August 24, 2018

#CPC18 SPECIAL: Scheer vs. Bernier, the Media Party's Rebel obsession & looking ahead to 2019

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The Conservative Party banned The Rebel from their convention in Halifax, but of course, we're here anyway!

The big story, of course, is Maxime Bernier's resignation from the party, reportedly to start his own.

Tonight I'll explain why I think this was a bad decision, not just for the Conservatives, but for the country — especially with a federal election looming next year.

But there was another big story, at least according to the Media Party — that's right, it was about us!

Believe it or not, today the Globe & Mail reported on this earthshaking scandal:

That Hamish Marshall (who helped me start The Rebel Media in 2015, and now works for Andrew Scheer) said hello to Sheila Gunn Reid! Twice!

I'm not joking. The Globe & Mail is Canada's national newspaper of record, and they called this a "top story."

As funny and ridiculous as this "story" is, it indicates a serious problem — and not just with the Media Party's bias and weird priorities.

The Conservatives themselves are indulging in some bizarre "spin" too: I'll tell you what they said about The Rebel after this "news" went viral, and it doesn't give me much confidence in the party's ability to fight to win.

If they think they have to go into damage control after casually greeting former conservative colleagues in public, do you really think they have what it takes to go up against Trudeau and the Liberals?

Except Andrew Scheer’s worst enemy in the 2019 election will not be Justin Trudeau, possibly the laziest man in Canadian politics, whose schtick — the dancing, the selfies, the costumes – is wearing thin on Canadians.

Justin Trudeau is not Scheer’s opponent.

The Media Party is...

NEXT: Sheila Gunn Reid is with me here in Halifax, and we've got her interviews with two convention delegates and grassroots conservatives, Clinton P. Desveaux and Prem Singh. They discuss the divide that sometimes exists between ordinary members and the party establishment.

We'll have more coverage of the convention to come over the weekend.

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commented 2018-08-27 20:16:40 -0400
I do believe it’s at $450 maybe even more by now.!!
commented 2018-08-27 18:25:49 -0400
It seems to me that you still owe some money
commented 2018-08-27 17:49:35 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 22 hours ago

“Ron Christensen commented 25 mins ago
I just set Max $50 dollars for the first troll ! Lol Bring it trolls ! "

Let me know what your final total is. I’ll match it dollar for dollar, though I’ll contribute it to the Children’s Hospital rather than political causes.
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commented 2018-08-27 14:07:13 -0400
No worries, Flattey, I will make the donation.

Seems to me that the CPC has lost votes 3:1 versus the Libs.
commented 2018-08-27 13:54:48 -0400
And with liberal numbers down so significantly even if they won they would be neutered to the point of ineffectualness..
Then watch them cry and scream when they can’t do what the majority of Canadians don’t want them to do even if there is a split…
Lol lol lol
commented 2018-08-27 13:30:33 -0400
Yes Andrew… It’s just the beginning and I’m sure you will see lots more votes swing over to Bernier side.. I can see that the Liberals lost quite a few to…
commented 2018-08-27 13:28:51 -0400
Did you donate that money yet Andrew … You said you would
commented 2018-08-27 12:14:19 -0400
Abacus has a poll out now showing the impact of Bernier.

Before: 37-34-18 L-C-N
Now: 34-28-16-13 Lib-Con-NDP-Bernier.

So, the vote split effect is indeed happening.

commented 2018-08-27 02:42:33 -0400
I think when Justin told that woman to shut up and then brought violence to her, I think he forgot where he was and what language he were speaking… The French have long memories and they will be a tremendous ally in the destruction of the ultimate troll monkey. Even people that have liked Justin have complete disdain for him now because how he treated that woman with an honest question to ask.! Even the trolls can’t defend what he did… Or maybe they could their just like him.!!
commented 2018-08-27 02:00:18 -0400
Allan P , they must be digging at the very bottom of the troll list . They can never provide proof of any kind or forward thinking . Life in a bubble with little oxygen would probably affect ones mental capacity and it’s probably happened to the trolls here . It’s the closest thing I can think off right now . Other than shortage of air at birth .
commented 2018-08-27 01:47:01 -0400
Keith , That is the cold hard truth and it’s already here .Telling elderly people they don’t have a place in Canada is just the beginning and can’t even imagine the hell that Tommy went through . That is something right out of Nazi playbook !! WOW ! Pretty soon it could be that way for all of us ! Pretty soon there will have to be a hard choice to make . Die on our feet or live on our knees and I I know there are still enough of us that will make sure that never happens !!!!
commented 2018-08-27 01:45:17 -0400
SONNY CROCKETT commented 1 day ago
A Greatest Hits video below before the Conservative Leader election and who young conservative supported with Jay Fayza – who also quit The Rebel due to “content issues”.
________________________________________________________________________________SONNY CROCKETT commented 1 day ago
Is anyone going to answer this:

So why didn’t all of you just vote for Kellie Leitch as your number one? She spoke your Rebel style conservative language and had a problem with immigrant brown people.

