Weak Conservatives – Vegas Mayor Switches Party
The Problem With The Canadian Conservatives
The 2019 federal election is beginning to fade from the collective memory of Canada as the Liberal government continues on in its agenda- life is as it was before. But for conservatives, particularly the Conservative Party of Canada, this should be a time of deep introspection and reassessment. This election was well within the grasp of the Andrew Scheer and his party. The incumbent party was embroiled in scandal and many opinion polls saw the country warming back up to the right. Yet, despite receiving the majority of votes, the CPC failed to unseat Trudeau’s Liberals. Why was this the case?
In the age of extreme polarization and western populism, the centrist falls to the wayside.
Right Now: What has become of Canadian conservatism?
Barry Cooper: Scholars disagree about whether conservatism exists in Canada and, if it does, how to describe it. Part of the Right Now series
Across the free world, the rise of populism and the decline of open debate has stressed our traditional democratic and societal institutions. New parties and movements are emerging to represent constituencies that have little connection to the political ideologies of the past. What does conservatism mean in Canada today? Is there a set of principles that self-identified conservatives could agree on, and that political parties running on right-of-centre platforms would embrace? Would the country’s historical conservative thinkers recognize the movement as it stands today? In an ongoing National Post series, contributors assess the current state of Canadian conservatism — and offer their thoughts on what it should be. Here, Barry Cooper examines Canadian conservatism past and present.
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee switches to Republican Party
North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee announced Tuesday he’s switching his party affiliation from Democratic to Republican.
Lee revealed his switch on Fox News and followed with a statement through his political committee explaining his decision.
He said that while he was previously a registered Democrat, he voted for former President Donald Trump twice and has long-held conservative values, like supporting gun rights.
“Though I’ve been a registered Democrat on paper my entire life, I made the switch in my heart a long time ago, because on some things, there’s simply no compromise,” Lee said.
He also blamed the new slate of progressive leadership at the Nevada State Democratic Party as one of the reasons for his switch.
DC Mayor Muriel Bowser slammed for ‘blaming victim’ in tweet after Uber Eats driver dies during carjacking
Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser has come under fire for an apparently insensitive tweet days after the death of taxi driver Mohammad Anwar, whose cab was carjacked by two teen girls. Bowser was slammed for sharing a video from DC’s Metro police on “preventing auto thefts” following Anwar’s death on March 23.
Anwar, 66, was reportedly killed when the girls tried carjacking him near Nationals Park using a stun gun. The names of the two juvenile girls arrested in the case have not been released by the police.
2 Black Female DC Teens Will Not Face Consequences For Violent Death Of Asian Uber Eats Diver
Two Black Teen girls whose shocking and violent attacks went viral and ended in a Muslim man’s death in Washington DC while he was working have been given a rapid cushy plea deal to basically get off without any punishment.
“Two teen girls accused of car-jacking and killing an Uber Eats driver in D.C. ‘reach plea deal with prosecutor ensuring they will not be held past the age of 21 nor be placed in a prison facility, “DailyMail UK reported.
Nike sues over Lil Nas X ‘Satan Shoes’ with human blood in soles
Nike filed a federal trademark infringement lawsuit Monday against the company that released a controversial customized version of its sneakers in collaboration with the rapper Lil Nas X.