July 13, 2016

Jason Kenney is out of touch with Albertans, says… Rachel Notley?

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

There’s something precious about Rachel Notley arguing that she knows the pulse of Albertans better than Jason Kenney, because he has been out of the province too long.

Notley herself really did abandon Alberta, to go work for the NDP in British Columbia, from 1994 to 2002.  She became a British Columbian, because she put working for the NDP ahead of working for Alberta. Her first loyalty is to her party, and to the unions.

She’s been back in Alberta for a decade, but it’s a bit rich that she’d accuse others of not being Albertan enough.

Even weirder, when you look at the senior staff she has hired to run the province: Ten out of 12 of her first chiefs of staff were from outside of Alberta.

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commented 2016-07-13 21:04:11 -0400
John, your second last sentence makes absolutely no sense it is so convoluted. Sounds like a parrot of a professor of political science which in itself is an oxymoron as a term.
commented 2016-07-13 20:54:10 -0400
Not all progressivism is left wing. That is a misnomer. Would you call the old PC party left wing? Remember that centrism and even right centrism are defined as mixtures of left and right as defined as centrist.

So, anyone that has even the slightest grasp of political science knows that!
commented 2016-07-13 20:29:50 -0400
Sorry John, but MacDonald wanted liberal democracy. Not today’s progressivism as defined by the regressive left.
commented 2016-07-13 19:30:24 -0400
I mean good ideas should never be gotten rid of!!! *
commented 2016-07-13 19:30:03 -0400
I am glad Harper was gone back in October and hope that progressive conservatism remains a healthy movement.

Good ideas should be gotten rid of.

commented 2016-07-13 19:26:33 -0400
When will Rebel ever take responsibility for themselves.

Progressive Conservatism is what Sir John A. wanted for Canada.

Anyone declaring that Canada should be for populist conservatism, libertarianism, continentalism, and free trade is copying the US model and abandoning Canadian Conservatism as defined from 1867 to 2003.
commented 2016-07-13 19:24:15 -0400
I agree with you Andrew in that this Kenney factor is about being an MP while trying to merge two parties into one. Kenney was part of the CTF in his early to mid 20s and then remained in politics and then most likely till he retires. That is the very definition of a careerist.

Canadians are for the most part centrist and why they elected the Liberals. I want the PCs to exist in Alberta because it is better to have more choices and I joined the federal Progressive Canadian party at http://pcparty.org because I think there is a huge gap between the Liberals and the Conservatives.

The same impact, Andrew, will happen provincially in Alberta. The centre to centre-right should never be sacrificed at any level because it will mean a takeover by the right wing.

It has nothing to do with being slightly progressive and moderate conservative, but to me it means abandoning the moderate right for the populist right for so-called principles when those are talking points.

This is the game Rebel wants to play but think of the Progressive Conservatives or one-nation conservatives that will go to the Alberta party. That party should be making the preparations just in case.

And yet no one Rebel is complaining about Kenney holding down an MP’s salary and running for PC leader all for merging. Talk about being a pig at the trough.
commented 2016-07-13 19:20:42 -0400
Really, Notley is 50% Yankee from Massachusetts. More interesting is her American half is devout Episcopalian, who did fantastic missionary work in Africa after Grant died. Funny how Notley ignores this background.
commented 2016-07-13 19:14:37 -0400
Hmmmmm scientists Andrews Stephensons. Why DID Notley hire so many non-Albertans as staff members?
commented 2016-07-13 19:11:30 -0400
Andrew Stephenson

Hello again Andy. Just wanted to clarify one thing. Notley is the product of subversion, initiated and nurtured by the USSR. These nurturers are now called professors, judges, academics, journalists, social activists, environmentalists. There are other words for people like Notley and that is filthy fucking communists. Get ready for the meltdown Andy, it’s not going to be nice for you.
commented 2016-07-13 18:29:06 -0400

Ralph Klien set the bench mark, he was the best ever. He is the standard, everyone will be measured with.

I am willing to see what Kenny can do. It would be nice to see a whole field of strong people.

nutley, is currently deeply negative and falling ever faster, redefining how low is low.
commented 2016-07-13 17:18:44 -0400
Showing off your scientific background again ANDREW? Feeding us more misinformation ? Notley is actually from the Moon. 100% moon beam. Back under your rock, el scientifico.

