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Montreal Simon: Has Kellie Leitch Finally Lost Her Marbles?

It's always been a bizarre cabaret act, a real freak show. Kellie Leitch's squeaky voiced imitation of Donald Trump, and her xenophobic campaign to make us believe that only she can defend our Canadian values.Even as she disgraces them.But now that ghastly drag show is becoming even weirder, with Leitch claiming that the "liberal . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Has Kellie Leitch Finally Lost Her Marbles?

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kellie Leitch Fundraises Off Me

This appeared on CPC leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s Facebook page today.

She’s got the twitter address wrong, but yeah she’s talking about me, as Nick Kouvalis helpfully clarified: @FraserFraserdw they all know it’s @Bigcitylib2 that we’re talking about. They don’t like us. @EvanLSolomon

— Nick Kouvalis (@NickKouvalis) November 30, 2016

Firstly, I’d like to thank . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Kellie Leitch Fundraises Off Me

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Thomas Frank writes that a progressive party can only expect to succeed if it places principles of equality and workers’ interests at the core of everything it does – rather than serving mostly as the voice of a wealthy professional class: Somewhere in a sunny corner of the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Afternoon Links

Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Kellie Leitch’s Race Baiting Campaign

With every passing day Kellie Leitch's absurd attempt to be Canada's Donald Trump is looking more desperate and pathetic.She's been getting a lot of free publicity, and doing her best to sound like Trump…

But it's not getting her anywhere. Only three members of the Con caucus support her compared to eighteen for . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Rick Mercer on Kellie Leitch’s Race Baiting Campaign

We Pivot: My Canada Does NOT Include Kellie Leitch’s Racism

I am ashamed for Kellie Leitch. Partly because she knows/shows no shame for her racism and xenophobia. Partly because also as a professor at a university I throw up a little bit in my throat imagining how Leitch may have … [Read more]

Montreal Simon: Now Can We Call The Cons TEAM FART?

As you may have heard, Michelle Rempel has blown a fuse again, and has caused another unseemly fuss, or in this case stink, in the House of Commons.By accusing the government of treating Alberta "like a fart in the room."And then launching herself at the Green leader Elizabeth May like a bat out of . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Now Can We Call The Cons TEAM FART?

Politics and its Discontents: A Hearfelt Rebuke

In a commentary this morning, Danyaal Raza issues a stinging and heartfelt rebuke to his former professor, Kellie Leitch. Now a doctor, Raza talks of his reaction to that strange lady’s dog-whistle politics: Leitch’s email following the U.S. presidential election hit me hard. At 3 a.m., just hours after TV networks declared Donald Trump . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: A Hearfelt Rebuke

Babel-on-the-Bay: The rise of the exurbanites.

Trump reached for it in America and the exurbanites coalesced behind him. With these new rural voters who have fled the cities and in sync with the traditional American Gothic farmers, he dominated state after state. These people resent and fear our conglomerate cities, the liberal attitudes they promote and the crush of the ethnic . . . → Read More: Babel-on-the-Bay: The rise of the exurbanites.

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Con Leadership Apocalypse

Now that I've almost recovered from the shock of seeing a deranged orange zombie like Donald Trump elected president, I decided to check out the Con leadership campaign.Which as you may know, I'm calling Conapocalypse 2.Only to discover it's not quite as scary, but almost as creepy, and definitely more hilarious.With the Con clown . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Con Leadership Apocalypse

Politics and its Discontents: That Kellie Leitch: She Never Exceeds Expectations

I think the following video explains it all:

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Northern Reflections: Sometimes The Difference Is Insanity

The United States has Donald Trump and we have Dr. Kellie Leitch. Leitch likes to burnish her medical credentials. But that doesn’t impress Alan Freeman:

Apparently, we were all supposed to be very impressed by somebody being a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Medical titles do have a certain cachet in politics, the way “brain surgeon” . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Sometimes The Difference Is Insanity

We Pivot: Who Is Canada’s Bernie Sanders?

As we pivot to a new world, of course, we’ll have to contend with the election of Trump as president.

But it’s not an absolute road block. Yesterday I wrote about how Trump won because he appealed to various populations of disenfranchised people who have been screwed by the political and global economic order.

Honestly, . . . → Read More: We Pivot: Who Is Canada’s Bernie Sanders?

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Betrayal Of Our Canadian Values

You might think that as a doctor Kellie Leitch would understand that most Canadians were still in shock the morning after Donald Trump's victory.Both shaken up and nauseous that such a bigot and a misogynist could have been elected president of the country next door.So you might think that Leitch would restrain herself, so . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Betrayal Of Our Canadian Values

daveberta.ca – Alberta Politics: How did 59 million Americans come to support a loud-mouthed boor?

