January 05, 2017

Kevin O’Leary in the crosshairs

Brian LilleyArchive

Make no mistake about it, Kevin O'Leary is one of the candidates at the front of the pack for the Conservative leadership race. We know this because of the attacks launched against him.

This week two candidates have taken shots at O'Leary and one even launched a website called www.StopKevinOleary.com.

Is this a wise move? What does it say about Lisa Raitt's campaign? What does it say about O'Leary's?

Watch as I break down why this website is not a good move for Raitt.

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commented 2017-01-08 22:48:28 -0500
I agree with Dana as follows: “He is not Canada’s Trump, he is not in the race to change the status quo for your average canadian. he is another out of touch power mongering liberal who thinks he is a conservative because he can balance the books.” In addition, is anyone aware that he called on Mike Harris to be part of his “team” of advisors? Do any of you realize the damage the former PM Mike Harris did to Ontario, particularly for me in 2001? Mike Harris has horrific “leadership skills” if you can call it that. Harris and O’Leary are out of touch with reality and the everyday Canadian. I was employed as a Court Reporter – a job in court where you can spend 24/7 working. I was making a decent living and working almost night and day. Harris made adjustments to our pay structure. Here’s one of the changes: Harris cancelled the 2 hr. fee Court Reporters were paid to “show up in court.” That means if you’re working in Family Court (divorces, custody, etc.) often the case will settle “at the door” – the people will reach a settlement rather than go to trial. Meanwhile you are in the court waiting for the case to begin and it never does. So the court may close as early as an hour or two hours later. Meanwhile, you wear the correct attire for court, use some sort of transport to get you there and are at the ready to record the trial in the courtroom. You may also answer questions from the lawyers and others as you wait for them to go to trial. My income started to plummet thanks to Mike Harris. I thought, no worries, we pay the union about $20/month so we’ll get them to sort this out. What I didn’t realize is that the number of Court Reporters in the province is so small that the union could not care less for actually representing them. As a result I resigned from my job and found another job because of Mike Harris and his egocentric half-baked, power mongering ideas. The man hasn’t got a clue, seriously and from what I’ve seen of this big mouth O’Leary, he’s about the same.
commented 2017-01-07 16:25:45 -0500
Go back to mom’s basement dear little psychopath boy
commented 2017-01-07 01:05:44 -0500
“If Putin was capable of hacking email to sway an election the USA would not have had eight years of Obama.”
commented 2017-01-06 23:54:38 -0500
Mark Chadwick—I fully agree that American voters are smarter than Canadian. Unofficially 80% of Canadians would have voted for Old Granny Clinton. We should have known this fact as Trudeau still has a 50% approval rate, while leading Canada to Bankruptcy.
commented 2017-01-06 22:30:04 -0500
Kevin O’Leary is comparable to Donald Trump in his insatiable desire for attention. Both made a point of going into television so that people would pay attention to them. Both, when ratings seemed to slide or when people get bored, have a knack for saying something more outlandish or preposterous.

Today Donald Trump was still not acknowledging U.S. intelligence agencies’ reports on Russian involvement in the election. He would rather let Putin off scot-free than have something threaten his image.
commented 2017-01-06 18:15:38 -0500
Where is Scheer, I’d like to see another interview with him.
commented 2017-01-06 15:35:20 -0500
Sherri,

Paid troll. LOL.

I actually wish I was paid to bring sense to idiots like you.

Real Canadians ARE serious. They don’t want our country to go back the dark ages with the kind of conservative that you would support.
commented 2017-01-06 15:32:32 -0500
Don’t waste your energy responding to Reece. Canadians have bigger fish to fry than wasting time on this paid troll. Get busy with getting political with letters to your MP’s. Real Canadians need to get very serious with what is really happening to our country.
commented 2017-01-06 15:16:49 -0500
Mark Chadwick,

Nope – American voters are dumb as fuck.

It really isn’t a left or right issue – it’s simply being informed and if one is informed on Trump from the 80’s to now – it’s perfectly understandable and reasonable to feel that Trump will be a horrible President if he can actually make it to 4 years before Mike Pence has to take over. He has already changed his position on things that got him elected and his cabinet picks are laughable. Not very encouraging already.

