[Abacus] The next 10%: Reflections and data on how the Conservatives can grow

Worth a read for all Conservative friends

By David Coletto

On Friday, I participated in a panel discussion at the Manning Networking Conference in Ottawa. The title of the panel was Spotlight on The Next 10% and we discussed how the federal Conservative Party might grow towards winning the next election in 2019.

In preparing for that panel, I had a quick look at some recent public opinion data Abacus Data collected earlier this year.

In January, we interviewed over 1,450 Canadian adults and asked our core political questions plus a number of other questions meant to understand their broader political attitudes.

And here’s the basis of my analysis:

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MLA Ellis Ross – Canada Needs to Wake Up

Ellis Ross the MLA for Skeena  explains how Canada is getting hosed by cancelling pipeline development. Net result is America buys our resources at a drastically discounted price and resells it on the world market.

Much of the opposition to pipelines in Canada is funded by American money coming from third parties such as Tides Foundation in the US.

 

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Canada needs to wake up

 

U.S. Boom, Canadian Bust: A Tale of Two Oil Industries

The U.S. oil industry is capitalizing on surging oil prices while competitors across the border are stagnating. Why? This article does a good job of comparing the areas in which Canada and the U.S. differ to cause such a marked contrast in outcomes: technology, regulation, and taxes-including a carbon tax.

 

How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

A must read by John Hawkins of the shut down Right Wing News.

Social media has realized how effective these platforms have been for Conservatives to by-pass the mainstream media and is now working hard to censor us. Even google searches are biased politically to the left.
We’ve already lost the schools, Hollywood and the mainstream media. What happens when you can’t get out conservative opinion via social media because they block, shadow ban and demonetize everyone who gets any traction? What happens if they put rules in place that essentially make expressing conservative opinions something that gets you kicked off their service? You’re pro-gun? Sorry, not allowed. You don’t like gay marriage? Get out of here. Criticizing Black Lives Matter? Out of bounds! We can hope for the best, but that seems like the future we’re headed toward and it’s one that will leave conservatism weaker than ever.

How Conservatives Are Being Destroyed by Facebook, Twitter and Google Without Even Realizing It

Today, as you read this, my website Right Wing News is shutting down operations. It has been around since 2001, but became massive a few years ago because of Facebook. Remember the mainstream media liberals going out of their minds because the Russians reached almost 150 million people with their $100,000 Facebook ad buy?

 

Facebook Bans Bestselling Author over ‘The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama’

Bestselling conservative author Matt Margolis has a new book coming out that is already banned on Facebook. Margolis’s first book, The Worst President in History, which detailed the failures of the Obama administration, was an instant hit last fall. Margolis used social media to market…

 

Facebook Blocks Crowdfunding Site for ‘Roe v. Wade’ Movie

Pro-life leader Dr. Alveda King, who heads Civil Rights for the Unborn, a division of Priests for Life, is serving as an executive producer of the movie. Academy Award-winning actor Jon Voight is attached to play a Supreme Court Justice in the film, says the fundraising site.

 

Silencing Conservative Voices

Good article by Andrew Klavan in City Journal describing how conservative voices are silenced.

No person of importance on the right seeks to silence anyone on the left. The Left, on the other hand, is broadly committed to ostracizing, blacklisting, and even criminalizing right-wing speech.

So we stay polite and silent.

Of Crudeness and Truth

Nothing scandalizes a leftist like the truth. Point out that women and men are different, that black Americans commit a disproportionate amount of violent crime, that most terrorist acts are committed by Muslims, and the Left leaps to its collective feet in openmouthed shock, like Margaret Dumont after a Groucho Marx wisecrack.

 

Google Anti-Conservative Bias

Google is being hit on all sides.

Former Google engineer: Company shut down pro-diversity discussions

On the same week Google was sued by a couple of former employees who accuse it of quashing conservative viewpoints, another former Google engineer is claiming company executives shut down his pro-diversity discussions at work.

 

Julian Assange – Google Is Not What It Seems

ric Schmidt is an influential figure, even among the parade of powerful characters with whom I have had to cross paths since I founded WikiLeaks. In mid-May 2011 I was under house arrest in rural Norfolk, about three hours’ drive northeast of London.

 

Google: A Hive Of Hateful Progressivism

The Federalist has some takeaways from James Damore’s civil suit against Google, which he accuses of discriminating against white male conservatives. You gotta see this stuff to believe the corporate culture there.

 

Google’s New ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Partisan Garbage

In the midst of the “fake news” hysteria last year, Google launched a project to help curate reliable information for its readers by identifying articles and sites that need fact-checking. And this may come as a surprise to some of you, but it looks like the tech giant’s truth project is imbued with a tiny bit of ideological and political bias.

 

Twitter Anti-Conservative Bias Exposed

Twitter admits to censoring tweets it does not like (eg. conservative).

