The Cons had their Christmas Party in Ottawa last night, and as you can imagine it was a grim affair.
With no doubt many of those who attended wondering who would be the next to knife their loser leader in the back.
For as I mentioned the other day there are so many of them they practically have to take a number.
With the latest to go after Scheer being the uber Con Lorne "Grunter" Gunter, who writes that if Scheer couldn't excite the Cons at Jason Kenney's rube hootenanny, he must have a problem.
The United Conservative Party members in attendance for Andrew Scheer’s speech to their provincial convention in Calgary last Friday were polite, but far from enthusiastic. They didn’t wave the Scheer signs they had been given around much. And when he didn’t stay to schmooze after his remarks, they weren’t all that upset.
If Andrew Scheer can’t even whip up some excitement among Alberta conservatives, who can he enthuse?
Gunter even claims that Albertans didn't really vote for the Ugly American.
Yes, Albertans voted 69.2% for Conservative candidates – more even then the 68.8% in 1984, the first federal election after Justin’s papa Pierre crashed the province’s economy with his National Energy Program. However, that total wasn’t out of love for Scheer, but out hatred for the latest Alberta-bashing Trudeau.
Andrew Scheer, Maxime Bernier, Lisa Raitt, Remote-Controlled Traffic Cone; it wouldn’t have mattered who the Conservative leader was. Albertans were going to vote overwhelmingly to get rid of the anti-oil, anti-Alberta, eco-obsessed Justin Trudeau, no matter what. Andrew Scheer just happened to be the beneficiary.
Before calling on him to resign.
Scheer deserves some credit because in 2017, when the Tory leadership was being contested, few of the really big-name Tories were prepared to enter the race because they were sure Trudeau would win a second term, no matter what.
But now Scheer must get out of the way, so Trudeau doesn’t win a third.
Those are strong words coming from someone like Grunter who has always acted more like a Con cheerleader than a journalist.
But they will probably have very little effect on Scheer, because now he's blaming the media.
Several Conservative campaign managers in the Toronto area said the party’s stand on LGBTQ issues, women’s reproductive rights and climate change hurt them in the election, while Andrew Scheer blamed the media in private recordings obtained by The Globe and Mail.
In his own meeting with volunteers, Mr. Scheer is heard on the recording saying he had a “frank and honest discussion,” while suggesting he didn’t get a fair shake from the media.
“We don’t have all the advantages that the other parties have. I’m not sure if you noticed this, but we don’t always get the same coverage in the media,” Mr. Scheer said to snickers.
Can you believe that? A Con complaining about the Con media?
The ones who spend all their time trying to smear Justin Trudeau with one fake scandal after the other, while letting the monstrous Scheer get away with one big lie after the other?
How desperate can he be?
And no wonder he thinks that he can still get away with it...
Lying Andy. Cowardly Andy.Andrew Scheer just finished his speech at the Conservative Party Christmas party.— Anthony Koch (@Anthony__Koch) December 4, 2019
He blamed the media, Jerry Dias, unions, etc etc for the election loss.
You know what he didn't do? Take any personal responsibility whatsoever.
Doesn't sound like a Leader to me. #cdnpoli
Watch out for those knives.
No Christmas for you...