For those that support Trump, it’s really out of blindness and desperation to improve their lives. It’s understandable as well that if something isn’t working for now (Obama), to go the other way with Trump. Unfortunately he is the worst person possible to bet on to hopefully make your life better. Thankfully he will be out in 4 years if he isn’t impeached first – so the damage won’t be too bad.

To not recognize that BOTH were absolutely horrible choices for President and that this was the worst election in American history per the candidates is just sheer ignorance and stupidity.

As for Trudeau, I have no real problem with him yet. I realize it almost takes a first term – in Canada or America – to really get anything done.
commented 2017-01-06 15:04:38 -0500
Liza,

I said it because it’s the truth. I am surprised that you are even questioning it.

Liberals primarily want someone who is socially liberal. If O’Leary gives them that, then liberals who are disappointed with Trudeau will vote for him. Because they sure as shit won’t vote for Leitch, Raitt or anyone else running for Conservative leader.

I suspect conservatives here (besides you) who really don’t like O’Leary know this since even if he beats Trudeau – they don’t want a fiscally conservative/socially liberal PM. They want a fiscally conservative/socially conservative PM.
commented 2017-01-06 14:57:28 -0500
Ron Michelle meant now there is no hope for America to become a Muslim country.And American voters are smarter than Canadians.Hillary would have won in Canada.She would have fit right in with all our wonderful Woman politicians.You guys have got to stop smoking pot it killing your brain cells.
Mr Reece tell me how great your PM is doing?
commented 2017-01-06 14:51:31 -0500
I knew you were going to say that Buttercup. Prove it and vote for him then. It would never happen.
Justin has better hair, like he has some. Old ladies love Justin, Kevin not so much.
Have atter Jimmie, fill yer boots.
commented 2017-01-06 14:36:42 -0500
Liza,

I am liberal and I would vote for O’Leary. So would many other liberals – not to mention Canadians who are fiscally conservative, but socially liberal.

You are wrong here.
commented 2017-01-06 14:19:47 -0500
screw kevin oleary.
First off he is a rabid anti gun guy. The conservatives found out what happened when they lost a large percentage of the 3 million votes that gun owners represent by not rewriting our gun laws so that we aren’t being treated like second class citizens by the RCMP and being subjected to whimsical policy changes (that because of the wording of C68 become law) of the Chief firearms officers. He thinks that blue collar workers shouldn’t get paid more than $15 an hour. nuff said on that.

He has no respect for our veterans beyond donning a poppy, because " being a warrior is nothing to be proud of"

His policy on peacekeeping is worse than Trudeau’s . he wants to send Canadian troops to a conflict in syria as blue hats… a conflict with over 100 independent rebel factions, 3 nations official armies in play and umpteen Black ops groups… non of whom want peace with each other and all of which will shoot at us! To make it worse… some of those people are our “allies” but if we shoot back at any of them (in self defence) then it will cause an international Incident and even touch of a war between different nations.

He is not Canada’s Trump, he is not in the race to change the status quo for your average canadian. he is another out of touch power mongering liberal who thinks he is a conservative because he can balance the books.
commented 2017-01-06 14:17:46 -0500
Someone posted that Bernier is out because he is single and dates bimbos. Does this mean that to hold a high office a person has to have a spouse like Michelle Obama to be successful? Michelle actually said, " now that my husband is gone, there is no hope for America".
If Bernier had a moron like her pulling him down, his votes would be cut in half.
commented 2017-01-06 13:52:23 -0500
Lol….Canada needs Kevin O’leary. The west needs to put a slice into the NWO Globalists agenda and put a stop to the insanity. trudeau and obama can head to the UN. Canada and the USA need to break from the UN and take our countries back.
commented 2017-01-06 13:21:49 -0500
Liberals hate O’Leary, what are you talking about . They think he’s Mr. evil, with no heart, and we all know how liberals like their PM to rule from the heart out. Its a myth that liberals would vote for him, why would they? The only thing O’Leary has to offer is fiscal sense, and we all know liberals don’t care a lick about fiscal sense or they wouldn’t have voted in a Trudeau.
commented 2017-01-06 12:41:57 -0500
The thing that gives O’Learly the edge over anyone else is that liberals will vote for him as well, thus he is the only one that can beat Trudeau, since he would slaughter Leitch, Raitt, Bernier, etc.

