Thursday, November 17, 2011

Ibbitson: Blame Tories For Martin's F-Bomb Tirade

According to the Globe's John Ibbitson, NDP MP Pat Martin's F-Bomb tirade was justifiable considering the Tories management of the Parliamentary agenda. As the headline goes, "NDP profanity marks Parliament’s hastened decline under Tories". As Ibby puts it, the tweets were "in poor taste. But he makes an important point." The theory goes that given how the Tories have handled debate in Parliament, we should expect opposition MPs to express frustration. If you have to drop a few F-Bombs to get people's attention, then you gotta do what you gotta do. Maybe it is in poor taste, but you have to make an important point, right? Can you really blame Pat Martin for being frustrated with the Conservatives, who have been limiting (though not eliminating) debate in order to speed up their parliamentary agenda to fulfill election promises?

How much more debate exactly are we supposed to have regarding the gun registry? Parliament and the media have already dedicated thousands of hours of televised debate on this subject. The Tories campaigned on scrapping it, and they were elected to a majority. Should we shut down the rest of the Parliamentary agenda to rehash a debate that we've already had nationally? It is called fulfilling election promises, not justification for temper tantrums.

That's just my opinion. Today's poll question; are the Tories responsible for Pat Martin's F-Bomb tirade?


  1. With idiots like Ibbo no wonder the lame brained media is in decline. Never heard of havinf personal responsibility. But then it is the Swill and Pail

  2. What is that old saying "the devil made me do it" - substitute "the Conservatives made me do it" and we have cause and effect. Too bad Martin and Ibbitson need that old saw to justify the lack of creative language. The f-bomb is available to any school child - it takes an education to skewer with gusto. cheers

  3. NPs Ivison does not agree with Ibbitson:

    Advice for Tory foes: Shut the #!*% up

    Further, Pat Martin does not need a reason to act like a fool, nor someone to blame for his filthy mouth,
    he is pretty much in that state of mind 24/7.

    Keep your fingers crossed he throws his hat into the leadership race.
    he won't be able to keep his mouth shut.

  4. Ibbitson is a typical lefty douche, spinning specious rationalizations and conjuring preposterous excuses for his lefty comrade Pat F'ing Martin. Martin has a long history of hyperbolic, unhinged ranting, always dismissed, or excused by the MSM. Lefty's always have some bizarre rationalization for the idiotic ramblings of their fellow travelers. Pat "lying his ass off" Martin is a sorry excuse of a man, an embarrassing silly nit wit and a thug. Pat F'ing Martin and Ibbittson are frustrated with their inability to set the agenda of Parliament and their impotence at controlling the narrative. Frustration and impotence make Pat so F'ing mad he shits his pants, and Ibbitson loves the smell of Pats shit. Same old, same old. Now when a Conservative responds to an alternative view point with a F##k You... then the MSM will go into attack mode and spew some nonsense about parliamentary decorum.

  5. What a silly man Ibbitson has turned into.
    Couching Martin's actions due to extenuating circumstances based on what, the Tories have a majority and can set and dictate the parliamentary agenda?

    Stephen Harper made Martin type what he typed and made him hit the send and reply buttons on his twitter account? Of course.

    It's like the media has totally ignored or conveniently forgotten all of Pat Martin's abrasive and aggressive indiscretions over the years while in office, and this is simply the straw that broke the camel's back of kind, quiet, play-by-the rules kinda MP.
    Hey MSM! This is exactly who Pat Martin is! It is no secret! Pat Martin wrote what he did because he is Pat Martin!