22,484 people voted for Ruth Ellen Brosseau in the May 2nd Federal Election. That's more than voted for any Liberal candidate in all of Quebec! And yet, a number of Liberal bloggers decided that Mme. Brosseau would be the victim of their vile venom.The utter foolishness coming off of this rant surprises me, as Buckdog is generally a smart fellow. But no - apparently, attacking someone for representing a riding that, let's face it, is not exactly a match for her, is, erm, "sexist and reactionary."
Now, in all fairness, a large number of active Liberal bloggers did not attack the young, new Member of Parliament. Unfortunately, their silence was highly inappropriate in that no one in Liberal ranks raised their voice in opposition to these sexist attacks by their fellow Libs.
But for those of you who did attack Ruth Ellen Brosseau, your despicable, sexist, reactionary rants say more about you then they do about her.
Not only that, assuming that 22,484 francophones from Central Quebec voted for an anglophone Ottawan who has never been to their area is ludicrous. Those people voted for Jack Layton, not Ms. (not Mme.) Brosseau - they only put her in the riding because her name sounded French. That's all there is to it.
And if this isn't something to criticize, then I don't know what is. How I ended up being "sexist and reactionary," however, I don't know. But apparently, how dare we Liberals attack the mighty NDP, who in solidarity with each other and their new found success in la belle province, have seemingly ended up being about as nuts as their friends across the aisle (which they helped elect).