 

HIDDEN CAMERA: Twitter Engineers To “Ban a Way of Talking” Through “Shadow Banning”

In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like. James O’Keefe has just completed a book about this series entitled “AMERICAN PRAVDA: My fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News.”

 

Twitter Security Engineer Says Company ‘More Than Happy’ to Give DOJ Trump’s DMs

Big Corporations like Twitter and Google wield enormous power over those they disagree with, and in the age of Trump, it’s only gotten worse.

 

Twitter is latest target of right-wing Project Veritas

For Twitter, this week has brought the attack of the right wing. First, it was sued by a banned far-right news blogger who claims the company violated his free-speech rights. Now Project Veritas has released a couple of videos clearly meant to portray Twitter as extremely liberal and biased – the latest in the barrage of conservatives’ criticism of tech companies’ purported bias against them.

 

How Many of Twitter’s 1,110 Foreign Visa Holders Are Actively Working to Shut Down Conservative Speech in America?

On Thursday investigative journalist James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released a shocking report on how Twitter Corporation shadow bans conservative voices on the social media platform. Of course, the liberal US media ignored the shocking report by Project Veritas. What is more disturbing is that Twitter filed 869 labor condition applications for H1B visa and …

 

 

Mike Rowe Responds to Being Called an Ultra-Right Wing Conservative…

Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” fame responds to being called an “anti-education, science doubting, ultra-right wing conservative” who should be fired.

 

Mike Rowe Destroys Woman Who Wants Him Fired For Being ‘Ultra-Right Wing Conservative’

TV host Mike Rowe is known for his measured, devastating take-downs of people who attack him or his work. He has perfected the art of subtly twisting the knife in the side of critics with calm, cool language. This skill was on display Thursday when Rowe responded to a woman criticized his politics on Facebook.

 

 

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mikerowe.com, Michael Gregory Rowe is an American television host and narrator, actor and former opera singer best known for his work on the Discovery Channel series Dirty Jobs, Deadliest Catch, After the Catch, Somebody’s Gotta Do It – Mike Rowe introduces us to people who perform unique jobs in his CNN Original Series, Somebody’s Gotta Do It

 

Dirty Jobs About the Show

Dirty Jobs follows Mike Rowe as he explores the dirtiest jobs in America. Learn more about Mike Rowe, host of Discovery’s Dirty Jobs.

 

How Bilingualism/Quebec Move Culture Left

Interesting video by J.J. McCullough about his two most controversial articles. One points out official bilingualism means that the 17% of Canadians who are bilingual hold all of the top spots in government institutions. As these are mostly left wingers from Quebec it has the net effect of moving Canadian culture to the left of its overall population.  Pointing this out is considered very controversial which is why you never hear this truth spoken.

Bilingualism as requirement for top Canadian government jobs must be abolished if our culture is ever to reflect Canadians as a whole.

 

Dangerous opinions in Canada (my troubles with Quebec)

Talking about Quebec can get you in a lot of trouble. I should know, it happened to me. Twice. My two offending articles: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/jj-mccullough/bilingual-elite-canada_b_4977174.html and: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2017/02/01/why-does-progressive-quebec-have-so-many-massacres/ Support me on Patreon: www.patreon.com/jjmccullough Follow me on Instagram: instagram.com/jjmccullough/

Business Welfare

 

 

John Ivison: Canada spends $29B a year on business subsidies – and half of it is wasted

An important new study has for the first time calculated the total amount the federal government and four largest provinces spend on subsidizing businesses – a staggering $29 billion a year – and it estimates more than half of that spending is wasted. The aim of the spending in most cases is to improve economic performance.

 

http://calgaryherald.com/news/the-inconvenient-truths-of-the-minimum-wage-increase/wcm/b61abd34-303d-4bad-b64e-6bd3cf6332db

 

 

Size and Scope of Government in Canada Exponentially Expanded – Michelle Rempel

In a good article on political leadership by MP Michelle Rempel in Macleans, she hits upon one of the big reasons why our culture has moved to the left.

First, the size and scope of government in Canada exponentially expanded around the time of the world wars. Since then, for better and worse, government has grown to touch virtually every aspect of a Canadian’s life.

My generation has grown up in a system in which government is so ubiquitous that many of us rarely think to question the role of government. We’ve developed a tendency to default to accepting the existence of the state across every area of our lives, and to look to the state as the solution to most public-policy issues.

This has led to a widening gulf between the size of the government and our individual ability and desire to scrutinize every aspect of it, and in turn, to scrutinize the people who we entrust with leading it.

When the government is automatically presumed to be responsible for every problem,  its easier to be a victim than to take responsibility for ones own condition. Finding positive ways to reduce the size and scope of government is critical creating a more conservative culture.

 

Don’t expect celebrities to be political saviours – Macleans.ca

This week, the prospect of an Oprah Winfrey presidential candidacy sparked a discussion about whether or not celebrities are automatically qualified to lead a government, on the basis of their celebrity alone. Praise the heavens. This dialogue is sorely needed, and not just in the United States. It affects us here too.