December 06, 2016

Conservatives panic, throw carbon tax protesters to the media wolves

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

As you know, we had a great rally in Edmonton on Saturday. Nearly 3,000 severely normal Canadians came, to say they don’t want a carbon tax.

Brian Jean, the leader of the Wildrose opposition, was there. So was Chris Alexander, who’s running for the federal Conservative leadership.

One of the fun moments — and it was literally 20 seconds — was when, in the middle of Chris Alexander’s speech, some rally-goers chanted, “Lock her up”, an echo of the chant at Donald Trump’s rallies, whenever he mentioned that Hillary Clinton was under criminal investigation.

You’ve got 9 per cent unemployment in Alberta, more than 10 per cent in Calgary, families are hurting. We heard lots of painful stories at the rally, and for 20 seconds they had a fun chant.

CBC’s “The National” last night turned the “lock her up” chant into a national news story, and an opportunity to invite the entire political class to demonize the 3,000 citizens for… not protesting Rachel Notley’s carbon tax politely enough.

But the worst reaction came from some Conservative politicians, people who are supposed to stand up for Albertans. 

I’ll show you what they said:

Quotes from Brian Jean himself. Chris Alexander himself. Jason Kenney, who wasn’t even there, and Rona Ambrose.

Here’s the thing. Pleasing your enemies does not turn them into friends. It demoralizes your real friends. And 200,000 unemployed Albertans could sure use a friend right now.

That’s why we’re having another rally, this Sunday, at 3pm, this time in Calgary. CLICK HERE for all the details, and RSVP so we can plan ahead.

NEXT: Chris Berg of Australia's Institute of Public Affairs, joins me to explain why his country abandoned its carbon tax just a short time after it was signed into law.

THEN: Raheel Raza is in the studio to talk about Angela Merkel's proposed burqa ban.

FINALLY: I read your messages to me, good and bad! 

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commented 2016-12-08 13:54:58 -0500
Mac Cummins..
Why was my posting in sane Mac…? I was just reminding you that a man’s anus is not a sexual organ and nor do we want homosexuals in our education system.!!
commented 2016-12-07 20:59:25 -0500
The conservative leadership here in Alberta and Canada is full of cowards! They are all afraid of the MSM, we are in real trouble!
commented 2016-12-07 19:31:06 -0500
It certainly doesn’t surprise me that Brain Jean collapsed under a little pressure- without a spine it’s surprising he can even stand up straight.
commented 2016-12-07 19:00:18 -0500
Rona trashed Harper, so she is not someone I think much of anyways. Sad that Jean collapsed. Keep in mind that “conservative” in Canada is a very generous term. I imagine half of so called Conservative MPs supported Hillary, they are that liberal.
commented 2016-12-07 18:34:45 -0500
The reality is there is no left vs right, liberal vs conservative, socialist vs capitalist.

It is purely the elite vs people, and the so-called conservatives want to be seen as part of the cool crowd.

That is why Trump won. The people did not perceive him as elitist compared to the other offerings on sale. It is also why Klein was so successful in Alberta, he drank beer in the Old King Eddy in East Calgary, which has now been sadly sanitized to a regressive, politically correct venue. Ultimately, the people determine who is a real part of them, and it sure is not our current conservatives who will go along to get along. Heck, they might get a CBC gig like old Preston and old Joe did.
commented 2016-12-07 18:21:52 -0500
The Conservative Party is adrift. When the leader of the Conservatives, an Albertan, calls Albertans " idiots" that leader has lost her way.

Everyone makes mistakes and an apology can go a long way. Ambrose owes Conservatives and Albertans a big one.

