July 06, 2015

Media Party all ears when "conservatives" trash talk Harper

Brian LilleyRebel Co-Founder
 

One of Ronald Reagan's rules was never to speak ill of other conservatives.

But as we head towards the fall election, three former MPs with Reform, PC, and Conservative Party roots are trash talking Stephen Harper to a far left media outlet. I say they are dancing to the drum of the lefties and not actually helping to fix any of the real problems the Conservatives are dealing with. 

 

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commented 2015-07-07 13:29:41 -0400
Terry,

Don’t you know that The Rebel is the ONLY media source in Canada that tells the truth?
commented 2015-07-07 13:22:21 -0400
Great video, Brian. We need to deconstruct the media’s methods like this more often, and educate the public about it.
commented 2015-07-07 12:49:16 -0400
Let me get this straight, PK. You have NEVER read a negative word against Trudeau Junior and his management of caucus outside this site. Shall I direct you to some?
commented 2015-07-07 12:38:59 -0400
I’ve never read a negative word against Trudeau Jr and his treatment of his party members (outside of here)… nor of Mulcair, Terry…
commented 2015-07-07 10:35:42 -0400
PK, were you reading the Globe and Mail and Star, or watching CBC, when the Ignatieff and Dion leadership campaigns were running? Or for that matter, when the great seismic divide between the Chretien and Martin camps began to open?
commented 2015-07-07 10:05:13 -0400
“Media Party all ears when “conservatives” trash talk Harper" says the title. Well, no kidding! Anything to discredit the Conservatives, anything to blacklist Harper! Would the so-called Media Party report the same about dissent within the Liberal or NDP ranks? Would the Liberals or NDP even tolerate such questioning from within their ranks?
commented 2015-07-07 09:54:35 -0400
Joan – “jude-asses” is the perfect description for these losers!
commented 2015-07-07 08:08:07 -0400
Bill, note that Jimmy’s comment was: ‘“If the election was held TODAY– the NDP would win” (my emphasis).
But there’s many a slip twixt the cup and the lip.
commented 2015-07-07 08:06:20 -0400
“If the election was held today – the NDP would win”
Why do we bother voting when the clairvoyant oracles have all the answers before the ballots are counted.
I’ll be here the day after the election to watch you eat crow pie Jimmy. ;-)
commented 2015-07-07 07:32:04 -0400
Token: congratulations on your elevation to the role of Spokesperson for Conservatives. Do you get a mace or a coronet, or something? However, I guess you’ll have to follow your boss’s lead, and start cracking down on dissidents in your own ranks.
“you got the civil service, or in other words the spending part right”.
Yes, I did.
“Most right wingers are happy to let the abortion issue just go away.”
I refer you to Rick McGinnis’s very interesting article here, http://www.theinterim.com/issues/getting-out-of-the-echo-chamber/, widely picked up, reblogged and retweeted in the Catholic blogosphere among the Lifesite News types. A minority of Conservatives? Probably, which is why I said “many”, not "most.
“Most of us support C-51.”
Most of you certainly do (as do many Liberals). But not the Libertarian stream, which shares the same concerns as the left about the bill’s potential abuse.
“We realize that Harper is just the most recent Prime Minister to make embarrassing senate appointments.”
Sorry, but if you don’t see the raw cynicism and contempt for the Senate required to appoint a Brazeau or a Duffy, I don’t know what to say.
“We mostly get why he hasn’t taken apart the CBC…”
LOL. Uh – that view is clearly not clear to much of the readership here, which is unrelentingly calling for its dismantling.
“These temper and micromanagement issues are, as far as I can tell, completely made up bullshit coming from the opposition.”
Like Tom Flanagan? Don’t you live in Ottawa?
“Do you seriously think any conservatives would vote anything other than Conservative because the current Conservative Party isn’t conservative enough?”
No, I don’t – a point made by McGinnis above. Harper really doesn’t have to respond to caucus for precisely the reason you raise. There IS no credible leadership alternative to him (which is very troubling sign in ANY organization), and no Conservative will vote NDP or Liberal. I agree.
commented 2015-07-07 01:26:32 -0400
If the election was held today – the NDP would win. So obviously there’s a bunch of conservatives that are willing to take the hit – as long as Harper is gone and then they can rebuild the conservative brand with a candidate more to their liking for the next election. Sometimes sacrifices need to be made in politics and you let the other guy win for the greater good. In this case, ending Stephen Harper’s political career.
commented 2015-07-07 01:11:35 -0400
Terry, speaking as a conservative, and I believe for most conservatives and Conservatives, you are, sadly, once again, just plain wrong. Our complaints: you got the civil service, or in other words the spending part right. The rest, we are pretty much willing to wait for or you’re just wrong. Most right wingers are happy to let the abortion issue just go away. Despite the trumpeting from the left most of us support C-51. We realize that Harper is just the most recent Prime Minister to make embarrassing senate appointments, he doesn’t own that any more than Chretien, or Martin, or anyone else from any other party. We mostly get why he hasn’t taken apart the CBC, the backlash would cost him too much politically, it’s kinda on our long term wish list. These temper and micromanagement issues are, as far as I can tell, completely made up bullshit coming from the opposition. I’ve seen governments run by bullies before, this one just doesn’t walk nor talk like that species of duck. There’s a difference between running a tight ship and being a top-down asshole. Chretien, now THERE was a bully! No, sorry, conservatives are still sold on Harper, by a comfortable majority. Not a huge majority, there’s still lots of room for improvement, but compared to the alternatives he’s Secretariat in a field of Mr. Eds. Do you seriously think any conservatives would vote anything other than Conservative because the current Conservative Party isn’t conservative enough? Try this: how many NDP supporters would vote Conservative because Angry Tom’s party isn’t far enough to the left? Maybe that kind of backward logic works for you but here in right wing land it just doesn’t fly.
Terry, if you think this video is a “sloppy love song to Stephen Harper” you must be a pretty cheap date! You ever check out the comment sections on political stories over at CBC? It’s positively masturbatory over Justin! One of the reasons I avoid it is because it makes me blush too much! That’s after all the hatred, of course. Lots and lots of hating going on over there. Stay here at theRebel. Feel the love.
commented 2015-07-07 00:18:25 -0400
TYEE is the most dead beat ,left wing piece of garbage that Bourque allows. People should read it just so that they can be educated as to the BS that their kids are learning in University. I was speaking to a young lady that is taking Social……..(Services) , up at at the SOO (Sault Ste Marie). Anyway, I asked how it was going when she came home for the summer. She said that they just keep repeating the same stuff over and over again and it is hardly worth going to class. " Like What" -I asked. No lies— " Just that Capitalism is bad—but I already knew that " . I told her that I am a Capitalist —she did not believe me. She likes me and could not believe that I could possibly be so evil. Amazing.
commented 2015-07-06 23:47:09 -0400
Peter,

