May 18, 2017

Alberta’s conservative parties merge (but don’t celebrate yet)

Ezra LevantRebel Commander
 

Today, the Alberta PCs and Wildrose parties, the two nominally conservative parties in the province, announced a plan to merge. 

The new party, temporarily named the United Conservative Party, will have a leadership vote in October.

The NDP is so despised in Alberta that even if there were two nominally conservative parties in the next election instead of one, Notley would be thrown out.

But not in 2019, as most pundits suggest. Under law, Canadian governments can legally go on as long as five years. I think that’s Notley’s plan as of today.

That said, it will take another decade on top of that to undo the real damage. And that’s assuming that Jason Kenney, or Brian Jean, or whomever leads this united party, has the courage of their convictions to undo the damage.

I’m not even convinced of that.

I see political correctness creeping in to both parties; I note both Brian Jean and Jason Kenney, for example, condemned our rally at the Legislature, because some in the crowd chanted “Lock her up.”

So today’s news is a good step.

Notley will be gone by 2020.

But you’ll forgive me if I see nothing quite worth celebrating yet.

NEXT: Our Alberta Bureau Chief Sheila Gunn Reid joins me with her take on this historic development in her province.

THEN: Townhall.com contributor Kurt Schlichter new column comes on to talk about his latest must-read column, which calls these concerted attacks on Trump a “coup.”

FINALLY: Your messages to me — along with an update on Tommy Robinson: He's going to court on Monday, and he could really use your help.

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commented 2017-05-21 08:21:25 -0400
i would vote for Derek F if hes wins. hes the most Albertan.
commented 2017-05-20 01:42:09 -0400 · Flag
McCain is a part of the Trump coup.
All I know about McCain for sure is that he was in a POW camp, that he hates Russia (Putin specifically) and that he really rather likes war. I don’t know that he was any hero. He wanted someone in the White House who was going to cooperate with the war/globalist machine. He wanted the status quo and would have been quite satisfied had Killary got in. He didn’t get his preferred Republican candidate (Graham) but a few of the others would have sufficed. We are now watching him along with many others from both sides, spend every waking hour configuring the next step to hijack and sink Trump.
I have absolutely no respect for McCain. I think he lost his way a long time ago.
commented 2017-05-19 21:38:01 -0400 · Flag
Ezra will wonder how we flipped from the Alberta Election to Trump and McCain ?
commented 2017-05-19 21:35:09 -0400 · Flag
McCain and Lindsey Graham are traitors to the Republican Party. I can’t believe Trump has not kicked them out.
commented 2017-05-19 19:21:33 -0400 · Flag
Liza I find it bizarre to say the least how the MSM and government like to toss around this phrase far right while failing to address how far left they have drifted. I am disappointed with John McCain. Every time I hear him so ready to offer criticism I can’t help but feeling his injured pride is the motivation. I can that he might feel that way a bit not winning the Presidential fight when he had his chance but to stand by and be called non hero by the guy who did successfully win his bid. Still you have to rise above personal grievances and put the greater good of the country and your party ahead of a bruised ego. Before the election though I did question him on a few issues like his belief that the U.S. should have recognised Egypt’s electorally winning government after the uprising replaced them. The problem with that was the Muslim brotherhood were planning to change the constitution giving themselves greater powers and most likely ensuring their continued success. Since Trump won he hasn’t missed an opportunity to make a TV appearance expressing his grave concerns over everything Trump related.
commented 2017-05-19 18:12:40 -0400 · Flag
So is this basically a concession to the reality that Albertan conservatism is a myth. That it is no more conservative than the rest of Canada?
commented 2017-05-19 18:11:27 -0400 · Flag
You could be right paid troll, and the lying, cheating, war mongering deep state will have won again., This time we are so close to globalism succeeding that the repercussions of such a take over will be felt swiftly and hit hard. There was a reason Obama had that stupid smirk on his face at the signing in. Big adjustment coming if the deep state wins.
You are no better than a vulture paid troll. You sicken me.
commented 2017-05-19 18:01:00 -0400 · Flag
Trump will not make it to 4 years. He will be out within 2 and Democrats will be ready for a comeback in 2020.
commented 2017-05-19 14:07:28 -0400 · Flag
Edward, the Dems and the old guard Republicans. Nobody talks about a Russian connection more than McCain. Nobody wants Trump out more than McCain or at least as much as the Dems. I call it the deep state war machine but it is also the globalist agenda machine. They will not back down, if one thing falls flat they will, and have come up with another. They won’t quit until they have destroyed Trump, kinda like the deep state destroyed Nixon with Water Gate, it took a while but they got rid of him. I fear things will escalate.
Mike Cernovich has reported that 800 Trump supporters who are working for the WhiteHouse today in various positions will have their contracts expire next week if they are not renewed. Do you think they are going to let Trump renew those contracts? The idea will be to refill those positions with more ‘never Trumper’s’ . It will be another nail in Trumps coffin. They are out to take him down and I fear if Trump does not start throwing people out now, today, they will succeed.
commented 2017-05-19 13:55:15 -0400 · Flag
Paul M. "- The biggest threat to the new Conservative party in Alberta will be 5th columnists – the same that made the Wildrose party necessary. Just look at the PCs in Ontario. "
I agree completely.
commented 2017-05-19 12:12:18 -0400 · Flag
I think the Democrats plan is to throw as much crap against the wall (not Trump’s wall) and hope eventually something sticks and if not use the fact so much poop must be proof (solid) of some kind of incompetence. They would love nothing more than to prosecute Trump for obstructing justice over a crime that was never committed.
commented 2017-05-19 11:15:23 -0400 · Flag
- Many years ago when the NDP accidently got elected in Ontario they ended up hanging on for the full 5 years. Don’t be surprised if the Alberta NDP do the same. Notley isn’t stupid enough to believe her party will be reelected.

