Saturday, June 01, 2019

The Fake Rebranding of Andrew Scheer and his Cons

As you may have noticed, Andrew Scheer has been trying to remake the image of him and his Cons.

Trying to convince Canadians that he's really a nice guy.

Not the man commonly known as Schmearmonger, the depraved leader of the most bigoted party in modern Canadian history.

But unfortunately for Schmear, his record speaks for itself, and ugly is ugly.

So this claim couldn't be more absurd.

Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer said on Tuesday that bigots, extremists and racists are not welcome in his party as he vowed to “restore fairness” to Canada’s immigration system if he becomes prime minister after the October general election.

And this one couldn't be more obscene.

“I find the notion that one’s race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation would make anyone in any way superior or inferior to anyone else absolutely repugnant. And if there’s anyone who disagrees with that, there’s the door. You are not welcome here.”

For what else but a racist party could turn a picture of an asylum seeker and his family heading for a border post...

Into the image of a menacing black man heading for a hole in the fence, and presumably you and your loved ones.

Who else but Andrew Scheer would canoodle with a white nationalist like Faith Goldy?

And even make plans to go duck hunting with her.

Who else but Scheer could consort with yellow vested bigots at a rally on Parliament Hill?

Or snuggle up to other racist groups in Quebec...

Just like he began his political career by snuggling up to an Alliance MP who wanted gay people to be arrested and jailed.

But has never apologized for his brutish homophobia.

Or for that matter never apologized for his disgraceful campaign accusing Justin Trudeau and the U.N. of trying to "erase" Canada's borders.

Which was invented by neo-nazis in Eastern Europe, and has caused a torrent of death threats to be aimed our prime minister.

And then there's this most recent ugly episode.

A parliamentary committee exploring online hate descended into chaos this week after a Conservative MP told a Muslim witness he should be "ashamed" after he drew a link between "conservative commentators" and the online history of mosque shooter Alexandre Bissonnette.

Where the hideous Con MP Michael Cooper attacked Faisal Khan Suri, the president of the Alberta Muslim Public Affairs Council, for daring to point out the many links between conservative rabble rousers and far right extremist violence.

"Mr. Suri, I take great umbrage with your defamatory comments to try to link conservatism with violent extremist attacks. They have no foundation, they're defamatory, and they diminish your credibility as a witness," Cooper said.

And to make matters worse then read into the record the deranged ravings of the monster who killed all those Muslims in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Thus helping to spread his poisonous message.

But despite all of that, and despite Andrew Scheer's vow to show bigots the door, Cooper is still a member in good standing of the Con caucus, and hasn't even been reprimanded by his ghastly leader.

And what makes all of this even more obscene, is the way the Con media has swallowed Scheer's redemption story hook line and sinker.

With Andrew Coyne actually praising his fraudulent rebranding. 

He will have to do much more to make the case for his election. But centrist voters, disenchanted with the Liberals but concerned at the Tories’ flirtation with populism, might be at least reassured enough now to give him a look.

Even though Scheer is a serial liar, and polls show that his Cons are by far the most racist party in Canada...

So as Frank Graves points out, Scheer couldn't rebrand his party even if he wanted to.

Which of course he doesn't, because he is one of them.

He's a racist, a misogynist, a homophobe, who can't be trusted as far as one can spit.

He will never change.

And if him and his Cons are not stopped, they will kill this country...       


Jackie Blue said...

Scheer is the BoJo/Farage candidate and the Cons are the party of Trump. Don't forget about his unwavering support of the disastrous, racist suicide pact that is Brexit. Here's what London's Mayor Sadiq Khan, himself a Muslim (who has been at the end of Trump's bigotry) has to say about the latest installment of the present shitshow -- Trump's visit to the UK -- and what he has unleashed in general around the globe:

Donald Trump is just one of the most egregious examples of a growing global threat. The far right is on the rise around the world, threatening our hard-won rights and freedoms and the values that have defined our liberal, democratic societies for more than seventy years. Viktor Orbán in Hungary, Matteo Salvini in Italy, Marine Le Pen in France and Nigel Farage here in the UK are using the same divisive tropes of the fascists of the 20th century to garner support, but are using new sinister methods to deliver their message. And they are gaining ground and winning power and influence in places that would have been unthinkable just a few years ago.

