Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Andrew Scheer and the Fake Conservatives
It's easy to forget that the Con leadership race that Andrew Scheer won, was tainted by widespread allegations of vote rigging and membership fraud.
And that even a few days before the final vote, Maxime Bernier was leading the other candidates, and Scheer wasn't even in contention.
But somehow he managed to cross the finishing line ahead of Bernier and his boys from the Beauce.
And now a bitter Bernier is claiming he knows exactly what happened.
And it's not pretty.
Conservative MP Maxime Bernier says in a new book that party Leader Andrew Scheer won support from “fake Conservatives” set up by the powerful dairy lobby during last year’s federal Tory leadership race – a claim that could threaten party unity 18 months before the next general election.
Not when Bernier is claiming that Scheer benefited from the support of thousands of fake Conservatives.
In his chapter, Mr. Bernier claims the number of Conservative members in Quebec rose during the final months of the campaign from 6,000 to more than 16,000, but has since dwindled back down to 6,000 – suggesting those who bought memberships did not renew their ties to the party after voting.
Who were Con one day and gone tomorrow.
Leaving Scheer to thank the dairy lobby by chugging milk from a carton.
In his book, Mr. Bernier also takes a shot at Mr. Scheer for remarks he delivered at last year’s Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner, which features lighthearted speeches from party leaders. In his speech, Mr. Scheer said, “I certainly don’t owe my leadership victory to anybody,” before taking a swig out of a milk carton, to laughter from the crowd.
And leaving the rest of us to remember that Con is just another word for corruption.
For who who can forget this more recent scandal?
Businessman Raj Bhela has been photographed frequently with Andrew Scheer, and on social media has described the Conservative leader as his “best friend.”In an interview with an Indo-Canadian newspaper in late 2016, Scheer said he was “excited that Raj has taken a leadership role in my campaign.”
However, court records show that last year TD Bank accused Bhela and his business associates of being part of a fraudulent $500,000 cheque “kiting” scheme, a civil case which resulted in a default judgment in favour of the plaintiffs.
Which in my opinion has yet to be properly investigated by our Con media.
Just like this scandal should have been investigated.
The political machine behind the man who is now Speaker of the House of Commons opened its wallet for the Guelph Conservative campaign currently under scrutiny by Election Canada's robo-calls probe, records at the watchdog agency show.
Less than two weeks before the 2011 election, Andrew Scheer's Regina-Qu'Appelle riding association in Saskatchewan transferred $3,000 to the Guelph Conservative campaign for candidate Marty Burke.
But strangely enough never was.
And the good news?
All of those scandals, and others, will be used against Scheer in the next election campaign.
Trust me, he is not what he appears to be...
And when The Truth is finally revealed.
It will destroy him...
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I think Bernier is preparing another run to be Con leader. Like so many others he must know that Scheer is probably going to get killed in the next election, and Maxie wants his job. I don't blame Bernier for feeling he was robbed, but I bet he isn't the only one. When Scheer goes down it's going to be a feeding frenzy.
I wish I shared your optimism about the Con media, Simon. But after watching them ignore Harper's sordid white nationalist past as "old news," it's far more likely that the same rules will apply to Scheer.
I love it. That sanctimonious Scheer cheating his way to victory. He's always accusing Justin Trudeau of covering up something, now cover up that one Schmeagol.
sickening piece of crap= Shmeagal
Robbed? It's the political parties that allow such rampant crap to happen. How about limiting voting for party leader to all who have been members for at least 12 months before a leadership convention/vote has been called?
Mad MaXX will not go quietly into that dark night.
The Reform a Cons are a minority within a minority therefore they have to cheat in order to win an election. Once in power that's why the Harper gang spent so much effort diminishing institutions that made cheating difficult such as Statistics Canada, Environmental sciences, Elections Canada, etc. From the Scheer / Marshall perspective modern communications technology has opened a whole virtual world where voters can be profiled and then along with like minded friends spoon fed disguised political propaganda until election day. Its somewhat like the role modern performance enhancing drugs played in the Olympic Games. At first the cheating payed big dividends but fairness won over and eventually the technology that gave also took it away. Cheaters have become more sophisticated but fraud detection has kept pace with screening systems such as biological passports. I am hopeful that with recent Facebook apologies and promises we are starting to see a similar anti cheating movement in the social media space. It still has a long way to go with giants like Google / YouTube flying under the radar and powerful special interest groups willing to exploit any weakness but at least it is a start.
Cheaters Paradise https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/05/realitys-end/556877/
Check the demos on Quid.com site where it is just as easy to evaluate the effects of political propaganda as it is to evaluate food trends https://vimeo.com/142282901 and predicting election issues https://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/09/19/494279204/pundits-vs-machine-predicting-controversies-in-the-presidential-race
"There is something rotten in the state of Denmark!"
hi anon@3:47 PM...If I remember correctly, Bernier won 13 rounds before losing to Scheer on the 14th vote. So yes, you can be sure he feels robbed, and is fervently praying for Scheer to fail. I think the Cons have some stormy weather ahead...
hi anon@3:55 PM...I understand where you are coming from, and it's true that Harper's extremist roots were all but ignored by our Con media. But we live in a time where social media now pays a bigger role than it did before. So if the bought media won't bring up Scheer's scandals, we will, over and over again all the way to the next election...
hi UU...It's fair to point out that all parties have done the same thing. But Scheer is always sounding off about that sort of thing, and always making it sound that he's better than his opponents. So the stench of his hypocrisy does burn the nostrils...
hi anon@4:44...Guess what Schmeagol is covering up right now? The fact that he's on a Disney cruise in the Caribbean. That's why he couldn't attend that vigil in Humboldt, but they didn't dare tell us. I wonder why? ;)
Hi anon@6:08pm...yes he is indeed. Rabid partisanship has eaten his brain, he has no moral compass, and he is capable of anything...
Hi Steve...no he will not. Not when his battle against the dairy lobby is starting to resemble Don Quijote's war on windmills. He wants revenge AND Scheer's job...
hi RT....thanks for those links. And you're right, the Cons have always counted on their rabid base, and using one wedge issue after the other to attract enough others to add to their total. The development of psychographic techniques makes that strategy a lot easier, and they are really going for it. We are going to have to be very smart, and very aggressive getting our own message out, or we could be swamped by all that fake news...
hi Kathleen...Yes, there is something very wrong. Too many politicians are acting like Americans not Canadians, and our hapless Con media is either too biased, or too lazy, or too ignorant to denounce them...
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