If she can’t find it in her to apologize, she should give up the interim leadership. Her shit is weak.
commented 2016-12-07 18:17:56 -0500
Ya well im not to pleased with our so called conservative leader..there is only one i give a dam about..
commented 2016-12-07 17:49:31 -0500
I had hoped for better from Brian Jean but his political instincts are just terrible and he continues to prove that point over and over again. I expected no less from Kenney who is only a Tory because it affords him access to power: he is no conservative. The federal guys are a lost cause.
commented 2016-12-07 17:04:14 -0500
Most of the protesters were carrying “Stop the Carbon Tax” signs. What was truly sad was when the Conservative elite were so quick to jump on the politically correct bandwagon to appease the CBC et al.
I ‘m on a pension and I support the Conservative Party whenever I can afford to, as I see the Liberals as so completely decadent and corrupt. But I expect a bit of opposition from them as well. I also support Rebel Media because I desire news and interpretations of events that aren’t filtered through the thick and astigmatic lens of the left wing bias of the mainstream Canadian media.
Time for the Tories to cease being a bunch of grabasstic pussies and grow a backbone…
commented 2016-12-07 16:55:11 -0500
The chant backlash was the diversion the NDP needed to take the spotlight off the issue. The CINOs (and of course the MSM) sucked into it and shot themselves in the foot in the process. Who are the real idiots now?
commented 2016-12-07 14:26:00 -0500
incredible work once again ezra! keep cool though, we need ya.
commented 2016-12-07 13:27:22 -0500
even if the 10 second rant (roast) hadnt happened the people that attended would of been demonized no matter what they did or didnt do, its sick and sad. we must keep having more rallies. Thank you.
commented 2016-12-07 13:17:28 -0500
Leviticus 13- I have observed your insane post and all I was saying is that bringing a protest other than carbon tax reduces the impact and that I would have objected to the signs if they had came into the crowd. As you can see that is what the signs did.
commented 2016-12-07 12:17:10 -0500
Quite frankly politicians like Chris Alexander (although he did change his thoughts on this), Brian Jean, Jason Kenney and Rona Ambrose are stupid people that speak before they think.
These are politicians that hope to garner votes from the very people they disparage and denounce – only an idiot does that.
I will never vote for Rona, she disappoints the hell out of me. I will not support Jason Kenney as long as he stays on this despicable route he has chosen and as for Brian Jean (although I am not in Alberta) there has always been something about him that turns me off. Chris Alexander blows hot and cold at the drop of a dime it seems, so I would not trust him.
Disparaging and denouncing people that are hurting financially and desperate for jobs whether or not they were serious about ‘locking her up’ is nothing but shameless politics.
I believe that there are many, many politicians that should be locked up and the key thrown away. No point in naming them as everyone knows who I’m referring to.
So in taking Ezra’s advice I say "F*ck off Chris, Brian, Jason and Rona’!
commented 2016-12-07 12:16:55 -0500
- This rally & the reaction to it is one of those events that acts as a filter showing who are the real Conservatives & who are the CINOs (Conservatives In Name Only). It’s like Kellie Leitch saying people should be screened for Canadian values. Look at the Conservative leadership hopefuls that condemned her for that.

- The burqa is being pushed in the West to show the submission of Westerners to Islam. If women don’t want to be assaulted they will be forced to cover their heads. Sharia has no place for human rights.

- Australia abandoning the carbon tax gives hope for Canadians for the days ahead when the Liberal / NDP blight finally passes.
commented 2016-12-07 11:49:09 -0500
Please post your show Ezra so we can send it out everywhere, please make it available. I still maintain change the name from Wildrose to ALBERTA FIRST and absolutely get rid of apologist brian jean. He wholehandely threw Derek Filderbrand under the bus ONCE, constantly apologizes and cowers and wimps around pretending he is for us but Saturday was the real test and AGAIN JEAN he BLEW IT. BE GONE I SAY BRIAN JEAN, BE GONE. Let someone like DEREK FILDERBRAND take over the reigns to bring back some fortitude so we can get on with the task of getting rid of the disease called NDPEES.
commented 2016-12-07 10:15:11 -0500
I don’t get this, since when have Canadians been in favour of paying higher taxes, and since when have journalists become advocates for higher taxes?

