Libby Davies – Here We Go Again
Canada’s own Helen Thomas, New Democrat MP Libby Davies, is in hot water from the reigning Conservative gov’t and opposition Liberals after remarks she made questioning Israel’s legitimacy:
When asked, “When do you believe that the occupation in Israel started — ‘48 or 67?” Davies says 1948, the year Israel became a state.
“The only conclusion you can draw from what she said is that there is no legitimacy to Israel’s existence since 1948,” said Liberal MP Bob Rae.
“Someone who would say such a thing and who would mouth these words and says these things should not have a serious political office in a major political party.”
Davies had posted a letter on her website apologizing for her remarks last week, and insisting her answer was little more than an honest mistake.
“My reference to the year 1948 as the beginning of the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territory was a serious and completely inadvertent error,” she wrote.
“I apologize for this and regret any confusion it has caused.”
But Harper used the incident as cannon fodder in the fight with the NDP over Afghan detainee documents, likening her position on the Middle East to the NDP’s refusal to go along with Tuesday’s agreement on how best to bring Parliament into the loop on the detainee paper trail.
When Layton accused Harper of hiding the truth by refusing to freely release all the documents, Harper turned the tables.
“The only person hiding the truth here is the leader of the NDP, who has a deputy leader and a House leader who says that Israel’s existence inside its pre-1967 boundaries is an occupation,” Harper said during Question Period.
Harper then likened Davies to longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas, who was forced to retire last week after saying Jews should leave Israel and go back to Poland or Germany.
“The member of the NDP who said that should be forced to resign as well,” Harper said.
Layton said Davies had apologized, and neither she nor the NDP denies Israel’s right to exist.
Apologized for what exactly?
It always amazes The Mayor when asked about Israel, how articulate leftists are in their opinions. But the SECOND there is any blowback about their views, they immediately curl up like a salt laden slug and take the “no hablo inglis” position. For the love of any God but the Christian God, take a freakin’ stance and stick to it.
It’s all on video, Libby Davies at a ANTI-Israel rally, there was a PROTESTER with a sign that read “The world says NO to Israel OCCUPATION” standing right beside her, and when the guy with the camera asks Libby a question about Israel, she answers, *This is the longest OCCUPATION in the world”.
It doesn’t get any more cut & dry than that, does it?
So to say there was some sort of confusion and misunderstanding, well, that’s simply ridiculous. The only confusion is in Libby Davies pea-sized brain.
Make no mistake about it, Libby Davies may be the dumbest person EVER to enter Canadian politics. She is an embarrassment and a complete dim bulb. She deserves preferential parking spots at malls. Sorry, I lost where I was going with this.
Anyway, being dumb is one thing, but to apologize for something you believe in is plain pathetic. I can excuse dumb, people don’t generally have a choice in that matter, but I can’t excuse pathetic, it disgusts me and shows me what a weak reptile Libby Davies is.
As for Stephen Harper and the Liberal Attack Machine®, they might want to reconsider calling for Davies resignation over this matter. Especially considering Harper has no problem bringing in about 200,000 immigrants every year that believe EXACTLY the same thing as what Libby Davies thinks she may or may not believe depending on who’s listening and which way the wind’s blowing. If we follow Harper’s lead and call for the firings of every person who believes what Libby Davies believes, well, there will be a hell of a lot of job openings come tomorrow.
And as for the liberals, they might want to watch what they’re saying, too. If Rae and The Count now believe the same thing Harper does, it’ll get real interesting come election time when all those liberals who are looking for votes in Scarborough, Mississauga, Milton, etc, come a-callin’ on all those new Moslem neighbourhoods. You see, word on the street tells The Mayor that there are quite a few Moslems that have some sort of problem with the Jews. I don’t what problem, give me a second to Google it.
My point is this: Harper and the liberals should shut their mouths. This is still a democracy, and even though Davies is about as smart as a chunk of cinderblock, she still has every right to say what she said. I just wish though she’d wear a burqa so we didn’t have to look at that rat-chewed face of hers.
The end. Now, let’s dance!