Friday, April 28, 2017

-At least Christy Clark and I agree on one thing: you don't have to vote for her. You really, really don't. #IamLinda https://t.co/wq0TTftWK0 @charliedemers--------------Trendsmap Canada @TrendsmapCanada #iamlinda is now trending in CanadaPaul Doroshenko @PaulDoroshenko Linda isn't the type to write a $10,000 cheque for special access. Christy hasn't been paid to talk to her so move on quickly. #bcpoli




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At least Christy Clark and I agree on one thing: you don't have to vote for her. You really, really don't. #IamLinda https://t.co/wq0TTftWK0
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Julie Ali
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#iamlinda because I sure ain't Christy Clark and the elite

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https://www.pressprogress.ca/christy_clark_literally_turned_her_back_on_a_voter_british_columbians_are_calling_her_arrogant

Christy Clark literally turned her back on a voter, British Columbians are calling her 'arrogant'

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No wonder polls show Christy Clark is the "most disliked" leader in British Columbia.
One voter in North Vancouver learned the hard way what happens when you decide to speak your mind rather than let yourself be used as a prop in a Christy Clark photo-op:





A moment from the campaign trail: "I would never vote for you." And @christyclarkbc replies, "That's why we live in a democracy." 


As Clark and several BC Liberal candidates wandered through the produce section at a local grocery store Thursday afternoon shaking hands with shoppers, one voter who introduced herself as "Linda" made the mistake of going off-message:
"Hi Christy. I'm Linda. I would never vote for you because..."
Before Linda could finish her sentence, Clark grabbed Linda's arm and interrupted her:
"You don't have to. That's why we live in a democracy."
Clark then turned her back to Linda and walked away.
Too bad Linda isn't a foreign corporation with a quarter of a million dollars on hand – Clark might have bothered listening to her concerns.
That's because interrupting a voter and dismissing their concerns at a photo op seems like an unusual choice for a politician seeking re-election, as many observers later noted:


A moment from the campaign trail: "I would never vote for you." And @christyclarkbc replies, "That's why we live in a democracy."  pic.twitter.com/4mzqzP00Hr
@cbcnewsbc @christyclarkbc The disdain Clark shows here for a BC voter is palpable. She works for us.











And it turns out many people felt like they could relate with Linda's feelings of being disrespected and ignored by Christy Clark.
By Thursday evening, #IamLinda became one of the most popular hashtags in Canada as British Columbians took to Twitter to tell Linda they know how it feels too:  



Here's a few examples of what they said:




For all of @ChristyClarkBC's chatter about Anger Management, she should look at her own Arrogance Management issues.   https://twitter.com/lailayuile/status/857788144397176832 



Linda isn't the type to write a $10,000 cheque for special access.
Christy hasn't been paid to talk to her so move on quickly.  https://twitter.com/thebreakernews/status/857765196034711552 



 because I don't have enough money or power to be of ANY interest to @christyclarkbc or the @bcliberals... 



This is one of the risks of being out of touch Premier who works for $$$$ corporate donors + no one else   https://twitter.com/richardzussman/status/857761107024289793 






 because I shouldn't be working 48+ hours every week and still be unable to afford to rent a decent apartment in Surrey! 



, because I want a BC Premier who cares enough to listen to my concerns, not just use me as a prop in her photo op https://twitter.com/molly_n_max/status/857776394792718336 






 because the BC Liberals ignored the housing crisis in Vancouver for years before taking any action. 



 because I can't stand CC lying to BCers all the damn time. No I don't believe U care about low income housing or the people.



 because Christy Clark doesn't care about renters and low wage earners like me.



 because I make $9.60/hour with a University education. You'll never have my vote @christyclarkbc Only 11 days to a 



 because I'm tired of being nickled and dimed to death while Christy's friends get one free ride after another.



 3 teacher strikes (2005,2012,2014) over issues that took SCC 20 minutes to rule against Clark on. 14 years of reduced services.



 because I'm a teacher & propping up an underfunded education system while the government attacks me is exhausting.   https://twitter.com/richardzussman/status/857761107024289793 





Well, "thank goodness" we live in a democracy – British Columbians go to the polls on May 9th.


The hashtag "#IamLinda" trended across Twitter as British Columbians told Linda they know how it feels to be disrespected by Christy Clark.
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Julie Ali Wonderful example of the elite ignoring the ordinary citizen. Usually the political hires don't make these sorts of mistakes but Ms. Clark must think she is invincible. She should remember the PCs in Alberta. We kicked butt in the last election and I'm hoping the folks in BC do the same with the Liberals.
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