December 13, 2016

Kevin O’Leary is no Donald Trump

Faith GoldyArchive

Ezra is away tonight, so I’ll be sitting in, talking about “Mr. Wonderful,” Kevin O’Leary.

He now has a campaign manager, a statistician and strategist. Any day now, “Shark Tank” star, investor, writer, and businessman Kevin O’Leary will officially join the race for the reigns of Canada’s federal Conservative Party.

The Media Party will label him Canada’s Donald Trump — replacing Kellie Leitch who, for now, holds that title.

But I’m here to tell you:

Don’t be fooled. Kevin O’Leary is no Donald Trump.

More importantly, Kevin O’Leary is no conservative.

Look, I get the urge to draw the comparison, but just because O’Leary is a successful business man, doesn’t mean he’s automatically gets conservative street credentials. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos are some of the world's most successful suits, but they’re also some of the most devout Democrats.

So when asked about screening immigrants for Canadian values, O’Leary said that would be “un-Canadian”.

Now the chasm of viewpoints between O’Leary and Trump doesn’t end at immigration and multiculturalism. Profound differences exist in their social, economic, and foreign policy standpoints, too.

I'll explain — and I'll also talk about why his inclusion in the race will be a net good for the other candidates...

TONIGHT'S GUESTS: Broadcaster Dave Rutherford, and InfoWar's Paul Joseph Watson. 

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commented 2016-12-13 23:14:51 -0500
So, we already have a socialist running what used to be the Liberal Party. If O’Leary gets the leadership in the Conservative Party, we’ll have a Liberal running the Conservative Party. How about going back to Conservatives in the Conservative Party and Liberals in the Liberal Party? Or is that too old fashioned?
commented 2016-12-13 22:19:55 -0500
I’ve just found that so called conservatives aren’t what I seek. Progressive Conservative is an oxymoron. I want someone outside the box
commented 2016-12-13 22:02:02 -0500
Anybody calling out Trudeau , Butts and the rest of this highway to economic hell has my attention .
commented 2016-12-13 21:33:14 -0500
Well O’Leary certainly has the chutzpah to be PM but the fact that he doesnt speak French makes him near unelectable. If you cannot communicate with 25% of your country’s people then you cannot be PM.
commented 2016-12-13 21:23:51 -0500
Excellent Presentation Faith.
I am sure the Conservatives need a bombastic type Leader, someone who will have threats made against Her/Him, someone who will stir up the imaginations of the voters from all walks of life. Someone who is not scared to call a spade a spade.

If this sounds like a Trump Clone, then so be it. We sure as hell need someone who will Stomp all over Trudeau.

I have a strong gut feeling that Trudeau, sometime in 2017, is going to screw up, in a bad way, I think he will err so badly that it will be the end of him. I am Praying. Perhaps that should be Preying.
commented 2016-12-13 21:11:17 -0500
Faith, with all due respect, Dave is correct and social conservativism should take a back seat to economic conservatism. We MUST remove Trudeau from office or we’re doomed economically, and O’Leary, may have the best chance to do so. I’ll wait and see his formal statements on carbon tax, immigration/refugees, promoting Canadian values, and the energy industry which I feel are the most important issues for Canada right now. I’m currently leaning towards Leitch, but someone with the intellect and verbal prowess of O’Leary will truly put Justin in his place. Lacking French is a drawback, but can be overcome beyond Quebec, IMO.
commented 2016-12-13 21:10:01 -0500
BRAD TROST , so far for me , but haven’t pulled the trigger yet

FAITH , my daughter snapped a selfie of you and her and she sent it through the telegraph wires to my device— thanks !! , that was at the Calgary rally

By the way that was one hell of speech you gave at closing time — no script either
commented 2016-12-13 21:05:57 -0500
Yes, we have to know more about O’Leary.
1. His Immigration Policies scare me, before I know them
2. Economy, he beats Trudeau on this; of course so would I, or most people.
3. Human rights like free speech, does he care?
4. Religion; Is that a PM’s business? or is it your Churches business?
commented 2016-12-13 20:56:36 -0500
he has my support.
commented 2016-12-13 20:43:33 -0500
I don’t trust O’Leary because he had a show on the CBC. Anyone who does favourable business with the CBC is no friend of mine.
commented 2016-12-13 20:15:30 -0500
Well Faith your biggest issue seems to be how we screen newcomers. That is not the most important issue. Kelly Leitch is the only candidate that will stand up for your screening worries. You have to realize that muslims are allowed to lie to you and will lie to get into the country. Your screening will stop nothing. You need to look at the big picture. The economy is the number one issue. We need to get Trudeau removed while we still have an economy. None of the current Conservative candidates will beat Trudeau. I believe Kevin is the only candidate that stands a chance to beat Trudeau. P.S. Kevin does not believe people should have sex with goats. You are taking his comment too literally.
commented 2016-12-13 20:15:30 -0500
Well Faith your biggest issue seems to be how we screen newcomers. That is not the most important issue. Kelly Leitch is the only candidate that will stand up for your screening worries. You have to realize that muslims are allowed to lie to you and will lie to get into the country. Your screening will stop nothing. You need to look at the big picture. The economy is the number one issue. We need to get Trudeau removed while we still have an economy. None of the current Conservative candidates will beat Trudeau. I believe Kevin is the only candidate that stands a chance to beat Trudeau. P.S. Kevin does not believe people should have sex with goats. You are taking his comment too literally.
commented 2016-12-13 20:12:15 -0500
O’Leary. Just another lily-livered Liberal. A lot more in common with Paul Martin than Trump.