The NDP made Stephen Harper shave his moustache.
Ah, Stephen Harper, Canada’s Conservative Party Prime Minister and megalomaniacal control freak and increasingly tin-pot dictatorish tea-partier! He’s really outdone himself this time. His latest gaffe was to declare in the House of Commons that the opposition, New Democratic Party (a left leaning bunch) was opposed to Canada joining World War Two against Hitler. Of course, the New Democratic Party didn’t even exist in the late thirties! The National Post reported:
NDP MPs gently reminded Harper from across the aisle that the NDP didn’t come into existence until 1961, birthed by a union between the socialist Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF) and the Canadian Labour Congress.
“CCF, NDP, same difference,” Harper responded curtly.
“I guess we can start talking about Reform Party policies,” Mulcair replied, to the delight of the opposition benches.
[The current Conservative Party is a schnozzle of the old Tory party and the right wing "Reform" party].
And the CCF Party was NOT in favour of Hitler or against fighting the Germans. Rather, it was ONLY the party leader who, for reasons of being a pacifist, voted against war. Every other CCF member of parliament voted for joining the war.
It is true that Mr. Woodsworth, leader at the time of the CCF, the party that would become the NDP some 22 years later, opposed Canada’s involvement in the war. Mr. Woodsworth was a pacifist. But he was also the only member of the CCF to oppose the declaration of war. Indeed, he was the only MP in the entire House of Commons who opposed the motion. Major James Coldwell, who would soon thereafter succeed Mr. Woodsworth as leader of the CCF, supported the declaration. (quote from Aaron Wherry, MacLean’s magazine).
Now, the continuing silliness from the “Harper Government” (in which other Tories are toeing the PM’s historical claims) is all good fun, but the funnest bit is that the NDP are guilty of SO MUCH MORE! Twitter is a twitting with all sorts of newly revealed truths about NDP wickedness [#HarperHistory]. For example:
The leader of the NDP couldn’t even be bothered to stop the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs.
The NDP refused to come to the aid of men when Mordor invaded Gondor.
The NDP forced the Israelites to build the pyramids of Egypt.
The NDP discovered Nickelback
Anyway, I thought I would share some of the NDP misdeeds that my research has uncovered.
The NDP knows who put the bump in the bomp bah bomp bah bump and they’re not telling.
The NDP did nothing to prevent the Prime Minister of Canada from being found in contempt of Parliament.
The NDP is against helping our American allies in the war against women.
The NDP has never been in favour of repealing the Law of Gravity, a law which keeps airline fuel costs unreasonably high.
The NDP hid the beef.
The NDP cleaned out my savings account and kidnapped the nice man in Africa who promised to send me $12,285,398.37 if I gave him my banking information.
The NDP said my cat “can not has cheezburger”.
NDP leader Thomas Mulcair shows how he carried Jesus’ body out of the tomb.
The NDP tells Canadians to hang up when they receive helpful automatic calls from the Tories about changes in voting stations.
The NDP hates Canada so much they even boast of being “democratic”.
The NDP tried pushing over the Tower of Pisa.
The NDP voted in favour of simply walking into Mordor.
The NDP introduced John to Yoko.
The NDP lost 10 of the tribes of Israel.
Truly a wicked bunch!