July 13, 2016

Leftists rage against singer who changed “O Canada” lyrics — but Liberal Party just did the same thing

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Last night there was a big baseball game in San Diego, and a Canadian quartet called The Tenors, sang our national anthem. But one of the guys from the quartet changed up the lyrics to, "We're all brothers and sisters, all lives matter to the great.”

“All lives matter” is a response to the phrase, “black lives matter”. A modern reboot of the Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter leads protests and riots in response to the shooting of black men by police.

How bizarre that singing “all lives matter” would result in such a spasm of demonization from the left. The Tenors threw out the singer, calling him a “lone wolf,” a phrase used to describe terrorists.

I blame this all this division the left.

But I also blame Barack Obama in particular.

Obama is a black man, elected president not on the basis of any achievement — he was a first-term senator, who was largely absent as a legislator. He was elected as a symbol of racial reconciliation. But instead he fell back on the Chicago way — dividing, exacerbating differences.

And even yesterday, at the funeral of the Dallas policemen, he couldn’t help blaming cops. And you.

Do black lives matter? You bet they do. So do white lives, brown lives, all lives. Blue lives too.

NEXT: Barbara Kay joins me to talk about her National Post column about Black Lives Matter, racism and victimhood.

THEN: Former Alberta MLA Dave Quest comes on to talk about why he opposes Jason Kenney's plans to unite the right through the PC Party.

FINALLY: Your messages to me about last night's show!

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commented 2016-07-14 20:31:47 -0400
Don’t know what the left is upset about, it’s a simple ALL LIVES MATTER, let me say it again, just in case a lefty did not hear ALL LIVES MATTER !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

liberals have no room to say a word, they started it.
commented 2016-07-14 13:45:03 -0400
Good call on Dave Quest Ezra. Underwhelmed is exactly how I felt. I wonder if the PC’s weren’t the natural governing party of Alberta if he would even have been elected as an MLA. If he thinks he’s going to get the old band back together he has another think coming.
commented 2016-07-14 13:30:40 -0400
As a native Albertan I will not be voting PC! They are corrupt and are not conservatives but liberals at best. I have voted WR the last two elections and will be voting WR again. In rural Alberta where I live WR will do very well again! Jason Kenny would do well to take note that rural voters are not likely to move back to the PC party and though not perfect Brian has done a good job as leader of the WR.
commented 2016-07-14 09:46:29 -0400
he said hes a social progressive…WONT GET MY VOTE & naybe consider being a liberal. Jason & Brian party is getting my vote!
commented 2016-07-14 09:20:14 -0400
When did Kim Campbell become a liberal? When did Michael Chong become a Liberal? Or Michelle Rempell or Peter Kent?

Just asking the tough questions for this obvious biased article.
commented 2016-07-14 08:53:44 -0400
Whats the big deal the lyrics were changed many times since 1880!
Again, why do we sing a french song written 1880 to celebrate Quebekers june 24 holiday?
commented 2016-07-14 08:35:11 -0400
With his facial expressions (what’s with the eyes rolling back?) and grimaces, Quest gave the impression that he was very uncomfortable being on Ezra’s show and being interviewed by Ezra. Don’t know if it was intentional, but at about the 32:50 mark in the show a photo of Sandra Jansen was superimposed over Quest’s face. In any event, probably appropriate as it appeared that Quest was not serious about running for the leadership of the PC party, but rather his quest for coming on the show, as uncomfortable as it might have been for him, was to give a pitch on behalf of the likes of Jansen.
commented 2016-07-14 08:34:52 -0400
behavior in keeping with good taste and propriety.
“you exhibit remarkable modesty and decorum”
synonyms: propriety, seemliness, decency, good taste, correctness; More
“he had no idea of funeral decorum”
synonyms: etiquette, protocol, good form, custom, convention; More
a particular requirement of good taste and propriety.
plural noun: decorums

Perhaps some people need to be taught manners and the old adage " a time and place for everything" . This was neither the time nor the place and irrepective of the message it was undignified most certainly from someone who should know better.
commented 2016-07-14 08:25:50 -0400
It was created for CUCK Trudeau and the title has been changed from O’Canada to:

O’ CUCKnada.

