September 25, 2017

BC Liberal leadership race heats up with entrance of Conservative MP Diane Watts

Christopher WilsonRebel Commentator

The race to replace Christy Clark as BC Liberal leader is heating up bigly: Former Mayor of Surrey and Conservative MP from South Surrey-White Rock Diane Watts is entering the fray after weeks of speculation.

Watts is the clear front runner, but she'll be joined this week by a slate of current BC Liberal MLAs. This will likely make her the only outsider in the sense that she has no history with the party.

While the party was far from soundly defeated in the May election, Christy Clark's departure and the end of a sixteen year BC Liberal dynasty means the time has come for a fresh face and a fresh start.

But if they aren't careful, there's always the risk that the BC Liberals could follow the same path that doomed the once dynastic Social Credit Party during the early 1990s.

Watch as I explain why I think Diane Watts is the most appealing candidate at this point and why she may be the key to winning some Surrey seats back.

Some might see her as more of a Red Tory, which may not be ideal, but it's pretty close to as good as it gets for the BC Liberal coalition of federal liberals and conservatives.

The key for Watts is to bring new energy to the party as an outsider, while not alienating the caucus that remains.

As an outsider, Watts can show them the error of their ways after 16 years in power that eventually brought too much cronyism and too much corruption. Then, once she enters the legislature, she must oppose the NDP Destroyers and end their grip on power as soon as possible.

If she does all that, Dianne Watts will be premier in no time.

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commented 2017-09-26 02:58:27 -0400
Diane Watts is a good addition to the mix of leadership candidates which will hopefully force all of them to debate the issues rather than mouth platitudes… (Knowing “where the dogs are buried” in Surrey will help her)… When the SOCREDS went down to the NDP in 1991there was way too much “political CYA” going on and the people were tired of it… With the B.C. media obviously swooning over the Horgan/Weaver Tango, it is going to take a very articulate person to rattle the cage…
commented 2017-09-26 00:59:54 -0400
The CINOs are looking for new gigs.
commented 2017-09-26 00:48:59 -0400
Amazing…..another Christy cabbage patch face Clark impersonator.
commented 2017-09-25 23:45:39 -0400
Lloyd Nolan—-You have a good memory of Wacky Bennett and his Ministers. None of them ever sat still, they were always building something.
Bennett told Pierre Trudeau," No bilingualism in BC as English is the North American Language, and that’s who we trade with."
By the time Horgan and the Greens get through with BC, a post with hair on it would be a good leader.
commented 2017-09-25 22:07:46 -0400
Good report Chris
commented 2017-09-25 21:46:08 -0400
Good intresting report WILSON
WACKY BENNETT was a true common sense conservative
He and his ministers made bc prosper , that’s when us teenagers, young men and women were itchin to leave home and get a job
With all the dam projects , road building, logging operations, power line projects
The only other politician I can compare him to would be RALPH KLIEN
commented 2017-09-25 21:01:42 -0400
I don’t know enough about current B/C politicians beyond what my Notley Refugee kids tell me. However, I do think that even the corpse of Wacky Bennett (from my days working in B/C) would be running the province better than Premier Weaver…oops, I mean Horgan.

So why not Red Tory, that is what The B/C Liberals are like Lee Horsman stated. And they got things turned around after the last New Demoncratic fiasco.
commented 2017-09-25 20:56:54 -0400
BC politics have always been wacky – political brand names don’t mean anything there. you have the lotus muncher party the half lotus party and the full lotus party = 3 flavors of the same kleptocratic shite.
commented 2017-09-25 19:39:29 -0400
So what if Diane Watts is “seen” as a Red Tory? If we had a “truth in advertising” law for party naming, the BC Liberals would be required to call themselves . . . the Red Tories. LOL.
While we’re at it, let’s force the Alberta NDP to rename themselves as the Marxist-Leninist Party of Alberta.