June 10, 2019

Conservative Party “has lost its nerve,” this time caving to left-wing mob on global warming

Rebel Staff

I saw the most curious Tweet on Saturday morning.

It’s by Lisa Raitt, the deputy leader of the Conservative Party, and also the party’s Justice Critics. So, she's number two after party leader Andrew Scheer.

It said:

Well I’ve learned my lesson in tweeting anything about climate change. I’m going to be transparent & let you know I’m deleting the earlier tweets. I’m not the one to fight with on this because like most I believe that emissions cause climate change and we should reduce emissions

Over 1,200 people replied to this tweet. A few hundred retweeted it, and nearly 2,000 liked it. It got a lot of attention.

But so did her original tweets, the ones she clearly felt pressure into deleting.

What were they about?

Well, Raitt had tweeted a few mild statements about climate change, like this one:

“Bottom line is there’s no solid connection between climate change and the major indicators or extreme weather, despite Trudeau’s claims to the contrary. The continual claim of such a link is misinformation employed for political and rhetorical purposes”

Obviously that’s true. How could that not be true? Trudeau and Catherine McKenna literally blame fires that were caused by arson on global warming, to cite just one example.

And we know that average people in both Canada and the U.S. simply don’t care about global warming. Even Liberal MPS in Ontario say no-one cares, and they’re begging McKenna to give it a rest — they say the economy and immigration are the top two issues among voters they've spoken to.

So climate change would seem to be a great issue for the Conservatives. Sure, no global warming fanatic would ever consider voting Tory, so why not irritate them — and at the same time, win over the countless Canadians who either don’t care, or are actually sick of these jet-setting liars telling us how much they care about carbon? 

How about speaking out with some courage? It worked for Doug Ford, and it just worked in Australia. 

But my point is, whenever you blink like the deputy leader of the Conservatives did, whenever you give something away to your opponents — and renounce yourself, and everyone who is on your team and who hasn’t caved in yet — you demoralize your base.

And you thrill your opponents, as we saw from the reactions to Raitt's tweets.

Lisa Raitt says she’s "learned her lesson." How many times will that capitulation be used in campaign ads in the upcoming federal election? 

This is no a way to win an election.

But really, this is no different than the Conservative Party losing their nerve on a half dozen other issues, including free speech, which they no longer seem to concerned about based on their conduct these past two weeks.

And all of this losing, all of this surrendering, before the election campaign even begins...

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commented 2019-06-11 09:26:07 -0400
A vote for PPC Party would be best alternative. Conservatives and Scheer are moving too far left!
commented 2019-06-11 09:24:13 -0400
Im hoping that Maxine berniers peoples party does well in the upcoming election.We need someone who will stand by their principles and not cave to pressure from alt progressive left.
commented 2019-06-11 09:23:32 -0400
ALBERTA MAGA commented 6 hours ago
Al Peterson it is pathetic how Andrew and John both think the line follows them around , their Hubris is phenomenal.
MAGA, it is a result of their god-complex. The world revolves around ME. Kind of like a young child. An unaborted one, of course.
commented 2019-06-11 08:43:57 -0400
Good commentary Ezra; with particular interest on your segment about Hong Kong with the always erudite and comprehensive Gordon Chang. Depressing news about Lisa Raitt. Too bad. There is much I like about Lisa but ceding any ground at all to the totalitarian Liberals is not one of them. I hope, I trust Andrew will censure her on this, under the radar, to maintain party discipline and consistency as the campaign deepens.
commented 2019-06-11 06:51:21 -0400
Jamie MacMaster,
lol, thanks for my laugh of the day.
YES, he is a pink thong wearing WUSS and has been since day one when his agreed with the Paris accord!
commented 2019-06-11 06:50:00 -0400
couldn’t PAY me to vote conservative!
the rest are liberal- FAR, FAR LEFT LIBERALS out to destroy our way of life using lies and deceit while continuing to import en mass , people who have absolutely NO CONCERNS OR RESPECT FOR THE ENVIRONMENT, WORKING, CONTRIBUTING, WE CANADIANS, CANADA OR THE LAWS OF THE LAND!
Canada no longer is a nation and if that isn’t enough for these VOTE WHORE TRAITORS, they want to take every single cent from us and have us living back in the STONE AGES while they live the ELITE LIVES OFF OF US offering up NOTHING to show they actually believe all the lies they continue to force upon us.
and canadians continue to ALLOW AND SUPPORT IT!
commented 2019-06-11 06:33:27 -0400
In all my life I have never witnessed such sustained and utter cowardice as I have seen in the last 3 years from the Dairy Queen and his ovine flock of MPs. Is it just me, or do other folks see that Scheer is even starting to look like a sheep?