- The biggest threat to the new Conservative party in Alberta will be 5th columnists – the same that made the Wildrose party necessary. Just look at the PCs in Ontario.

- The mainstream media has become blatant clickbait fake news. I keep hearing “impeachment”, even from the right – some of which seems to be in continual crisis mode, everyone seems to have forgotten that there has to be an actual reason to impeach. To go after Clinton they needed DNA on a dress (the mainstream media decided that investigation was nothing more than a witch hunt.) I agree with Kurt – we need to stop trying to reason with these useful idiots.

- Tommy’s a class act. Great addition to the team.
commented 2017-05-19 11:06:11 -0400 · Flag
Ross Leborgne, “The political pundits on Global are actually implying that Albertans will stand behind the Ndp instead of following their conservative values. Do they ever quit?”
We all know that will never happen unless they manage to completely out number Albertans with imports by then.
commented 2017-05-19 11:03:21 -0400 · Flag
Robert McCLelland that laptop info was on the internet weeks ago. I first heard about it from Paul Joseph Watson, who was complaining he wouldn’t be able to fly with his laptop anymore. I think it was first discussed on Info Wars. They were discussing a threat they had intel on which was already common knowledge. They were attempting to figure out what they could do to insure civilian lives were not lost from any such incident by ISIS. Sharing and discussing that was the right thing to do. It was not a leak of anything classified or secret, it was not a leak of any kind. Different alternative media were talking about it online weeks ago for cryin out loud, which is where I first heard about it well in advance of Trump’s supposed ‘leaks’.
commented 2017-05-19 10:35:43 -0400 · Flag
I see that Notley is getting a team to start well capping. Some are needing it but will we know when she starts on the abandoned but still viable ones. I know she’ll do something slippery, even though I don’t know enough about well management. The political pundits on Global are actually implying that Albertans will stand behind the Ndp instead of following their conservative values. Do they ever quit?
commented 2017-05-19 09:49:54 -0400 · Flag
The parties of Danielle Smith and Alison Redford united at last! They will be called the Lesser Evil Party and will promise to be 0.4% better than the NDP. The LEPers will receive 0.4% of my support (rounded to the nearest whole number.)
commented 2017-05-19 09:15:26 -0400 · Flag
I too, hope that Derek Fildebrandt runs for the leadership. He is not afraid to take on the commies, and I loved it when he took Wynnie to task. That’s the type of leadership that I want to see in the conservative party! Not a leader that rolls over at the first sign of trouble, and apologizes at the drop of a hat.
commented 2017-05-19 07:17:42 -0400 · Flag
Oh yeah, that dirty commie Churchill was in on it too.
commented 2017-05-19 06:39:11 -0400 · Flag
OK so Trump may have told the Rooskies that ISIS was hiding bombs in laptops. If this is treason then maybe the US should posthumously charge Harry Truman for telling Stalin about the atom bomb on July 24, 1945. Clearly Truman was a Russian spy who was colluding with “Papa Joe”.
commented 2017-05-19 02:47:21 -0400 · Flag
I’ve followed Fildebrandt’s career for years. Derek as Premier would help Brad Wall fight off the Federal Left.