I am willing to concede that the right wing media gets it right sometimes – if you are willing to concede that the left wing media gets it rights sometimes. In other words – it doesn’t automatically mean that a news story or article is wrong, because it’s posted in a left or right wing news source. So to further make my point – MacLeans has been factual and completely right countless times during their existence.
commented 2015-07-06 23:30:08 -0400
Jimmy, MacLeans is a far left leaning magazine, so it is only obvious any poll they do of “experts” they choose are also going to be left leaning. What I am saying is that Maclean is very biased, so no poll they do about Harper will be fair. That’s like asking Frank Graves to do an honest poll of Harper. Just won’t happen.
commented 2015-07-06 23:25:23 -0400
Jimmy, we’ll see on voting day. That is the only poll or opinion that counts.
commented 2015-07-06 22:11:30 -0400
Terry said, “Don’t shoot the messengers, Brian. Focus on the root cause of the discontent.”

You just don’t get it, Terry. It does not matter how bad Harper is because he is the only one that is even close to PM material and the only one that conservatives (even the disenfranchised ones) can vote for. They certainly are not going to vote for airhead Justin, and voting for Thomas and the NDP is about as abhorrent to a true conservative as voting for Kim Jong-un.
commented 2015-07-06 21:37:48 -0400
Joan said: “greedy, self-centred, narcissistic Jude-asses would sell their mothers to IS for a moment in the spotlight.” Probably true, however one suspects only the Devil knows for sure! Actually Joan, I think you have raised this point before about how some “Conservatives” are doing more harm than good! Ahead of the wave on that one. Congratulations!
commented 2015-07-06 21:33:18 -0400
Bill said: “loyal deck hands grumbling out loud about the tight ship policy of some 8 years” Well, to coin an old phrase “Loose lips sink ships”. Previous Conservative Gov’ts have foundered over this phrase, and even the previous Lieberal Gov’t. So it seems there is no immunity anywhere.
commented 2015-07-06 21:28:39 -0400
No kidding, Brian. What treachery! Lots of sour grapes.

Sad, such greedy, self-centred, narcissistic Jude-asses would sell their mothers to IS for a moment in the spotlight.
commented 2015-07-06 21:25:06 -0400
I think you may be witnessing the loyal deck hands grumbling out loud about the tight ship policy of some 8 years – frustration with overly tight caucus discipline that has many CPC MPs feeling excluded from the governing process.
commented 2015-07-06 21:21:43 -0400
Brian, is this sloppy love song to Stephen Harper your applications for Mike Duffy’s Senate seat?
There are at least two things happening among conservatives. It can’t be denied that Harper has been a big disappointment to many of his former fans. His refusal to support anti abortion legislation, his astonishing expansion of the civil service, Bill C-51, his embarrassing Senate appointments, his failure to destroy the CBC, his temper, his micromanagement – even on this loyalist site, folks have been pointing out that Harper is taking the support of his base for granted. It’s not surprising that disaffected member are speaking out.
Don’t shoot the messengers, Brian. Focus on the root cause of the discontent.
commented 2015-07-06 20:24:57 -0400
Gee, with friends like that… :P then again maybe they are taking political strategy classes from Preston
commented 2015-07-06 20:08:10 -0400
Lol,Rick , presto
commented 2015-07-06 19:53:56 -0400
Thanks Brian.
Isn’t it that all’s fair in love, politics and war. We’ve seen this factional infighting before.
Please do keep exposing them.
commented 2015-07-06 19:47:09 -0400
The media party have an intellectual dysfunction called the “Harper Derangement Syndrome”. We can never expect honesty from the main stream media, especially when it comes to their representation of the Conservative … or Justin since they protect their little darling … or Mulcair since they see him as a possible second if their little honey bumkins Justin does not get elected.
commented 2015-07-06 19:18:10 -0400
Political stripes aside, stupid people everywhere! Could be the reason none of them got elected/re-elected. Almost makes one wonder if they have been taking advice from Presto!