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


15 comments Add yours
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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 this country apart.
    In order to have Unity…true Unity…the values of the Host country ‘must’ be embraced.
    Mr. Nenshi seems to forget that when he, along with the majority of leaders looking for the next vote, profess inclusivity… and then immediately contradicts the statement in breaking down “Muslims and non muslims, pakistani and non-pakistanis”… is divisive in nature. Shouldn’t Mr. Nenshi be referring to Calgarians …or Canadians.
    When will this country finally be UNITED as ‘CANADIANS’…I’ll tell you when…When EVERY citizen is UNITED in our RULE of LAW and the strength of the Judeo Christian Values that built this Nation. The very reason people around the world long to live here.
    When we stop apologizing for being Canadian…then, and only then, do we have a chance to survive the assault of those who try to undermine us.

  6. 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 Muslims who vote for you? Are they racist too? They should always vote for people of another race if they do not want you to call them racists. What is good for the gander…
    Are you human or just a semi-god prophet who does not share power?

  7. 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.

  8. 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??

  9. “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 this country apart.
    In order to have Unity…true Unity…the values of the Host country ‘must’ be embraced.
    Mr. Nenshi seems to forget that when he, along with the majority of leaders looking for the next vote, profess inclusivity… and then immediately contradicts the statement in breaking down “Muslims and non muslims, pakistani and non-pakistanis”… is divisive in nature. Shouldn’t Mr. Nenshi be referring to Calgarians …or Canadians.
    When will this country finally be UNITED as ‘CANADIANS’…I’ll tell you when…When EVERY citizen is UNITED in our RULE of LAW and the strength of the JUDEO CHRISTIAN VALUES that built this Nation. The very reason people around the world long to live here.
    When we stop apologizing for being Canadian…then, and only then, do we have a chance to survive the assault of those who try to undermine us”.

  10. 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?

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