DIVISIVE: Arrogant Nenshi Tries Blaming His Collapsing Popularity On ‘Racism’

A sad and divisive effort to distract from his struggle in the election.

In 2013, Naheed Nenshi won 73% of the vote in the Calgary Mayoral Election. Now, polls show him falling behind his challenger Bill Smith, with one survey putting him at just 31% support to Bill Smith’s 48%.

So, either two things have happened since 2013:

Either 40% of Calgarians suddenly became racists all of a sudden, or people are reacting to the tax increases and increasingly arrogant attitude displayed by Nenshi. While almost all fair-minded people think it’s the latter, Nenshi would have you believe it’s the former. As his poll numbers decline, Nenshi is now trying to imply that those who oppose him are racists trying to “take Calgary backwards,” presumably by not voting for him.

In a Facebook post first shared by Mashood Qazi, Nenshi said the following:

“There are forces out there supporting opponents that want us to go backwards and don’t want a city that is so inclusive of everyone.” 

“They don’t want a city that is so inclusive of everyone and it is absolutely incumbent on us to hold on to the city we are proud of to make sure that we vote.”

“We know they are using a lot of technology to get people who don’t believe in diversity to get people who might be racists or haters out to vote.”

“My request for you is to vote. Get your neighbours and your family and your friends and your co-workers, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, Pakistani and non-Pakistani, alike out to vote.”

“Don’t let them divide us.”

Though the video was removed from facebook, it can be seen below:

Backlash

There has been a strong backlash against Nenshi’s video, so much so that the video was removed the person who originally posted it. Clearly, people can see past Nenshi’s obviously cynical attempt to shame people into voting for him. Nenshi is trying to make people believe that opposition to him and his policies can only be about racism, not an actual reaction to his time in office. It’s absurd, it’s manipulative, and it’s disgraceful.

In fact, this kind of elitist condescending arrogance is a big reason why Nenshi’s popularity has collapsed so dramatically in the first place, and it’s no surprise that people are getting fed up with it.

Spencer Fernando

Photo – YouTube

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Jacinte

I really think that Nenshi is losing popularity exactly because people dont want to go backwards, they want to move forward. I did not know he found the people who had elected him racist. That’s news to me.

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jack grandville
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I am flabbergasted — reading this, all I can see in my mind is the ‘victim card’ being played again — if I am wrong, please let me know — I do not want the racist card played as well.

Cr
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Cr

Time for you to go Nenshi..

P Toth
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P Toth

He is right, his popularity is collapsing because of racism. The racism HE is guilty of every single day!

Char crouse
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Char crouse

Don’t let THEM divide them us. Who is THEM. I am appalled that a Calgary Mayor would behave in such a boorish way. Shame on you Nenchi for implying that all Calgarians are racist.

Scott
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Scott

Calgary is my city, but unfortunately I can’t vote there because my residents is in Edmonton
Please vote this guy out Calgary!

Tanya
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Tanya

It is getting pretty tiresome listening to the Nenshi’s of Canada pull the racism card. If everyone was actually ‘United’ in Canada… embracing ‘Canadian culture’ by “integrating and assimilating” then there really wouldn’t be a racism card to pull. Who cares about the colour of anyone’s skin? The issue here is simply abiding by Canadian laws and caring about Canadian values and having loyalty to ‘this’ great Nation. Enough of this garbage that Diversity is are Strength. This catchphrase is such an oxymoron it’s laughable and concerning at the same time. Basically it claims ‘division’ is our strength. It’s tearing… Read more »

Wayne Agostino
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Wayne Agostino

YES YES YES!!!!

Ana Gomes
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Ana Gomes

Wolf! wolf! wolf!!! You are a racist, Nenshi, and you know it. Aren’t you tired of that old card? I used to like you ,before I knew you better… Are your opponents allowed to win? You do not like their Race?… We got you!!! We live in a Democracy,( if we can send Trudeau packing,) and your opponents belong to the Human Race. They may even dare to be white. Wolf!! wolf…I know that is sinful, but that is human too. Should we all vote for you ,just to prove that we are not racist? What about the Indians or… Read more »

Ana Gomes
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Ana Gomes

This is a laughing matter.
There is no point in crying.
Remember Europe , and vote Non fascist- Non Communist. Protect Canada.
You can still do it. It is becoming increasingly more difficult to do. Trudeauphobia would help.
In a few years, who knows if we can talk freely with our friends.

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Cheryl

Yes, it has absolutely nothing to do with mismanagement, higher property taxes, his way or the highway (yes he is a bully mayor). I am so tired of people using the racist card instead of owning up to their own failure/incompetence. Funny how no one was racist when he was voted in??

Tanya
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Tanya

“It is getting pretty tiresome listening to the Nenshi’s of Canada pull the racism card. If everyone was actually ‘United’ in Canada… embracing ‘Canadian culture’ by “integrating and assimilating” then there really wouldn’t be a racism card to pull. Who cares about the colour of anyone’s skin? The issue here is simply abiding by Canadian laws and caring about Canadian values and having loyalty to ‘this’ great Nation. Enough of this garbage that Diversity is are Strength. This catchphrase is such an oxymoron it’s laughable and concerning at the same time. Basically it claims ‘division’ is our strength. It’s tearing… Read more »

Wayne Agostino
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Wayne Agostino

Wow Nenshi, never thought you would lower yourself to pulling the race card. So disappointing,

Chaz Martel
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Chaz Martel

Yep, you know when you are reduced to playing the race card and have nothing else to offer, your days are numbered.

One wonders if all the years that Calgarians voted for him, term after term, were they racist then as well? Or are they only racist when they don’t vote for him?