Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Your Daily Liberal White Supremacist: A Few Words On That Guy From Quebec

Good on Iggy that he dumped Mr. Forbes within 12 hours. That should make it at best a one or two day story. But JayZZZussss the guy was picked to run in that riding over a year ago, and all the NDP oppo researchers had to do to get him turfed was , if not merely run a few google searches, then delve into the on-line archives of a couple of Que. newspapers. In other words, Mr. Forbes rather eccentric opinions were not buried very deeply. I understand that in some parts of Que. its hard enough to get a warm body to run LPoC, but still, an otherwise fairly well-oiled LPoC campaign machine fucked up bad on this one.  The guy should never have been made a candidate.

7 comments:

Mark Francis said...

Had he signed up for a Conservative event, they would have had him vetted in minutes!

Loraine Lamontagne said...

Thanks BigCitLib, but your link has piqued my curiosity. It shows a picture of the candidate with Coderre. Was Coderre still lieutenant in QC when this candidate was chosen?

bigcitylib said...

LL
"Forbes was nominated as the federal Liberal candidate in August, 2009>"

Figure it out.

Loraine Lamontagne said...

I mostly understand that the LPC has to be as centralised as the CPofC. No more Quebec lieutenant. La section Québec devrait être mise en tutelle ! It's the party - point à la ligne.

CK said...

Actually, Manicougan was a contested riding. Dale explains more below. Another candidate, a parachute, it would appear, named Charles Dufour ran against Forbes for the nom.

http://www.xtra.ca/blog/ottawa/post/2011/04/06/About-Andre-Forbes-nomination.aspx

sharonapple88 said...

Had he signed up for a Conservative event, they would have had him vetted in minutes!

Yeah, but would they have given him the boot? With people like Rob Anders (famous for calling Nelson Mandela's a terrorist) and Lee Richardson (Calgary MP who blamed an increase in crime on immigrants ), would Forbes have stood out from the crowd?

Actually, Manicougan was a contested riding. Dale explains more below. Another candidate, a parachute, it would appear, named Charles Dufour ran against Forbes for the nom.

This does put an interesting spin on the situation. Sometimes it's good to know who's responsible. Thanks xtra. :)

Niles said...

At least he turfed him and did it swiftly on evidence.

There are a lot of 'blue' Liberals out there and some of them are elected members. I wouldn't doubt there are racist sentiments lurking even in the NDP, given that my own weirdass lefty relatives can blurt out jaw dropping Aboriginal/POC prejudice.

Call it cynical underbussing, or call it sincere turfing of someone who *doesn't* fit into the big red tent, but Ignatieff's message is "I say homey don't play that" and everyone around him heard it loud and clear. It's a line in the sand and he'll be held publically to any future stupidity done by any of his colleagues in the tent.

Now, if only anyone held Harper to anything he or his colleagues say/do.

Imagine Ignatieff yammering on about it being staffers, or the PCO, or whatever flavour of SEP field Harper's using this 24 hour cycle (Someone Else's Problem -- the radius of this field is apparently as far as it takes to keep reporters distant) and waiting for things to go away or some minor staffer to fall on a sword.