Not A Defence Of Mulcair Aide Paul Dearn

Hey look! It’s not just Conservatives! Other political parties have bad apples too!

Case in point: the federal NDP is taking heat because a senior aide to party leader Tom Mulcair tweeted angry, rude stuff about ex-Pope Benedict a couple of years ago. Mulcair Aide Shawn Dearn’s tweets included F-bombs and lots of anger. Dearn has now apologized and Mulcair has forgiven him, but some still think he should resign. Because clearly, Dearn is just as bad as Conservative candidates who urinate in coffee mugs or mock the disabled.

The people who want Dearn to resign are right. This is exactly the same kind of situation!

Surely the fact that Dearn, incidentally a gay man who, like every LGBTQ person on the planet, has been persecuted by the Catholic church  (which has lobbied governments to block same-sex marriagefought gay-straight alliances in Canadian schools, fired its own gay employees, published homophobic propaganda, and one could Google this shit all day and barely scratch the surface) should never have expressed anger before he held his current political job! He should keep his grievances to himself!

And the fact Dearn was apparently outraged by the Church’s massive molestation scandal? Totally irrelevant! You can’t insult religious leaders just because their organizations have been havens for child rapists!

The goddamn nerve of this fucking guy!

Now, SOME naive souls probably think political leaders could even benefit from advisers who lose their cool over organized homophobia and the sexual abuse of children. What nonsense. No, when Dearn tweeted, “Stop calling the misogynist, homophobic, child-molesting Catholic church a ‘moral authority.’ It’s not,” he sealed his fate.

Bottom line: Dearn is as bad as any Conservative fraudster, election cheater or coffee cup pisser. There’s no moral difference between his sin and theirs. He must resign immediately or the federal NDP will lose all credibility.

Jesus fucking Christ. I can only pray Dearn never tweeted anything as offensive as this:

Rob Ford Update With Bonus Duffy And Unanticipated Mulcair

CTV says police knew about the “that sure looks like Rob Ford smokin’ crack” video before Gawker and the Toronto Star reported on itsexistence:

CTV News has learned that Toronto Police were investigating the existence of an alleged video involving Mayor Rob Ford, several weeks before the story first appeared in the Toronto Star. As part of the investigation leading to the raids on Thursday, officers obtained telephone wire-tap evidence. A highly-placed source confirms to CTV News that on those wiretaps, persons of interest discussed that video in detail, and referred to the mayor’s alleged presence in the video. CTV News has not seen the video, and cannot confirm its existence or authenticity.

More here. This is likely more trouble for Ford, who’s been busy lately voting against gay festivals and cultural events and institutions, presumably because he’s a gigantic dick who panders to the stupid, selfish douchebag vote.

In other political news, the RCMP have launched a criminal investigation into the $90,000 cheque Nigel Wright gave to Senator Mike Duffy and NDP leader Thomas Mulcair apparently thinks he’s too important to follow the rules.