Tuesday, August 06, 2019
Andrew Scheer's Disastrous Long Weekend
As I'm sure you know by now, Andrew Scheer has been trying to soften his image.
By among other things promising to give the medicare system he wants to privatize, a shot in the arm. Or more likely one in the heart.
But sadly for Scheer his PR offensive went horribly wrong over the course of the long weekend.
When he was exposed first as a gun nut, and then as a bigot. Again.
His disastrous weekend began when he failed to say anything about the latest gun violence in the U.S.
Unlike Justin Trudeau...
Choosing instead to remain strangely silent.
No doubt after finding out that the gunman in El Paso was not a Muslim but a far-right white racist, like so many of his own supporters.
But also because he knew that the issue of gun control was sure to be in the news again, and he didn't want to remind Canadians that he doesn't believe in it.
For all you have to do is read this page from his platform, that Scheer deleted the moment he became leader, but I retrieved from the internet graveyard.
When I am Prime Minister I will:
Launch a review of the criminal code and repeal all federal regulations pertaining to firearms ownership, usage and transportation which do not do the following: ensure that Canada’s firearms laws respect the rights of honest firearms owners, recognize the fact that hunting and sports shooting are an important part of Canadian culture and history, and empower police to concentrate on real criminals who are a threat to the public.
Which makes it only too clear that Scheer would gut gun control in this country if he ever became Prime Minister.
Just like his Cons tried to gut this Liberal bill.
The Conservative senators, with the support of New Brunswick non-affiliated Sen. David Richards, stripped out clauses of the bill that would: bring in lifetime background licence checks for gun licence applications and renewals; compel retailers to keep details of gun sales records for at least 20 years; require permission to transfer restricted handguns and rifles to gunsmiths; and eliminate cabinet’s authority to override RCMP firearm classifications for restricted and prohibited semi-automatic rifles.
Only to fail miserably, but not before helping to explain why Scheer is such a deranged Trudeau hater...
A gun nut, and a man who hates gay people with a passion that borders on the genocidal.
For as this picture makes only too clear, Scheer is an anti-gay bigot...
He was the only federal political leader not to march in Sunday's Vancouver's Pride parade.
And Justin Trudeau was right to call him out.
“It’s so important that we all stand together in moments like this,” Trudeau told reporters. “We’re standing up for human rights, standing up for communities who are marginalized.”
“It’s just unfortunate that there are still some party leaders who want to be prime minister, who choose to stand with people who are intolerant instead of standing with the LGBT community,” he said.
But then that is who the Cons are, that is what they have become.
More American than Canadian.
And too crazy, too bigoted, and too dangerous to govern...
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Fun to watch poor,poor,pitiful Andy whine about his poverty. For the better part of a decade he has flirted with bankruptsy. As speaker he got a country estate and a city apartment paid for by the Canadian public, chauffeur, housekeeper ,groundskeepers etc . along with a quarter of a million bucks and million a year for " expenses". As reformatory faux head ( Steve still calls all the shots ) he gets $250k plus slush, a free 34 room house a staff of three etc. etc. etc.
Sheerly-not may be the first guy with a millionaires income and perks to be stupid enough to describe himself as pig trough poor.
It's quite telling how Scheer is so quick to rectal tweet any and all bullshit re: JT yet he couldn't harness a modicum of decency by denouncing the Trump inspired murders in El Paso. Nor could he show support for the LGBT community but we've known he's a hopeless homophobe for a long time now so no surprise there.
Sheer likes to throw around the word fail, failure or fails when it comes to JT but the fact is he's the biggest failure we've ever had running for the PM's job. He's an embarrassment to our country as much as Trump is to the US and will govern only for his elite corporate masters and his disciples of hate if he's ever elected.
Andrew Scheer, failure extraordinaire.
The Liberals must no doubt be aware of his voting record and his deleted leadership platform. But just to be on the safe side, I would send that link in an email, asking that they highlight Scheer's views on guns in their messaging and include gun control as part of their 2019 platform. Especially since he just send out another tweet accusing Trudeau of not wanting to keep Canada's children safe. Chrystia Freeland, Bill Blair and Ralph Goodale are probably the ones to cc. Also, decent journalists like Dale Smith of Routine Proceedings, and Sandy Garossino and Fatima Syed at National Observer. Heck, even Charles Adler seems to be on a sanity bender as of late. Copy it to him too. Shout it from the rooftops! Andrew "Moses" Scheer is the candidate for Canada's "N-R-Eh"!
Michael Harris on the evils of the IDU
To borrow a line from Gerry Butts, Harper's buddy Modi just walked the Kashmiris into a buzzsaw.
The IDU is a genocidal hate cult. Harper and Scheer belong at the Hague.
Cross your fingers and tell everyone you know to VOTE ABC. Darrell Bricker just admitted on Twitter that the Cons have painted themselves into a corner outside flyover country and that it's do or die in the 905.
At this point, the LPC [has the more efficient vote]. The CPC is too bulked up in Alberta and the Prairies which makes them look stronger in the national numbers than they are.
A reminder: Hillary won the popular vote while Trump won the EC. With any luck Canada will have a reversal of sorts: the liberal star candidate and all-around decent human being wins the "efficient vote," while the racist bigot gun fetishist goes home a loser no matter how good his numbers in the toplines. With any luck, Kenney showing up as the latest pee-wee player in Harper's hat trick brigade will crash them in Ontario once and for all.
I don't think Scheer is a gun nut, I'm sure he's just playing to his base. But since Scheer is trying to soften his image it's the last thing he needs. Mr Jiggles is starting to show his true colours, and the more he does the less popular he will become.