Viktor Orbán being another fascist thug member of Harper's IDU, who Trump rolled out the red carpet for last month and who recently shut down a Soros-founded university where Iggy was the dean. Yet the M$M whistles past the graveyard because, it doesn't affect them and they're so blinded by last name derangement syndrome that they don't care what happens as long as they get their man.

Canada strikes me as so disturbingly similar to Australia, in that the right-wing media monopoly has poisoned the public discourse. They never gave Julia Gillard a fair chance any more than our garbage US media did with Hillary Clinton, and in Canada they are hell-bent upon crucifying Justin Trudeau.

A pox on the villager scum. Fake news, the lying press are enemies of the people.

Anonymous said...

With the aid of 3 plus years of relentless anti Trudeau propaganda the Cons now find themselves with approximately 25% of the decided voters locked in and another 5% likely so now its off to fishing in the undecided pool where the heavy scent of bigotry might smell a little repugnant rather than attractive. Time to trot out the double speak where no context statements such as "....superior or inferior to anyone else absolutely repugnant" encourage the undecided to see it as an example of fairness while the base Cons hear it as condemning the elitists and Muslims for having superior attitudes and belief that their religion is superior. Its the beauty of doublespeak, everyone hears what they want but its not enough... time to drag out the traditional Con boogeymen of crime, the economy, taxation debt, corruption ( a bonus ) and fraudulently dress them up with adjectives such as rampant, failing, crushing, immoral to instill a sense of intense urgency, fear and anger. Yep that should do it unless the general population remembers it has already seen the same shit show several times over the past few years.


rumleyfips said...

Strange to see Pooper deny any link between conservative rhetoric and violence then read conservative rhetoric from a murderous terrorist into the record. Is the dear boy that far into his own right wing delusion ?

Jackie Blue said...

So are Facebook and Twitter for that matter. Twitter CEO said he doesn't want to ban neo-Nazis from his platform because it could pick up conservative politicians by default, and that would incur the dreaded accusations of liberal bias. Well, gee, how about that: straight from the horse's orifice, the call to hate is coming primarily from the right side of the House. But the Internet is now afflicted with the same bad-faith both-sides-do-it disease that the rest of the M$M has developed over the past 40 years: "we have to treat right-wingers with kid gloves lest our precious and unspoiled status as 'fair and objective' neutral observers be tarnished." MLK Jr. had something to say about how not taking a side equals taking the side of the oppressor. Which the platforms are all too happy to do, as long as right-wing hate rhetoric and obvious fake news like the Drunk Pelosi video gets them clickbait revenue.

Mussolini said it best: fascism is the merging of government and business. The DeformaCons, their inbred American cousins, their counterparts throughout Europe, and especially their corporate media mouthpieces (including their millennial-techbro Ayn Rand acolytes in Silicon Valley) are indeed fascists through and through. Welcome to the Skynet Fourth Reich, "because it's 1984."

Steve said...

even the Toronto Star is drinking this sugar con koolaid.

Anonymous said...

He kicks him off the committee but not out of the Con caucus. Cooper's wrists must be tickled by that. God forbid Scheer riles up his racist base and lose their votes that he covets so dearly. Spineless Andy who proclaims "if they don't like it, there's the door" really means "there's the door, to your room, for a timeout and reading the Con manual on "How to pander to the deplorables while trying to appear adorable".
The study into the origins and rise of hate in Canada that the Libs are spearheading should prove to reveal some very nasty stuff that Scheer does not want to hear as we near the election. Just as this study into online hate has revealed Cooper for what he is, the true core of the Con's racist elements will also rise to the top. Not like cream, more like fecal matter.