January 13, 2016

WATCH: Notley’s response to O’Leary’s million dollar offer shows not even SHE knows how she got elected

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator

Rachel Notley is pushing back against Kevin O'Leary.

The Canadian billionaire offered to invest a million dollars into Alberta's struggling oilpatch if Notley would step down as premier.

Investing in Alberta's oil patch while Notley is running the show is like setting your money on fire, after soaking it in gas.

We all know Rachel Notley won't step down. Her task of breaking down Alberta and building it back up her own way is far from over.

But what Rachel Notley said in response to O'Leary reveals a lot about her misplaced sense of entitlement. Notley said, "well you know, the last time a group of wealthy business men tried to tell Alberta how to vote I ended up becoming premier."

Notley is referring to news conference held by five Alberta business leaders last May where they warned about the dire consequences of voting NDP. In a press release, the business group said this: “We must think carefully before we choose a government that will cut to the bone, as we experienced in the 1980s, or a government that will spend more than we can afford.”

Rachel Notley should never bring up that news conference of business leaders ever again because, as it turns out, they were right. Those business people warned of looming job cuts, inflated spending, and a time as bad, if not worse than the darkest days of the National Energy Program. And here we are.

Notley's attitude here reveals that she clearly doesn’t understand how she got elected. Right after the election, an Abacus data poll showed that only 7% of people actually voted for the NDP policies. Most people, 93%, voted for change - not carbon taxes, bullying farmers and wild spending.

And right now, NDP approval ratings are headed for the ditch. A poll published in December showed the NDP now polling lower than the Wildrose party for the first time. And as the economy gets worse and as more predictions by the Alberta business community come true, that gap will continue to widen.

Rachel Notley shouldn’t be picking fights with people who have been consistently right about her and her far fetched ideas. She'd do well to listen to them.


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commented 2016-01-20 15:45:34 -0500
He would have had more luck if he offered the $1 million as a reward to anyone who could get her out of power this year.
commented 2016-01-17 21:56:55 -0500
@michael Mann….none of the members of ….nor the protected proteges of the Bilderberger group…..are in any way asociated with the GOP….they are all liberal trust fund brats.
commented 2016-01-17 02:02:03 -0500
Frankie… Rosati…
You’re such a funny little monkey
And all you little monkeys no you shouldn’t poke your nose where it don’t belong.. no judging from your comment you just another arm or extension of censorship…. and that makes you a left-wing funny little monkey.
:-) :-)
.Now personally I don’t care if you lick windows or fart in the bathtub invited to bubbles… I support your right to freedom of speech even if you don’t support mine so I guess that makes you a leftist Marxist.
Last week somebody told me you were retarded and couldn’t read or write but look at you go now little buddy… Your problem-solving skills your shining intellec your ability to bring people out of conflict and into resolution they obviously make you a blinding light of academia.
But if that’s all you have to say and that is to criticize a couple people who are just having a disagreement of their own… You go girl…!!!! And cupcake… You don’t let anybody tell you what to do because were behind you.
So now be a good little leftist monkey and go ahead with what you wanted to say before you decided to put your nose where it didn’t belong
:-) :-) :-)
commented 2016-01-16 20:25:58 -0500
Michal Mann..Greg Fieck…..take your non sequitar comments and please go to bed..past your bed time…Sheila…let the people suffer their consequences..whether in Alberta or Ontario…or anywhere else in Canada..if they choose to be " low information or disgruntled in their party voters…let them suffer and learn for the next election,the foolishness of their ways…in the meantime..let them digest.
commented 2016-01-15 18:41:49 -0500
Michael Mann … I would trade you for an eight track any day if anybody could still find one..
In fact I would trade you for a decent butterfly collection..
commented 2016-01-15 12:44:10 -0500
I think that the biggest take-away from O’Leary’s offer isn’t that she was offered a bribe to step down (she wasn’t) or that O’Leary would reward the province of Alberta with investment so she should step down for the good of the province (though that seems to be how it is framed). I think the main thing O’Leary is saying is that once Notley is out, there is a lot of money to be earned by investing in the newly invigorated business climate that will re-emerge after the blanket of NDP anti-capitalism is removed.
commented 2016-01-15 12:40:35 -0500
Michael Mann – 8 tracks aren’t the old way, they’re an older “new way” that lasted a little while, then were replaced by something newer and shinier. The old way is live music. To answer your question to Greg, yes I prefer live music to recorded. The recorded can’t give the same ambiance, in my opinion.

The lesson we’re trying to get you to understand is that when something works you should do your best to leave it alone. That’s the essence of modern Conservatism – don’t kill the goose that lays the golden eggs. Ontario rushed to take advantage of the “new” wind and solar based power systems (they’re not new, but that’s not important right now) and shut down or outlawed the old, trusted-because-it-works plants. You’re now seeing the results in Ontario energy bills. Blindly following “new” ideas just because they are new and “the right people are in charge” has proven itself to be a disaster time after time. That’s the essence of modern liberalism as practised by Notley’s NDP – don’t learn from what has come before.
commented 2016-01-15 11:17:25 -0500
There is a world-wide recession coming because there are now far too many takers than makers. The “Notley Fools” contribute to the root cause. They are and they create more takers whose weight crushes the life from our economy. Too many people believe that prosperity just happens, just like “budgets balance themselves”.
commented 2016-01-15 09:34:59 -0500
Well, a dead skunk would certainly be better than Rachel, but I don’t think that a CBC star is the answer either. However, fools like turdo la doo and Rachel are just a symptom of a problem coming home to roost: a stupid, shallow, lazy, and cowardly population. But I have a funny feeling that a great big correction is looming right overhead.
commented 2016-01-15 09:16:10 -0500
At one point you must suffer to enjoy what you have , Albertans are going through this with the NDP commies. they’ll get over it and kick them out at the next election, until a new generation comes and more liberals from On. flock to Alberta to bring back the leftist to power, population has short memory.
commented 2016-01-15 01:17:54 -0500

