Note: April 12, 2014, incumbent Conservative MP Rob Anders was denied renomination in the federal riding of Calgary-Signal Hill. The following was published here in 2012 and is worth repeating once again. Until now, this MP proved that loyalty overcomes stupidity in Stephen Harper’s world.
According to the National Post, Anders
satisfies satisfied party bosses, even though his Calgary constituency wants wanted him replaced:
Rob Anders has done it again. An MP widely considered invisible at best, and horrible at worst, has been saved from local rejection after party headquarters denied his own riding directors the chance to shop for a better Conservative candidate.
For reasons the national office will not explain, the Conservatives have thrown blanket protection over the Calgary West MP to enforce his apparently unalienable right to carry their banner into the next election…
Veterans called NDP hacks, Jeff Davis, Postmedia News
…After nodding off in a committee meeting held in Halifax, Anders denied falling asleep. He later went on the offensive, describing two Afghan war veterans, who volunteer their time to help homeless former soldiers, as “NDP hacks” and supporters of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin.
Anders apologized for his comments about veterans advocates Jim Lowther and David MacLeod, both of whom are card-carrying Conservatives.
I wonder if Rob Anders believes the people pictured below were also “NDP hacks.”
|Canada’s Fallen Veterans – Afghanistan|
The following was reported in my February 2 article Uncomfortable Parallels:
“After Rob Anders called Nelson Mandela “a communist and terrorist,” Harper said the Calgary MP was a true conservative and faithful supporter.”
Anders a political crank who deserved to go down, Don Braid, Calgary Herald, April 13, 2014:
Anders will now spend the rest of his term in Ottawa as the lamest of ducks. Which does not mean he’ll stop quacking. There’s remains a chance he could be nominated in another riding…
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