Tabatha Southey v. Margaret Ayn Wente
|Behold the “Birkyn Bag” of birtherism, complete with unnamed sources assuring us that “Something is going on …”
To what end are you playing this dangerous game, Conservatives?
I worry about you guys. If only there were some place you could look to see how this kind of cynical, mendacious, playing to a racist base, and let’s not pretend this “othering” is anything else, ends?
What I see when I look at Ms. Monsef is a daughter who came to this country when she was 11, went to school, played by the rules, worked hard, and is trying to give something back.
If anyone should be re-examining their birthplace, it’s the Conservative Party of Canada.
–Tabatha Southey, Globe and Minion, Oct. 1, 2016.
|Any comparison between Ms. Monsef and the birther movement is ridiculous. U.S. President Barack Obama never misstated his place of birth – it is the birthers who do that. Ms. Monsef did misstate hers. At any rate, nobody much cares where she was born. The trouble is that her explanation seems a little shaky.
…[W]hy would someone like Ms. Monsef be hesitant to come clean? Perhaps because it would disrupt the heroic narrative a bit, but perhaps also because it would be bound to raise questions about double standards. Right now, your friendly Liberal government is stripping citizenship from hundreds of immigrants and refugees because of long-ago lies on their application papers…
–Margaret Ayn Wente, Globe and Minion, Oct. 3, 2016.