Do you wish 8-Tracks were still around?
commented 2016-01-15 00:49:09 -0500
I agree with you Kim… It makes my teeth crack when anybody says “here’s the new way of doing things” and my response to that was always “what’s wrong with the old way it worked forever”
commented 2016-01-14 23:32:06 -0500
I despise the word CHANGE!
commented 2016-01-14 20:14:29 -0500

That won’t even get close to a million dollars.
commented 2016-01-14 18:52:38 -0500
we could have a Kevin O’Leary vs Rachael snotley soap opera like we see between Trump and Clinton. it would be the Canadian equivalent.
commented 2016-01-14 15:19:14 -0500
@ D Mary

No, actually I was not aware of that. I sometimes forget that socialists cannot carry out an extended debate as their talking points run out too soon, usually after the first round. I figured that Yannie was someone else,such as Jimmy Da Silva. Either way, debating with a socialist is a pointless endeavor and I should know better.
commented 2016-01-14 15:13:15 -0500
Yannie, I assume by saying “case closed” you are not interested in a discussion on the subject.
commented 2016-01-14 14:58:44 -0500
Netterville, why follow the tenets of democracy when you can influence the government with your millions? Case closed.
commented 2016-01-14 14:49:45 -0500
Peter, you know you are arguing with Yannie/Michael Mann, aka Gordo Steele. He has never owned a business, knows nothing about business, was an overpaid underworked union meat packer for Peter Puck. Enough said.
commented 2016-01-14 13:48:48 -0500
Yannie said, “Netterville doesn’t believe in democracy and his interpretation of the golden rule is that he who owns the gold makes all the rules. Like laying off oil workers? Notley didn’t do that. The corporations did.”

So let me see if I understand you correctly here, since you are responding to my comment on Keynesian economics. You are saying that those who do not follow Keynesian economics do not believe in democracy? Are you serious, or did I misunderstand you?
commented 2016-01-14 13:48:15 -0500
Sheila, I agree with you completely, except you made one error. You called Kevin O’Leary a billionaire. He isn’t. He’s worth about $300,000,000.00, which is still a pretty good chunk o’ change, but it’s not a billion.
commented 2016-01-14 13:43:38 -0500

You make too many mistakes, which reveals a lack of understanding of what the role of the Queen’s Representative" is.

I used the term “responsible government” that means the Representative MUST always be responsible to the will of the legislature. If there is conflict in the legislature, the Representative is expected to let the parties work it out. But where there is a powerful majority, and any conflict in the legislature maybe be crushed by the force of the majority, the Representative is expected to let it happen and nothing more. If the governing party uses their majority to operate as a tyranny, that’s not the problem of the Vice-Regal to be involved. The Vice-Regal has no power, no army, or force to bend the will of the legislative majority. That’s what elections are for.

Of course, where the majority is unrepentant, the people are required to do their work and destroy the government and its agents. It’s the only option, but it’s permanent, assures the destruction of the tyrant, wipes up their agents, and solves the problem completely and forever.
commented 2016-01-14 13:42:10 -0500
Peter Netterville said: “Michael Mann is only one of many that I have seen that seem to have this deluded concept that “if only people were socialists, there would be no greed”. Such simpletons.” Simpletons indeed! The former Soviet Union, that bastion of “socialism” had more millionaires per capita than all the democracies combined! How would that be possible if “only people were socialists”? Answer: Socialism enables tyranny. Having everyone “equal” allows for a strong man to rise up and take control!
commented 2016-01-14 13:34:34 -0500
Friedman freaks also believe that those unable to pay for health care don’t deserve to be alive. As long as those fatalities cut severely into NDP support you’d all like that, wouldn’t you?
commented 2016-01-14 12:51:26 -0500
I would like to thank Peter Netterville for his insights that are similar to the bombast of Friedman followers. In other words, only the rich should be entitled to the freedoms they enjoy. And if you can’t buy the government to get your way, tough luck. Netterville doesn’t believe in democracy and his interpretation of the golden rule is that he who owns the gold makes all the rules. Like laying off oil workers? Notley didn’t do that. The corporations did.
commented 2016-01-14 12:38:06 -0500
Yannie said, “basic Keynesian economics advocates governments spending during recession to prop up the economy”

Keynesian economics is crap. It does not work. It is diametrically opposed to fiscal conservatism, which does work because it is grounded in reality and common sense. To think that some idiots believe that you can spend your way out of debt is the most retarded thinking around.
commented 2016-01-14 12:35:24 -0500
Zia Karl said, “Socialist policies make everyone poor.”

Except the elite … which of course are not at all greedy or corrupt like those evil capitalists … or so the socialist propaganda would lead you to believe.
commented 2016-01-14 12:08:48 -0500
Robert H. Interesting video. Thanks!