October 17, 2017

Scheer needs “to grow a spine — and fast”

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Conservative Party leader Andrew Scheer dodged a reporter's question and then ran away when asked about The Rebel during a press conference on Monday.

And I can't decide whose behaviour was worse: the reporter or Scheer.

Between the Finance Minister forgetting to declare his French villa to the Ethics Commissioner and Trudeau walking back his tax reforms the Liberals needed a distraction. And the media was all too happy to help.

A Globe and Mail reporter asked Scheer whether he knew that his campaign manager had shared office space at The Rebel – a months old, long dead story.

Scheer turned tail and headed for the hills.

Andrew Scheer wants our viewers votes in 2019. But time and again, when he is tested, Scheer doesn’t stand up for his own supporters who choose to get their news from us and not the CBC.

Don't get me wrong. I like Scheer. I want Scheer to succeed and that's why I need him to grow a spine –and fast.

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commented 2017-11-18 09:49:22 -0500
Unfortunately his grin really turns me off. Mr. Scheer needs to grant interviews to TheRebel.Media like he would any other media out there.
commented 2017-10-21 00:49:22 -0400
Andrew Scheer has a smiling face that turns some people on and some people away. Somewhat puppet-like, his 38 year-old grin can potentially draw many people to vote Conservative in the next federal election.

Would it be too much to ask of conservatives in Canada to give him the benefit of the doubt?

He is trying to unite the right.
commented 2017-10-19 21:13:02 -0400
You seem to be confused by a lot of things. No wonder you’re a rightist.
commented 2017-10-19 19:22:11 -0400
commented 2017-10-19 11:51:59 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON—my post couldn’t be clearer; perhaps you should go to your Liberal sites where most posts are easier to read as they are “quotes” from Comic Books. Your Liberal women’s posts are also much easier as all they talk and giggle about are Trudeau’s socks. "

Your claim is clear enough, but you don’t explain the “why” very well.

The simple matter is …. that current circumstances give Scheer a reasonable chance of winning – the NDP’s sudden strength, the Libs troubles, and a centrist CPC gives Scheer a pretty reasonable chance of winning.

And if he does … then there’s literally no reason to change him out. You may prefer being an ideologically pure also-ran, but most people want to win.
commented 2017-10-18 22:15:37 -0400
Lynne Bulger—Should a new Right leaning party take attention away from CPC , they will be forced to amalgamate with the new party in exchange for implementing their popular ideas into the old policies of the CPC. Time is running out though.

ANDREW STEPHENSON—my post couldn’t be clearer; perhaps you should go to your Liberal sites where most posts are easier to read as they are “quotes” from Comic Books. Your Liberal women’s posts are also much easier as all they talk and giggle about are Trudeau’s socks.
commented 2017-10-18 18:51:03 -0400
I lost respect for Scheer after he cowtowed to Trudope on a motion in Parliment to reinforce commitment to climate change and by inference, carbon tax(s) within days of Scheer of becoming leader. Good for all Canadians? I call bullshit and Scheer has it all over him. Get a spine is right! If he thinks that throwing all who voted for him as leader under the bus to suck up to liberal lefties will work he has another think coming.
commented 2017-10-18 18:02:53 -0400
Disappointed that Bernier did not win leadership. Consequently stopped contributions to the party as I believe its now a waste of money with progressives running the show. However not supportive of a new right wing party as that will only ensure we don’t get elected for the foreseeable future. Instead we need to purge the party of swamp rats and strengthen the common sense base – I have no idea who is capable of doing this. Until then we will fall under the yoke of liberal rule.
commented 2017-10-18 16:59:10 -0400
Not “snow here”… Andrew scheer.. damn spellcheck
commented 2017-10-18 16:57:43 -0400
Jamie Mcmaster.. ooh rah.. even though we don’t like snow here he is far less of a train wreck then Justin and we must all do our efforts to unseat that little prick and not I repeat not let a second term happen.!!
commented 2017-10-18 16:20:20 -0400
Calling you on this one, GLENN RADFORD.

“For a person to claim that he will not vote Conservative because of Scheer, is to claim that he or she is OK with Trudeau and his handlers running our country. "

Absolute bullshit. Opposing Scheer is the SAME as opposing Trudeau. I’d be equally unhappy with either result – and Canada would be in the same jeopardy. It would just take a bit longer to hit the bottom of the cesspool with Scheer.

“Is rejecting Scheer that important? NO! Better to work from within the party and have him change improper behaviour. "

You god-damned right it’s important. The more people who let the CPC know that Scheer is a useless putz, the better. Speak out and spell it out – on blogs, forums, and emails to the CPC: https://www.conservative.ca/contact/#contact

And you’re delusional if you think anyone can “work from within the party” to change things. The ranks of the Conservative Party are stuffed full of obsequious fart-suckers, and arse sniffers. You got about as much chance of changing things from within as a snowball surviving hell.
commented 2017-10-18 15:59:46 -0400
The ONLY reason I have not cancelled my CPC membership is should the CPC address the Scheer situation, I can still have input.
commented 2017-10-18 15:59:17 -0400
Andy Scheer is probably the best thing that’s ever happened to the Libertarian Party.
commented 2017-10-18 15:57:38 -0400
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented: “Mlada Morris, there is a wonderful search tool on this site, and, when I searched your name, no comments posted until today….Watching and cheering for Sheila and Rebel for a long time; I don’t think so.”

