Jump to content
Political Discussion Forums

Liberal Candidate uses Race to appeal to voters


Recommended Posts

Quote

 

On Saturday, they got an answer when Liberal candidate Karen Wang used WeChat, a Chinese social media platform, to urge supporters to vote for her, “the only Chinese candidate” in the riding, rather than NDP leader Jagmeet Singh, who she identified as “of Indian descent.” Singh, who is vying for his first seat in the House of Commons, is Canada’s first non-white federal party leader. The other candidates are Conservative Jay Shin and People’s Party of Canada’s Laura-Lynn Tyler Thompson.

Translated from Chinese, part of Wang’s post read: “If we can increase the voting rate, as the only Chinese candidate in this riding, if I can garner 16,000 votes I will easily win the byelection, control the election race and make history! My opponent in this byelection is the NDP candidate Singh of Indian descent!”

 

If this candidate is still representing the Liberals by the time of the Election then JT is a massive hypocrite. 

This post should have also sealed the race for Jagmeet Singh who actually needs some good news. 

Edited by Boges
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
58 minutes ago, Boges said:

If this candidate is still representing the Liberals by the time of the Election then JT is a massive hypocrite. 

This post should have also sealed the race for Jagmeet Singh who actually needs some good news. 

Boges I love you but...

why is Jagmeet running in his seat in BC? He lives two doors down from me in Mississauga. Why is he not running in my riding or in Ontario? He went to the largest Seikh riding he could find to guarantee he would be elected.

Yes this Chinese candidate engaged in clumsy ethnic pandering. She is one of many who does. I don't excuse it but its so common why act surprised?

All three parties pander and recruit candidates with profiles  based on the ethnic ghettoes in the ridings. Come on let's get real.

The whole system of elections is geared on ethnic pandering.

It is a joke for Jasmeet to say he is running on behalf of all Canadians. Bullshit. He went to a Seikh ghetto to appeal to Seikhs to guarantee he gets elected, end of story.

He's an ethnic whore.

This is someone who said he would run in Quebec. Yah fat chance.

Seriously, you don't think the Conservatives will run tokens in ethnic ridings? You thing only the Liberals and NDP do?

Please.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Rue
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Boges said:

I'd like to get a cite of a CPC candidate publicly telling voters to vote for X candidate because of their race and the race of candidate Y. 

If a white person did it, there'd be hate crime charges. 

True that won't happen directly Bogesy but indirectly? Happens all the time door to door on the election campaign. Oh you bet if a white person said that there would be all hell to pay.

Its the bullcrap reality we live in today. I agree with you but I am just saying I am not surprised. Also I think people unfairly stereotype the Conservative Party as anti ethnic which will place pressure on it to recruit ethnic candidates. Its reality. We should be voting for candidates regardless of their damn ethnicity but you see how it works. Look how fast Trudeau tried to call Scheer a racist for questioning the insanity of illegal entry into Canada. Look how Trudeau went to India ethnic pandering. Its a reality on the campaign trail to put on ethnic outfits and pose for the cameras. Mr. Scheer does not have to wear a yamacha for me. Tell him that. I will vote for him even though he is a gentile. Some of my best friends are. (said tongue in Jewish cheek)

 

Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Boges said:

I'd like to get a cite of a CPC candidate publicly telling voters to vote for X candidate because of their race and the race of candidate Y. 

If a white person did it, there'd be hate crime charges. 

What about Harper's 'Old Stock Canadians' comment?

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Machjo said:

What about Harper's 'Old Stock Canadians' comment?

Cite context? Harper certainly broadened the ethnic "Big Tent" element of the CPC. Any attack that it's a party of angry white men is just an old Liberal mantra. 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites
9 minutes ago, Boges said:

Cite context? Harper certainly broadened the ethnic "Big Tent" element of the CPC. Any attack that it's a party of angry white men is just an old Liberal mantra. 

