Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Fucking Liberals

So there I was, having a quite pleasant day, happily anticipating the Liberal abortion gotcha -- backed by the NDP and the Bloc -- designed to force the TheoCons to show their true colours over family planning and women's rights.

Earlier, after an 'emergency' caucus meeting, the ReformaTories had come up with an absolutely brilliant counter to it -- the motion is 'anti-American'.

No. Really. They went with that. I was laffing my ass off all over the Intertoobz.

I was enjoying the witty comments at the various sites that reported the Cons' genius move.

Like this one from the Globe site:
I suppose its Anti semitic as well.

The Freaks were exercised too -- always fun to watch.

The CBC's Question of the Day was: Should access to safe abortion be part of a maternal health plan? The sane answer to that was doing very well indeed.

And, extra bonus! Kady was going to liveblog the latter part of the debate and the vote.

I mean, it was a no-brainer, done deal, all the Opposition would vote for it and the Cons would look like ijits. Poifect! Non-binding but at least Canada wouldn't look quite so stooooopid on the world stage.

Well. If you haven't heard yet, the MOTION WAS DEFEATED.

BY THE FUCKING HARPER LIBERALS, to wit, Dan McTeague, Paul Szabo, and John McKay, who voted with the TheoCons against family planning.

Yes, indeedy, in the 21st century, there are people who have the gall to call themselves Liberals and yet vote against their party in order to tell the wimmins -- yet again -- what we can do with our lady parts.

Two other Harper Liberals -- Albina Guarnieri and Gurbax Malhi -- abstained.

And here's Kady on the other Liberal no-shows:
Curiously absent from the Chamber, despite having been there just a few moments earlier: Derek Lee.

Other Liberal absences, some of whom, at least, were simply not in Ottawa and would almost certainly have supported the motion had they been around, from a list provided by the ever helpful PMO: Anita Neville, Gerard Kennedy, Andrew Kania, Borys Wrzesnewskyj, Alan Tonks, Marlene Jennings, Joe Volpe, Lawrence MacAuley, Stephane Dion, Mario Silva (paired with B. Calkins), Jim Karygiannis.

Just when I was developing a smidge of respect for the Liberals. . .

Just when I was not quite so despairing of Opposition cooperation . . .

Well. That shows me, I guess. Women's rights, here as in the Excited States, are always negotiable. At least for Liberals.

Here is Sister Pale's take complete with a reminder of where that other great Liberal leader, Stéphane Dion, was when another assault on women's rights was passing second reading. When the Kicking Abortion's Ass Bill was being voted on, Dion was absent, eating little pink hamburgers in celebration of -- are you ready for it? -- International Women's Day.

Ah well. As the Liberal boyos are saying today, 'no big diff'.

You look like absolute, complete idiots, Liberals. You couldn't organize a piss-up in a brewery. And the Cons are crapping their pants laughing at you.

You deserve every snide snigger and gloating guffaw.

16 comments:

The Mound of Sound said...

I can no longer fathom why anyone even remotely progressive would have anything to do with the IgLibs. It's a clown car wrapped in veiled conservatism. The best thing Harper has had going for him these past four years is two consecutive failed Liberal leaders.

Bina said...

Harper Liberals, welcome to Wankers of the Week. They seriously think the way to defeat the Cons...is to vote WITH THEM? Fuck that shit.

And people wonder why I vote NDP? Now you know. They wouldn't be dumb enough to pander like this.

Skinny Dipper said...

Harper Liberals! Ha ha!

k'in said...

[sarcasm]Been a good week so far for North American anti-choice co-called liberals.[/sarcasm]

Thanks for (not!) whipping the vote Ignatieff you spineless coward.

Pseudz said...

If it was a hockey team they'd fire the coach, first. Then they might loose the ancients and the floaters. Then they'd 'refocus' and 'rebuild' for a while. After all, the league 's teams can't all get to the play-offs - somebody's gotta actually lose. But, but, but . . .

Iggy's gang is emphatically putting the ass back in Iggy's "governing class". Definitely not contenders if constituted as they are now. 'Sack of Hammers' comes to mind. A shaved monkey and a bucket of pucks. 'Snatching failure from the jaws . . .' ...and Oh the snikkering. Jeeze.

Anonymous said...

The silver lining is, the bill did what it was supposed to do: it forced the HarperCons to be honest about where they stand on family planning. As far as I know, Liberals have always allowed their MPs to vote with their conscience on abortion, and the three who voted against are well-known for being pro-life. What went wrong here? Were they promised more votes than were delivered? Do they suck at math? Did they just figure it was worth the risk to force the HarperCons to reveal their position instead of lying about family planning being "an option?" I don't know. What I do know is passing the bill wouldn't have made any difference to the maternal health project because the HarperCons would consider it non-binding, and while the fact that three Liberal MPs out of 77 voted against it will fade, the fact that every single HarperCon voted against family planning is now public knowledge, and it will remain public knowledge forever.

Anonymous said...

A wedge issue they thought would tie the conservatives in knots. Rae left out the word abortion concentrating the motion on family planning-but abortion was there with the reference to Bush. The 3 liberals caught it, the absentees including coward Dereck Lee and it tied the liberals up in granny knots. Ignatieff saying it is an internal caucus problem. He is more pitiful than Dion who also missed the vote.

Anonymous said...

PLEASE VOTE ON THIS POLL! All day it was like 94% for family planning and 6% against, and then suddenly this evening it was %47 for and 53% against. (Looks like the HarperCons mobilized the troops.) Please get the word out get your friends to vote too.
http://www.cbc.ca/politics/insidepolitics/2010/03/question-of-the-day-74.html

Beijing York said...

So much for Ignatieff exposing Harper's Achilles' heel. All that foreplay and he still can't sustain an erection.

Toe said...

Beijing, hee, good one. Between this and the Asbestos Bill Iggy is now 100% as morally repugnant as Harper.
He fucking lied to a Widow! He believes in exporting death. I never ever want to hear the Liberals call themselves Progressives again!
Fucking LibTurds.

JJ said...

This surprises me not one bit. What was it I said about walking the walk?

The LPC could fuck up a 2-car funeral.

deBeauxOs said...

Check out this brilliant graphic illustration from Alison at Creekside

Anonymous said...

What a spectacle of nonsense from a bunch of MORONS!

Ricky Barnes said...

I have lots of progressive Liberal members that keep asking me to join them. How could I with the likes of the three that voted with Harper on that team? How could I when this motion wasn't deemed important enough to hang around and vote?

This motion was more than a trick to get the Conservatives on record, it also should have reaffirmed our support for Womens health.

Fail on both fronts.

I can only hope the Liberals can get their act together for Friday's vote.

fern hill said...

Me too, Ricky. And if I were a praying woman, I'd do that too.

janfromthebruce said...

Just read this post from long ago. What this really tells me, Sept 2012 is that Liberals do not think "women's" issues and concerns, and in particular, their reproductive rights, are of any importance to them. By not showing up, and many Libs did not bother to show up, shows where they really stand on women's reproductive rights. Libs just like to talk a "good game".

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