June 12, 2017

CPC backstabbers can learn about the folly of political pandering from Alberta

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

If the Conservative Party of Canada wants to see what happens when a political party abandons their principles, they need only look at the political party situation in Alberta.

Recent polls show a deep frustration and disappointment with politicians and political parties to the point that the majority aren’t sure who they’d vote for.

The NDP haven’t brought in one policy that was good for Alberta and clearly, conservative politicians toeing the media party line by denouncing chants of “lock her up” at a rally, hasn’t really worked out for them.

The Wildrose Party and the PCs are on the right track with unifying and they do a good job of holding the government to account in the legislature but stats suggest Albertans are tired of the same old political pandering from the same old professional politicians.

People don’t forget when politicians betray them, or try to score political points with the media by throwing them under the bus.

Why would the CPC think that this type of behaviour is going to get them votes?

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commented 2017-06-12 23:09:14 -0400
Hi Leviticus. Maybe your right. Time will tell. My mp is not only a good man but he is also a Christian brother who is upright and faithful. I will wait and see how the future unfolds before throwing the baby out with the bayh water.
commented 2017-06-12 23:05:44 -0400
Yes, Bill Elder did nail it. "political parties are just patronage brokerages. "
Considering the fuckery that has been going on both provincially and federally over the past few years, who in their right mind would have any appetite for anymore bullshit? It is a bitter taste we have in our mouths and as far as I am concerned, political moves to get elected at all costs will not fly anymore. Those days are over. The CPC is way behind and need to catch up quickly or lose their base big time. We are done. That is what they fail to understand. We will see if the ‘woke’ conservatives outnumber the ones who are living in a dream world where they still think power just shifts from party to party, a normal and expected pendulum swing.

Just look at the the dems and republicans. Who could tell the difference except for Trump trying to push back (not always successfully). The old guard republicans, John McCain et al are doing their damnedest to bring him down. They are no better than the democrats. Globalists who were bought and paid for. Party is of no consequence. anymore. Canada’s conservatives are morphing into the same kind of turncoats.
The political landscape is a treacherous and deceitful place. Our lack of comprehension of what is actually transpiring makes it almost impossible for any honest consensus. We are so being played. Our trust and ignorance is their tool against us. They do not deserve our trust.
I do not know where that leaves us.
commented 2017-06-12 23:03:33 -0400
Agreed, Leviticus!
A big blow up with the Liberals is exactly what was needed, and exactly what I would have respected. Damnit, it is what I voted for!
commented 2017-06-12 22:51:49 -0400
Don’t be fooled Eldon… This is just a political spin to put it all back to sleep for a little while, while they counter the damage and find a way for our dollars to support them again..
What we need is a strong political leader that is there to support their constituents in spite of and regardless of the liberal attacks that will be forthcoming.
The PCs really need to “cowboy up”
commented 2017-06-12 22:45:44 -0400
Jimmy asks Drew, “How much money are they losing without your donation?”

I said, “It is obvious Jimmy cannot grasp the concept of having principles.”

Jimmy replied, “Sure I can. I am just curious to know what the dollar amount is of those “principles”.”

Your reply proves you do not understand the concept of having principles, otherwise you would know that the dollar amount is irrelevant.
commented 2017-06-12 22:42:27 -0400
Good evening Rebels. I felt just as you did when I learned how the CPC party voted. I too responded to my mp. This morning I spoke with my mp whom I know to be an honest man. He informed me that the vote was a set up by the liberals to discredit and acuse the Conservatives of being anti environment , pro Trump etc. . If they would have voted against the agreement. The agreement is phoney with no teeth. The Conservatives used it to diffuse a potential blowup from the media and the liberals. It was actually a smart politcal move. Not unlike what Prime Minister Harper would have done. Sheer might just be brighter than we think. Hopefully he is.
commented 2017-06-12 22:17:37 -0400
In retrospect I now understand why I was stonewalled by Sheere’s staff when I requested his position on AGW..I was furious at the whipped vote. I am still waiting for a response from both Sheere’s camp as well as that of my MP. I do not accept the weasel words about not wanting to fall into the Liberal " Trap". Who the hell am I supposed to vote for in the next Fed election?
commented 2017-06-12 22:11:00 -0400
Danielle Smith had a good radio interview with Brian Jean last week.
commented 2017-06-12 22:10:26 -0400
I have sent numerous e-mails, no money from me until the CPC database is used by Andrew Scheer to send an apology to members and explanation in his words how the whipped vote was a mistake & he recognizes how the Liberals will use this in attack ads.
I received 3 e-mails today from the Party & members asking for a donation, one was from Maxime Bernier. I replied to all explaining why the CPC will not get any more money from me, and what needs to happen to regain my financial support.
This is in addition to all the correspondence I sent last week! I’m now suffering from e-mail fatigue – needlessly, if the leader of our Party had instructed MP’s to abstain, there wouldn’t be so much anger and disappointment!
commented 2017-06-12 21:58:53 -0400
Kevin was definitely not like Trump . Mr. Trump isn’t a quitter . Never voted after Kevin quit .
Like that cut up your card and send it back .
commented 2017-06-12 21:23:54 -0400
Gary Wiebe- Who was the candidate? My ballot never arrived until the eve of the election, by then too late.
commented 2017-06-12 20:50:16 -0400
You nailed Bill.!!
“Sneer” has not only sold us out to corporate pay for play interests but guaranteed JT’s next election bid.
A grassroots partisan party is what is required straight across the country at municipal provincial and federal levels… But a federal party like that headed up with common sense and practical values leadership that resemble this country more like it was in the 60s when you could leave your doors unlocked.
You know… More like when we were Canadians.!!
commented 2017-06-12 20:24:08 -0400
If Sheer has sold this big tent out to vested-interests top down despotism, westerners, populists, libertarians and moderates should abandon the party and form a independent block coalition. Betrayal of principle and election platforms like this is THE greatest argument for electing non party affiliated independent MPs.