Oh where, oh where, has Andy Scheer gone
Oh where, oh where, can he be
With his spine sucked out and his balls all gone
Oh where, oh where can he be
commented 2019-06-11 04:35:56 -0400
Al Peterson said, “A conservative isn’t a conservative by comparison to a drifting iceberg. A conservative is a conservative by comparison tot he light house on shore.”

Very wise and true statement, but don’t expect Andrew to understand it.
commented 2019-06-11 02:56:21 -0400
Al Peterson it is pathetic how Andrew and John both think the line follows them around , their Hubris is phenomenal. I think progressives imagine that the line follows them so they do not have to face that they are bigoted megalomaniacs.
commented 2019-06-11 02:53:25 -0400
Andrew Stephenson sorry but the middle has not moved, nor does it follow the left around.
Pathetic Elitist.
commented 2019-06-11 01:02:24 -0400
ANDREW STEPHENSON commented 1 hour ago
Ah, the wailing of a fringe group …
I prefer the proper term- the righteous remnant.

The conservatives are STILL right of centre. The middle has simply moved over time, and it seems to be accelerating.
So when the shift accelerates to the point where the CPC holds the position of Pol Pot will they still be right of centre? A conservative isn’t a conservative by comparison to a drifting iceberg. A conservative is a conservative by comparison tot he light house on shore.
commented 2019-06-11 00:57:10 -0400
PPC 2019 Anything else is status quo or more full blown retarded !
commented 2019-06-11 00:16:48 -0400
I keep asking myself why Scheer’s MP’s seem so weak compares to Harper"s Conservatives. I soon figured it out.
Remember the powerful names like John Baird (The Guard Dog) and Jim Flaherty ?
Joe Oliver, Max Bernier: quite a TEAM COMPARED TO TODAY.
Bernard Valcourt, minister of aboriginal affairs and northern development;
Rob Nicholson, minister of national defence;
Peter MacKay, minister of justice and attorney general of Canada;
Rona Ambrose, minister of health;
Diane Finley, minister of public works and government services;
John Baird, minister of foreign affairs;
Tony Clement, president of the Treasury Board;
Jim Flaherty, minister of finance;
Peter Van Loan, government leader in the House of Commons;
Jason Kenney, minister of employment and social development;
Gerry Ritz, minister of agriculture and agri-food;
Christian Paradis, minister of international development and minister for La Francophonie;
James Moore, minister of industry;
Denis Lebel, minister of infrastructure, communities and intergovernmental affairs and minister of the economic development agency of Canada for the regions of Quebec;
Leona Aglukkaq, minister of the environment, minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and minister for the Arctic Council;
Lisa Raitt, minister of transport;
Gail Shea, minister of fisheries and oceans;
Julian Fantino, minister of veterans affairs;
Steven Blaney, minister of public safety;
Ed Fast, minister of international trade;
Joe Oliver, minister of natural resources;
Kerry-Lynne Findlay, minister of national revenue;
Shelly Glover, minister of Canadian heritage and official languages;
Chris Alexander, minister of citizenship and immigration;
Kellie Leitch, minister of labour and minister of status of women;
Maxime Bernier, minister of state for small business and tourism, and agriculture;
Lynne Yelich, minister of state for foreign affairs and consular services;
Gary Goodyear, minister of state for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario;
Rob Moore, minister of state for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency;
John Duncan, minister of state and chief government whip;
Tim Uppal, minister of state for multiculturalism;
Alice Wong, minister of state for seniors;
Bal Gosal, minister of state for sport;
Kevin Sorenson, minister of state for Finance;
Pierre Poilievre, minister of state for democratic reform;
Candice Bergen, minister of state for social development;
Greg Rickford, minister of state for science and technology, and Federal Economic Development Initiative for Northern Ontario;
Michelle Rempel, minister of state for western economic diversification.

