Tuesday, April 17, 2012

There goes another $1,000 "good behaviour" bond



Wildrose candidate Ron Leech sees "being white" as his biggest advantage in this election. Personally, I think his biggest advantage is having a leader who doesn't seem to care that he sees "being white" as his biggest advantage in this election. Because any other leader would have punted him from the ticket within minutes of saying this.

Wildrose party leader Danielle Smith, who had to defend one of her candidates on Monday for posting anti-gay views online, came to Leech's defence Tuesday, saying his comments are not cause for concern.

"I think that every candidate puts forward their best argument for why they should be the person who can best represent the community," Smith said at a campaign event.

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9 Comments:

  • No cause for concern?

    Is she also helping Brendan Shanahan with reviewing NHL play-off infractions?

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 6:07 PM  

  • I believe in free speech and I would sacrifice my life for it. But in this case here it’s not free speech it’s pure hatred and bigotry. These sort of comment suggesting that whites are supposedly superior and have an advantage have no place in our multicultural society of Canada and have no place in the public or especially political form. This candidate should be charged with promoting hatred and forced to withdraw for the election.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:29 PM  

  • Did you bother to check what he was responding to? The interviewer asked him whether being white was a disadvantage when running in a heavily ethnic riding, because he would be seen as only reaching out his own race - a stupid assumption. Leech pointed out (inelegantly) that the same could just as easily be said of a Sikh or Muslim candidate, and that a white person is just as capable of "speak[ing] to all the community" as anyone else.

    And if saying that being white gives him an advantage in certain cases makes Ron Leech a racist, then you must also think anyone who talks about white privilege is also racist... right?

    By Anonymous Manjit, at 11:24 PM  

  • Anon,

    What Leech said was paternalistic, dumb and definitely politically inept. However, your histrionics are WAAAAY over the top.

    He very clumsily was trying to make an argument about any number of long-standing disputes between various ethnic and/or religious groups. Attempting to make that argument showed him as not ready for public service and deserving to lose the election.

    Did you even read his comments?

    Pure hatred? Nothing of the sort.

    It's reactions like yours that lead to many of the plurality of Albertans supporting the Wildrose, for among other reasons, the Wildrose's opposition to the Alberta Human Rights Commission.

    Leech will get what he deserves, he will lose the election and has ended any chances he ever had of a political career.

    What exactly should he be charged with? Stupidity?

    By Anonymous Scoopie, at 11:29 PM  

  • Bozo Bond, I think is the term.

    By Anonymous Bozo Bond Jumper, at 11:32 PM  

  • Obviously not the most politically astute response. Moreover, given that whites conquered the ancestors of many non-Caucasians, probably not true.

    That said, I figure that in your typical white supremacist forum, you don't have a bunch of people declaring that whites are the master race, based on their superior ability to foster cross-cultural dialog.

    By Anonymous hosertohoosier, at 3:05 AM  

  • I’m curious what point the PC candidate in this video was trying to make: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rbks8KAFFo

    By Blogger Herbert B. Patrotage, at 7:30 AM  

  • Manjit and Herbert,

    I guess it does not matter that Rasheed said exactly the same thing, the other commenters here will not listen to evidance put right before them.

    That is the same reason the Federal LIEberals is lower than the NDPQ. Jusl like the LIEberal [87% of Canadians did not vote for them] and NDPQ hate Harper, these same people hate WildRose Party - no matter wat they say - go figure.

    Anonymous (9:25) said... "But in this case here it’s not free speech it’s pure hatred and bigotry. These sort of comment suggesting that whites [and Muhammad Rasheed] are supposedly superior and have an advantage have no place in our multicultural society of Canada and have no place in the public or especially political form. This candidate [and Muhammad Rasheed] should be charged with promoting hatred and forced to withdraw for the election."

    I agree.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:38 PM  

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    By Anonymous price per head, at 1:26 PM  

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