January 28, 2017

Grassroots uprising: What Albertans are doing with NDP “bribe” cheques should worry Notley

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Recently, I ran into Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt and we had a chance to chat about the carbon tax, what Albertans are doing with Notley’s “gimmicky” rebate and what this all means for the NDP going forward.

Watch as Derek tells me about how Albertans are taking matters into their own hands to help Wildrose who have committed to defeat the NDP in 2019 and undo everything they’ve done to harm Alberta’s economy.

As Derek says, the NDP might be destroying Alberta’s economy but they may be helping democracy in a perverse way because Notley’s harmful carbon tax has inspired Albertans to get up off the couch and get involved to Make Alberta Great Again!

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commented 2017-01-31 03:20:38 -0500
@ Leviticus:
Politically, it would have served Kenney better to have kept his mouth shut. The issue had nothing to do with him, and nothing to do with Alberta. Considering Trump just finished approving the Keystone XL, it was a pretty boneheaded move. He’s revealed himself as just another politician who’s in it for himself. Does Alberta need another one of those?
commented 2017-01-31 02:05:10 -0500
@ Greg:
I agree. Marxist’s are gonna marxist. I’m sure Trump and his staff are very aware of who’s doing what to undermine their agenda. The acting Attorney General found out pretty quick what it’s like to cross Trump. It’s funny though, it does seem like Trump is Cloward-Pivening the media and the left in the US. Turnabout is fair play.
commented 2017-01-30 22:12:56 -0500
Maxi ….
I read part of that article of Jason Kenney slamming Trump to get votes… I didn’t have to read the whole thing I got the idea where I was going that he’s just another vote whore..
The funny thing is it seems like all of these politicians are so far out of touch with regular mainstream people that they actually believe that the majority of Canadians dislike Donald Trump, Like to be called deplorable’s, like to be criticized and thrown under the bus for criticizing our politicians when they wrong us horribly.
And personally I wouldn’t want to be a politician that has to deal with Donald Trump after trash talking him and promoting trash talking of him… Shit like that don’t make for a good business especially after Donald has given Canada so many get out of jail free cards up to this point. I just wonder how long he’s going to be patient.
commented 2017-01-30 18:43:00 -0500
Duckall muslim they lie.TAQUIYA..
commented 2017-01-30 17:53:58 -0500
Maxi: this is happening on an almost daily basis here in the US. I think it’s important to list these guys as they expose themselves, then brainstorm about how to shame them, defeat them in the long run. It’s important NOT to focus on the cloward/pivonly-complex batcrap-crazy Liberals in the meantime IMHumbleO..
commented 2017-01-29 21:45:32 -0500
AS this merger goes forward , participants need to be reminded that Ralph’s rescue of the PCs as they were about to crater was accomplished by 2 things – populist politics and consuming the Liberal party organizers within PC ranks so there really was no Liberal organization for the public to vote for.

Ralph ran the everything-for-everybody party – it dominated because it contained so much middle ground conservatives and liberals the opposition parties were were left with nothing but fringe platforms and voters. Ralph owned a wide swath of middle ground politics, not unlike Harper’s big tent – but times change and left and right are more polarized, common ground is narrow now

Even with his fusion party, Ralph did have the sense to put the reds on the back benches and keep them away from populist democratic workings within the party structure, the people/members always has Ralph’s back in ant party scrap with reds.

