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O’Leary a Trump Wannabe: Cullen

Thursday, January 19, 2017 @ 5:53 AM

Prince George, B.C. – Nathan Cullen couldn’t resist taking a few shots at Kevin O’Leary’s candidacy for the Conservative Party of Canada while chatting with northern reporters during a teleconference Wednesday.

“Well I have decided to start my own reality TV show because that seems to be the way to political leadership in North America,” joked the Skeena-Bulkley Valley NDP MP.cullen

“No, I’ve never met Mr. O’Leary but I find it an imitation of what Mr. Trump was able to do in the U.S. It’s pretty weak, I think from his perch in his Boston home, Mr. O’Leary may be trying to sell a few more books.”

On a more serious note, he said he doubts he could win the leadership due to his inability to speak French.

“I would be surprised if Conservatives take up his call simply because he is unable to communicate with at least a quarter of the country if not more.”

Cullen added O’Leary’s decision to join the race hasn’t made him reconsider his decision last year to stay out of the NDP leadership race.

“No, I feel really solid with my decision. As we talk about electoral reform and other issues I feel more than occupied and I feel confident with the decision I made gosh, eight or nine months ago, now.”


Well, Cullen won’t be a vote for me!

And Cullen, a Notley wannabe, careful BC. Alberta is learning the hard way.

French is not a problem Mr.Cullen. The majority of Canadians cannot speak, nor understand French. I’m glad Canada has two official languages, but as long as a person can speak and communicate proficiently in one of them, that should be fine. The majority of Canadians don’t speak both, That’s what translators are employed for.

    How would you feel if the new Conservative leader could only speak French?


    Which is why, if he wins the leadership, he will never be PM.

Cullen is not dumb, he knows it’s safer to stay in his hole and only pop out now and agaian for a sniper shot. Though he is a poor sniper.

The only solid defense against O’Leary the left wing windbags have is referencing him as a “Canadian Trump” when they all know Kevin would destroy them in a debate..Lots of these people only found out about Kevin through CBC once it started broadcasting Dragons Den and Lange & O’Leary exchange.

    Do you really think O’Leary can debate ? Amanda Lange and the woman on the dragons den didn’t seem to have any problem shutting him down . Never took much more than intelligent debate for them to get him to retreat to his childish insults .

      If he’s debating with numbers and business concepts he comes out on top. Amanda was the only one really to take him down when she called him out on the insults..But then again the stuff we currently seeing in Parliament makes the Lange and O’Leary exchange look like a day care..Our current PM’s smug remarks to average Canadians are getting out of hand..

    northman states; “They (lefties) all know Kevin would destroy them in a debate” Here is a video that shows a 14 year old girl challenging Kevin O’Leary to a debate, and then winning that debate! Again, look at the number of thumbs up compared to thumbs down!

    ht tps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIXER_yZUBg

      I watched it. I didn’t hear her challenge him to a debate but maybe that was in the first bit that was very poor sound quality and for the most part, unintelligible.

      As for the rest, she wasn’t debating him, she was being interviewed. She’s very articulate and well informed on both sides of the issue but a number of times she avoided questions from O’Leary, talking around what he asked and returning to her main talking points. She also contradicted herself a time or two.

      As for the thumbs up, all that means is the majority of those who voted are on her side of the issue.

Is this guy for real? At least one quarter of our population can communicate only in French?

    That leaves three quarters that could care less about French, myself included.

I think Nathan Cullen is a talented man, but running for the wrong political party. The NDP is quickly devolving into insignificance and needs to regroup and reinvent itself if it ever hopes to have real power. The NDP must stop catering itself to self interest groups and come up with some real policy that will enhance the fortunes of Canada. You cannot be the working man’s/woman’s party if you continue to suck the life out of Canada’s economy as the current Federal Liberal party is doing, this only gives rise to people like O’Leary. Where does Trudeau want to take us as a country? Break us? What would happen when Canada goes broke? It won’t be nice folks and Nathan should know that?

We need a strong leader to go up against Trump, speaking French is not going to help. I think Trump could walk all over Justin. I think Kevin could take on Trump and win.

    Haha, that’s awesome. You are the perfect base for Kevin, and Trump for that matter.

    Justin Trudeau should heed the words of Mark Twain when it comes to debating with someone like Donald Trump:

    ht tp://tinyurl.com/h56e2o3

“I would be surprised if Conservatives take up his call simply because he is unable to communicate with at least a quarter of the country if not more.”

Not quite true. Most francophones can also speak English. He can communicate with them, they’ll just be offended it isn’t in their preferred language. But considering the major butt kissing the Conservatives gave Quebec last election and only got 12 seats, why kiss their butt at all. Focus on the people who will vote for you.

