As you know, we had a great rally in Edmonton on Saturday. Nearly 3,000 severely normal Canadians came, to say they don’t want a carbon tax.
Brian Jean, the leader of the Wildrose opposition, was there. So was Chris Alexander, who’s running for the federal Conservative leadership.
One of the fun moments — and it was literally 20 seconds — was when, in the middle of Chris Alexander’s speech, some rally-goers chanted, “Lock her up”, an echo of the chant at Donald Trump’s rallies, whenever he mentioned that Hillary Clinton was under criminal investigation.
You’ve got 9 per cent unemployment in Alberta, more than 10 per cent in Calgary, families are hurting. We heard lots of painful stories at the rally, and for 20 seconds they had a fun chant.
CBC’s “The National” last night turned the “lock her up” chant into a national news story, and an opportunity to invite the entire political class to demonize the 3,000 citizens for… not protesting Rachel Notley’s carbon tax politely enough.
But the worst reaction came from some Conservative politicians, people who are supposed to stand up for Albertans.
I’ll show you what they said:
Quotes from Brian Jean himself. Chris Alexander himself. Jason Kenney, who wasn’t even there, and Rona Ambrose.
Here’s the thing. Pleasing your enemies does not turn them into friends. It demoralizes your real friends. And 200,000 unemployed Albertans could sure use a friend right now.
That’s why we’re having another rally, this Sunday, at 3pm, this time in Calgary. CLICK HERE for all the details, and RSVP so we can plan ahead.
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