I am getting so incredibly tired of faux-outrage. In the latest example of Liberal faux-rage, they unfocused Liberals are attacking the young Pierre Poilievre over his use of the term "tar-baby".
The Honourable Member said:
“On that side of the House, they have the man who fathered the carbon tax, put it up for adoption to his predecessor and now wants a paternity test to prove the tar baby was never his in the first place,” he said. He repeated the line again later.
The Honourable Member, Ralph Goodale responed in typical faux-rage:
"In addition to being a pejorative term, which might well prove to be unparliamentary, the parliamentary secretary might consider that there are many authorities both in this country and many others that consider the term racist," said Goodale.
Faux rage is so annoying.
What does the internet say about "tar-baby'?
"Although the term's provenance arose in African folklore, some Americans now consider "tar baby" to have negative connotations revolving around negative images of African-Americans. In recent years, several politicians who have publicly used the term have encountered some controversy, mocking, and censure from African-American civil rights leaders, members of the popular daily media, and other politicians.. Regardless, the history of 'the tar baby' in its original form by far precedes the accusations of its racist associations."
a situation, problem, or the like, that is almost impossible to solve or to break away from.
You can also see the term used by the Toronto Star and Liberal Lloyd Axworthy.
When I first heard the qoute from Pierre, I thought immediately of the tar sands, then went to the more racist connotation, before realizing he meant sticky situation. I have heard that tar baby was a racist slur, but have never heard it in usage. I likely read it was racist slur somewhere.
At the end of the day, people need to grow a bit of a thicker skin and stop being so PC. Clearly it wasn't intended to be racist. Clearly.
The Liberals just need to "stick to their knitting" (oh my I am so sexist) and carry on with whatever crap they spew. IE, EI is a unity issue??? I don't even know where to start with that one.