canadians into believing he's Mr Nice Guy.

Or Mr Handyman...

But sadly for O'Toole his actions speak louder than his hollow words. 

So when the Liberal government recently reintroduced a bill banning so-called conversion therapy, the barbarous practice of torturing LGBT kids to try to make them "normal."

A practice Justin Trudeau said has no place in Canada... 

O'Toole said he personally favours the ban, but can't support it. 

For no good reason.

Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole’s worry that a conversion therapy ban could criminalize parents or preachers talking to kids about gender and sexuality is a “total red herring,” according to professor and advocate Kristopher Wells.

Except to pleasure the SoCons in his caucus and other far right supporters.

The ones who believe they have the divine right to torture gay kids...

Even if conversion therapy doesn't work, and can drive some young people to suicide.

So-called “conversion therapy,” sometimes known as “reparative therapy,” is a range of dangerous and discredited practices that falsely claim to change a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Such practices have been rejected by every mainstream medical and mental health organization for decades, but due to continuing discrimination and societal bias against LGBTQ people, some practitioners continue to conduct conversion therapy. Minors are especially vulnerable, and conversion therapy can lead to depression, anxiety, drug use, homelessness, and suicide.

Which makes what O'Toole is doing, not only disgusting but cowardly.

Failing to properly condemn the torture of LGBTQ kids....

For crass political purposes.

And for those who might say wait, didn't he promise to march in a Pride parade?

Dale Smith has this reminder:

Great eh?

The Con media can't decide whether to polish his head or his ass.

So much for Mr Nice Guy.

So much for Mr Handymonster....

But let's be clear, Erin O'Toole is not a moderate, he's as evil and as cruel as all the others.

And the Cons are not the Compassionate Party.

They are still the more American than Canadian Bigot Party.

And are still a mortal threat to this country and it's values... 


Jackie Blue said...

I've given up on any hope of the media reforming itself. US media is no better. Chuck Todd on NBC let a Trump surrogate run his mouth off for 10 minutes this morning without any rebuttal from a Biden rep. Canadian media is no different and in fact arguably worse in terms of incestuousness and bias. It's a feature, not a bug.

I therefore keep having to remind myself that they ran interference for Scheer for two whole years just to keep the horse race "interesting," before the Liberals unloaded on him during the campaign when more people were paying attention. I suspect this time will be no different except the old tool won't have that long of a runway. Part of it is that they're both biased and stupid. They're also drunk on Trudeau derangement. The other is their craven desperation for drama and ratings.

Toole Man is going to face three major upcoming tests in a short amount of time: the conversion-therapy ban, the assisted dying legislation, and the UNDRIP the Liberals are intent upon passing before year's end, which he has already gone on record as opposing. That's why he spent his first day concern-trolling about the Liberal record on Reconciliation. He's nervous about UNDRIP. Kenney is breathing down his neck with bad-faith bullshit about it impeding pipelines. Kenney is a zealot, he's all but inciting a race war by blaming indigenous people for Wexit, and now the Toole is just copying him with a watered-down meme message. Both are, after all, from the party that Harper declared indigenous issues were "not on their radar."

He wanted Trudeau to send in the cops to crack skulls during the blockades. He supports a federal version of Kenney's draconian anti-protest law that came about as a reaction. They both stan for Sir Johnny A and care more about statues of dead racists than the living descendants of those they oppressed. Indigenous people aren't fooled by the Tool and neither is the Pride community. Kenney called intersectionality a kooky theory so where has O'Toole mentioned two-spirit people. No, he just wants to make white, heterosexual people feel comfortable voting for a bigoted party that pretends to not be bigoted.

Either he stands up to the so-cons and racists and splits a rift in the party, or weasels out with a "free vote" and lets their record stand for itself. I pointed out to Ottlib that there's a little-known abortion bill being sponsored by a Stepford Con. Mr. Badwrench must be praying novenas every night that it doesn't get re-tabled. Look up C-233. Sex-selective abortion is the so-cons' favorite wedge issue. They seriously believe that it's a "shield" giving them credibility that Trudeau is a "fake feminist." I got the wrong name of the MP who introduced it but Garnett Stable Genius supports it, what a surprise.

Don't forget either that the RWNJ Leslyn Lewis is still out there and running for a safe blue seat in *Ontario*. Her and Sloan are a one-two whammy. When she gets into Parliament, she'll overshadow him because she has a vocal cult movement backing her. The same media polishing Error Boy's knob keeps giving Lewis a platform to spew her conspiracy theories about Trudeau being a communist. If Error Boy relegates her to the back benches, he alienates her cult. If he lets her run her mouth off, he exposes the party for what they really are, and himself for the spineless two-face he is.

Don't expect anything from the garbage media who are desperate to have this asshole be their "great white hope." Keep fighting the good fight on social media even though it feels like shouting into a void, and trust in the Big Red Machine. What was it Skippy said, you can run but you can't hide. In more than one way Toole Man is going "mask off."

Jackie Blue said...

Aaaaaaaaand of course he's counting on THIS again to shield his bigotry

Liberal war room is going to need to crank into VERY HIGH GEAR.

Marmalade said...

I hope Mr. O'Toole never has a personal situation with gender issues with his own children. Period!

Gyor said...

He's not homophobic, just a politician who has to balance factions within the CPC. Its going to pass anyways thankfully.

Still I could never vote for the CPC.