Duffy blasts NDP MP as 'faker'
Make up your own mind on this one by watching the video.
I like Peter Stoffer for his support of our troops, but he's way out of line with this one. It's not as if PM Harper appointed MORE Senators, he just filled vacancies. Vacancies that no provinces voted to fill, except Alberta. Maybe the NDP could get one of their own elected if they worked with the provinces to get a list of elected Senators In Waiting for the PM to choose from.
Lefties distort what the PM has said about Senate reform to suit their own purposes. Like this extreme-left lefty, Gayle.
Blogger Gayle said...
"Gayle, explain how the Liberal leader of Alberta got into the Senate?"
He was appointed of course.
First, he is obviously qualified, even if you do not agree with his politics (and as you may have noticed, I have already noted there are undoubtedly qualified conservatives out there, even though I do not agree with their politics).
Second, at no point did the man who appointed him promise he would not appoint senators, nor did he promise he would not use the senate for patronage appointments.
I thought people like you did not like politicians using the senate to reward their political friends. I do not see how you can complain about Grant Mitchell being appointed if you are OK with Mike Duffy's appointment.
Tuesday, November 03, 2009 11:17:00 PM
You see, in Gayle's mind it's okay for a political hack like Liberal Mitchell to be appointed to the Senate, from Alberta no less, when we had a list of Senators in Waiting that Martin ignored. No, he rubbed Albertan's noses in the fact that he didn't care what we wanted. He appointed Liberals in Alberta to show us how little he cared for us westerners, a typical Liberal response to western Canada. Someone like Mike Duffy, who no-one even knew was a Conservative until he got appointed, is unacceptable....to Liberals. It was okay when Liberals were appointing Liberals because they loved yanking Conservative chains, they were the natural ruling party after all. Now that Conservatives are close to a majority in the Senate, the lefties are getting hysterical.
All Senators who have been appointed by PM Harper have agreed to limit their own terms, but you won't hear that from the media, or the lefties. Gayle is happy that Mitchell is in the Senate until he's 75, seeing he was born in 1951, and appointed in 2005, he has until 2026 to suck off us taxpayers, and he can't be fired!!!!
Gayle thinks he is "obviously qualified". HA. Look at his bio, he is qualified to be a politician, one that Albertan's rejected time after time. So a failed politician gets a sweet life time deal in the Senate. Knowing this guy, I will soon be called into the HRC for slamming him.
Senator Duffy is a great addition to the Senate. I loved getting a message from him, and the Conservatives should continue to use him to promote the party policies. I like the fact that Duffy is now free to tell it like it is, instead of having to be non-partisan. PEI is lucky to have him representing them.