August 22, 2018

Maxime Bernier and Andrew Scheer's leadership clash

Rebel Staff

On last night's episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Edmonton Sun columnist Lorne Gunter joined me to discuss the clashing styles and infighting between Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer and Maxime Bernier.

We both agree that it's refreshing to see a Conservative fight against the media party and call them out for being "despicable" and fake news", but Lorne think's that Bernier needs to allow Scheer to pick the fights.

Scheer's cautious approach reflects the "suburban insurance" wing of the Conservative Party and contrasts greatly with Bernier's combative style.

WATCH our interview to see why Lorne thinks this is reminiscent of the Liberal Party's infighting between former Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and Paul Martin. 

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commented 2018-08-23 16:42:51 -0400
’Rick Plesnik commented 23 hours ago
Wet Dreams from the troll? "

You were saying? :P.

“He could lead the new Christian Heritage Party or another new one that I can’t think of, or maybe start his own party.”

I don’t see a Libertarian being particularly compatible with the Christian Heritage Party. The two ideologies have dramatically different goals. He’s formed his own.
commented 2018-08-23 13:36:51 -0400
Max is leaving the party!
commented 2018-08-23 00:00:20 -0400
Jamie Macmaster—-Scheer the steer LOL. When you think about it, very appropriate.

David Small—-The CPC called yesterday for a donation. I said if you make Bernier Leader, I will give $100. when you call back. She said no, that she and the Party love Scheer, a very honest man. I said you must be single, she said yes, why? I replied because you don’t have good taste in men.
commented 2018-08-22 21:50:21 -0400
easy to get the point across ….. say NO when asked to donate and tell them why
commented 2018-08-22 20:33:55 -0400
“…but disagree that it will be the end of Bernier’s career. "

Hope you’re right, RON. I would love to think that there is a groundswell of discontent against Scheer-the-steer in the ranks of the CPC MPs, but I’m not holding my breath. I remember all too well how the sheep supported him on the Paris climate accord BS. So I think that once Bernier is cast out, he’ll be all alone….as far as support from his current peers goes.
commented 2018-08-22 19:54:25 -0400
Jamie Macmaster, said, "If Scheer does not give Bernier the boot, I suspect he will go sit as an Independent. It may be the end of his political career, but that’s what people with principles do. "

Jamie, I agree with your principle, but disagree that it will be the end of Bernier’s career. It will be the new beginning of his career as he is more popular than ever with Canadians.
He could lead the new Christian Heritage Party or another new one that I can’t think of, or maybe start his own party.
The election is going to be close and as someone else pointed out, a new Party with even 8 seats could be THE BALANCE OF POWER, and therefore contribute to running this country. VOTE BERNIER
commented 2018-08-22 19:28:52 -0400
This is no time for ‘niceties’. I think Bernier is thinking of nothing BUT others. He is putting the country first and he is speaking for many. At the very very least, he has woken Scheer from his nap. Bernier speaking out is win win, and the timing is perfect. No time for egos or noses out of joint. Canadians care about two main things in my mind, getting trudeau the hell out of there and gaining control of immigration and our borders again. My gawd, how can you have a country with no borders??
commented 2018-08-22 19:21:29 -0400
“When your party and leader have lost direction and make a mockery of Conservative principles, you have an obligation to speak out. If you don’t, then you are no better than them: hollow, shallow, cowards. "

Jamie I agree, this is too important to get wrong. Dire times call for dire measures. This is no ordinary election cycle. Protocol be damned, you can’t make an omelet with out breaking a few eggs.
commented 2018-08-22 18:55:00 -0400
“They elected to bunt” you absolutely nailed it… Scheer was nowhere near ready to accept the position that he thought he wanted and now he realizes it comes with real world consequences when you realize no matter what there’s always pressure on you and you cannot flip flop to excite the masses with the flavour of the moment..
Andrew Scheer… What a disappointment.!!
commented 2018-08-22 18:51:51 -0400
When I think of Scheer leading the CPC, I reflect on what Vladimir Ilyich Lenin said about his opponents “the best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves”. So Scheer does not want the Rebel at their conference and neither does Trudeau/Butts.
commented 2018-08-22 18:18:34 -0400
CPC made a YUGE mistake selecting/railroading Scheer into the Leader’s seat. The stars are aligned for a conservative dynasty and Bernier would have blazed that trail.

The Liberals and Dippers have no outfielders and the CPC elected to bunt. MEH.
commented 2018-08-22 18:15:46 -0400
The liberalist CPC party quietly pushes away from those that represent the Canadian values that terrifies them the most… Like every other virus they operate better in the shadows and darkness and moist little crevices to keep them from drying out. They work behind the scenes with very little fanfare so the decent men get kicked the way if they interfere with the agenda.
commented 2018-08-22 18:11:53 -0400
Ian… You’re entitled to your opinion
commented 2018-08-22 18:11:40 -0400
“…he is wrong to fight his party and leader in public on Twitter. ….”

When your party and leader have lost direction and make a mockery of Conservative principles, you have an obligation to speak out. If you don’t, then you are no better than them: hollow, shallow, cowards.

If Scheer does not give Bernier the boot, I suspect he will go sit as an Independent. It may be the end of his political career, but that’s what people with principles do.
commented 2018-08-22 18:07:48 -0400
… Jamie: I think that Scheer should step down. He is more offensive, than inspiring to conservatives. The party would be polling as high if there were no leader.
… He should step down for the good of the party and country. TRUDEAU CANNOT BE RE-ELECTED. The PCs cannot risk going into the election with Scheer as leader.
… Rempel for leader, and Trudeau is history.
commented 2018-08-22 18:03:55 -0400
… Scheer is a weak excuse for a leader. However, whether Bernier is right or wrong, he is wrong to fight his party and leader in public on Twitter.
… Scheer is no leader, but Bernier is no leader either. He does not express himself well, and is clearly a loose cannon without a shred of allegiance or concern for the thoughts of others.
… Scheer should ask Bernier to sit as an independent.
commented 2018-08-22 17:59:48 -0400
BTW, Scheer probably will be booted from the CPC. I’m surprised he’s hung on this long. "

I mean Bernier.
commented 2018-08-22 17:59:01 -0400
Ezra, don’t waste time with the “Let The Rebel attend” petition.

Start the one petition that counts: BOOT SCHEER

BTW, Scheer probably will be booted from the CPC. I’m surprised he’s hung on this long.
commented 2018-08-22 17:41:59 -0400
Wet Dreams from the troll?
commented 2018-08-22 17:17:18 -0400
50-50 that Bernier is ejected shortly, or perhaps like Trost, he can quietly lose his nomination.
commented 2018-08-22 15:45:40 -0400
I suspect the situation may already be passed saving for Smilin’ Andy. I can’t think of anything he has done that even remotely strikes me of being conservative. He has talked the talk but he is unable to put one foot in front of the other to back it up.
commented 2018-08-22 15:18:09 -0400
Unless Scheer wants to cross the floor he won’t have a career if he continues to ignore his base. There is no CPC without the people.
commented 2018-08-22 14:43:02 -0400
Ezra seems to think this is just a clash of styles, I suspect there is something more substantive involved.
commented 2018-08-22 12:41:15 -0400
Scheer idiocy, putting career before the Party…..Big Mistake!