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  • Scheer Continues as one of Trudeau's Campaign Managers!!

    Good to know the knife-fighting will continue until the showdown in April!

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/and...tion-1.5350662

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    Scheer isn't popular, even among Conservatives.

    Leadership litmus test: Conservative voters evenly divided over whether Scheer should stay or go

    While 41 per cent of Conservative voters say Scheer should stay on as leader, more than four-in-five supporters say this of Justin Trudeau (85%) and Jagmeet Singh (87%)



    http://angusreid.org/post-election-cpc-leadership/
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    Andrew Scheer does not sound like a man who thinks he needs to change

    But the closer Canadians looked, the less they liked what they saw.


    By the end of the fall campaign, 47 per cent of respondents viewed Scheer negatively, while 31 per cent regarded him positively. In Ontario, his negatives were 51 per cent.

    That can't be all Doug Ford's fault. And it happened without the Liberals running a massive television ad campaign against the Conservative leader.


    Instead, in late August, the Liberals posted a clip of Scheer explaining his opposition to same-sex marriage in 2005. During that speech in the House, he argued that marriage should be restricted to those who could participate in "natural procreation."


    Trouble explaining himself


    In the fall of 2019, Scheer couldn't bring himself to reckon with those comments or explain whether or how his views had changed. He also never found an answer for why he wouldn't march in a Pride parade.


    On its own, that might not have been enough to sink Scheer's campaign. But then Scheer kept having more trouble explaining himself.

    He needed multiple opportunities to admit he was against abortion. His career as an insurance broker turned out to be somewhat less than claimed. And it turned out he had forgotten to mention that he held American citizenship.

    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/sch...ucus-1.5351101

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    • #3
      A sad state of affairs when it seems that both of the two main parties and their leaders appear totally unable to learn from their mistakes or change course.

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      • #4
        Figure young Justin may have his hands full as well. It just will not be as public.

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        • #5
          I thought that this was a good take: https://www.macleans.ca/opinion/the-...andrew-scheer/

          Personally, I'll never vote for a party led by someone who shares Scheer's social views. And that's the case for the majority of Canadians. Maybe he can squeak out a majority with 36-38% of the vote in the next election if left leaning voters are totally exhausted with Trudeau and their votes split to the NDP/Greens, but he'd have to run a perfect campaign as well and hope everything falls his way in the big city suburbs. Hopefully the Conservative membership realizes this in April, gives him the boot, and picks someone who isn't stuck in the past.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by BalancedOP View Post
            Figure young Justin may have his hands full as well. It just will not be as public.
            young justin?

            you do realize that scheer is 7 years and 5 months younger than young justin?
            "If you did not want much, there was plenty." Harper Lee

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            • #7
              But 100 years older in social outlook, give or take.

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              • #8
                Possible Scheer campaign slogan: "Because it's 1915!"

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                • #9
                  If Scheer can't beat a very weak Justin, who can he beat.

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                  • #10
                    Conservatives call for Scheer to enter the 21st century.

                    Conservative insiders say Scheer, party need to evolve on LGBTQ issues
                    2 strategists say Conservatives won't win another election until they amend stance

                    Two Conservative strategists say both the party and leader Andrew Scheer need to modernize their approach to social issues if they want to convince more Canadians to vote for them.


                    In an opinion piece published by the Globe and Mail on Wednesday, long-time Conservative strategists Melissa Lantsman and Jamie Ellerton said Andrew Scheer's "visible discomfort" with issues like same sex marriage during the recent election campaign warrant serious introspection by the party.


                    "For the Conservative movement to grow, unequivocal support for LGBTQ people cannot be up for debate," they wrote.


                    They said the party "should consider breaking from the past" and adopting "a more contemporary conservatism that resonates more broadly across the country," adding that LGBTQ rights "ought not to be a question at all."


                    Scheer was dogged throughout the campaign by questions about his personal views on social issues, like marriage equality and abortion.


                    The issue was resurrected on week one of the campaign when a tweet from a then-Liberal cabinet minister showed a 15-year-old video of Scheer speaking against same-sex marriage in the House of Commons. The contents of that speech followed the Conservative leader for the remainder of the campaign.

                    https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/con...sues-1.5366770

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                    • #11
                      "It's not my fault we lost! It's their fault!"

                      Scheer fires 2 top aides in wake of federal election loss: source

                      Two of Andrew Scheer’s top aides have been fired following the Conservative Party leader’s loss in the federal election, a source confirmed with Global News.


                      Chief of staff Marc-André Leclerc and director of communications Brock Harrison will no longer serve in their roles “effective immediately,” according to an email sent by Scheer to staff and the Conservative caucus, obtained by Global News.


                      Scheer made the “staff changes” ahead of the upcoming Parliament session on Dec. 5.

                      https://globalnews.ca/news/6209101/s...p-aides-fired/

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                      • #12
                        Scheer risks alienating Conservatives social conservative base if he stays on


                        Social conservative groups call for Andrew Scheer to resign

                        Some social conservative groups say Andrew Scheer can’t stay on as Conservative Party leader because he failed to defend their beliefs during the federal election campaign and are rallying their members to help ensure his ouster.


