Andrew Scheer had hoped that the Con convention in Halifax would be a shiny affair, a glitzy political coming out ball.
Where he would introduce himself to the millions of Canadians who still don't know who he is, and seduce them with his new/nouveau "positive message."
And they would scream "Andy, Andy, we NEED you to be Prime Minister!!!
But then Maxime Bernier said he wasn't coming, and it all went horribly wrong.
Mad Max stole all the headlines, Scheer was left looking like a grim nerd.
And as for that "positive message," it went down in flames...
To be replaced by the usual toxic Trudeau hate bubbling out of every orifice.
But then, why should we be surprised?
When Scheer and his sleazy gang have been whipping up hatred for months, for crass political purposes...
Hate is what they do best.
It's always the elephant in the room...
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And if you're wondering where that bestial Con hatred comes from, you might want to ask their campaign manager, Hamish Marshall, how much he misses his old Rebel friends.
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer’s national campaign manager was seen speaking with members of Rebel Media outside of the party’s convention in Halifax, even though the far-right website is barred from covering the event for being an “activist” group.
Or ask yourself why the Con establishment is now trying to mock Laura Stone for having dared to write that story...
Even though the story is a legitimate one. We really need to know who is trying to drag this country to a very dark place,
And those Cons in that picture, especially Pierre Poilievre and Stephen Taylor their digital director, need to explain why they find that funny.
Because Bob Fife certainly didn't.
He backed up his criticism with some photographic evidence.
And then dug in his heels as hordes of Cons tried to discredit him.
If you think it is ok for the conservative campaign manager to be associated with an anti-Muslim & semi white nationalist hack news organization, then good luck defending that in the election campaign. https://t.co/UeUAybDbdo— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) August 25, 2018
Or others, like the former senior Con operative Fred Delorey, tried to turn his criticism into a joke.
Are you are supporter of Rebel Media? Do you endorse the anti-Canadian Muslim and semi white racist views espoused by the Rebel? Do you agree with your party’s decision to ban Rebel from your convention? As a former party director, your views on this issue is newsworthy. https://t.co/1Lo4PpYX6p— Robert Fife (@RobertFife) August 25, 2018
But it seems to me that a lot of time and effort went into trying to brush off Marshall's meeting with his former Rebel buddies. It seems to me they are trying too hard.
Which suggests to me at least that the Cons are trying to hide something.
And of course Fife is right.
As I pointed out the other day, having a former director of Ezra Levant's hate mongering Rebel as your campaign manager is truly shocking...
It's NOT normal, it's disgraceful.
And now that Hamish Marshall has clearly shown that the ties that bind are still strong, both Marshall and Scheer have been exposed, at last.
I don’t know why it took so long for our useless media to look at the relationship between the Cons and The Rebel.
But now that they have, we need to encourage them to dig a little deeper.
Find out where all those fake news stories, and Twitter bots are coming from.
And do what needs to be done to save this country, from the right-wing extremists who would destroy it...