Anti Trump & CPC leadership media bias in Canada & US

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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.

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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.

The crux of the matter is that I will leave this thread open to provide a space where regular readers can discuss and debate the CPC leadership contest in the weeks and days leading up to the May 2017 vote.

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Conservative Party of Canada responds to email with platitudinous twaddle?

Dismissive and platitudinous twaddle describes exactly the response I received yesterday from the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) regarding a personal email I wrote to them on December 9th, 2013. I was very pleased at the time that the party had released the ten Harper Government’s accomplishments on the party’s tenth anniversary. But, of course, I wondered why they didn’t have other longer accomplishment lists.

Here is what I wrote:

I wanted to thank you for the 10 accomplishments published today but wonder why you don’t have a list that is longer. I made such a list, between 2006 and 2011, that was used by thousands of people during the 2008 and 2011 elections. That should be your job. Get the message out there, please. You are welcome to use my list. I stopped in 2011 but plan to start again now with the WheatBoard changes and the EU trade deal.
http://cotmblog.com/2011/03/28/the-accomplishments-2/

Notice I included a link to the “Accomplishments List” I have on this blog’s header bar and told the party that it was free to use it. I had also included my full name, municipal address and postal code and phone number. So, you would think that whoever was assigned to read and respond to the CPC’s email would reflect what I wrote in their reply.

Yet, here is the response I received last night:

Dear Mrs. Crux,
Thank you for taking the time to contact the Conservative Party of Canada and for sharing your kind words of support with us; we truly appreciate your input as a concerned Canadian. Please be assured that your comments have been noted. Once again, thank you for taking the time to write and for your continued support.

Yours truly, Jesse
Fundraising & Membership Services Department
Sections des Activités de Financement et des Services aux Membres
Conservative Party of Canada
Parti conservateur du Canada
Tel/Tél. 1-866-808-8407
Fax/Télec. 613-755-2001

Which makes me wonder:

  1. Does anyone at the CPC actually read the email?
  2. Why did it take ten days to answer an email that was current?
  3. When they finally did reply, why is the reply from what is, essentially, an anonymous writer?
  4. When “Jesse” did respond, why did he or she use what is essentially a dismissive form letter?
  5. Lastly, if the staff or volunteers at the CPC cannot take the time to respond to what is actually written in an email from a known supporter, how do they respond to Canadians who have concerns or complaints?

Needless to say I am annoyed and disappointed. In a political climate that is currently so partisan, form letter responses from the CPC that reflect platitudinous twaddle just don’t cut it!