Some were CINO’S like Chris Alexander and Rona Ambrose, but overall a decent group. Now compare it to Trudeau’s Cabinet.
commented 2019-06-11 00:03:55 -0400
Still don’t get it Andrew? there is only left of normal
commented 2019-06-11 00:02:21 -0400
“… My problem is that Sheer and his MP’s frequently changing their minds on policies …”

That is because Scheer is a faux blue suit and the party under his leadership has slid left of center so just like Trudeau and the Red Tent Scheer and his MPs bend to the direction that the wind blows at the moment in effort to catch stray voters’ interest.
commented 2019-06-11 00:01:46 -0400
Ezra You are starting to piss me off. We have a BIG problem on our freedom of speech and a Libtard party that is letting the UN hand pick Islam over to our Country and every year they will send the population of London Ont to our rural areas I bet all four wives will be pregnant and ready to climb on our health care and what justinass likes to boast his childcare check. Four more years of justinass and Canada will be gone. Stop having people change their vote on silly issues. The party will take care of itself just like they did in Ontario.
commented 2019-06-10 23:55:37 -0400
LMAO @ Stephenson, good one lol. Thanks for the laughs.
commented 2019-06-10 23:43:26 -0400
Ah, the wailing of a fringe group shown a glimpse of reality too stark to be denied.

The conservatives are STILL right of centre. The middle has simply moved over time, and it seems to be accelerating. The CPC has realized, perhaps too late, that the disgruntled Liberals are tending to go Left to the Greens rather than Right to the CPC. There are almost as many voters left of the Liberals as right.

The Angus Reid poll today that shows the CPC with a double digit lead also shows climate change as the top election priority for Canadians. The top priority for Conservatives (economy) a distant third overall.
commented 2019-06-10 23:18:44 -0400
Raitt’s backtracking is trickle-down from the treatment handed out to Michael Cooper. So it’s truly a Scheer leadership issue. His weakness prompts the same in others!
commented 2019-06-10 23:16:29 -0400
commented 2019-06-10 23:02:17 -0400
“…or is it possible, Lisa Raitt’s Tweets were parody and sarcasm?”
I don’t think so Dan. If she had stopped at, “Well I’ve learned my lesson in tweeting anything about climate change.” maybe. But the rest of her tweet doesn’t sound like sarc or satire to me. If she came out and said it was at this point, I wouldn’t believe her.

At this point there is no fixing the CPC. Its too late, and any of the scant few decent conservatives left in the party are so gagged and hobbled that it is just over for them. We can thank that cuck Scheer for the demise of the party and for putting the country in such a precarious position.
commented 2019-06-10 22:51:48 -0400
Start fighting back against the police now! Start calling out the Chief, and more important, the Association of Chiefs of Police! File FOI requests for anything you can think of that would reveal their hidden agenda, who’s directing them, or if they’re doing it of their own accord etc!

Don’t sit there – ACT!!!
commented 2019-06-10 22:36:33 -0400
Zuzana Simpson commented 2 hours ago
“I’ve never liked Andrew Scheer. He is too wishy washy and lukewarm on many of the issues.”
Zuzana, add Raitt and Rempel to the wishy washy list. My problem is that Sheer and his MP’s frequently changing their minds on policies makes me wishy washy by changing my mind on what party to vote for CPC or PPC.

Time to donate to the PPC.
commented 2019-06-10 22:29:02 -0400
Canada has fallen !
Desperate times call for desperate measures !
PPC by the people for the people !
Now how do we wake up the sheeple ?
commented 2019-06-10 22:26:37 -0400
Perhaps Mad Max is not so mad after all. The CPC has seemingly lost it’s way and if the ship does not correct course now we will be faced with another 4 years of grinding the hull on the shoals until the timbers give and the ship is lost. Perhaps the route that Max would have us follow may take us over rough sea, our chances of surviving the journey are much greater.
commented 2019-06-10 22:10:20 -0400
Dan Mancuso : We can only hope…..however,she had better step forward (right smartly) and clarify the intent,because something like this (especially at this time) can and will do a great deal of damage.