Albertans are more concerned about losing their jobs, feeding their families and paying their mortgages than gender parity and fake sexism but over the weekend, a charity golf tournament in Brooks provided fodder for Team Faux Outrage in the form of a photo of a cardboard cut out of the Premier posted on Twitter.
An organizer of the event said that he placed the cut out on the course because he sees a lot of frustration in the province and it would have been put up whether it was Richard Notley, or Rachel Notley. But that didn’t stop progressives and NDP supporters and MLA’s from crying foul play and sexism.
Stephanie McLean even took it upon herself to scold, but has chosen to remain silent about that time her husband, Shane Bostock, shoved a female constituent at an NDP announcement earlier this year. And where were all of these people when an effigy of Stephen Harper was beaten in the streets of Vancouver?
The NDP’s own questionable treatment of politicians they don’t agree with didn’t stop them from using the murder of British Member of Parliament Jo Cox at the hands of a mad man to score political points either.
It’s completely lost on the NDP that comparing murder to a cardboard cut out diminishes real violence and victims of real violence which includes both men and women.
Violence is not gender specific, but you might believe it by the way progressives lay it out.
In reality, using the target on that golf course as a symbol of sexism is just another attempt to deflect from the destruction that the NDP are propagating throughout the province.
Some may say it was in poor taste to use the Premier as a target, but what the reaction of the NDP shows is that they are, yet again, completely incapable of criticism whether it’s coming from the media, their political opponents, or from citizens on a golf course.