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Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« on: April 23, 2020, 03:26:01 pm »
I think this deserves its own thread....   

We had the MP for Sarnia, who was Health Critic at one point, come out and say thereís a cure for COVID-19 And all sorts of other bat-**** crazy conspiracies.  Then saying she was taken out of context.

Now, we have this Conservative Party MP:

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Derek Sloan, an MP from rural Ontario and one of four candidates in the leadership race, sent an email to supporters about chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam, asking ďdoes she work for Canada or ChinaĒ in guiding this countryís response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


While there were calls for Scheer to denounce Sloanís remarks, in a tense back-and-forth with reporters Thursday the outgoing party leader refused to discuss them at all.

https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/scheer-refuses-to-acknowledge-mps-controversial-criticism-of-health-officer

I take it by Scheerís refusal to comment, that he is endorsing them. 

WTF is the Conservative Party doing?  Why are they letting the crackpots take centre stage and lead the herd?  Or maybe these people are the party...

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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2020, 05:05:31 pm »
of course Scheer/CPC have pitchfork rallied against the World Health Organization; one of the CPC's more fervent foot-soldiers, MP Michael Cooper, so loyally re-tweeted the Trump lie... and then stood up in the HOC to repeat the false charge. The Guardian article extract below, refutes the false charges from Trump/Cooper:


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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2020, 10:23:37 pm »
Michelle Rempel has taken to tweeting her displeasure with her colleague....

https://mobile.twitter.com/MichelleRempel/status/1253445749813260291

and promptly gets lambasted by what seem to be her party faithful?  I dunno though...  hard to tell with Twitter if these are normal conservatives, or just a group of alt-right nutcases trolling her tweets. 

Why does anyone post anything on Twitter?  Itís a fkn cesspool.

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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2020, 10:31:13 pm »
Social conservatives are science deniers, there is a long history of it since the Renaissance.  They've resisted everything from atheism, round earth, evolution and climate change.  It's their raison-d'etre. 

It naturally follows that covidiots would be (social) conservative too.

ETA - I guess fiscal conservatives too but for different reasons.  They tend to believe in science, but their dog eat dog view resists social cooperation so they end up covidiots because they only care about themselves.



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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2020, 10:50:08 pm »
The always reasonable, hard to believe heís a CPC MP, Michael Chong also condemned his fellow MPís idiocy.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MichaelChongMP/status/1253442072096452609

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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2020, 11:15:27 pm »
The always reasonable, hard to believe heís a CPC MP, Michael Chong also condemned his fellow MPís idiocy.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MichaelChongMP/status/1253442072096452609

There's a very small handful of CPC MP's who aren't completely insane, he's one of them.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019
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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2020, 11:22:53 pm »
Social conservatives are science deniers, there is a long history of it since the Renaissance.  They've resisted everything from atheism, round earth, evolution and climate change.  It's their raison-d'etre. 

It naturally follows that covidiots would be (social) conservative too.

ETA - I guess fiscal conservatives too but for different reasons.  They tend to believe in science, but their dog eat dog view resists social cooperation so they end up covidiots because they only care about themselves.

A lot of conservatives are dumb ignorant a-holes, while a lot of progressives are naive wimpish fools.  Lesson: people are stupid.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2020, 11:56:54 pm »
A lot of conservatives are dumb ignorant a-holes, while a lot of progressives are naive wimpish fools.  Lesson: people are stupid.

Just the young progressives can be stereotyped like that.  Not my generation or older. 

Whereas right-wingers don't evolve.  Young and old, they're pretty similar.


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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2020, 12:03:18 am »
Just the young progressives can be stereotyped like that.  Not my generation or older. 

Not true.  Look at Granny  :D
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2020, 12:47:12 am »
A lot of conservatives are dumb ignorant a-holes, while a lot of progressives are naive wimpish fools.  Lesson: people are stupid.

The wimpish fools havenít completely taken over a political party though.  They are, literally, fringe groups on the left.  On the right, the lunatics are mainstream.
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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2020, 07:27:33 pm »
The wimpish fools havenít completely taken over a political party though.  They are, literally, fringe groups on the left.  On the right, the lunatics are mainstream.

Well look at the leaders.  Although I will fully admit there are bigger wimps and bigger fools than them in their parties.  There are virtue signallers, and then there are complete nutbars.  In other words, things could be much worse.
"The economy has been relatively strong but Trudeau has chosen to run deficits year after year & has said will continue to do so well into the future.  This means we'll be in a worse & more vulnerable financial position when a recession hits when we HAVE to run deficits again." - Me, Oct. 3, 2019

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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2020, 11:21:54 am »
Scheer is all over the CERB fraud boogeyman.   How about right after they catch and prosecute all the rich tax frauds, then they go after the CERB issue?


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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2020, 11:59:03 am »
Rempel begging the Governor of Oklahoma to order people in her state to stay at home because she has a Covidiot for a step-daughter...   

This is just fíkn bizarre...



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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2020, 12:04:36 pm »
Scheer is all over the CERB fraud boogeyman.   How about right after they catch and prosecute all the rich tax frauds, then they go after the CERB issue?

Just give everyone free money, then they won't have to commit fraud.

Friend of mine is a small business person. He was talking to his tax accountant the other day and the accountant told him he had another client who wanted him to fudge hs books so his kids could get CERB. You bet there is fraud going on. And then you have businesses who can't get people because CERB is making it possible to take the summer off.
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Re: Conservative Party response to Coronavirus
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2020, 12:09:48 pm »
The Liberals are polling at 44%, 19% above the Conservatives.