This might be shocking to hear from me but I have a real problem with conservative politicians.
My problem is how scared they are to say what they really think and their refusal to learn that it’s actually a winning strategy to bypass normal politically correct conventions and just say “Screw you! I renounce nothing” as we’ve seen with Donald Trump’s victory in the United States.
Our Rebel rally for Alberta happened over the weekend. Thousands of Albertans joined us on the steps of the legislature to protest the carbon tax when the crowd broke out in a chant of “lock her up” referring to Rachel Notley.
It was a tongue in cheek chant but instead of telling the hand wringers in the media to go to hell when they came around looking for heads to claim, or telling the media to write it off as the frustration of thousands of Albertans in a time of economic crisis, Conservatives of every stripe turtled.
Watch as I share some of the reactions with you and offer my strong suggestions to these Conservative politicians about what the people might have wanted to hear from them instead.
Initially, I wrote off the denunciations as conservatives having to play the game of politics but as the day wore on, I grew angrier as I realized this is the whole problem.
I was making excuses for them but Conservatives don't have to play this game and we shouldn't anymore.
Shame on the lot of these politicians. Shame on them for falling for the trap set by the NDP, shame on them for making the rally about politicians and a harmless chant rather than the reason 3,000 Albertans gathered on the steps of the legislature - they were there to save some jobs, their own jobs and stop the largest tax hike in Alberta history.
And none of that matters thanks to the cowardly actions of these politicians. They threw a lot of goodwill in the garbage.
People can complain and fear monger about “Trumpism” all they want, but Trump doesn't treat unemployed working class voters like trash. Conservatives in Canada might want to try it sometime if they ever want to win again.
And for the record, screw you mainstream media, screw you NDP, screw you hand wringers.
I renounce nothing.