Fucking socialist douche bags.
commented 2016-07-14 07:03:33 -0400
Big deal about nothing, with good and true intentions.
commented 2016-07-14 04:27:33 -0400
Jay, the act itself was no mistake, absolutely intentional. His mistake was not realizing the consequences, or maybe he did.
commented 2016-07-14 03:44:42 -0400
D, it obviously was intentional but I think it was a horrible mistake and one he will regret.
commented 2016-07-14 03:40:35 -0400
Jay, it was intentional, not a mistake. You sound like a politician/lawyer when caught in a lie, you say “oh, I just misspoke!”
commented 2016-07-14 03:04:07 -0400
Ezra tosses in the line “I blame this all this division the left.” The crooner arrogantly changed the lyrics of the anthem without even letting his fellow singers know. It is not a right or left issue, it was just a stupid mistake on his part and he and his colleagues are paying a steep price.
commented 2016-07-14 00:06:48 -0400
The Tenors are taking a beating over this, and so they should – one of them anyway.
BUT, what about the Liberals? Did they not change our national anthem just a few days ago? Was it not for political reasons? What kind of backlash are they getting?
They should be facing all kinds of backlash for the blatant disrespect they have shown for Canada and for all Canadians by their changing of the lyrics of O Canada.
I don’t give a damn about some MP that is terminally ill and dying. What the hell has that got to do with anything. There are a lot of people that are terminal and dying in Canada, do they get special treatment from Turdo and his band? If one of them had suggested the anthem be changed would the Lieberals have honored their wish. I highly doubt it, in fact the Turd would have laughed in their face.
So what the hell makes this politician so special – NOTHING, that’s what. The Lieberals have wanted to make changes the our national anthem for a long time and this gave them the excuse they were looking for, two faced liars that they are, they used the sick dying mp for all he was worth.
Just one more asinine act by his majesty the selfie king of Canada, and one more that he will get away with.
commented 2016-07-13 23:32:46 -0400
Obama just plainly doesn’t have all his Dogs Barking. Obama Barks but doesn’t Bark of all Dogs, he just Barks for the Black Dogs, even though there are far more other Colored Dogs.
commented 2016-07-13 22:08:25 -0400
I saw Obama making a comment about how you can’t blame all the protestors for the actions of a few anymore than you can blame all cops for the actions of those involved in the shootings. I thought that was highly inappropriate for a President to weigh into specific legal situations that will possibly be before the court and thereby taint any jury pool. Even if they decided the cops were guilty they could now claim that there is no way they could be guaranteed a fair trial since the highest office in the land has already alluded to their guilt.
commented 2016-07-13 21:34:27 -0400
The sentiment that all lives matter is a no-brainer, but there’s a time and place for everything. During the singing of the national anthem at a baseball game is hardly the time or place to run one’s own agenda at the expense of those who paid good money to came and watch baseball. It’s arrogant, self-righteous, narcissistic, and frankly just plain dumb. Like the Hollywood actors who make ludicrous speeches at the academy awards, either in support of or denouncing some cause they actually know nothing about, their ego seems to dominate their intellect and common sense. Of course, the twitter response, focusing on the “all lives matter” aspect, rather than the inappropriateness of place and time is equally devoid of common sense. It just goes to show there’s no shortage of egotistical stupid people in this world.
commented 2016-07-13 21:06:31 -0400
The Tenors appearance in London Ontario has already been cancelled. No backlash, eh?
commented 2016-07-13 20:47:43 -0400
Liberals want to change all things Canadian on & whim & then pretend they’re sacred when it suits them. BlackLivesMatters is the modern SA (aka brown shirts.) They don’t care about the real problems facing the black community, Obama is the biggest race baiter in American history. He set race relations back over 100 years. Over 16 million black lives have been lost due to abortions. Margaret Sanger would be so proud of her handy work.

Not sure what to think of Dave Quest – sounds a little too indecisive to me.
commented 2016-07-13 20:39:49 -0400
All lives manner!
It really is as simple as that.

Those who push “Black lives matter” and get mad at those who say “All lives matter” are RACIST!