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 2018-08-26 19:21:05 -0400
Again, i leave for a few hours and Traitor Troll is running amok here. Why hasn’t someone just put the little white-hating, Canada-hating racist commie traitor where he belongs, in the garbage bin???
commented 2018-08-26 19:18:37 -0400
“Everything is like a wall.

Said a scholar to the troll.
Bang your head to go on through.
Then you’ll see, there is no queue.”

“I remember a time where Trolls were a fictitious monster from fairy tales, not arseholes on the internet looking for attention.”
― Robert O’Sullivan
commented 2018-08-26 18:57:26 -0400
That’s $200 to the Max and $150 to my Conservative voting districts food bank . This is really making me feel good ! Thanks trolls ! LMFAO
commented 2018-08-26 18:54:02 -0400
Oh yeah I forgot to mention my food bank in in a voting district that has voted Conservative since there was a Conservative party so not only are you furthering our soon to be political party you are also contributing to a conservative voting district . This is all I could ever hope for and it’s to the Max ! LMFAO
commented 2018-08-26 18:40:47 -0400
These trolls are really stupid thinking I’m going to release documents with my personal information on them shows how retarded they are and that’s another $50 to Max and food bank . This is awesome them contributing to a Conservative party that going to destroy them in next election ! So that’s $150 to the Max and $100 for my local food bank so far . This is awesome thank you trolls the stupid is strong with you I see ! LMFAO
commented 2018-08-26 18:37:09 -0400
To the other monkey troll… if you’re disappointed with our joy please… feel free to go be a stick in the mud someplace else with your Constant barrage of slander and lies..

FIOFO.
commented 2018-08-26 18:31:50 -0400
I believe you did because it’s only 100 bucks and I’m going to send them 100 bucks too… You’re credibility is not in question. And 100 bucks is going towards something that you know in your heart of hearts will make all the difference in this country.! You do not need to justify yourself to a monkey troll over 100 bucks… However the monkey troll making a claim like that needs proof.!! The monkey troll says he’s going to send dollar for dollar that is quite a claim… Please do not engage it or speak directly to the monkey troll … Third-party context if any at all considering less is better .
commented 2018-08-26 18:26:10 -0400
commented 2018-08-26 18:14:42 -0400
Ron,
Agreed. Socialists hide the truth and if caught blame it on someone else.

What struck me were the similarities between Nazi Germany and Venezuela. How their both countries had their money devalued so quickly through hyperinflation, the food shortages, food rationing. That photo in the BBC of the pile of bolivars needed to buy a roll of toilet paper that was taller than the roll itself reminded me of Edith Hahn Beer’s book. If I remember correctly it was stated that due to the hyperinflation in Germany people were wallpapering their bathrooms with reichsmarks as the money had become so worthless.
commented 2018-08-26 18:06:18 -0400
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.-;-
;;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;-;
Hahahahahahah
Hahahaha hahahahahahah
HahahahahahahhhahahahahahahahYa.. right.!!!
Now the basket weaving PhD claims to be rolling in money and now wants to give up a little bit for a worthy cause. Funny that you couldn’t have done that before money started rolling towards Mr. Bernier.
Post the copies of your donation receipts and even though you wouldn’t dare use your real name try to make sure that they’r at least a decent quality forgery and all under the same name..!! LMAO
commented 2018-08-26 17:55:30 -0400
Andrew Stephenson if you’re disappointed with our joy please… feel free to go be a stick in the mud someplace else with your on the toilet role PhD.!!
commented 2018-08-26 17:48:07 -0400
Hyacinth , that’s another problem with socialism is it has hardly ever worked out for the country that adopted its ideology and are quick to hide the failures that follow once it’s implemented . Just like with Trudeau and Notley do everything to hide their failures . But that is a good link though .
commented 2018-08-26 17:33:24 -0400
HYACINTH commented 2 hours ago
Excellent Ron, that should be put on a bumper sticker “Max for maximum effect”
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That is terrific… I hope this finds its way to Mr. Bernier.!!
For maximum effect of course.!!
😎⚡️
commented 2018-08-26 17:17:27 -0400
Sky News reporting…Mass shooting in Florida… Multiple fatalities… Shooter dead from self inflicted wound. 10 pm GMT.
commented 2018-08-26 17:04:20 -0400
Ron, the younger generations don’t seem to follow much in world news if it is unpleasant, they need photos for facts to hit home. Sadly it was far too easy to find numerous links on Venezuela, I’ve posted just one of the current ones:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-36319877
22 August 2018
Some of the problems go back a long time, but since the socialist government has been in power since 1999, first under President Hugo Chávez and more recently fronted by President Nicolás Maduro, many Venezuelans blame these two men for what is happening.
commented 2018-08-26 16:59:13 -0400
Rebel
I will become a premium member once you instal a half decent Comments System and not one minute before. This one, which is upside down and contains no facility for a Reply ( and a good discussion) sucks. It is easily the worst on the web. It’s no wonder you have so few commenters.

