Wednesday, December 8, 2010

From Scott Reid To Tom Flanagan

It would seem that several voices on the left are angry that Tom Flanagan made a joke that the Americans should assassinate Wikileaks folk-hero Julian Assange. I'd like to know how many of those people angry at Flanagan also decried former Liberal Communications Director Scott Reid when he recommended that what Liberals need to do with Stephen Harper is "kill him, kill him dead". How many human rights lawyers threatened to sue Scott Reid? I'm guessing not a lot.

This represents the same left wing hypocrisy that prompts Liberals to compare conservatives to Nazis, but then become outraged when a Tory MP does the same. Do unto others as you demand they not do to you. Isn't that how the saying goes?


  1. Actually, the saying goes: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."
    IOW, treat others as you would like to be treated.
    But I'm sure you knew that.

    On Scott Reid though, I was flummoxed to hear him say this about Tom Flanagan on Power & Politics:
    “Tom was being his usual colourful and provocative self but he was obviously talking tongue in cheek. Not for a second did I think he was suggesting seriously that someone's life be put at risk. He's a great guy with strong opinions, not a mean guy with lunatic opinions.”
    H/T to commenter Marcus1947 at a Globe & Mail article about Flanagan
    -- Gabby in QC

  2. Flanagan was off base, so should crawl into a corner. He has not really helping Harper for the past 3 or more years, yet he is billed as an "advisor". Harper probably distanced some time ago.