I don’t get it – you had exactly what you wanted, but she came in last. She was your Trump.

Seems like you blew it and now don’t want to be stuck with Scheer, but too late – you made your bed.

Has anyone figured out what Sonny is trying to accomplish with this mantra? It appears to be a bit of an obsession.
commented 2018-08-27 01:38:13 -0400
SONNY CROCKETT commented 23 hours ago

You just gave a complete non-answer.

This is much like the non-answer Sonny gave me on how many Germans we let into the country during WWII. In 2 weeks he never gave an answer. So this is a bit rich.
commented 2018-08-27 01:13:01 -0400
commented 2018-08-27 00:01:17 -0400
I think a lot of us have..
And just think we owe all of this inspiration to the trolls..
If it wasn’t for their constant irritation one would never have to get creative.
When I get the chance I will have to remember to thank it.!!
commented 2018-08-26 23:56:38 -0400
Flatwater Flatearth , I’ve been waiting for THE MAXIMUM EFFECT for a very long time !
commented 2018-08-26 23:41:26 -0400

Hats,T-shirt’s and hoodies..!!!
commented 2018-08-26 23:37:49 -0400
Flatwater , Hyacinth, from what ive been reading and listening to I think there are quite of people that want this . When is it time to draw the line in the sand and say this is not Canada . It’s like they are tearing down the very fabrics that made us Canada . Not on our watch or any other Canadians watch . I have morals and so did my family that died fighting for this country as many Canadians families that fought and died so I ask myself why did they lay it all on the line ? And I guarantee it wasn’t for this !!!!!
commented 2018-08-26 23:16:47 -0400
Hyacinth , thanks .
commented 2018-08-26 23:14:11 -0400
Flatwater , Flatlearth The MAXIMUM EFFECT 2019 !!!!!!
commented 2018-08-26 23:08:58 -0400
Hyacinth.. He is avoiding Ron.!!
commented 2018-08-26 23:07:52 -0400
It’s a generic thank you note but I like the idea of getting in early and being around for the birth, the clean birth of a new party.
commented 2018-08-26 23:07:19 -0400
He’s trolling under his other moniker on the other thread Ron.
commented 2018-08-26 23:06:41 -0400
I am in for $100 Ron..
I hope we can “Maximize the effect”.!!
commented 2018-08-26 22:54:26 -0400
The sick children are waiting trolls !
commented 2018-08-26 21:53:40 -0400
Again they attack him personally instead of attacking his policies…
They are terrified of him and they should be.!! They are just kidding themselves and hoping you buy it that it’s business as usual… They know it’s not and they know that because their phones have been ringing off the hook bitching about Andrew “who”??
commented 2018-08-26 21:51:20 -0400
The cpc is functioning in an echo chamber. They only listen to their own voices.
commented 2018-08-26 21:50:21 -0400
“The Maximum effect” will bring a sence of sovereignty back to a crippled nation.! Sheer incompetence on many important matters will delay and stall the policies required, further driving this nation into the ground.
commented 2018-08-26 21:47:44 -0400

“The former senior Conservative cabinet minister brushed aside Bernier’s walkout, saying that like weather in the Maritimes, it had already blown over. “That’s gone. That hurricane has passed.”"

“Scheer and his caucus colleagues have sought to discredit Bernier over the past 24 hours, saying his efforts are an ego-driven vanity project that will undermine Conservative electoral fortunes in 2019. They’ve also said Bernier has been slacking as an MP since he lost to the leadership race to Scheer.”

I retract my former comment of “difference is Trudeau is très arrogant and Scheer has a polite demeanor in comparison” they are both très arrogant!!
commented 2018-08-26 21:20:32 -0400
I’d make a terrible politician Flatwater..Flatearth, first moron to peeve me off would get an earful LOL