I'm worried where we're heading as a nation ... Andrew Scheer seems to embody all that is wrong with political leaders today, as does Kenney. They've used fear mongering tactics to gain support from fundamentalist religious groups, and their votes. Same story south of the border with Trump being embraced by the evangelical nutjobs. I heard Scheer speak in Edmonton when he passed through recently, and he was asked about allowing free votes on the abortion issue. (He skirted given an answer). We're in big trouble if either one of these guys get elected. Thoughts?
He is an evangelical wing nut. Although I cannot stand Trudeau 2.0, this Jesus humping whacktard scares me. I believe there is still too bitter a taste in people’s mouths after Herr Harper for the PC to be a threat. The polycystic ovarian Marge Simpson that heads the NDP without a seat will never ever form even an opposition party
Political stripes are a fleeting fashion and legislation and regulation come and go with the swing of he pendulum What's most important to me is that election results are accepted and power is transitioned civilly after votes are counted.
Nothing is ever a sure thing but in western democracies (and Canada in particular) we seem to at least have enshrined a certain code of human rights that has become a base standard or foundation. The abortion issue not withstanding, we, as a society, seem to have come to an understanding as to unacceptable treatment of the "other".
While I view conservative political ideology to be an overall detriment to a healthy, happy society.. you can't have pretty without having ugly... Scheer and Kenney are just our current pretty ugly Conservative children. But both are lightweight threats compared to Fucking Harper Fuck.. ( sorry.. I had to let that out.. still can't say his name without it. )
Canada, as a whole, eventually stood up to his horrid, horrid lack of humanity. We tolerated and persevered. We are stronger for having suffered his tenure. We will be fine. Thanks for the post!
I know a huge problem in America here is voter apathy. There are less extremist, religious, conservative Republicans here but they all vote in every single election. Their choices win when everyone else doesn't show up and they become a small dangerous majority. Many of us grassroots organizers are pounding the pavement to get the right kind of people back to voting. Canada will have to do the same.
There is definitely a swing to the right in most western countries and I think it has a lot to do with economic stress which is making people more xenophobic. We are switching away from an I'm OK - You're OK outlook to more of an I'm OK - You're Screwed outlook. It's disturbing as it aligns quite nicely with the fundamentalist aspect of all religions.