In my last post I wondered how long Erin O'Toole would be able to fool Canadians into believing that he was a really nice guy.
And not the two-faced leader of Canada's far-right Bigot Party.
And sadly I have to report that O'Toole desperate bid for respectability did not last long.
For he just couldn't help channelling his hero Donald Trump.
Using the foul language of Trump to make a complete idiot out of himself.
Cancel culture strikes again.— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) October 14, 2020
We can’t keep destroying our history. pic.twitter.com/SymQzOV9z1
Conservative leader Erin O’Toole is making obligatory right-flavoured populist noises, decrying “cancel culture” because Queen’s University’s board voted to consider changing the name of their John A. Macdonald building, as is much the flavour of the day. It’s this juvenile, performative noise, but this is the kind of thing that O’Toole built his leadership around, without any critical thinking whatsoever...
I would really like to know if @erinotoole believes that the federal government should have the power to override votes taken by university faculty boards when those votes do not break the law. Should the law be changed? Should buildings never be renamed without govt permission? https://t.co/FukW3W9Pwu— Moebius Stripper (@moebius_strip) October 14, 2020
And making a big deal about changing the name of a building, while at the same time being the only party leader not to condemn this ugly racist violence.
For the worst and most cowardly reason.
If he had condemned that anti-indigenous violence his racist base would have come after him like the veterans once did...
And as if that wasn't bad enough, then there was this:
Can you believe that?
This is deeply alarming.— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) October 14, 2020
The Liberals have shown a complete disregard towards Parliament’s essential work and the Prime Minister’s habitual ethics violations.
Conservatives will not stop until the entire truth is exposed. https://t.co/VS41Gf1HB0
And these numbers should be a warning to both of them:
Poll— G.T. Lem (@gtlem) September 1, 2020
(1) 62% of Canada say Justin Trudeau made mistakes w/ WE, but he apologized & it is time to MOVE ON
(2) 58% of Canada say Conservatives & NDP spending WAY too much time on #WE & causing UNNECESSARY distraction dealing w/ #COVID19#CPC & NDP are ignoring this poll #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/LcdKDflYXt