CONServatives Continue Assault On Dions’ Language/Hearing Disability

IS IT PROPER FOR A NATIONAL LEADER TO PICK ON SOMEONE FOR THEIR DISABILITY?
Considering that the Conservative Party and its’ leadership continually picks on Stephane Dion and his disability(he has a hearing problem) I am wondering, do other Canadians feel this is justified of the Prime Minister to attack a person based on their disabilities?
I would think that if the CPC really wanted to they could find a thousand other reasons to attack Dion, but frankly, to attack this person on the basis of his language ability as it relates to his inability to hear correctly is just kind of sick.
As a parent of a disabled child it is always a concern to see disabled persons assaulted and bullied by those who claim to be “normal” or fully abled.
As Mr Harper is the leader of a progressive nation, it seems completely immoral of him to use an election to disparage the portion of the population that suffers from disability.
And for those kinds of reasons, I can never find myself in a position to vote for the CPC and their cadre of bullies. And it is no wonder that many other Canadians feel the same way about this party.
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6 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 11:41 am | Permalink

    One of the most important qualifications for anyone who wants to be Prime Minister is the ability to communicate. If Dion is lacking in this respect pointing that out can hardly be called picking on him.

    It was bad enough that he couldn’t speak effectively in either official language but now there are claims that he can’t hear in either official language either. What happened to his reputation as a good listener?

    According to an article in the Star Dion suffers from a very common hearing problem. He is losing his ability to hear high frequencies. This is quite common and will be faced by many of us as we grow older. There is a simple,effective solution. He could get a fucking hearing aid.

    Fact is the man can’t communicate worth shit and on the rare occasions when he gets his point across he scares the hell out of the voters.

    He’s a textbook case of the Peter Principle. He’s been promoted to his level of incompetence and put on public display. I almost feel sorry for him. He is toast.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 11:46 am | Permalink

    So this is to be the spin, eh? Heh.

    It had nothing to do with his hearing. He demonstrated that he heard the question by repeating it numerous times, and by even having it explained to him by an assistant. His problem lies with comprehension, and the fact he hand no response for a tough question he should have had an answer for.

    How can he have a plan and not be able to answer that question? If the exact same thing happened in french to Harper, you Liberals would have been all over him. And rightfully so.

    And what is “kind of sick” is saying that people are attacking his hearing disability when they question the fact that he cannot even answer a serious question on the most pressing issue our country is facing today. Using a disability to cover the fact that the leader of your party is an utter joke is crass beyond belief.

  3. Lycan Stark
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    C’mon, if you watched the Duffy segment you would have seen that Tom Clark was with the Liberal campaign in Laval and that “the Dion tour is not saying its because of a physical hanidcap. They are saying he did not understand the question.”

    So please, stop this pathetic game of trying to use as an excuse a hearing disability that affects him in groups when is in a one-to-one initerview, where the question is explained to him numerous times, as a cover for your leader’s ineptitude.

  4. Anonymous
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    deja vue??? didnt the loony right try this with chretiens looks in 1993….they never learn do they…stupid conservatives…

  5. Anonymous
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 1:46 pm | Permalink

    “…stupid conservatives…”

    That was the Progressive Conservatives. That party no longer exists. Try to keep up.

  6. Allan
    Posted October 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm | Permalink

    If Dion didn’t get the question, I really don’t care. I can forgive him for his “hearing issues” and English as not as a first language. What I can forgive is his answer after he finally understood the question. His plan is to take 30 days to develop a plan. In 30 days everything could go to crap. Dion has no plan and we need someone who can react calmly in a time of crisis. The Conversatives have taken real actions. They have moved to cut interest rates, assured mortgages, and improved banks access to credit. I want to congratulate Jack Layton on becoming leader of the opposition because people shouldn’t vote Liberals and the battle for #2 spot should be won by the NDP now.


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