So yesterday, Conservative Member of Parliament, Michelle Ferreri, posted this obviously staged video of Pierre Poilievre interacting with a “Common” people.
Liberal MP Mark Gerretson has this to say:
Say what you will about about our political leaders, but to refer to *any* Canadian Prime Minister as a Marxist not only shows a massive misunderstanding of the term but indeed is an insult to all those who have been subject to the political ideology. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/10DxY3VE7O
— Mark Gerretsen 🇨🇦 🇺🇦 (@MarkGerretsen) August 31, 2023
Everyone is freaking out over Poilievre calling the late Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau “Marxists.” Was this all staged in order to get everyone outraged? OF COURSE it was.
If you ask me this is just the Conservatives engaging in more Cambridge Analytica or Topham Guerin-style bullshit political tactics. Which they have a record of doing in the past. Such as releasing a meme full of spelling errors so people would be “triggered” and laugh about it but, ultimately, spread the Con’s message.
Here is a link to a PDF of a paper by Andi Sweet on the whole thing. (Clicking will download the .PDF from MacEwan University)
Here is a screencap of the paper:
Credit: Andi Sweet
The late investigative journalist, Amy MacPherson, wrote about Erin O’Toole hiring the #DarkArts team of Topham Guerin:
Saw everyone amplifying the Conservative Party doorknockers & having a good laugh at spelling errors
Tried to warn you. O'Toole hired Topham Guerin & they practice the #DarkArts
💥See photo for résumé💥
— Amy MacPherson (@MsAmyMacPherson) August 25, 2021
Polievre’s totally not staged video had some wondering/joking about this possibly being Conservative operative(?) Georganne Burke:
Is this Georgina Burke again? pic.twitter.com/bZlpikb7U9
— Hope50 🇨🇦 (@bobittyboop) August 31, 2023
Well, here’s a pic from Pierre’s Video:
And here’s a pic of Burke from an interview she did for CPAC where she starts out by declaring she’s a PROUD Trump supporter.
Well, I can see why people wonder if that is Georganne Burke, but unless she found the Holy Grail, I’m pretty sure that ain’t her. But I can see the resemblence.
Link to the CPAC interview. (The video starts out with Burke proudly stating she supports Trump. So you can see that without having to watch the whole thing.)
Plus, she worked on Scheer and O’Toole’s campaigns.
Sources tell me that Georganne Burke, who previously worked on both Donald Trump and Doug Ford's election campaigns, and Andrew Scheer's leadership campaign, is the latest member of Erin O'Toole's Conservative leadership team. #cdnpoli
— Tyler Watt 🇨🇦 (@tylerwatt90) June 12, 2020
Why were people wondering if that was Burke? Because of this totally not staged video from 2019 had people asking the same thing:
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) September 8, 2019
At first, people thought THAT was the Trump-loving Conservative operative Georganne Burke, but it wasn’t. Again, though, the resemblance is uncanny.
Another obviously staged video.
However, the award for “Most Staged Video by a Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada” goes to this classic:
Meet Adina. She’s a cancer survivor and I had a chance to tell her about my health care guarantee today in Toronto. To patients like her, my mother after her kidney transplant, and every Canadian who relies on our health care system, this guarantee is for you. pic.twitter.com/xTnQ6uLx8I
— Andrew Scheer (@AndrewScheer) August 3, 2019
To which I responded with this:
"I JUST made an announcement…"
She's just so surprised and delighted that Andy was there to talk about the very question she asked just out of the blue!
— Jason Pugh 🏳️🌈 (@TheJasonPugh) August 3, 2019
It’s almost like it’s impossible for these Con men to have normal interactions with us common folks or something. Eh?
Poilievre’s video was totally staged, and I say he intentionally said that to get people riled up and spread it like wildfire to help share his message.
Oh, and I’m just curious. Has anyone seen anything in the news lately about Stephen Harper’s Assistant Chairman over at the International Democratic Union and Freedom Convoy attendee, Mike Roman, being indicted along with Trump?
No? I guess Canadian Media has conveniently moved on.
That’s, ah, that’s great news for our democracy.