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Look woman, we aren't stupid. We didn't vote 9/11. We didn't vote Bush to stop gays from Marrying.OTTAWA -- The re-election of a war-mongering president shows Americans are "out of step" with the rest of the world, says a Liberal MP infamous for her blistering attacks on George W. Bush.
Carolyn Parrish said Wednesday that she's "dumbfounded" by Bush's victory. "He has been reconfirmed as their commander-in-chief, and he is a war-like man." American voters showed that they are "completely out of step with most of the free world," Parrish said. "I guess it's a reflection of the profound psychological damage of 9-11."
The comments came just hours after Prime Minister Paul Martin warned his MPs in a private caucus meeting not to make incendiary comments in the wake of the U.S. election.
Parrish wasn't at the meeting and apparently didn't get the message.
Earlier this fall, Parrish publicly expressed her disdain for what she called the "coalition of the idiots" who back the U.S. missile defence plan.
Last year, she referred to the Bush administration as American "bastards."
Now, Parrish is urging Bush to dump his ballistic missile program, suggesting his immediate concern should be getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan.
"I would hope that he'd concentrate on getting the U.S. out of those two problems they've got," she said.
"I think his immediate concern should be where he has soldiers dying."
New Democratic Party Leader Jack Layton said with Bush remaining in power, Canada now has a tough choice to make.
Layton calls missile defence one of the most important issues affecting Canada-U.S. relations.
"Now the Canadian government has to sit down and say, all right, how are we going to move forward on the issues important to Canadians," he said.
"This means that Canadians have to speak up against the missile defence system and say 'No' to participation."
I am so sick of people who do not understand the American political landscape, and who are obviously EXTREMELY confined in their thoughts, trying to come up with one reason on why Bush won. If it is SO amazing to you that he did, then YOU are completely out of touch yourself. Disagreement is one thing, but the continued pawning off that we are stupid, or Bin Laden made us do it, is nothing less than insulting (especially after giving myself more than a few years off my life from stressing out on who to vote for).