Are the majority of Alberta voters savvy enough in politics to appreciate Derek’s abilities or will they go for the big name guy who has shown tendencies to being a Globalist.
Kenney was Immigration Minister when he allowed those Refugee ships from Asia to dock near Vancouver. Jason was also the forerunner in allowing large numbers of Muslims into Canada.
Having said the above, he would make a good 2nd in charge, as he has wide scale experience in various Government departments.
commented 2017-05-19 02:10:27 -0400 · Flag
I absolutely loved Ezra’s monologue on the lock her up chant. That had to be one of his best monologues.
commented 2017-05-19 01:09:36 -0400 · Flag
Whomever the leader of what party is, The worst thing this person can do is cater to and worry about what the fake/MSM think, print, post or televise about them.
commented 2017-05-19 00:46:35 -0400 · Flag
Anybody that folds and Bends to one knee for political correctness wants to be a politician more than they want to be a statesman for the country.!!
commented 2017-05-19 00:45:03 -0400 · Flag
Liza Rosie said
“I am hoping Derek Fildebrandt will run for the new party.”
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ME TOO…!!!
commented 2017-05-19 00:29:59 -0400 · Flag
If I had to pick which one was more problematic I would be hard pressed to decide. I actually have more reasons to dislike Kenny but that is because I am more familiar with his years in government. I think he is a globalist . He would be all for Alberta’s pop. replacement, between temp workers and refugees. I know he has been the conservatives darling, but I do not trust the man.
Jean I think is doing what he thinks he needs to do to win. I find it disingenuous, and he is alienating his base, so I am hoping for some fresh blood.
commented 2017-05-19 00:19:04 -0400 · Flag
Peter, Brian Jean yields to political correctness even more than Kenney as Jean’s flip flops over parental notification with respect to their children in schools revealed, with him finally landing on a politically correct position. Other instances of him yielding to political correctness.
commented 2017-05-18 23:03:51 -0400 · Flag
Liza, I agree. Derek Fildebrandt would be the best for the party, but barring that, Brian Jean.
commented 2017-05-18 22:45:49 -0400 · Flag
Looking forward to Nutcase getting some decent push back in Alberta. They may be stuck with that witch for a while yet but she could be given a much harder time of it. What she deserves is to indeed be LOCKED UP.

I am hoping Derek Fildebrandt will run for the new party. Fresh new blood is what is needed. I agree with Ezra, Jean and Kenny have jumped onto the PC train and that is the last thing Albertans want or need. Glad they have united the parties for now.
commented 2017-05-18 22:44:04 -0400 · Flag
Here’s the email addresses for Brian Jean and Jason Kenney; brian.jean@wildrose.ca, info@jasonkenney.com. I would encourage other Rebelers to write to them as i have . . .

The country is run by the mainstream media. Lefty pals put out heavily flawed ‘reports’, which the Lefty media then promotes, creating a narrative that must be followed, or you get beaten into submission. As long as you two continue to court the msm and shun TheRebel, then you’re the enemy within, You will cave in to that pressure going forward, just like you did over the Notley chant and your continued ignoring of TheRebel, while catering to CBC. As long as you show this cowardice, you’ll not get my vote. You have to earn it, by showing you have spine. By putting out ALL press releases and interviews through TheRebel and calling CBC ‘fake news’.