Saturday, May 05, 2018

Andrew Scheer and the Day the India Story Died

For months Andrew Scheer tried to keep his hyper inflated India story going, in the hope that it would make him more popular than Justin Trudeau.

And for a while it seemed to work. 

Just a few weeks ago an Ipsos poll suggested him and his Cons were heading for a crushing victory, maybe even another majority. 

If an election were held tomorrow, the Liberals would receive 31% of the national popular decided vote (down 2 points since early March), while the Conservatives would receive 38% of the vote (unchanged) and would win the election.

But not any longer.

Now another Ipsos poll suggests it's Scheer who is sliding, or shrinking, while Trudeau and his Liberals are soaring. 

A new poll by Ipsos shows the Liberals gaining ground as controversy surrounding Justin Trudeau's India trip fades from memory, with them holding 36 per cent approval, up five points since March.

At the same time — Conservatives have dropped three points with 35 per cent of respondents of the national popular vote, a virtual tie with the Liberals. 

When you look at this chart it even looks like a roller coaster...

And it's no wonder Andrew Scheer is so upset. The India story is fading to black, and so is Scheer's dream of a glorious majority.

It looks like he's going back to where he was six months ago, and to make matters worse for him, so is Justin Trudeau.

And this latest Nanos poll even suggests it's Trudeau who should be dreaming of another majority. 

The latest Nanos federal ballot tracking has the Liberals at 39.2 per cent support, followed by the Conservatives at 30.6 per cent, the NDP at 18.2 percent, the BQ at 4.4 per cent and the Greens at 5.9 per cent.

And of course our shabby Con media must be so disappointed...

They also sacrificed what was left of their credibility trying to keep that nothingburger of a story alive, only to be left looking like idiots.

Just like Scheer...

Who let's never forget, turned Parliament into a circus, for crass political purposes.

Like only a Con clown could.

But that's who he is, and that's who the Cons are.

And we should just be grateful that in these grubby times, Justin Trudeau has survived all the garbage thrown at him.

And that we still have a decent Canadian as our Prime Minister...


  1. Visitor - Pierre D.9:21 AM

    Even more hilarious is that the French adjunct to the Sun chains, the Journal de Montréal under the penmanship of reactionary twaddle-peddler Mathieu Bock-Côté, has been saying the CPC are nec and neck and that the India scandal is huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge, that it's going to be the end of Trudeau, that we're all sick of him!
    Poor, deluded, dirty Cons.
    I hope for another majority so they finally see the day and learn they need policy, not attacks, to get our votes. But it's doubtful they'll learn that until they are reduced to a handful of seats. So let's get that reduction under way....

    1. Hi you well know the Journal isn't fit to line a bird cage, and it's opinion page is about as low as you can go. And you're right they are the deluded dirty Cons. I must admit that I am a bit worried about the asylum seeker story, because the Cons are starting to play the racist card and I can see the Journal gang making it look like the province was being invaded by Muslim hordes. But we can fight back. The Liberals in Parliament are finally starting to do that by reminding Canadians of the Harper years, and we can remind Quebecers and others that Scheer is in many ways worse than Harper. It will be a brutal struggle but if we crush them again the Cons should implode and that will make all our effort worthwhile...

  2. Anonymous12:19 PM

    Our media is so shit.

    1. Hi anon@12:19 PM....yes, they are a shabby lot. But remember we have our social media and we can fight back. We also have a demographic advantage, and if we can use social media to get the millennial generation to vote in huge numbers the Cons will be destroyed...

  3. Anonymous1:58 PM

    I will never forget how the Cons and the MSM worked together to try to damage Justin Trudeau and his family with that nothing India story. I expect that kind of BS from the Cons, but the media's behaviour was unforgivable.

    1. The problem is that some of the media and the Cons are Siamese twins if not the same person.

    2. Hi anon @1:58...yes, the fake India story was one of the shabbiest episodes in modern Canadian history. The media was played by the Modi government who used them to demonize our Sikh community, and the ignorant Cons went along for the ride. But trust me they are going to pay for it. The media is weak and impoverished, and if we can unite against them, we can drive many of them out of business...

    3. Hi jrkrideau...that's true, but the media is in really bad shape, and if the Scheer Cons are defeated I honestly believe they will be torn apart by factionalism, and the media will will be more vulnerable than ever. If they want a future they will have to appeal to the rising millennial generation, and they will have to change or go out of business....

  4. Anonymous4:01 PM

    Poor Liberal crybabies...they think the media & citizens should shout the name of the PM from the rooftops, just as the sheep in North Korea do with their leader.

    1. Anonymous6:56 PM

      We're not the ones crying troll. It's your leader Scheer who is weeping for his lost majority. Boo hoo hoo. And you Cons are the ones who used to worship your Lord Harper like they do in North Korea. How does it feel to be a loser? Ha Ha Ha Ha 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

    2. Hi anon@4:01 sound like you're starting to panic like your freaky leader Scheer, and are slowly sinking into the pit of despair. But then that's why I write posts like this one, because your pain is my pleasure. Isn't Justin Trudeau amazing? Doesn't he drive you crazy, I'd like to see him climb into the ring and beat up the scummy Scheer like he beat up that Con senator. But hey, I shouldn't be greedy, and I realize I can't have EVERYTHING....😎

  5. Anonymous11:07 PM

    In India as in many other parts of the world, prejudice and hate directed at minority religious groups is on the rise. This includes Christian minority groups. The Trudeau visit provided opportunity to demonstrate that although Canada is a Christian majority, groups representing other faiths are treated with the same respect, enjoy the same freedoms, opportunities and are subject to the same laws as all other Canadians. This was a message that political zealots in both countries did not want to hear as it undermines their divisive messaging and weakens their cause. As a counter strategy, the story that Canadian Christians were harboring Sheik terrorists was a perfect ruse. Scheer was more than willing to amplify this story line, although it was at the expense of the Christian minority in India and notched up tensions between various groups in Canada as well. Now that's what you call a great leader, someone willing to sell out members of his own flock in order to score against those he considers his political enemies.

    1. Hi RT.....I have been reading about some of the horrible things that have been happening in India, and it''s absolutely sickening. Which is what makes what Scheer and his Cons have been doing even more disgusting. Not only have they been used to demonize out own peaceful Sikh community, they are enabling anti Muslim and anti Christian bigots who have also been raping and murdering children. The Cons would be well advised to drop this fake story before we bury them in it....

  6. Aaah, this was a fun read, thank you. Scheer reminds me of Chicken Little.