I know I’m dreaming but I think we need a leader that can bring the polarized left and right closer to the middle so we can move forward as a united country . A little big man on the right is just going to divide us further . Not a big fan of Justin but think he has a better chance of doing that . He does need to tone down the drama and ass kissing to whatever occasion he is speaking to imo .


A few years ago, Kevin O’Leary was asked if investing in solar panels and wind turbines was a good investment. His comments wer “as long as the government subsidies continue it might be a good investment, but as soon as the public gets wise to the fact that these industries will not survive without taxpayers’ dollars, they will disappear.” As well he said, “if the solar panels were on a satellite and someone could figure out how to get the power down to earth, they would be a viable alternative source of power and worthy of investment. As well, if there was a way to ensure that the wind blows constantly, wind turbines would also be viable and would not require taxpayer subsidies.”

    Also if the flow through share mechanism wasn’t in place none of these would get off the ground as well..

Would be a good time for Nathan to cross the floor over to the Tories. His constituents love him and he’s be a shoo in for a major cabinet post, since there will never be any NDP cabinet. Seems like he has more concern for jobs and the economy than the rest of the lefties combined.
And hey, maybe he speaks some kind of patois French too!

    When he puts the NDP narrative aside..He’s a pretty good politician. One cant deny his long term success in his riding.

      “He’s a pretty good politician.”

      I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of politicians. They’re all wishy-washy and only kowtow to whichever special interest groups best serve their agenda. Their agenda being to line their own pockets and the pockets of their friends.

    I think you mean cross the floor to the Liberals. Not likely that an NDP’er would join the Conservatives.

Nathan says; “On a more serious note, he said he doubts he ( Kevin O’Leary) could win the leadership due to his inability to speak French.”

I guess that depends on the Conservative’s definition of who is “old stock Canadian”… does it include Quebecois?

And now the Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages has received nine complaints related to Justin’s French only answers to English questions in Quebec

The Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages is launching an investigation, however because the office cannot investigate individuals, the probe will focus on whether the Privy Council Office violated the Official Languages Act in its role of supporting the prime minister.

ht tp://www.calgarysun.com/2017/01/19/language-complaints-filed-over-trudeaus-french-answers-to-english-questions

    I find it interesting that the media doesn’t seem to be doing any significant reporting of the fact that he basically did the reverse in Peterborough. A man asked a question in French and he answered in English.

    So what does this say? To me, it’s not a case of him being rude or condescending to people who speak English, I think it’s simply a case of him trying too hard to appeal to the vast majority of the audience, instead of the person who asked the question.

    It’s just a complete failure in common sense in my opinion.

      Damned if you do, damned if you don’t! It is a tempest in a teapot!

Cullen is a skilled politician whose words must be examined very carefully. His party would benefit if the Conservatives would choose as incompetent and unqualified a leader as possible. Reverse psychology is a well-known principle in politics. Beware!

Cullen knows that a proactive Conservative like O’Leary could stir up the Conservative base.

The last thing that Cullen and the NDP want is a rehash of the last election, which put them back to their rightful third place position,.

With a Liberal or Conservative opposition, the NDP becomes irrelevant.

    Irrelevant or not, their MPs will still sit on the back benches and collect their ample salaries, benefits and gold plated pensions just like the others! Every once in a while they will rise and holler and express their indignation and opposition to everything that is going on. Then back to keeping the seat warm! Sweet job if one can get it, ain’t it?

Thought I would share this little tidbit of news:

Scientists have discovered a new moth with golden hair and a tiny penis. They’ve named it after Trump. This is not news parody or a joke folks, this really did happen! They discovered this new species in, of all places; Mexico. Apparently, when it becomes stressed, it flies around in circles!

ht tps://www.indy100.com/article/donald-trump-moth-discovery-troll-twitter-science-tiny-genitals-7532761

    From Snopes:
    The new species is named in honor of Donald J. Trump, to be installed as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017. The reason for this choice of name is to bring wider public attention to the need to continue protecting fragile habitats in the US that still contain many undescribed species. The specific epithet is selected because of the resemblance of the scales on the frons (head) of the moth to Mr. Trump’s hairstyle.

      “Also an important detail – its genitalia is “comparatively smaller” than that of the Neopalpa neonata, its close relative.” Just another reason to name it after Trump, in addition to the golden fronds on its head.

      I think this is hilarious, and apparently when this moth becomes stressed, it does fly around in circles… the name for this new moth species? Neopalpa donaldtrumpi. The name fits perfectly for this golden haired, small penis, moth.

BeingHuman; you don’t work or did work for CNN do ya..?

Just gotta love how the liberal left progressives are freaking out.. Now in your safe rooms there is some new organic GMO gluten free playdoh.

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