Well Liberals finally took over the PC party under Stelmach and solidified it as the defacto Alberta Liberal party under Red Allie as real conservatives fled to Wild Rose – This is what the husk of the PCs are, fed friendly Liberals with amoral reflexes – Think like Ralph – keep them disempowered and contained, or better yet toss them out to run under liberal banners – or no merger deal – it;s all about forcing reds out to run under their real banner – see how far they will get a Liberals or Dippers..
commented 2017-01-29 18:12:06 -0500
If there’s one major thing to be learned from recent events in the United States and Great Britain, it’s that this massive public sentiment in mindset that has been claimed by the left for so long now is a complete illusion. take advantage of this, go ahead and look behind the curtain.
commented 2017-01-29 11:19:58 -0500
LEVITICUS…I admire your passion and we have agreed on many things on the Rebel.I would prefer to let this merger or whatever the term for it is play out more before passing judgement. Maybe the red purge of the progs will be a total success. Jansen is already where she belongs and Lucocksuck should be run out of town. What would be wrong with the few true conservatives left to come on board. I wish they would just join the Wildrose and let the pc die as well, but time will tell. And I hate to inform you, and it is a bit trivial, but please….Its Wildrose, not Wild Rose.
commented 2017-01-29 04:05:36 -0500
Remember when Ralph gave us more of our money back because it was not needed and the left had an aneurysm? Now that Notley gives us a pittance of what she will be stealing form us the left suddenly thinks we are blessed.
commented 2017-01-29 03:42:25 -0500
And, Albertans.. What would it take to get just a few of you to take a simple, cheap, basic, magic marker pens and create even a few NOTLEY SUCKS signs?…
commented 2017-01-29 02:53:33 -0500
However having said all that in spite of everything and no matter who takes leadership race of the new party to be formed if that’s the case I will support them as I cannot wait to see the faces of the NDP when they are fired knowing that all their efforts were for nothing… Well maybe not for nothing it probably cost Albertans 55 or 60 or 70 or maybe even $100 million in the most costly political experiment Albertans have ever undertaken.
It will be a great day to see their egos crushed flat and being escorted away from the positions that none of them were qualified for and hopefully the stupid shits that voted for them have learned a lesson from all this.
commented 2017-01-29 02:47:38 -0500
NDP sucks said.
Any that want to stay will be tagged as the real power must be with the leader with mainly membership support,
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That is so status quo…! The real power must lie with the people who elected them.!
commented 2017-01-29 02:44:23 -0500
NDP sucks… I guess we agreed to disagree as mostly we are on board together most of the time judging from our comments on these threads… There is a reason the party is broke and in debt… they have fallen out of favor and already the people are voting with their wallets… And no I’m not excited and the only concern I have is that there is an outside chance of a failed corrupt self-serving out voted broke and in debt bag of corruption that can’t even carry themselves judging by how deep people are willing to reach into their pockets to support them may drift in on the coattails of our patriot parties hard work.
If we’re not careful we will be splitting this vote amongst ourselves thus weakening our homegrown patriot party. Let them die and natural death and be reborn and not resurrected so they may be a viable alternative if at sometime we are let down God forbid by the Wild Rose.!
The opportunity for corruption is almost endless with a two party system with no third-party to turn to as a viable alternative.
I never want to be in the position again of picking the lesser of two evils.!!

“Let’s make Alberta a socialists nightmare”
commented 2017-01-29 02:08:04 -0500
Leviticus. I think you are the one getting excited. Kenney is in the process of winning the leadership of the PC’s and at the same time flushing out progressives such as Jansen and one of the constituency leaders in Edmonton quit recently. Khan the candidate quit the contest. What’s his name from Lloyd Minister wants to vote strategic but doesn’t have clue how to do it. Safe to say Kenney is probably going to win. If he doesn’t the PC’s are finished anyway and they have no money.

Both Kenney and Jean are in favour of a merger and this has stirred up the NDP and that is a good thing. They will seek a membership vote to merge and that is a good thing. Jean has stated that Wildrose principles must stand and that is a good thing. Jean brought the party from the death bed with just a few weeks as leader and that is a good thing. Jean is not perfect and makes mistakes, big deal. I’m not overreacting every time a politician does a gaffe or says something wrong.

The PC directors are the progressives with power and they will be finished with a merger. Any that want to stay will be tagged as the real power must be with the leader with mainly membership support, but delegate support is also required and that is something to keep an eye on in the future so that the progressives don’t creep back in and try to grab power.