For conservatives here – isn’t a fiscal conservative better than a liberal spender – regardless of O’Leary’s social views?
commented 2017-01-06 12:35:52 -0500
Bill Elder,

Yes – I underestimated just how f**king stupid Americans are – as did everyone else. Canadians are smarter.
commented 2017-01-06 12:12:22 -0500
ART VANDELAY….
Not so..!!! The only thing that got blown in the 90s was the Alberta heritage trust fund that nobody talks about anymore..!!!
commented 2017-01-06 09:46:01 -0500
I don’t care who it is,all i care about is that they are against carbon pricing and will kill Tru-doh’s carbon program once they are elected. Thats my bottom line, if they aren’t going to kill the carbon tax then they are not conservative, they are just more liberals, so I might as well vote for the Liberals.
commented 2017-01-06 04:22:50 -0500
…will never happen. We had our chance (as did quebec) in the 90’s and we blew it. I, and many others, chose Ralph. Didn’t that turn out great (it did for a short, glorius, while). Nope, the only option is that other immigrants “buy in” to that message of Canadian conservatism. i’ll hope, but I won’t hold my breath.
commented 2017-01-06 03:30:36 -0500
It cannot be o’Leary end it cannot be Bernier and it cannot be leach or Chris Alexander but for the love of God more than anything it cannot be Justin Trudeau.
The western provinces now more than ever coming into the next federal election and depending who’s running and how it turns out must consider separation as the only means to escape the entitled elitist class from Ontario and quebec.
We can no longer afford them financially ( $190 billion in eight years, more than our present national debt) and nor can we put any faith in their abilities to do the right thing as our elected officials.
In fact for too many years they have done everything contrary to the best interests of “all Canadians”
east and west.
Separation should be considered as an alternative to centralized power in government. Eastern Canada who rules the country is totally out of touch with what goes on in the west other than to extort money from more than all too willing provincial premieres.
commented 2017-01-06 03:08:20 -0500
By the way, you people who like Bernier, keep in mind that if he is Prime Minister we won’t be able to trust him with any secret documents. Because he’s likely to leave them in open display at his slutty girlfriends place after spending the weekend. And he doesn’t want to screen for hostiles coming into our country either last I heard. If I had been Harper I would have fired that moron for incompetence. And you want this guy to lead, keep also in mind he’s another Quebec based politician and as we all know those PMs from Quebec all do such good things for Canada. Wake UP!
commented 2017-01-06 03:00:33 -0500
O’Leary is a Coward, that’s why he doesn’t have any favorable comments about being a warrior and is critical of our brave military. O’Leary is a Traitor, as he has by his own admission sent jobs to China taking jobs away from Canadians. O’Leary is Anti Canadian as he does not want to screen for what could be hostile immigrants and refugees at our borders. O’Leary calls hardworking Canadians Cockroaches, and I call him a Shit Sucking Maggot in return. O’Leary wants to be Prime Minister, so he can cross another thing off of his bucket list. O’Leary is just another Trudeau, only bald as a door knob, who said he could just as easily run as a Liberal. O’Leary is another Elitist, Ego Driven, Arrogant, Entitled, Wealthy, Untrustworthy, Narcissistic, Politically Correct Politician. Much like the one we have as Prime Minister now. And a lot of people are really considering this Wind Bag for PM, there is better already in the running. O’Leary is a disgrace to Canada on the same level as Trudeau. If O’Leary high jacks the Conservative Leadership and turns out to be Conservative leader, I will not vote Conservative and I am a card carrying member.
commented 2017-01-06 02:45:07 -0500
Welcome Oleary
do the talking and piss people off, I still like you
Bernier is electable, has raised more $ than any other candidate
AND
he can beat Trudeau
commented 2017-01-06 02:41:10 -0500
Bernier cam beat Trudeau ! end of story !
commented 2017-01-06 02:26:36 -0500
Jimmy Reece sort of like when Justin decided to run eh?