Andrew Scheer, the Conservative MP who got just 22 per cent of the party’s vote in the first round of its leadership race last year, is campaigning on global warming.
As in: he’s worried about it, and he has a plan to solve it. He’s not doing what other conservatives are doing: ignoring it, campaigning against it and mocking it, or just railing against global warming’s main scheme, the carbon tax.
Nope: Sheer told Evan Solomon on CTV that Canada needs reduce carbon dioxide emissions to meet the UN’s global warming requirements. (The UN also demands that Canada pay in to a $100 billion slush fund for every lobbyist and corrupt bureaucrat and politician around the world.
It wasn’t a gaffe or a case of mis-speaking or mis-understanding. He's endorsed the UN’s global warming scheme before. He didn’t do so before his leadership campaign, though. Do you think that Conservative Party members across Canada would have voted for him?
But one of Scheer’s first acts as leader was to force every Conservative MP (including those in the oil patch) to vote along with a Liberal motion to support the UN.
What irks me the most is how Andrew Scheer is so clearly terrified of every journalist he meets. Remember when Wendy Melsey and Paul Wells asked Andrew Scheer to denounce us here at the Rebel? He wants to please, avoid conflict, get along, to be one of the cool kids.
It won't work.
The Media Party hates him because he is the leader of the Conservatives, who wants to dethrone Trudeau.
But what’s so unfathomably stupid about it all is that it’s all so unnecessary.
Canadians are furious at Trudeau right now. There are a dozen real, hot issues to talk about — issues that conservative people care about.
Instead, he’s reading from a tired old script that Gerald Butts and his media echo chamber have handed him.
He’s going to lose, people...
NEXT: Sheila Gunn Reid, the Rebel's Alberta Bureau Chief, joins me to talk more about Scheer's embrace of UN global warming talking points.
THEN: Allum Bokhari, Breitbart's Senior Technology Correspondent, comes on to explain a new report on how Google manipulated of search results, to swing votes.
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