Derek Fildebrandt needs to be finance minister before he goes for the leadership job. He’s a young guy and needs more seasoning and actual time participating in running government. My emotions are just fine but thanks for your concern. This is no time for a leadership convention and try to dump Jean because the Wildrose is acutely aware that Notley may call a snap election if she thinks the Jean/Kenney effort to merge is in trouble. An effort was already tried to dump Jean last year by some constituency associations and I emailed all of the directors and asked them what the hell was going on and to put a stop to it. As it turned out it was just a rogue effort, probably by unhappy progressives who didn’t like what was happening and could see the writing on the wall plus the media made a big thing out of it. Jean has the time in the legislature. Jean is from Fort McMurray. Jean is more stable and knowledgeable than you give him credit. Jean has stated he is willing to step down if Kenney is selected leader of a new party. This is not the reaction of someone who is thinking only of himself.
commented 2017-01-29 01:51:21 -0500
NDP sucks…
As well the progressive conservative party in Alberta is in debt and broke and there’s a reason for that.!! Have you considered that maybe this is what they are proposing just to save their own skins.? We do not need a broke defunct corrupt political party infiltrating our homegrown patriot party to further their own wishes needs and agendas.!
commented 2017-01-29 01:37:11 -0500
NDP sucks… Nothing good long-term will come from a merger of the PC party in the wild Rose…
It is a takeover can’t you see it.!
The PCs are the only party it can’t defeat the NDP..
Let’s be really careful cause we only got one chance to get this right and we should not throw the baby out with the bathwater.
What we need now is patriot politics and not some washed up has been professional and career politicians from the PC party who has takin a left turn a long time ago.
Let’s just slow down and not get too excited, evaluate and take stock and you will come to the logical conclusion when the emotions in you settle down that we do not need to be taken over by the pc’s with the progressives that represent more of the left and they do the right and they are in favor and support a carbon tax as well as unbridled immigration from hostile countries.
Don’t get so panicky about the NDP winning another term and become desperate to the point that you’re willing to shoot yourself in the foot which actually may be a shot in the head and that’s fatal.
Brian Jean is becoming very weak as a leader of our patriot party and maybe Derric Fildebrandt who is more outspoken less politically correct and a Christian should run for leadership of the party and Garner our support as he was the only one not to criticize us for criticizing Notley “lock her up”.
When Brian Jean publicly criticized the constituents who supported him that was a telltale sign that he doesn’t have leadership values and is more interested in his own career and personal agenda…. I am a Wild Rose supporter in a huge fan of patriot politics where the people have a say in the absolute directions that the province or country is going and it won’t go very far with somebody behind the wheel who is afraid to hurt feelings by telling the truth or supporting their fellow politicians in a moment of criticism from a very unhappy Alberta voting base. please reconsider your position when your emotions settle down from your hatred of the NDP and believe me I am no fan of the NDP.
“Let’s make Alberta a socialists nightmare”
commented 2017-01-29 00:46:05 -0500
I received a $150.00 rebate for the entire year. I sent 50 bucks to the Wildrose, 50 bucks to western separation and 50 bucks will go to some people who are hurting because of Rachel.

Brian Jean sent a broadcast email to the membership looking for feedback on the merger with the PC’s. I told him that he has 100% support from me as leader of Wildrose and future new party leader. This is no time to play games. I also told him if Kenney was selected as leader of a new party I would support him because the NDP must be defeated.
commented 2017-01-28 23:08:37 -0500
And you can see a good example of this when the Reform and PC parties federally merged and now the conservatives in the party are being quickly pushed aside by the old PCer’s and becoming more left leaning as a party.
commented 2017-01-28 22:41:19 -0500
Tony.. Anybody that doesn’t see this won’t see it coming.!!
commented 2017-01-28 22:15:32 -0500
Leviticus….. So you don’t feel all alone out there, I agree with you. I don’t want the Wild Rose infiltrated with socialists like the PC party was. All the conservatives that were left were pushed out after Ralph Klein (a Liberal) was pushed out. Any one that would vote PC won’t mind splitting the vote and have the NDP get back into power as long as the Wild Rose does not get elected.
commented 2017-01-28 21:50:20 -0500
How about
“lets make Alberta a socialist nightmare”
commented 2017-01-28 21:40:31 -0500
I agree with much of what you say but can we please loose the “Make Alberta Great Again” and come up with our own phrase.
commented 2017-01-28 21:32:24 -0500
Every day that passes Brian Jean is more unable to take the hard line stance that is required to be a leader. In fact I would say he’s becoming a bit of a pushover.!!!
I think Derek would be much better at the helm as I believe he knows how to stand up and keep control.
commented 2017-01-28 21:29:47 -0500
The only party that doesn’t have a chance of defeating the NDP believe it or not are the PCs so why the hell do we want to dilute our political base of patriot politics.!!!
commented 2017-01-28 21:28:02 -0500
Yvette… the Wild Rose party needs to do this on their own and we do not need the PCs to defeat the NDP in the next election… Are you kidding me…!! People can’t wait to push them through the door as well the progress of conservatives are broke and if they get into the party we will be picking up their dad… Another thing is that all the professional and career politicians in the PC parties have ties and favors owed to the still existing PC parties across Canada as well and that is where the bureaucracy starts.

The Wild Rose owes favors to nobody.
commented 2017-01-28 21:22:53 -0500
Canadian mongrel… Derric has my support as well as I no longer think much of Brian Jean but I do like the party.!
This is the time for patriot politics and we only have one chance to get it right and it seems the PCs are bound and determined to get back in the game through somebody else’s Hardwork and not their own as well all the parties must know that there’s not a nipple to suck on if they can’t stand on their own and support the needs of the people and province while ignoring their own ambitions and political futures.!!
The progressive Conservatives must die a natural death and be reborn by themselves as a distinct entity as is the NDP as is the Wild Rose.