Please Ezra. Get a clue.
commented 2018-08-26 16:48:47 -0400
The Liberals gave over 20 million dollars to 2 terroists and Canadians are starving , that money would have fed a lot of Canadians so we all know where the LPC priorities are !
commented 2018-08-26 16:37:14 -0400
The food banks have never needed so much support since the Liberals were elected . I wonder why they are trying to starve Canadians ? Socialism is a disease ! In Venezuela a socialist country people are starving to death and eating donkeys and in Canada the donkeys like Butts and Trudeau and the Liberals are the Donkeys !
commented 2018-08-26 16:29:19 -0400
LOL playing on this thread again eh troll? Well I’m done feeding you on both threads for today, everyone can see that you are just pissing in the wind but unfortunately for you it is just hitting your shoes. But seriously you really do deserve a prize for that doozy of a line that Trudeau’s share is only 7%, ha it is still making me chuckle when I think about it.
commented 2018-08-26 16:27:25 -0400
Total $100 for Max and $50 for local food bank .
commented 2018-08-26 16:24:58 -0400
That’s $50 dollars more for Max and another $50 for my local food bank . Bring it on trolls !
commented 2018-08-26 16:21:17 -0400
“Hyacinth commented 43 mins ago
LOL what color is the sky in your world troll? How the interest is ticking away per section and Trudeau is still spending like no tomorrow it will be lucky if your great-grandchildren will finally see an end to that debt. But hey what do you care right? Doesn’t effect you directly. " I don’t expect Canada to ever not be in debt. It doesn’t make economic sense to pay it back – it would cost more in economic activity than we’d save in interest (same reason stimulus works – you get more money out than you pay in).

“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.
commented 2018-08-26 15:59:48 -0400
Hyacinth , you’re absolutely correct and that’s a great idea for a new bumper sticker and possibly more .
commented 2018-08-26 15:55:07 -0400
I just set Max $50 dollars for the first troll ! Lol Bring it trolls !
commented 2018-08-26 15:54:08 -0400
Excellent Ron, that should be put on a bumper sticker “Max for maximum effect”
commented 2018-08-26 15:45:46 -0400
Most of the people I’ve told about Maxime never voted in last election so that is going to have a Maximum effect ! No pun intended .
commented 2018-08-26 15:41:20 -0400
Every time a troll try’s to engage me I’m going to give $50 to Maxime Bernier so bring it on trolls and I have deep pockets ! LMFAO !
commented 2018-08-26 15:35:55 -0400
Ron Voss commented
HARLEY MCCARTNEY commented,
Trollin trollin trollin I just keep on scrollin
I like the sound of that jingle.”

I still like this one better lol
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZiVsGR8u2w
commented 2018-08-26 15:34:03 -0400
LOL what color is the sky in your world troll? How the interest is ticking away per section and Trudeau is still spending like no tomorrow it will be lucky if your great-grandchildren will finally see an end to that debt. But hey what do you care right? Doesn’t effect you directly.