DJBT, STPC and the 2 Witches
commented 2016-07-13 16:41:24 -0400
Alberta has the highest amount of radical mosques in the country……. Why? And who was in power when this happened? Chrétien or Harper, or was it both. The long creep to change Alberta to a socialist state has been completed, thanks to globalists and the UN. Kenney had a hand in the take down of Alberta, and I for one don’t trust him. He’s no Ralph Klien . When was the last time you felt free…… Under Klien’s leadership there was prosperity
There was a freedom from Ottawa
There was a provincial pride
Klien set a precedent for all politicians to follow……… Did any? Hell no!!!!! So for our sakes we need to find and pick leaders with the Klien factor. There are plenty out there and it is our duty to get them elected.
commented 2016-07-13 16:38:35 -0400
Actually Andrew, Notley is 50% Yankee in the classical sense of the term.
commented 2016-07-13 16:00:09 -0400
Andrew, that was a good one, had a really good laugh at that, keep up the good work!
commented 2016-07-13 14:53:03 -0400
As a founding member of the WR, this man’s perspective is an interesting read: http://corymorgan.com/i-finally-joined-the-progressive-conservative-party-of-alberta/ P.S. ANDREW STEPHENSON “Kenney was born in Oakville, Ontario. He is not an Albertan. Even as MP, he spends most of his time in Ontario.” Harper was born in Ontario and spent most of his time in Ontario as PM. Didn’t stop the Harper haters from constantly whining that he was an Albertan who only served the interests of our province. The left is awfully hypocritical, don’t you find?
commented 2016-07-13 14:18:36 -0400
Kenney was born in Oakville, Ontario. He is not an Albertan. Even as MP, he spends most of his time in Ontario.

Notley was born in Edmonton, and is currently the premier. She is 100% Albertan, through and through.
commented 2016-07-13 14:06:13 -0400
karen & doug geil The only Albertans who matter to the NDP are the ones who are in the gov unions. They don’t give a shit about the rest of the province. Three more years till the witch is gone.
commented 2016-07-13 14:04:07 -0400
I find it strange how virulent the Non-Democratic Party and their enablers are with respect to Kenney. As pointed out, the leadership race is not for 7-8 months and Kenney has as yet to resign as an MP. A lot can happen in that time frame.

Second, his announcement should be out of the news cycle since it happened a week ago. Even the sad murder of five police is out of the cycle. All the ballistic virulence of the Non-Democrats and MSM is doing is keeping Kenney to the forefront and highlighting their own incompetencies. Which is a great thing.

Third, it is causing the electorate to more closely look at the P/C and W/R parties and evaluate them. Another good thing since the P/C is proving to be liberal light, which only strengthens W/R and will split the regressive left vote further.

Again I don’t get this virulent reaction but I like it.
commented 2016-07-13 13:49:31 -0400
Jason Kenney is out of touch with Albertans…well this Albertan is so happy that nutbar nothead freed my husband from the oppression of a long term well paying full time job to piecework here and there while she and her cronies live high on the hog on our taxdollars
commented 2016-07-13 13:43:43 -0400
LOL the ndp are terrified of him and it shows more every day. Pretty rich to suggest he is out of touch with Albertans, when they hire all these so called advisors from all over the country who don’t even live here. The NDP is a ship of fools.
commented 2016-07-13 13:24:27 -0400
So let’s see, she said she was very very proud of what she’s doing. Where to begin, she is destroying oil, gas, and coal, she is destroying jobs, people’s lives while at the same time over bloating the public sector. Her quick response time in the Fort McMurray fire made a bad situation many times worse, just to mention a few of the glowing examples of her success.

She is holding out a carrot to the oil and gas industry to encourage exploration. In this particular case, it’s like offering a carrot to the rabbit that you just killed.

Everything she says about Jason Kenney being out of touch really applies to her. I guess then it’s easy for her to criticize Kenney, she just needs to look in the mirror.

WOW, what an absolute stellar performance, I’m sure she’s got reelection in the bag.
commented 2016-07-13 13:24:01 -0400
Editorial from the Calgary Sun today sez:
“I believe politicians who leave Alberta and come back a decade and a half later run the risk of making unfortunate assumptions about what Alberta is like and what Albertans care about,” said Notley.
NDP Health Minister Sarah Hoffman went a step further and suggested Kenney’s admiration for former premier Ralph Klein is something to be feared.
Apparently, the days of balanced budgets, zero debt and more jobs than workers, were dark times.
Conversely, the NDP says what Albertans need are higher taxes, business-gutting minimum wage hikes and a carbon levy that will affect everything from gassing up to home heating.
Notley is proud of this.
So proud, in fact, that the NDP will “run on our record, the same record Albertans chose in the last election.”
This may be a good time for a reality reminder.
The NDP wasn’t elected on any sort of track record. It is an accidental government, the product of a protest vote.
As for its attacks on Kenney, they are hollow and predictable."
Like the rest of the degenerate lefties…the Alberta NDP are delusional…
commented 2016-07-13 13:15:05 -0400
She’s scared and fucking stupid! Nuff said!!
commented 2016-07-13 13:05:57 -0400
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