There will be plenty of analysis in the coming weeks about the results of the United States Presidential election focusing on how Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. As many people around the world will have done today, I have spent many distracted hours… Continue Reading →

Politics and its Discontents: This Woman Absolutely Disgusts Me

Read this story to see one of the reasons. Recommend this Post

Alberta Politics: Wildrose whip condemns racist imagery after the fact? That dog won’t hunt! Jason Nixon should have walked away

PHOTOS: A shot from the Twittersphere of Saturday’s anti-carbon-tax protest in Red Deer (grabbed from @IamBunbury). Below: A close-up from the photo of a person who appears to be Jason Nixon speaking to one of the protesters, and a photo of Mr. Nixon from a Wildrose event in 2015. Below that: Former MLA Joe Anglin . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Wildrose whip condemns racist imagery after the fact? That dog won’t hunt! Jason Nixon should have walked away

Politics and its Discontents: Kelie Leitch – Savant Extraodinaire

I see that Kellie Leitch has officially launched her leadership campaign:

As the campaign heats up, she can expect more of this:

And if that doesn’t sate your appetite for this strange lady who would lead the CPC through bigotry and xenophobia, try this from Frank Magazine.

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Alberta Politics: Canadians can be thankful for small, and probably temporary, mercies in wake of U.S. presidential debate

PHOTOS: Republican candidate Donald Trump stalking Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton around the debate stage in St. Louis yesterday evening (CNN Photo). Below: 20th Century screen star Bela Lugosi, Edmonton political commentator Chanchal Bhattacharya and a Wildrose supporter in a Trump-style ball cap (National Observer photo). Happy Thanksgiving! I guess we can be thankful, after watching . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Canadians can be thankful for small, and probably temporary, mercies in wake of U.S. presidential debate

Montreal Simon: The Con Leadership Race Is Getting Ugly

I knew the Con leadership race was a total bust. With the desperate search for a good leader continuing, but getting nowhere.But at least it's been peaceful, and incredibly dull…

For obvious reasons.But now that the SoCon Andrew Scheer has joined the race, that's changing.Now it's getting ugly.Read more »

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Northern Reflections: Xenophobia And Political Ambition

  Bob Hepburn warns that those of us who think that Kellie Leitch is on the political fringe, whipping up wing nuts, should think again. Xenophobia is gaining political traction all around the world. After his recent visit to Britain, Hepburn reports that:

In Oxford and Portsmouth, well-educated middle-income people, the type of voters . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: Xenophobia And Political Ambition

Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch’s Campaign Becomes Even More Absurd

I wasn’t planning to write another post about Kellie Leitch for a while, because I feel I’ve written enough about her to last me a lifetime.

But then I saw the cover of the latest issue of Macleans and I changed my mind.

Because although that picture is absolutely ridiculous, and has people howling with laughter all over the country. 

And wondering where did she get that flag pole from?
Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch’s Campaign Becomes Even More Absurd

Montreal Simon: Standing Up For Our Values In A Bigoted World

I’m really looking forward to this weekend. It’s going to be warm and sunny, and perfect for biking, or sailing.

And on Sunday, in this park in my neighbourhood, there is going to be a big book fair with lots of authors and artists. So it couldn’t be better, or more lovely Canada.

But I can’t forget what’s happening to so many people in this nightmare place.

And ever since I found out that Chris Alexander and Kellie Leitch will be reuniting.

I can’t help wondering what might have happened to some of the Syrian refugees now living in this peaceful country if the Cons had been re-elected?
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Montreal Simon: The Return of the Monstrous Chris and Kellie Show

The other day I wrote about how Kellie Leitch’s “Anti-Canadian Values” campaign had brought back memories of the Chris and Kellie show.

The barbaric Con production where Leitch and Chris Alexander demonized Muslims, and invited Canadians to snitch on their neighbours.

And it was such an ugly memory, I remember thinking thank goodness that show was cancelled, and that those two will never be together again.

But sadly I was wrong. Because it seems that the Chris and Kellie show is on again.
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Alberta Politics: Media scolding about ‘political correctness’ is baloney; hats off to MRU student who spoke out against Trump cap

PHOTOS: “Make America Hate Again.” (Jake May, MLive.com) Below: U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and Canadian politicians Kellie Leitch and Jason Kenney. They’re not the only ones, unfortunately. Can anyone in Alberta’s mainstream media seriously claim to have been surprised by the vile stream of threats, abuse and harassment unleashed on a Mount Royal University […]

The post Media scolding about ‘political correctness’ is baloney; hats off to MRU student who spoke out against Trump cap appeared first on Alberta Politics.

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Montreal Simon: Kellie Leitch and the Trumperisation of the Cons

I know it’s hard to believe, but Kellie Leitch is still insisting she’s not trying to be Canada’s Donald Trump.

Even though she’s not fooling anyone. 

“While the elites and most media harshly criticized even the mention of the discussion, you knew better,” wrote Leitch in the fundraising note. “Together we will stand up to those who don’t want to discuss Canadian values and whose politically correct elitism remains tone deaf to the views of most Canadians.”


For that one could have flown like a bat out of the cavernous orifice of the Angry Orange himself.

And to make matters worse this Trumperisation is spreading.
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