June 09, 2017

Garnett Genuis defends voting for the Paris Agreement

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

On last night's show, I interviewed Alberta Conservative MP, Garnett Genuis (Sherwood Park-Fort Saskatchewan). We discussed his vote in favor maintaining Canada's commitment to the Paris Agreement

I argued that this will allow for Justin Trudeau to implement a Carbon Tax and that the talking points used by Conservatives to justify their vote sound a lot like the lines of Catherine McKenna and Rachel Notley.

WATCH my video to see why I believe this legislation will punish the Canadian oil industry, and benefit our competitors like Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Russia

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commented 2017-06-11 03:49:51 -0400
This was not some sort of 3D chess move. If it was, we the conservative voters would be happy with the outcome.
commented 2017-06-10 20:19:20 -0400
“Scheer gave the Liberal spin-doctors so much to work with.”
That he did Tammie, that he did. I wonder what his next move will be.?What ever it is it had better be good. If this move of his was some sort of ‘3D chess game’ strategy I don’t see how he can address what he did. Either way, whether he does or he doesn’t the fact remains that this ‘non-binding’ agreement is a carbon tax and unless he says, ‘oops, only kidding guys’, Canada will be on the hook for internationally determined ‘contributions’. If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck it’s a duck!
Ezra expressed my frustration and anger perfectly.
commented 2017-06-10 17:13:28 -0400
Ezra was not wrong in how he did the interview. It’s not Ezra’s fault that GArnet was not answering on whether or not he read the damn thing.
commented 2017-06-10 14:45:12 -0400
Oops submitted an incomplete comment below. Garnett Genius laid out a credible explanation for the CPC vote in my opinion. Disappointed with Ezra badgering and talking over him, doesn’t usually do that as I know he values free speech.
commented 2017-06-10 14:40:46 -0400
Garnett Genius for standing your ground against the bullying of
commented 2017-06-10 14:40:44 -0400
Garnett Genius for standing your ground against the bullying of
commented 2017-06-10 08:21:14 -0400
As the campaign gears up for 2019, the Liberal attack ads will feature Andrew Scheer and the MP’s voting to support Paris agreement, and they will flash back to all the statements made during the leadership race…then the big statement from the Liberals will be “How can you trust a party whose leader forced MP’s to vote for something they do not support!? What aren’t they telling you? Vote Trudeau!” I will wager there will be several ads we will be subjected to.
Scheer gave the Liberal spin-doctors so much to work with.
commented 2017-06-10 07:53:57 -0400
Oh yes, and while you’re emailing Cheryl Gallant, cc this putz: andrew.scheer@parl.gc.ca

Andy Scheer
The Tory steer
Dressed himself in blue
Then switched to red
And crawled in bed
With little turdo la doo
commented 2017-06-10 07:49:16 -0400
“PS. Don’t forget to support Cheryl Gallant.”

Dead on, SPACE MOOSE. She’s a rare bird – the only Conservative MP with a spine, guts, brain, and heart.

cheryl.gallant@parl.gc.ca
commented 2017-06-10 03:54:45 -0400
Holy crap, Ezra sure as hell curb stomped that stuttering conservative sell out. If this video gets around conservative circles, none of the conservatives will ever want to get interviewed by the rebel. I hope this sends a strong message out to the party.

PS. Don’t forget to support Cheryl Gallant.
commented 2017-06-10 02:25:35 -0400
As I grow older I find it more and more painful to watch grown men obviously lying… Politics is of course rampant with such displays, and Garnett Genuis’ tap-dancing and obfuscation is a prime example… But I really do wonder how this little turd is able to look himself in the mirror every morning?… One can only hope that he will face reality one day and stop shovelling “road apples”?…
commented 2017-06-10 00:49:30 -0400
liza Rosie,

I don’t smoke pot. While I do think it should be legal, it is not going to be a benefit to me.
commented 2017-06-10 00:29:59 -0400
What’s the matter Jimmy, didn’t Justin legalize pot fast enough for ya? Pray, tell us of your disillusion with the young Trudeau.
commented 2017-06-10 00:28:46 -0400
I suppose anything is possible. Unless Scheer explains himself a lot of theories will be flying around. Either way you cut it, he has been dishonest with us and does not seem to care.
commented 2017-06-10 00:22:47 -0400
BILLY HOWARD commented, “Scheer was either foolishly duped by Trudeau, or he was doing his own virtue signaling as a strong proponent of the dubious religion of man-made climate change.
So Scheer is either too stupid or too Liberal to lead the CPC.”
Or as a devout Catholic, he is following the guidance of his Pope?
Days after Trump announced that he was pulling out of the Paris climate agreement, Pope Frances tweeted a message about humanity’s collective responsibility to care for the earth saying, “We must never forget that the natural environment is a collective good, the patrimony of all humanity and the responsibility of everyone”, aligned with his 2015 encyclical on the Ebvironment and Climare Change, His head of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Bishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, was even more blunt, describing Trump’s move as "a huge slap in the face.”
So is Scheer, who has been described as a devout Roman Catholic, taking his marching orders from the Pope and the Vatican and not from the people of Canada and supporters of the Conservative Party of Canada?
commented 2017-06-10 00:19:06 -0400
liza Rosie,

You are wrong. To be honest with you, I haven’t been particularly happy with Trudeau. I would potentially vote for a center right candidate or what you call liberal lite as long as they stay away from certain social issues.

