Did you see that video from the Alberta legislature the other day? In it, the NDP health minister and deputy premier, Sarah Hoffman, calls her opponents “sewer rats.”
She dehumanized her opponents, in the most grotesque language.
We’re seeing that a lot lately.
Remember Scott Gilmore, the Maclean’s magazine columnist and househusband of Catherine McKenna, Trudeau’s environment minister? He calls Albertans he doesn’t like “pigs”.
But then remember the Rebel rally of almost 3,000 unemployed Albertans at the Legislature back in December? It had 20 seconds of light-hearted chanting, of the phrase “Lock her up,” meaning Premier Notley.
The fancy people freaked out. The CBC’s The National had probably ten minutes on the 20-second chant. Global TV stole our video footage, without credit, permission or payment.
Then shamefully, leading Conservatives lined up to denounce unemployed Alberta oilmen for not protesting their unemployment happily enough.
But the deputy premier, in a scripted comment overseen by six-figure earning NDP hacks, calls ordinary Albertans who dare to disagree with them “sewer rats” — and it’s all fine.
There are two important lessons for conservatives here.
WATCH and see what I mean…
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