                        Mr. Scheer secured the leadership of the Conservative Party in part by winning the late-ballot support of party members who had initially supported more socially conservative candidates. Now, as he faces an April leadership vote and mounting pressure from the progressive wing of his party, it’s unclear he will be able to again rely on support from the right wing of the party’s base.


                        “A lot of social conservatives have no interest whatsoever in backing Andrew Scheer," ex-Conservative MP and defeated leadership candidate Brad Trost told The Globe and Mail. “We feel we are being made the whipping boy for his communications blunders.”


                        Mr. Trost, along with the Campaign Life Coalition and evangelical Christian leader Charles McVety, all told The Globe the Conservatives need a new leader. And the anti-abortion group, Right Now, which ranked Mr. Scheer as its second choice during the leadership race, said it is taking a “wait-and-see” approach before making its own decision.

                        https://www.theglobeandmail.com/poli...+Article+Links

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                          Scheer risks alienating Conservatives social conservative base if he stays on


                          Social conservative groups call for Andrew Scheer to resign

                          Some social conservative groups say Andrew Scheer can’t stay on as Conservative Party leader because he failed to defend their beliefs during the federal election campaign and are rallying their members to help ensure his ouster.


                          Mr. Scheer secured the leadership of the Conservative Party in part by winning the late-ballot support of party members who had initially supported more socially conservative candidates. Now, as he faces an April leadership vote and mounting pressure from the progressive wing of his party, it’s unclear he will be able to again rely on support from the right wing of the party’s base.


                          “A lot of social conservatives have no interest whatsoever in backing Andrew Scheer," ex-Conservative MP and defeated leadership candidate Brad Trost told The Globe and Mail. “We feel we are being made the whipping boy for his communications blunders.”


                          Mr. Trost, along with the Campaign Life Coalition and evangelical Christian leader Charles McVety, all told The Globe the Conservatives need a new leader. And the anti-abortion group, Right Now, which ranked Mr. Scheer as its second choice during the leadership race, said it is taking a “wait-and-see” approach before making its own decision.

                          https://www.theglobeandmail.com/poli...+Article+Links
                          It's beginning to look like a bloody Christmas in Federal Conservative circles, rather than a white one. I wonder if Scheer will soon take the hint and step down, or drag it out to the sad and inevitable conclusion of the leadership review vote? I'm leaning more towards step down before then.

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                          • #14
                            This may be a way of having a leadership review without calling it a leadership review.

                            Scheer should resign and run again for Conservative leadership, says ex-Harper aide
                            Being Scheer's chief of staff like being 'captain of the Titanic,' says Kory Teneycke

                            Stephen Harper's former communications director said Monday that if Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer wants to keep his job, he should step down and run for the position again.


                            Kory Teneycke gave an interview to CBC News Network's Power & Politics in the wake of Scheer's decision over the weekend to fire his chief of staff Marc-André Leclerc and communications director Brock Harrison.


                            "I think he should resign and run again for his job. If he's confident that the party membership backs him, that's the way to test that," Teneycke told host Vassy Kapelos.


                            Teneycke said that Scheer's decision to sack Harrison and Leclerc may not allow him to move on from his problems.


                            "Normally, [when] replacing senior staff ... the emphasis on the communications is about who you're bringing in, not about who you're getting rid of," he said.


                            "But to replace your senior staff with a stack of empty chairs would seem to underline a bit of a decision-making problem which is, I think, more fundamental."

                            https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/ten...sign-1.5373094
                            And

                            Firing two luckless patsies just makes Scheer look hapless: Neil Macdonald

                            The most interesting sentence in the weekend's news flow was five paragraphs into a colleague's report about Andrew Scheer's announcement that with great regret, he'd fired two of his most senior aides.


                            Multiple Conservative sources, wrote the CBC's Elise von Scheel, "said Scheer informed them personally that they were to be let go and not be allowed to resign."


                            In other words, poor Brock Harrison and Marc-André Leclerc were not allowed to go for the high jump themselves. They had to let themselves be heaved over by Scheer, and then thank him obsequiously, which, loyal party men to the end, they did.


                            The idea, of course, is that for the leader to appear leader-like, he must be the fellow who makes the tough decisions and does the firing, not the fellow whose people quit on him.


                            And Andrew Scheer wants to appear leader-like these days.

                            https://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/opin...ides-1.5372177

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kkozoriz View Post
                              "It's not my fault we lost! It's their fault!"

                              Scheer fires 2 top aides in wake of federal election loss: source

                              Two of Andrew Scheer’s top aides have been fired following the Conservative Party leader’s loss in the federal election, a source confirmed with Global News.


                              Chief of staff Marc-André Leclerc and director of communications Brock Harrison will no longer serve in their roles “effective immediately,” according to an email sent by Scheer to staff and the Conservative caucus, obtained by Global News.


                              Scheer made the “staff changes” ahead of the upcoming Parliament session on Dec. 5.

                              https://globalnews.ca/news/6209101/s...p-aides-fired/
                              Throwing staff under the bus is SOP rather that accepting responsibility yourself. It shows the true character of the man mouse.
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