I probably would have voted for Kevin O’ Leary if he went all the way. Fiscal conservative/social liberal.
commented 2017-06-10 00:11:32 -0400
TAMMIE PUTINSKI-ZANDBELT commented, “Their database is pretty efficient at sending out e-mails crying for money!” During the leadership campaign, I recall Brad Trost saying something like the CPC establishment is very welcoming of donations but the ideas and views of their members not so much. Do they seriously believe that embracing the Paris Agreement appeals to their members?
commented 2017-06-09 23:55:18 -0400
If Scheer had any sense, he would send out an e-mail to CPC members to fully explain himself. As it stands now, the war chest will not be filled by members who know he could have gone with the option Billy Howard outlined below.
Their database is pretty efficient at sending out e-mails crying for money!
commented 2017-06-09 23:54:31 -0400
A liberal lite Conservative will never beat Trudeau anyway. Another party will emerge and the vote will be very very split. Letting the chips fall where they may would be more principled than voting for another deceiver who will not deliver what we need anyway and will pander to globalists.
There are a lot of serious issues both domestic and international which need decisive action, not middle of the road globalist pandering. Justin already has that market cornered. I don’t see a CINO party being capable of delivering what this country needs if this is its first action.
Hell of a way to start, CPC.
It’s suicidal.
commented 2017-06-09 23:28:07 -0400
This MP was hiding something and his stuttering and evasive answers are not something I expect from sitting members of a party I supported for transparent representation. This vote appears to be whipped even if not it is a blot on Sheer’s record after promising to kill a carbon tax.

The last thing Conservatives need is a party with a leader who lies as profusely as Trudeau and his decieving party. I thought we were better than that.
commented 2017-06-09 22:15:14 -0400
At the end of the day, wouldn’t you prefer a center right party over Trudeau?

It seems that the conservative party just wants to ensure that they are electable and can steal liberal votes, by being moderate.

It’s actually the smart thing to do if they want to win elections. A far right conservative is not going to win in Canada.
commented 2017-06-09 21:40:00 -0400
Billy Howard, well said!
commented 2017-06-09 19:31:05 -0400
Billy your absolutely right. If he does turn out to be liberal lite they will certainly get no support from me and that’s what I emailed to him.
commented 2017-06-09 19:16:09 -0400
Elton Braun, you missed one option Scheer should have taken: mass CPC abstention based on the fact that the motion meant nothing. The only reason this inconsequential motion was brought forward was to attack the policies of the president of a very powerful nation, a nation which happens to be our best friend and #1 trading partner.
It was a childish attack by Trudeau, and Scheer should have said to Canada: “Our party will not participate in unnecessary and childish antics of the PM”.
Scheer was either foolishly duped by Trudeau, or he was doing his own virtue signaling as a strong proponent of the dubious religion of man-made climate change.
So Scheer is either too stupid or too Liberal to lead the CPC.
commented 2017-06-09 19:12:05 -0400
Yes we will see soon enough. Let the liberals label. Label away. They will anyway, so what who cares? If the only way we can solve the problem of ‘divisive’ politics is to join the enemy then count me out. If the conservatives do not stand up to the liberal bullies they will be no better than they are. There is no point in supporting that.
commented 2017-06-09 18:49:58 -0400
I’m still somewhat divided on Scheer just yet. This seemingly useless motion was obviously a liberal trap for the conservatives and particularly Scheer. Either way the conservatives voted, it was a win win for the libs. They are trying their usual ploy of defining Scheer before he can define himself and he obviously saw through it. If they had not voted together the libs would be able to point to a divided party. If they had all voted against, the libs would have labelled Scheer a Trump puppet. For us hardcore conservatives agreeing with Trump is a good thing and the useless Paris accord is just that -useless. Having done some reading up on Scheer he apparently is a very shrewd guy who thinks strategically and way ahead of the game. Everyone knows the Paris accord is non binding so it really doesn’t matter at this point if his long term plan is to eventually pull out as PM and to rescind any carbon tax. I think he just plans to play the liberal game for now as going with the lesser of two evils until he gets a stronger footing. I would certainly like to see all conservative politicians stand up in unison and reject climate change and all the nonsense that goes with it but perhaps Scheer figures it’s too early for the party to put themselves in the liberal crosshairs just yet. We all know the libs would have a heyday putting the conservatives in bed with Trump and all the rest of it. The bottom line is I think that rather then an about face traitorous turn on his voter base, which he has to know would be political suicide, this is more of a long term strategy to win the election. If I’m wrong then he’s fooled everyone all his political life and is either another liberal plant or really stupid. We’ll see soon enough.
commented 2017-06-09 17:36:23 -0400
I see the CPC is beyond fixing now. Well no vote from me, and no donations. Get Bent you scumbags. You can sell yourself for political gain all you want, it does not always turn out well.
commented 2017-06-09 17:08:02 -0400
All one needs to do is google a few images of Garnett to see that Garnett writes, shakes hands, and holds a microphone with his right hand. From FBI expert, Mark Bouton: “How to Spot Lies Like the FBIhttp://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-tell-someones-lying-by-watching-their-face-2016-1/#eyes-darting-back-and-forth-1

Disappointing interview, Garnett. The Paris Agreement is about giving the UN control over Canada’s sovereign right to self determination. You are not representing your constituents.

I’ve written Max Bernier and asked him to form his own political party. The CPC under Scheer seems far more interested in placating Laurentian elites than representing their constituents. Those who want political representation for the West should contact Bernier and ask the same.

“To anger a Conservative, lie to him. To anger a Liberal, tell him the truth.” -Teddy Roosevelt
commented 2017-06-09 16:45:53 -0400
Excellent posts Rebels.
The look on Ezra’s face was priceless. Genuis is like the guy who is urinating on your leg and tells you it’s raining!
commented 2017-06-09 16:19:48 -0400
Ezra’s expressions in response to the bafflegab he is hearing from Genuis reminded me of the expressions by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson when he encounters a similar type of guest.