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2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

brihard

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Jordan Peterson hosted Pierre Poilievre a few days ago on his YouTube channel. It was a great conversation. It was intelligent, measured, and calm. This guy will be a great PM.
Doubtful he will take the Conservatives to an electoral win. The party membership seems to remain oblivious to the fact that the overlap between what the CPC wants in a leader and what Canada wants in a leader has diverged considerably.

Personally I can’t take someone who’s going crypto-bro seriously when it comes to fiscal or economic policy. That plus his inane pledge to fire the governor of the BoC (which actually requires legislation) shows that he’s more concerned about partisan pandering than advancing serious concerns for how he would govern. He’s caught himself in a trap where his aspirations cause him to feel obliged to make certain noises, but to too many Canadians, those noises are either outright concerning or, at best, dumb.

We will not see Pierre Poilievre as PM. Picking him will simply hand the Liberals another term, and further erode the CPC’s credibility as a party that wants to be taken seriously as something other than just being angry and reactionary.
 

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Doubtful he will take the Conservatives to an electoral win. The party membership seems to remain oblivious to the fact that the overlap between what the CPC wants in a leader and what Canada wants in a leader has diverged considerably.

Personally I can’t take someone who’s going crypto-bro seriously when it comes to fiscal or economic policy. That plus his inane pledge to fire the governor of the BoC (which actually requires legislation) shows that he’s more concerned about partisan pandering than advancing serious concerns for how he would govern. He’s caught himself in a trap where his aspirations cause him to feel obliged to make certain noises, but to too many Canadians, those noises are either outright concerning or, at best, dumb.

We will not see Pierre Poilievre as PM. Picking him will simply hand the Liberals another term, and further erode the CPC’s credibility as a party that wants to be taken seriously as something other than just being angry and reactionary.

Bingo. Well said.
 

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That plus his inane pledge to fire the governor of the BoC (which actually requires legislation) shows that he’s more concerned about partisan pandering than advancing serious concerns for how he would govern.

Strange that he would not understand the workings of the BoC but the PM/Minister would not have to fire the governor they can just direct the governor to follow their directives at which point the govenor is free to resign if they wish
 

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That plus his inane pledge to fire the governor of the BoC (which actually requires legislation) shows that he’s more concerned about partisan pandering than advancing serious concerns for how he would govern.
Between that and the inane "Free-est Country on Earth" slogan he strikes me as someone trying to run for President of school council. Simple, misguided solutions to complex problems, and a promise to make us the coolest school in the county.
 

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Between that and the inane "Free-est Country on Earth" slogan he strikes me as someone trying to run for President of school council. Simple, misguided solutions to complex problems, and a promise to make us the coolest school in the county.
Likely he is dumbing down his comments for the audience which for the most part think that government is all about the house of Commons and nothing else.
 

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Lots of catch phrases and populist language. Nothing of substance yet as far as policy goes. And his language is tailored to his audience. So yeah, he’s taking some flak now because of it. Cracks in caucus seem to be forming,

I guess we’ll see where this goes.
 
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Brian Liley pretty much hits the nail on the head.

Yup. When political candidates actively show you who they are, believe them. If he’s decent enough to show us openly that he thinks you’re that stupid, then believe and remember that he thinks you’re that stupid. Be wary of a candidate who peddles such abject nonsense, and be wary of those who want and welcome that nonsense peddled to them.
 
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Outside of the populist pandering, the most frustrating thing (to me) about PP's campaign is the incredibly narrowminded partisan take on inflation. The supply side is a huge part of the current equation globally.
 

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He is an atypical Canadian politician. The world outside our borders doesn't matter. It does not effect him.
The average hack politician in this Country has an odd combination of fear/contempt and ignorance of world.
And PP is a near perfect example of the above.
 
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