The media and Left inspired nastiness regarding all things Trump and conservative politics these days is horrendous and non-stop.
Turn on the TV or your Twitter feed or pick up any newspaper, and the headlines say it all.
For example, on Twitter I read that a Liberal MP believes that Canada’s Conservative Party was responsible for the Quebec Mosque massacre. Politicizing the deaths is, of course, disgusting. Luckily former Conservative Immigration Minister, Jason Kenney, corrected that faulty information.
As well, I have read and heard for months now, that Conservative Leadership Candidate Kellie Leitch is anti-Canadian because she wants to vet newcomers from Muslim countries.
Of course, anything I hear or read about President Trump I take with a grain of sale — such as his latest behaviour at his most recent Press Conference. The media said he was unhinged whereas I thought the reverse.
Blah, blah, blah.
In the US of course it is anti-Trump 24/7. In fact, I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that the mainstream journalists there are the ones who are “unhinged.”
President Trump is simply a showman, always has been and always will be.
Trump is also not beholden to anyone for anything. As a result, the media need to get used to him “telling it like it is” because it is his authenticity that supporters like about him.
As to Kellie Leitch and the Canadian Conservative Leadership campaign, there is, unfortunately some nastiness going on within the campaign. As I wrote here, Leitch has been attacked by several of her fellow Conservative leadership candidates, including Lisa Raitt.
In any event, while I like Leitch, I am leaning towards Andrew Scheer. Why? Because he is a young family man, much like PM Trudeau. As a result, I believe the media’s comparison to the current PM will be more favourable.
Scheer is also not going to be controversial because he is a known personality, having been Speaker of the House of Commons. Besides, in my opinion, Scheer is most like a young Stephen Harper. Meaning, while he does not glow with charisma, he has experience and statesman-like dignity.
Anyway, while it is true that political bloggers write about controversy, after eleven years, I am tired of writing that way. As a result, I will be taking a blogging break to concentrate on something positive and upbeat — namely, my online jewellery making hobby found on the Etsy platform (at www.studiomadelyn.com and www.kidzjewels.ca).
The crux of the matter is that I will not desert my long-term readers. For you, I will leave this thread open to provide a space where you can discuss and debate the CPC leadership contest in the weeks and days leading up to the May 2017 vote. After we know who the next CPC Leader is, however, I will decide what to do with this space.
Endnote: If readers want to find this site after early May, 2017, I would recommend you change your “favorites list” for CotM to http://www.cruxpolitics.wordpress.com soon as I don’t plan on renewing it. The domain crux-of-the-matter.com stopped working some time ago due to the “dashes” between words.