Thankfully, the Glub & Mewl’s Senior LGBTQQIP2SAA Affairs Correspondent has stepped up to set the record, er, straight for the benefit of same-sexers hesitant to vote for a party about a third of whose members would have them burned at the stake.
Ibbotson also has a gloss on the ‘5 legs’ speech
“… despite what Mr. Scheer said during the fight over Bill C-38, which legalized same-sex marriage.
In the midst of the debate, Mr. Scheer rose in the House of Commons to add his voice to the opposition.
Paraphrasing (butchering, really) an Abraham Lincoln saying, the 25-year-old rookie MP asked the House: â€œHow many legs would a dog have if you counted the tail as a leg?”
“The answer is just four,” he went on. “Just because you call a tail a leg doesn’t make it a leg. If this bill passes, governments and individual Canadians will be forced to call a tail a leg, nothing more.” ”
How soon we forget.
“Conservative governments do not claw back human rights. They never have and there is no reason to believe they ever would.” writes JI. A bold ( or bald?) assertion to make in a province where recently a conservative government prepared to invoke the notwithstanding clause to foist a useless and spiteful piece of legislation interfering with the political composition and electoral process on Toronto during a municipal election. What would an emboldened Tory government do federally (or together with a Ford Tory government, say) if it decided the time was right to Make Canada Great Again (TM pending). Would Johnny have wasted precious editorial ink if he didn’t think that the threat to claw back human rights was credible?
Shorter Ibbitson: “Hey, you queer folk, vote Conservative! Promise…they won’t rescind the legislative advances the other parties have enacted on your behalf. At worst you’ll end up with a PM who refuses to be seen in public with you and maybe a couple Cabinet Ministers who think you’re all massive sinners deserving of eternal damnation…no big deal.”