06.27.2017 10:12 AM

Eye ulso beleive inn gud spulling 

12 Comments

  1. James Smith says:

    First comes alternative “facts”, next comes alternative spell’n.

  2. Matthew says:

    Bland Trump. Did they photoshop the hands, or is that a wide angle lens? They look suspiciously large, and are centered in the image.

  3. Matt says:

    Meh.

    Stephen McNeil out in Nova Scotia had Liberal election material with spelling errors on them during the recent campaign.

    It shouldn’t happen, but it does.

  4. Charlie says:

    Who does the graphics for CPC? Is this person using a computer for the first time?

    This exhibits the same quality of those thousands of MAGA memes on Twitter that look like they’re smashed together in Microsoft Paint.

    Side note, Scheer’s teeth are a mess.

  5. Kevin says:

    Bad spelers of the wurld, untie!

  6. Ted H says:

    He scheer does believe in free speech.

  7. John Mraz says:

    Irregardlessly, I Belieb in proper syntax berry berry fearsleee. Oh, and evolution too. And women’s reproductive rights. And pluralism. But I digress.

  8. Simon says:

    Don’t underestimate Free Speech as a wedge issue, WK (you being the master of wedge issues :)).

    Watch what happens during the upcoming hearings on the Islamophobia bill (I know it’s not a bill, but most people think it is). They may well be a precursor to the election.

    (And by the way, I noticed during the coverage of the CPC convention, most journalists were at a loss to explain Scheer’s speech policy or why he was proposing it. But those following the populist currents know why. Consider this a friendly PSA).

  9. Charlie says:

    At least you’re consistent in your standards.

    I was looking forward to hearing conservatives argue the insignificance of Trudeau’s experience as PM and Andrew Scheer lack-there-of going into the 2019 election.

    With that said, it’s not a experience that is going to be an issue for Scheer, its that a) he’s a completely unknown quantity, b) what we know of him isn’t very palatable and c) he’s a poor choice to go up against Trudeau in 2019.

    It would serve conservatives well to be real about their expectations going into the next election. Treat Scheer as a patch-over leader; someone who can rebuild the party’s trust amongst Canadians and push new policy ideas in preparation for the 2023 election the whosoever is the new leader by then. There is no sense in believing that Trudeau is going to be toppled in 2019 by Stephen Harper’s smiling clone from Sask, to restore the party to his governing glory.

    • Charlie says:

      Hey, I always try to remain consistent myself. I personally see the vast majority of politicians from all parties as being shmucks as a result of having known way too many personally. I don’t tend to believe any one party “deserves” to govern, including the Liberals — despite being a Liberal voting centrist myself. But I get what your saying.

      There’s a few things in your comment I just wanted to discuss:

      1) That your views are consistent with your ideology and not partisanship; I applaud. While I may not totally agree with your outlook on what Trudeau is/isn’t doing, you’ve got a perspective.

      2) Stephen Harper did indeed make a concerted effort toward courting not just Alberta, but Western Canada as a whole (west wants in, etc.)

      Your view on Alberta’s place in Canada is problematic, however:

      3) Your position on Alberta separatism is one that is not grounded in logical and sound reasoning. The Quebec debate is a unique issue based on a matter of governance in the scope of confederation while the Alberta issue is more akin to Californian or Texan separatism. (Not that I remotely agree with Quebec separatism).

      4) Alberta currently holds 34 seats in Parliament for roughly half a million less inhabitants than BC — which currently holds 42. The seat difference of less than 10 doesn’t exactly seem to put Alberta completely out of step with its neighbouring province. If anything, the argument could be made that Ontario is overrepresented in comparison to a province like Quebec which holds 78 seats against Ontario’s 121 for a 5 million population difference. Either way, Alberta isn’t remotely the most underrepresented “province or territory” in Canada.

      5) Continuing with the matter of representation: With the exception of one or two seats, the CPC has held every seat in Alberta since 2008; during which the party held a majority government as well as a PM from that province. During those years, would you say that Alberta was left out or shortchanged?

      6) Alberta is currently still a majority Conservative held province, though now there is a Liberal PM. If Albertans still feel left out of the process of governance, being a political monolith doesn’t help with cross party engagement.

      7) I can understand that times are currently rough in Alberta due to the crash of oil prices. I, myself, am a Manitoban who frequently visits Alberta. However, unless you have statistical evidence to support a claim of consistent and systemic in-equality faced by Albertans as compared to the rest of Canada, I’m afraid that is simply an impression held by yourself.

      I personally don’t see an inequality of treatment the way you see it. In my opinion, there exists a deficit of fairness for working class Canadians who don’t fit into an economy shedding traditional jobs at a unmanageable rate. That to me is a problem that neither the Liberals, New Democrats nor Conservatives are providing any ideas.

  10. Charlie,

    After Trump, anything is indeed possible in a North American context. The rise in right-wing populism preceded him, in such countries as France, Poland and Austria — and has taken on new intensity recently. Read Italy.

    The CPC aren’t exactly populist but where else is that incoming wave going to manifest itself? Certainly not with the CHP.

    Our host does not agree but Trudeau remains vulnerable, at best. It’s no lead-pipe cinch for the Liberals.

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