Somebody recently reminded me that eventually 'a tiger will show his stripes', and that if you wait long enough, the assholes that you can't stand will reveal their true nature to the masses, and face their warranted scrutiny. Well today is a bad day for assholes everywhere because the old adage has proven to be true yet again. Robert McClelland has so totally screwed himself with his disgusting anti-semitic comments (comment #37 being the really terrible one) that I almost feel bad drawing more attention to his public flogging; but then I think about all of the times that he was unfair to people that he disagreed with and all seems just.
The comments that Robert made are covered ad nauseum by Cherniak, Kinsella, and Small Dead Animals so I won't re-post them, but I have to say that I am not surprised to see this kind of garbage coming from this guy. After all, he is the "%&@# the Jews" guy who is constantly crossing the line with his inappropriate comments. It was only a matter of time before he put his foot so far into his mouth that he choked on it.
Other positive outcomes of today's events:
1) there will now be an NDP blogroll that is not controlled by a spiteful, mean-spirited jerk,
2) all of the anti-My Blahg backlash prompted McClelland to tell the world that not only does he not speak for the NDP, but he is not even an NDP member.
So to all of the people, across party lines (even, begrudgingly, you Cherniak- you actually deserve mad props for this one), who have been burned, irritated, and offended by Robert McClelland: today is your day.
6 hours ago