We already pay 45% of our annual incomes in taxes, we already pay 35 cents a liter in carbon taxes on gas. And another 6 cents is supposed to change the weather. Who makes up this stuff?

India’s population grows by 35 million every two years, that’s Canada’s entire population every two years. And our little carbon tax will offset this?

Canadians have lost their minds. It’s bizarre.
commented 2016-12-07 10:07:59 -0500
I’m going to follow Ezra’s advice………Jay…….FUCK OFF!
Also…..WTF is reverse racism? To be it is one of those meaningless words like “unthaw”.
commented 2016-12-07 09:10:59 -0500
What is becoming increasingly clear to Canadians, is that the political class of all stripes, Conservative, Liberal, NDP, Green, are Elitists who scorn working class people and only use them to their own ends at elections. We need an anti politician like the Americans have in Trump.
commented 2016-12-07 08:27:53 -0500
There is no sitting politician in Canada or any known at this time that is not in cahoots with the liberal alliance, get used to it and act accordingly Canada.
commented 2016-12-07 08:07:14 -0500
thank you Ezra, your comment is what is so frustrating, I haven’t seen any suppose leader stand up and tell it what it is. The conservatives are proving that pandering the left does not strengthen you but gives them ammunition to use against you in the future….Vox book SJW always lie…says it all …never apologize …
commented 2016-12-07 07:16:39 -0500
People , it must be said, with conservative point of views , however gentle, are being marginalized & demonized with a vengeance for holding & voicing opinions contrary the state and the MSM’s so called ‘Progressive’/ Liberal agenda.
Ezra your principled advocacy for the basically voiceless was a marvel to witness…Thank you, your inspirational pragmatic messages are why I support the Rebel… a conscientious conservative voice finally breaking through the state/media sponsored suppression.Thank you so very much .
When a huge chunk of the 4th estate carries water for the state , advocating policies that are detrimental to ordinary citizens, well than, Ottawa we have a problem .
Ezra please consider unblocking the first 18 minutes of this video, I so want to share your honest voice with friends and family, thank you.
commented 2016-12-07 06:55:12 -0500
What I like about Politics is how they all , honour each other. No Matter how useless they are, or how much money they waste—- All you fuckers will probably still feel that you are Special.
commented 2016-12-07 04:40:22 -0500
MAC CUMMING commented 4 hours ago
If the 2 signs that were shown at the protest can be believed to be anti-gay are we sure that they were members of the protest. I believe that they may have been plants to discredit the rally. The pictures I saw were taken out at the edge of the crowd and if they had gotten into the crowd someone would have noticed and done something about it. I know I
would have.

Why Mac.. Are you queer…? A man’s anus is not a sexual organ.. Those signs were only saying keep the queers out of our schools.
The homosexual community in this country represents less than 1% and they receive far too much validation for the voting base they represent.
It was way better when the sodomites didn’t have homosexual parades and the need to justify their sickness to the world… A man’s anus is not a sexual organ .
Justin Trudeau made gay pride day larger than life.
Every day should be a celebration of heterosexual day…
“A woman for every man and a man for every woman”
commented 2016-12-07 04:13:11 -0500
You are probably NOT —JaY Kelly allowed to pretend that you are Sane .
commented 2016-12-07 04:08:23 -0500
Where have you been my blue eyed Son ?
Where have you been -My Darling Young One?
commented 2016-12-07 04:00:25 -0500
Do you drink dear Liza?
commented 2016-12-07 03:58:00 -0500
Dear Liza——Of course I do. How else could I Listen to Liberal Logic and remain Sane?
commented 2016-12-07 03:15:16 -0500
I am for Conservative Party but I am hurt by what Rona Ambrose said about the Albertans who are affected by this government of NDP! Yes it is not right to say ‘lock her up’ but it is also not right to say that the Albertans are idiots! I really like Rona Ambrose but it looks like she is not for the people too!
commented 2016-12-07 03:02:55 -0500
Jay Kelly is retarded, don’t mind him.