We have a problem with our democracy and it comes from political parties selling themselves out to vested/special interests. Political parties are just patronage brokerages. Popular will is ignored in that system – only special interests who can buy political influence are served by it.
commented 2017-06-12 20:24:08 -0400
If Sheer has sold this big tent out to vested-interests top down despotism, westerners, populists, libertarians and moderates should abandon the party and form a independent block coalition. Betrayal of principle and election platforms like this is THE greatest argument for electing non party affiliated independent MPs.

We have a problem with our democracy and it comes from political parties selling themselves out to vested/special interests. Political parties are just patronage brokerages. Popular will is ignored in that system – only special interests who can buy political influence are served by it.
commented 2017-06-12 20:03:15 -0400
Peter Netterville,

Sure I can. I am just curious to know what the dollar amount is of those “principles”.

Do you understand the concept that you are never going to have a candidate that will do everything you want him to do or share your same views across the board.

Do you understand the concept of choosing your battles?
commented 2017-06-12 20:02:33 -0400
Scheer whipped the CPC caucus into voting for Justin’s anti-POTUS motion (it had nothing to do with the Paris Agreement and everything to do with sticking it to Trump) and can no longer be trusted to uphold conservative values.
As I said before, I’ve donated 1000’s to the CPC over the last couple years but I’ll not be giving them another cent until there is a new CPC leader that is a REAL conservative.
Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait for Justin’s re-election (almost assured at this point) for Scheer to be removed and replaced with, hopefully, an actual conservative and not another Liberal Lite/Dark-Red Tory.
commented 2017-06-12 20:01:57 -0400
Andy Scheer
The Tory steer
Dressed himself in blue
He won the race
Then took his place
Spread for turdo la doo
commented 2017-06-12 19:58:01 -0400
Jimmy asks Drew, “How much money are they losing without your donation?”

It is obvious Jimmy cannot grasp the concept of having principles.
commented 2017-06-12 19:31:13 -0400
Drew Wakariuk,

How much money are they losing without your donation?
commented 2017-06-12 19:27:10 -0400
Still haven’t heard from the MP for Westlock-Peace. Although he is CPC, he seems to be made in the same mould as the NDP Alberta MLA’s…shut up and hide under the desk.
commented 2017-06-12 18:56:55 -0400
Yep, not a cent from me for the CPC! If they love the left so much ,they can get their donations from them.
commented 2017-06-12 18:49:26 -0400
Gary,
If and when the PCs ever send your membership card cut it in half and send it back. unfortunately I signed up to a 5 year membership and I hope they got my mail with my request to send my money back. The only person who thanked me for my support was Maxime Bernier. We are all are entitled to one mistake BUT the wise learn from it and never repeat it.
ENLIGHTED CONSERVATIVE
commented 2017-06-12 18:04:08 -0400
I joined the CPC in March through the behest of a certain female leadership candidate who had a certain policy I endorsed. Within two weeks her whole platform was revealed and, because I disagreed with one of her planks, I told her I would never vote for her based on that. Guess what? I never received a ballot to vote in the leadership race until it was way too late. Numerous phone calls and emails to party headquarters and candidates – except for Maxime Bernier, who tried to help – were exercises in futility. As a result, I renounced my party membership and that decision was further re-enforced when I discovered that most PC politicians voted in favour of the Paris Accords. I give credit to Cheryl Gallant who was the only one I know of who stood her ground. Unfortunately, that is not enough for me and I will stick to my guns and never vote PC again.
commented 2017-06-12 17:22:25 -0400
This moron (Andrew Sneer) (pun intended) may have just guaranteed JT’s reelection..
With the immediate abandonment of his conservative election platform I proudly fly my Red Ensign in defiance of and disobedience to our present governments.!