He wants us all to call him “Loretta”

Caption: Smash or pass? Which of these three lovely ladies would you rather?

From Pauline Hanson donning a burqa, to David Leyonhjelm telling the Greens? Sarah Hanson-Young to ?fuck off?, and ?stop shagging men?, the Australian Senate is always a reliable source of political champagne comedy.

Elitists like to bemoan this as the result of voting rules that allow too many oiks from the minor parties in the chamber, but there have been memorable moments from the ?unrepresentative swill? on the red benches. Such as when former Labor senator Gareth Evans once threatened to cross the floor and ?slowly garotte? Brownyn Bishop.

Now, Nationals senator Barry O?Sullivan has delivered a zinger of his own. Quote:

We?ve all heard the objections. No uterus, no opinion. Well, Nationals Senator Barry O?Sullivan has just clobbered the Left with their own stick. O?Sullivan told parliament he now identifies as a woman so that he would no longer be attacked for his opposition to abortion.

?They attacked me for my religious basis the other day? because I had the audacity to raise issues around late-term abortion where babies that are only minutes away from getting a smack on the arse and a name are being aborted under the policies of the Australian Greens,? O?Sullivan said.

?I will not stand silent. I will not stand mute while these people continue to try to marginalise policies and ideas that we want to discuss for this nation that I think are largely supported by the majority of the nation?

?I am going to declare my gender today, as I can, to be a woman and then you?ll no longer be able to attack me,? O?Sullivan said. End of quote.

To prove he?s fair dinkum, O?Sullivan updated his Wikipedia profile with his preferred, female pronouns.

But, just as they did with Pauline?s burqa stunt, the stuffed shirts on the left fail to appreciate the joke.

?A super shitty joke at the expense of trans people, ? groused the ever-so-right-on Pedestrian.

The point, of course, went right over their pointy little heads. Quote:

O’Sullivan said the purpose of his comments was to “call out” the “vomit” and “vitriol” of the Greens.

“I will not stand silent, I will not stand mute while these people continue to marginalise policies and ideas … that I think are largely supported still by the majority of the nation.”

Greens senator Mehreen Faruqi, who was in the chamber during O’Sullivan’s speech, told BuzzFeed News: “Senator O?Sullivan engaged in what is depressingly common in political debate ? vile anti-choice myths that seek to stigmatise women, and the mocking of transgender people. His views belong in the Stone Age.” End of quote.

Mehreen Faruqi, a Muslim, may well be somewhat of an authority on views which belong in the Stone Age.

Faruqi, an unelected senator whose political career has so far consisted entirely of being selected by party committees to replace people who actually were elected, doesn?t seem to have cottoned on that she is affirming O?Sullivan?s point. She seems a bit dim like that.

Tranny activists want people to be able to change their gender on a whim, without any need for pesky proof. Their own dogma is that anyone can say they are whatever they want to be, and it?s the most horrific bigotry for anyone else to raise an eyebrow. College students in America refused to disagree with a five-foot-nine white guy who said he identified as a seven-year-old, six-foot Chinese girl.

Hospitals are told that they cannot refer to ?pregnant women?. A short, fat, bearded bloke in a suit in Canada is a ?woman? trans-activist. O?Sullivan is only doing exactly what the left say he should be allowed to do. If the rotund, bearded, middle-aged bloke says he is a woman, by their own arguments, the left must agree that he is.

Frankly, he?s a lot more attractive than most leftist women, anyway.