I lean conservative myself and I certainly reject any Candidate that appeals to his or her Chinese or any other ethnicity, but I include Anglo ethnocentricism in that too.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Machjo said:

I lean conservative myself and I certainly reject any Candidate that appeals to his or her Chinese or any other ethnicity, but I include Anglo ethnocentricism in that too.

It's established that appealing to Anglo or Judeo-Christian heritage of a Candidate is frowned upon. 

But what's good for the Goose is good for the Gander. 

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
3 minutes ago, Boges said:

It's established that appealing to Anglo or Judeo-Christian heritage of a Candidate is frowned upon. 

But what's good for the Goose is good for the Gander. 

I absolutely agree. Like I said, I don't condone that Chinese candidate's comment and she should retract it.

I'm just saying that that Anglos (and Francos too by the way) are not immune from it either.

 

But I digress. Back to the OP: she should formally withdraw her comment or face the consequences. I as a voter would certainly reconsider voting for her for that comment.

Edited by Machjo
  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, Boges said:

I'd like to get a cite of a CPC candidate publicly telling voters to vote for X candidate because of their race and the race of candidate Y. 

If a white person did it, there'd be hate crime charges. 

Tribalism is the holy grail of modern retail politics. It allows the population to be sliced and diced into easily identifiable cultural constituencies that can then be profiled and bought off one at a time. We kid ourselves if we believe anything other than this is going on in all three mainstream political parties. The only constituency to which collective appeals are considered inappropriate is the majority population. As Maxime Bernier has stated, we're in an era characterized by an agenda of extreme diversity. The problem, of course, will arise if the excluded group asserts its collective beliefs and interests.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Boges said:

I'd like to get a cite of a CPC candidate publicly telling voters to vote for X candidate because of their race and the race of candidate Y. 

If a white person did it, there'd be hate crime charges. 

It's usually not said that baldly. But there is no doubt whatsoever that ethnic candidates spend much of their time in their temples/mosques/churches and at various ethnic gatherings telling their people how great it would be to have one of 'theirs' as an MP in Ottawa to influence policy. Every ethnic candidate for the Tories, Liberals and NDP do it. Hell, they often gather up 'their' people prior to an election and then rush the local riding association with a sudden flood of new members, all of whom will vote for their guy to be candidate. They often know little or nothing about him (or her) except he's one of "theirs'. It happens in every riding with a large ethnic membership across Canada.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Machjo said:

What about Harper's 'Old Stock Canadians' comment?

What about it? Did he ever suggest 'old stock' Canadians should vote for the Tories? He only ever used that phrase to differentiate between immigrants and those whose ancestry is here. And it wasn't done during an election campaign.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
On 1/16/2019 at 6:12 PM, AngusThermopyle said:

She's been fired. Of course the Liberals are saying that she resigned but we all know that's just double speak for fired.

It will be fascinating to see if she runs as an independent candidate. While it's certainly inconvenient that she made a racialist appeal before being dumped or resigning as a Lib candidate, she surely understood that this kind of strategy actually works in attracting some voters. We see this here in Ontario, especially in and around some of the GTA's burgeoning ethnoburbs, where mainstream party candidates sometimes barely conceal their identity affiliations. All of this, I guess, is quite predictable given our open-ended multicultural policy, but what would the reaction be if a candidate of, say, Irish-Scottish heritage put out an appeal to constituents to vote for the 'white guy like you'. I suspect progressives, whose apparent reaction to the Karen Wang fiasco has been remarkably muted, would be apoplectic, and rightly so. This is a country, after all, in which double standards have become firmly entrenched.

As an aside, I wonder if all of this doesn't play into Trudeau's agenda as there's a school of thought that Trudeau wants Singh to win in order to ensure he remains the NDP leader for the upcoming election? As Singh's leadership, both within and outside of his own party, has to date been seen as uninspiring, and as a weak NDP will likely allow the Libs to peel off NDP-leaning voters next October, it's surprising the Libs put up a candidate to challenge him.

Edited by turningrite
Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

×
×
  • Create New...