Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Glad I don't live in Peterborough anymore...

It's official - Dean Del Mastro (Conservative, Peterborough) wants a theocracy.

"The supremacy of God will ultimately dictate how the laws of the land are crafted by parliamentarians," says he. Ugh, I can't believe my former fellow Peterburgians elected this putz. I don't understand how anyone who saw him debate his rival candidates in the last election could ever possibly vote for him. He's terrible - promising billions of dollars here and there to everyone who asks, accusing the Liberals of spending cuts and tax increases, promising to spend more than even the NDP candidate was offering to spend... just the most steaming piles of BS.

He's also a bloviating bullshitter when he gets called on his bullshit.

"We had a vote on Quebec as a nation, and every one of them [Conservative MPs] had been whipped," said Andrew Telegdi on Del Mastro's pontifications about free votes. And right away Dean burst into a tirade about how his party is standing up for a united Canada, and he hopes Telegdi voted to support a united Canada too, blah blah blah. He then said, I can't believe this, that we must revoke same-sex marriage because we can be "sure" that a majority of Canadians IF THEY COULD VOTE (Del Mastro's emphasis) would vote against same-sex marriage.

WELL, Mr. Del Mastro, it seems that something along the lines of 70% of Canadians oppose recognizing Quebec as a nation. Hmm...


At 12/06/2006 10:13 p.m., Blogger kris said...

Where was that quoted from?

At 12/06/2006 10:14 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Groan...He's my MP.
PTBO has the honour of being represented by the stupidest MP on the Hill...
Things are looking up here though, seems Dean has been sticking his finger into Municipal politics, and Jack Doris has exposed his dirty tricks. Conservative infighting can only work in our favour come election time.

At 12/06/2006 10:46 p.m., Blogger Clear Grit said...

From the House of Commons Hansard, December 6, 2006.

Ooh, sounds juicy. Any details?

At 12/06/2006 11:06 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was front page in the Examiner. Good stuff!
Seems that Dean secretly backed a slate of Dean/Harper friendly candidates last month.
He tried to take out Doris and some other Conservatives. Doris went public, and was called a liar by Dean. Said that Jack imagined the entire thing.
Later that week a few others came forward and backed up Jack's story, with names and dates.
Again front page news. Sutherland also said that should heard rumours and backed up Jack.

So Dean a rookie MP backstabbed long, long, long, time Cons, Jack Doris, and others.
I suspect that the purpose was to get a Dean controlled Council. Funny thing is, Dean didn't deliver, and now he's left with a hostile Council and some pissed off Conservatives.

It's a Rovian/Republican tactic. Grab control of all levels of government local and up. Spread the Conservative, God fearing message. Get the locals friendly.
Frank Lutz taught them well. But Dean needs some remedial work in dirty tricks.
Again, stupid Dean wears the dunce cap.


At 12/06/2006 11:35 p.m., Blogger Clear Grit said...

Wow, that's awesome. This guy just keeps getting better and better.

At 12/07/2006 12:36 a.m., Anonymous erik said...

This is great stuff for us to use against the conservatives next election. :D

At 12/07/2006 10:31 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad to help guys.
The really funny thing about Dean, the more that he talks, the bigger trouble he gets in.
He’s a classic liar. And apparently a bad one too.
Dean didn't just leave it at denying any knowledge; he basically left the impression that Jack Doris was at best mistaken……… at worst a crazy old man.
Then Dean kept yapping, and admitted (when confronted with some facts) yes he did back some candidates, however he was only out to get "one" man.... Dean claims that he didn’t like some positions the man took when voting.
Wow. Is that arrogant! Clearly Dean has some delusions of his own, first that he’s smart (ha) and second that a smarmy upstart (Dean) has more local influence than Peterborough fixture Jack Doris. This is the fourth major embarrassment for Dean.
1) Caught fundraising from his government office.
2) His bizarre cancelled trip to Lebanon. Loudly announced that if he didn’t go he’d be a hypocrite (Dean all about the military) and then backing out at the last minute, claiming his wife wouldn’t let him make the trip. Too dangerous he said….and BTW that was after the conflict had ended. Chickenhawk!
3) Publicly attacking Harper and O’Conner on the lowering the flag for the fallen issue. Then called on the carpet and changing his story.
4) And now his political and undemocratic interference into local politics.

This is your roving Peterborough reporter signing off for now.

At 12/09/2006 7:08 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's how The Peterborough Examiner reported on Del Mastro's performance in Thursday's paper:

Reporter Brendan Wedley: "Separation of church and state is an American idea, not Canadian, Peterborough MP Dean Del Mastro proclaimed in the House of Commons yesterday during debate on same-sex marriage. The supremacy of God is laid out in the Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Del Mastro said when he rose shortly after 9 pm to argue in favour of the traditional definition of marriage. 'Ultimately faith influences how this House makes law,' he said. 'The separation of church and state was set up to protect the church from the state, not the state from the church.' " [page A3] An oligarchy, indeed.


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