Friday, September 02, 2016
Kellie Leitch and the Return of the Barbarian Nightmare
One might be excused for believing that Kellie Leitch would have learned her lesson.
She herself wanted us to believe that she was sorry for her foul cultural barbarism campaign, and her infamous snitch line.
Or so she blubbered.
"I've had a lot of time to think about this since the campaign took place and if I could go back in time, which I can't, I would change things," Leitch said. "I would not have made that announcement that day.
But sadly it seems that old habits die hard.
Because now she's back dredging up some old demons, by asking whether we should be screening immigrants and refugees for "anti-Canadian values."
Conservative leadership candidate Kellie Leitch wants to know what her supporters think about vetting would-be immigrants and refugees for "anti-Canadian values."
Without ever specifying what is an anti-Canadian value.
The Leitch survey does not spell out what is meant by "anti-Canadian values," nor otherwise declare where Leitch herself stands on the issue.
Neither did her campaign manager Nick Kouvalis, who said Thursday he would not comment on the substance of the survey.
Which is not surprising, because the values of Stephen Harper's depraved Con regime that she served so faithfully and so shamelessly, were not the values of our Canada.
And Leitch is the last person who should ask a question about those values, since she violated them so barbarously.
You know, I do believe that immigrants should be taught our true Canadian values of tolerance and diversity.
So elections like this one.
Ontario’s Progressive Conservatives have triumphed in a key by-election after igniting a political firestorm over the province’s sexual-education curriculum.
Would not be won on the backs of bullied gay children, cruelly sacrificed on the altar of ignorance and bigotry.
But I bet Leitch is celebrating that one.
So we have the right to ask, what exactly was she blubbering about four months ago?
If she was really so sorry, why is she still fishing in the same foul pond, or sewer?
Other questions are liable to raise eyebrows as well. One refers to denying citizenship to someone who recants the pledge to the Queen after taking it; another asks about incarcerating terrorists instead of providing "therapy and counselling."
Why does this sound so familiar?
"Some people say that our politicians and political parties should encourage multiculturalism that celebrates our differences, while other people say that our politicians and political parties should encourage a unifying Canadian identity based on historic Canadian values."
Is Leitch trying to be the new Harper, or is she channelling Donald Trump?
And of course, when is she going to resign?
As even some Cons are demanding.
Conservative strategist Chad Rogers called on Leitch to withdraw her candidacy.
"You don't get to apologize twice for the same mistake," said Rogers, a founding partner at Crestview Strategy.
"This potentially taints the entire party and the entire movement and she has to be made an example of."
For they recognize the damage she could do the Harper Party by dredging up the past...
And reminding Canadians what a nightmare it was.
And of course we should never forget that long night of the Canadian soul.
Never forget what might have happened if Harper and his monstrous Cons had won.
And work together to make sure that it never happens again...
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