Scheer is unhinged in his own way. Don't forget he told MacLean's how he's always been "fascinated" by Ceausescu's assassination. Now he courts the votes of yellow-pest maniacs who want to pull an Oswald on Trudeau. That red-flag anecdote tells me there's a bit more than a mere cynical political move here.
As if that wasn't bad enough Trump's (and Scheer's) gun policies are so awful they're causing the Narnia Bear of Canadian polling to have a coronary. There's got to be a subset of #cdnpoli stats-nerd fanfic out there where Frank Graves falls apart and John Corbett comes to his defense by kicking Andy right in the pea shooter.
On a lighter note. Mark Critch got a #ScheerStupidity handshake from a playful Trudeau. "Andrew Scheer, I know Jean Chrétien, Jean Chrétien is a hero of mine and you sir, are no Jean Chrétien."
Preston's pals always said ' you will like him when you get to know him'. Nope when his true lack of character came out everyone got out.
Harper's herd always said ' You will like him when you get to know him '. Nope. Knowledge led to hatred.
Sheer's sheep are saying 'You will like him when you get to know him '. Deja vu all over again - thanks Yogi.
Could not agree more!
Along with all the Harper installed people at Global Affairs! They are sleeper con agents working with right wing governments to ILLEGALLY overthrow governments that they deem to be illigitimate or that the world bank has ruled against (Crytallex?). Your darlin' Chrystia, yesterday cavorting with the Brit Con Raab, is not doing Justin, the Liberal Party or Canada in the eyes of the world any favours.
She'll lose JT the election. As con as they come!
Jackie. Love your takes! Thank you for taking interest in us! I live in the 905... the northern 905 where Drake bleeds into New Country. Most of the people I meet are either colossal ignoramuses or simply tuned pathologically into themselves and their stock options and smart refridgerators. Who is going to tax me most? is the ONLY question they ask themselves, pencil in hand behind the voting screen. The future of the country, it's people of all stripes, the environment and social cohesion don't even swim into their kin (thanks John Keats!). Like climate change, they say, "we'll figure it all out, don't you worry." 905ers, largely contented and fat bellied, are high on the drug of pleasance, which makes them stupid, selfish and docile. They don't believe what gas happened in the US and other western democracies can happen here!! I wish I could hope more from them. Perhaps they will prove me wrong!
Pandy Andy and the cons spent the last 3 years stroking fear of immigrants with their propaganda about returning ISIS fighters, menacing illegal border invaders, overwhelming nation destroying numbers just to name a few of the blatant attempts to enrage the base. Now suddenly their official party site has been sanitized and its all about "integrity,fairness and compassion on the immigration file" and public anti immigrant sentiment and hate is all Trudeau's fault. Wonder if his brain dead core followers will notice the shift and how many unsuspecting Canadians will be sucked in to voting for them. Stroking fear and anger closely followed Trump's playbook but instead of doubling down like Trump they have farmed out the hate list to third party contractors and are now are officially pretending they will compassionately fix the nightmare Trudeau created. There is so much evidence to the contrary but is our media in such sad shape will they be allowed to get away with it?
Latest populist Con fiduciary complaint sloshing around the social media vomitorium is the accusation Margaret Trudeau is being taken care of on the taxpayer dime. Speaks volumes about what the party of "family values" would do to their own parents. Has anyone looked in Jason's basement for what might have happened to Mrs. Bates?
HI rumleyfips....yes, seeing Scheer trying to make it sound like he came from humble origins and insist that he's a pauper compared to Justin Trudeau is just one more Big Lie. Some on social media are doing a pretty good job of exposing that lie, now it's time for the MSM to do its job...
Hi JD...yes, failure extraordinaire does it for me, and coward fits that loser too. Too afraid to acknowledge the deaths of so many lest he annoy his gun loving base is simply pathetic. And it's the same thing with the LGBT community. He is a bigot but he can't even pretend he isn't because he's too scared it could cause some of his drooling followers to defect to the People's Party. To think that he's still in the race to be Prime Minister is truly disgusting....
Hi Jackie....Frank Graves just said on Twitter that we could see the Scheer Cons win the popular vote and the Trudeau Liberals still win a majority. I must admit I would enjoy that a lot...😉
Hi Brian...I agree with you, Jackie is amazing. But I also liked your comment a lot. High on the drug of pleasance, largely contented, and fat bellied which makes them stupid selfish and docile. Brilliant, and the 905ers have a lot of people who think like them all over the country. Canada is blessed with so much, but that sickening greed could still kill it...
Hi Jackie....I remember that story about young Scheer being fascinated by the gory death of Ceausescu and his wife. And don't forget how he was also fascinated by talk of the anti-Christ. If Canadians knew the truth about that creepy Con most would be horrified, and Scheer's political career would have been over long ago...
Hi RT....Yes,nI've noticed how the Con site has been relatively sanitized. That still leaves their individualized messages to their supporters, but it does look like they feel that Bernier isn't a threat and they can afford to go after disaffected Liberal supporters. It's a tricky game because I think Bernier is still a threat, and if they are forced to change course late in the campaign it could look really ugly...
Hi Hinofan....you've gone full Con haven't you? I read what Freeland had to say to Raab, and I thought she handled him masterfully. And as for the "cavorting" part, the foreign ministers of Canada and the U.K. can't simply ignore each other.,And if the Brexit loving Trumplings seize power in this country they'll take it so far to the right you'll be left looking really foolish...
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