So arrogant he doesn't even show up to debate other #CPC hopefuls, this after likely eliminating Patrick Brown. @PierrePoilievre so confident he's got the #CPC Leadership, he is skipping the Calgary leadership debate, will attend party with Brett Wilson.https://t.co/SbrOV0jZMc— Jaro Giesbrecht 🇨🇦🇸🇰 (@JaroGiesbrecht) July 6, 2022
Patrick Brown is out of the running for the CPC leadership. The CPC wants PP. That's fine. The Liberals and NDP want to run against PP too. https://t.co/44Pbl3isLp— Unbranded (@Unbranded63) July 6, 2022
...this is probably good for the Tory Party in terms of general election posture in 3 years, because with Brown out of the race, it basically stops Poilievre from having to continue his tack right.It’s now not the case that he has anything resembling a threat to the leadership, and if he’s smart, he can tone back the negativity and the anger and start a more fulsome pivot to the centre, which will enable him to avoid any more quotes or moves in the leadership that end up fucking him in the General.
And here's the morning "media take":
Ha. Didn't know Coyne was now a comedian. https://t.co/ao8DGuROfU— Saskboy from Saskatchewan (@saskboy) July 6, 2022
"not since Erin O'Toole have we seen such a visionary leader." https://t.co/McwFG5gkxQ— Jonathon Van Maren (@JVanMaren) July 6, 2022
The Conservative party is learning the hard way what happens when you elect a populist who becomes unpopular.— Luke McGee (@lukemcgee) July 5, 2022
In many respects, Boris Johnson was always a risk and an experiment. Right now, it's looking like it was an experiment that failed https://t.co/nyTc6tVNrM
The United States has lost its mind.
And what an act it was! Were we not entertained? https://t.co/Cr3RZhTjNp— Chris Selley (@cselley) July 6, 2022
Aren't American journalists and talking heads sick to death of asking endless questions of how to stop gun terrorism in the US— Tracey 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 BIPOC🌈 🏳️⚧️ally #CovidIsntOver (@mustangmadd) July 6, 2022
The privately owned gun and mass shooting carnage capital of the world ,with more guns than people,
IT'S THE FUCKING GUNS
Republicans any minute now: “It’s not about gun violence, it’s about parade safety.”— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) July 4, 2022
The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is moving to Canada.— God (@TheTweetOfGod) July 5, 2022
I wrote about fentanyl-touch panic among police officers, and a toxicologist who spilled a bunch of fentanyl on his hand. https://t.co/GqBudEnZRK— Dan McQuade (@dhm) July 5, 2022
The problem with America falling apart is they’re right next door.— Dean from Winnipeg (@Dean_Winnipeg) July 5, 2022
Finally, here's some stupid shit from rich people:
This idea makes more sense every day! pic.twitter.com/7tmNTx3xaF— Jay Scherberth (@jaysch) July 5, 2022
Like this, Part One:
What’s the point of being fabulously wealthy and famous and having millions of followers if people can still criticize you if you say stupid shit— CyborgSlavesOfPopehat (@Popehat) July 6, 2022
And this, Part Two:
Literally the episode of South Park where Cartman buys himself an amusement park and doesn't let anybody in https://t.co/HBtxkM9clW— Zoé (@ztsamudzi) July 4, 2022
Fuck Bette Midler.— Sarah J. Star (@StarscapeBBS) July 5, 2022
Fuck Macy Gray.
Fuck Ricky Gervais.
Fuck JK Rowling.
Trans women are women.
Trans men are men.
Non-binary people exist.
Cis women aren't being erased simply because transgender men and non-binary folks are being included in the demand for abortion rights.
And this is why transphobia matters:
I never quite grasped that it’s the TERFs who hold a lot of the commanding heights of the media and entertainment world until Bette Midler and Pamela Paul weighed in. I guess I’d thought Rowling was mostly an outlier. I appreciate the education in that regard.— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) July 5, 2022
I think that we’re entering a period when the most meaningful political distinction will be fascist and anti-fascist. It’s really important to understand that transphobia is one of the most potent entry points to fascism today - and act accordingly.— Julia Carrie Wong (@juliacarriew) July 3, 2022
"It hurts thinking about how I usually celebrate this day because freedom means something completely different to me this year," the WNBA star wrote. https://t.co/0CLDspbWpP— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) July 5, 2022