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Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Chris Reid: Too conservative for Tories, just right for the Western Standard
Chris Reid, former Conservative candidate in Toronto Centre, was "dumped" by the Conservative Party after his pro-concealed carry gun views, and other meat-and-potatoes small government views became public.
Are those the kinds of views the Western Standard would shy away from? Not even close. We've invited Chris to blog at the Shotgun blog--Canada's premier blog for the pro-liberty, small government, free speecher, pro-gun rights, get-the-government-the-hell-out-of-the-way, community--and he's accepted.
"I would be honoured to blog for the Western Standard," said Chris. And we'd be honoured to have you.
What can you expect from Chris? Here's just a sampling of two of his most recent blog posts:
"Ah yes, what an incredible few days it has been. The saying is true, 24 hours is a lifetime in politics. One second you're shaking hands with the Prime Minister and on the blackberries of the campaign staff, the next day you can't get called back. Why? For articulating conservative principles. Which I will continue to promote.
This is where political correctness has gotten in this country - a Conservative Party that is afraid to proudly be conservative, and a media that can't be bothered to analyze anything. The media is simply focused on the "gaffe" this caused the campaign, with no analysis of what I actually said. So don't worry liberals, there is no hidden agenda to the Conservative Party, because it has sold its soul to the MSM, you can freely vote Conservative and still have your ever-expanding nanny state!
So thank you to the Liberal bloggers for liberating me to be able to express my political thoughts. I could never have gotten this attention without you. And thank you to the outpouring of online support from people I have never even met, from the Western Standard, to conservative bloggers. Plus not to mention a great 580CFRA poll, I wager 64.9% would have also been the percentage of votes I would have gotten in Toronto Centre if I was still the candidate!"
And from yesterday:
"Was on AM640 Talk Radio this morning with John Oakley. We had a great discussion about what transpired over the weekend. We discussed why handgun bans don't work, the horrible problem of identity politics and political correctness in our system, and Human Rights Commissions and Hate Speech Laws about how they suppress freedom of expression, and free speech. I'm just waiting for my call to be hauled before these Kangaroo Courts after my postings.
I see Andrew Coyne was right on the money in his analysis of the election campaign with regard to the Mainstream Media. Let's see, so far the most substantive issues in this campaign have been a puffin, reporters wanting to know what kind of vegetable the Prime Minister could be, and SHOCK that candidates had opinions and a life previous to becoming a candidate. I dunno, I thought maybe elections might actually talk about foreign policy? High Gas Prices? Third world living conditions of natives due to big government control? Maybe the suppression of free speech at the hands of Human Rights Commissions? Oh right, I forgot we are supposed to walk on egg shells and avoid real discussion."
Welcome aboard, Chris. Make yourself at home.
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Welcome Chris and looking forward to seeing your blogs.
Posted by: Alain | 2008-09-24 5:14:24 PM
What I read sounds like the kind of conservative values that should be in the conservatives, so much for giving the people what they want, eh Chris? Glad you are here, Good Luck.
Posted by: prairie dog | 2008-09-24 7:25:24 PM
Welcome Chris, my kind of conservative.
Posted by: JC | 2008-09-24 8:34:28 PM
Welcome Chris, Have we come full circle back to the Mulroney Conservatives where spin doctors and focus groups trumped principles?
Posted by: John Chittick | 2008-09-24 11:29:23 PM
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