Another troll exposed! Excellent!
commented 2017-10-18 13:58:26 -0400
THe rank ballot definately elected Sheer because no one but his supporters filled in all 10 choices – he won by default Andrew I know someone in the balloting function who told me most ballots were blank after 6 or so choices. Scheer is a ballot fluke, Bernier should have won.
commented 2017-10-18 13:46:17 -0400
I have ceased financial support of the CPC, until Andrew proclaims support of TheRebel, and instead send funding to TheRebel. I fully support the CPC other than financially.
For a person to claim that he will not vote Conservative because of Scheer, is to claim that he or she is OK with Trudeau and his handlers running our country. Is rejecting Scheer that important? NO! Better to work from within the party and have him change improper behaviour.
commented 2017-10-18 13:08:34 -0400
There must be a leadership review and replacement well before the next campaign , or else the Liberals are back in , and the very first day they are in will reinforce and reinstate their aggressive and grevious farm and small businesses tax bill
They’ll put it on hold till then
commented 2017-10-18 12:39:56 -0400
What about these m103 hearings. We need more and often info on how the liberals are trying to shut down important speakers who explain the dangers of ‘quelling’ discussion of Islam, by describing their first hand experience with just that. It is obvious and wrong taking up the invited speakers time with verbiage designed to shorten the reply.. We need a new chairperson. It should be demanded before all proceedings are considered too meddled with to be taken seriously, and the hearing shut down. Hedy must go.
commented 2017-10-18 12:17:43 -0400
“If he wins, why would he be replaced?” says Andrew.
Because he should care about the upcoming election and put Canada before himself. He could resign.
If he doesn’t there will be a new party emerge.
Thanks for info Wanda. It might be the best thing.
commented 2017-10-18 11:36:21 -0400
“There seemed to be a lot of hanky-panky with in the CPC leadership race – Kellie Leitch was topping the ratings –”

Leitch never did top the ratings – she was a strong third, but that was about the peak of it.

Long story short, the ranked balloting system used to select a leader is deliberately set up to penalize divisive candidates and favour those who can collect the most incidental support. This was specifically done because the CPC knows it has a problem with internally popular candidates that have no hope of winning a general election. You can’t hive off 30% of the vote and split your way to the top despite everyone else hating you in that system, and that’s where Leitch ran into problems. She was nobody’s second choice.

Scheer, on the other hand, was pretty much everybody’s’ second choice, and that’s why he won despite being a relatively low first-choice. You end up with a character that nobody truly loves, but that most are OK with.
commented 2017-10-18 11:25:32 -0400
“Daryl Herman commented 13 hours ago
Andrew Sheer is responsible for making me a Non-Conservative member! The POS went against his own campaign rhetoric & agreed to the Climate change crap.”

Scheer never ran against climate change. He ran against carbon taxes. His campaign site made it clear that he still supported emission reductions implying he supports climate change theories.

“As Prime Minister, Andrew will cancel the Liberal Carbon Tax. He will support a sector by sector approach to reduce greenhouse gases in cooperation with industry and the United States.”

“Ron Joseph commented 12 hours ago
As WANDA ORION said, with the two left parties about to split their vote down the middle, the CPC has a glowing opportunity to take over the Government in two years.
To do this , everyone here agrees that we have to replace Scheer. It is not that hard!”

If he wins, why would he be replaced?
commented 2017-10-18 11:19:30 -0400
commented 2017-10-18 11:17:33 -0400
“Brian Smith commented 15 hours ago
Schemer lost my vote early on when he proclaimed himself a feminist. He traded his spine for a mangina. "

I’ve heard this comment before. What is your preferred alternative to being a “feminist”, and what does that entail? In the rush to be the exact opposite of Trudeau, people have said some pretty puzzling things.
commented 2017-10-18 11:09:26 -0400
Thanks Wanda, I just signed into the Mad Max Club for e-mails on a possible new Freedom Conservative Party.
commented 2017-10-18 06:45:01 -0400
Does anyone know what Max Bernier is up to now or what he might be planning? I haven’t been paying much attention since the disappointing outcome at the leadership convention. I notice he has a new website http://www.maximebernier.com/mad_max and appears to be connected to something called Conservative Futures http://www.maximebernier.com/a_word_of_encouragement_for_my_conservative_futures_friends
I’m always skeptical of outfits run by insiders but thought some of you might be able to shed some light.
commented 2017-10-18 06:17:53 -0400
Spot on Sheila.
I’m afraid he’s another Lieberal or at least Scheer’s acting like one. As much as I want "The Clown Prince " gone If Scheer doesn’t do a 180 I won’t be voting for anyone.
commented 2017-10-18 01:51:21 -0400
The only fed conservative with a spine is Cheryl Gallant.
commented 2017-10-18 00:56:53 -0400
Andy if you’re sneaking a peek remember, the msm will throw you to the curb just the way you threw us.
commented 2017-10-18 00:55:34 -0400
Scheer will get our conservative votes by default, but he also runs the danger of another viable option becoming substantive, perhaps a western separatist party, or another “Reform” clone.
Scheer shows all signs of being a closet Liberal – Liberal lite, and Trudeau looks more and more like the likely winner of the next election due to the fact that the weak-kneed Scheer may not be able to rally the “deplorables” into voting for him.
commented 2017-10-18 00:02:42 -0400
Hey Jamie… I think you mean gelding…