June 23, 2016

Jason Kenney rumoured to run for PC leader: Is he the “uniter” principled Alberta conservatives need?

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The rumours have been swirling for a couple weeks now, but will Conservative MP Jason Kenney leave federal politics and run for leadership of the Alberta Progressive Conservatives?

Kenney hasn’t confirmed, or denied a run for either the federal, or provincial conservatives, but he recently purchased a membership with the PCAA. The PC’s may not seem like a good fit for Kenney but from the perspective of running on a platform that’s committed to uniting the right, it’s a smart idea because it will most likely work.

Conservatives respect Jason Kenney and there’s no doubt that members of both the Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservatives, would get behind him to unite the right.

A leadership role for Kenney would do two things – it would force both parties to come to the table on unification and it would purge the Progressive Conservative party of the liberals in conservative clothing like Prab Gill and Sandra Jansen, who had cases of Trudeaumania and supported the federal Liberals at election time.

Of course, more liberal leaning policies and actions on the part of the Progressive Conservatives is what sunk them in the last election. And now Sandra Jansen says that she’ll leave the party if Mr. Kenney wins the leadership.

The leaders of both  the PC’s and the Wildrose don’t realize what’s in the best interest of Albertans. I think discussions on unifying conservatives should have taken place between the parties immediately following the election. A year later, nothing has changed and the bickering and egos still linger.

I’m not saying that Brian Jean and Rick McIver aren’t effective at their jobs, but in the meantime, what’s in the best interests of Alberta isn’t happening. Principled Alberta conservatives need to unite and third party groups like the Alberta Prosperity Fund and Alberta Can’t Wait aren’t going to make it happen on their own.

Kenney is accomplished and has 19 plus years of experience in politics, including a Parliamentary Secretary position and multiple cabinet posts. Plus, this isn’t his first rodeo - he lived through the Reform/Canadian Alliance merger with the federal Progressive Conservatives.

Working from within parties is imperative for unification of conservatives to work and Jason Kenney might just be able to do, what Alberta needs to make it happen.

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commented 2016-06-25 23:01:06 -0400
Only since Justina. Its bullsht. Anybody who votes for a politician based on looks is an idiot. Most sensible people want competence. I couldn’t care less if Kenny is plump. He is smart and could do the job. Conservatives don’t vote based on looks and there are enough of them in Alberta to vote Kenny in.
commented 2016-06-24 17:03:54 -0400
As I said elsewhere, Jason Kenny needs to lose weight. He would be a remarkably good-looking man if he lost 50 pounds. In the nasty arena of politics, unfortunately, looks matter. He is smart and capable…too bad he is just so fat.
commented 2016-06-24 10:03:06 -0400
I trust Kenny, and if he decides to come back to Alberta he will win. A strong Alberta ,Sask and Manitoba can go along way to righting this country, which is why he is considering it. The Wildrose should be a lot stronger than it is. If it were Kenny wouldn’t be considering this over the federal leadership. Think about that.
commented 2016-06-24 01:47:37 -0400
Albertans need to kick the PC party to the curb, and all back the Wild Rose party.
commented 2016-06-23 23:34:01 -0400
If he was serious, he would shutter the PC party entirely and start from scratch. Sorry folks, the party is tainted and useless. It’s gotta go.

The remainder can just go and join one of the 400 other socialists parties instead.
commented 2016-06-23 23:24:21 -0400
Canadian Montreal, k eep on opinionating! I couldn’t agree with you more. A race like that would give us the strongest possible leader. I’m excited to see what the West will become when we have all three Provinces under Conservative governance.
commented 2016-06-23 22:13:14 -0400
Kenny is a rock-ribbed principled Conservative, a decent and honorable man and a great administrator – I’d be proud to call him my PM.
commented 2016-06-23 21:35:02 -0400
Kenney social-conservative credibility is strong. However, running with the pack of CINOs in the CPC could have tainted him. Or, he is a true conservative who was suffocated by the CINO cult.

I predict that Kenney will take his time and check out the state of both the WR and the PCs. He will methodically consider the state of the PC and determined how conservative they are these days. As for the WR, Brian Jean CINO intentions have dived the party into disarray. Kenney maybe interested in stepping to the leadership void, convincing Feldbrand that he has the chops to lead the WR. Kenney knows him well, so it will be interesting to see what kind of accommodation they can come up with.

But it’s Notley and the NDP who are watching these developments closely. Once we begin to see Notley start considering a run for the federal NDP leadership, we will know that the rats are close to running from the sinking ship.

We can also expect the Progressivist-Sodomite death cult to rape Alberta that much harder.

War is coming. Be ready.
commented 2016-06-23 19:21:21 -0400
Kenney would make a good Provincial
leader. I imagine he would skewer Notley and her band of morons rather well…
commented 2016-06-23 19:21:19 -0400
Roy Jeanine well said roy.
commented 2016-06-23 19:20:42 -0400
Nothing will ever convince me to vote PC Alberta. The party needs to die and be buried.
commented 2016-06-23 19:08:56 -0400
So glad Sandra Jensen will not be part of a pc party. That traiteress, deceptive witch had better go out as no one in pc want to see this left wing nut anyays. Better yet she can go to ndpees, they like her so much. Goo riddens jensen, get the hell out of the pc party. Totally deceptive.
commented 2016-06-23 19:01:58 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 18

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 144….….Kills = 1058
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

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commented 2016-06-23 19:01:11 -0400
Jansen is toast in the PC party. Go sit in the corner Jansen and shut your pie hole. Same goes for Prab Gill. Go sit in the corner with Jansen you fucking loser Gill. Get Out!
commented 2016-06-23 18:59:55 -0400
That might work—-with JASON KENNY , in fact if spinning Jenny doesn’t like him , I am for him
Your reports are allways fully packed HOLLY
commented 2016-06-23 18:53:22 -0400
I would support anything that would unite the right and get that Notley NDP out of there. But we still need a competent, highly qualified federal conservative leader. Who should that be? I still don’t know.
commented 2016-06-23 18:50:48 -0400
“Kenney and Jean could be the team to unite the right provided both parties’ grassroots are involved. "
I fully agree..if they don’t …and quickly…the dippers will win the next election….
Both have to unite the right ….the WR is leading in popularity so it’s logical to use that brand and improve it with real conservatives from the PC’s, who’s brand is severely damaged after Prentice and Redford.
Jansen’s rambling about catering to the “progressives” is a warning sign that there are still a lot of people that would be more comfortable with the dippers or libs….they need not apply…
commented 2016-06-23 18:49:21 -0400
Micky Mann – TruDope is calling you – he needs your head! Where are you gonna go when JT meets the end? Oh – forgot you’re still into that Chavais head.

Back to topic – all potentional politicians need to be “vetted” by the people they hope to represent – not by other politicians.
commented 2016-06-23 18:32:21 -0400
When I heard Jansen’s declaration that she would abandon her party if Kenny became leader, I was reminded about Ralph’s off-colour joke about Belinda Stronach, ‘’I don’t think she ever did have a Conservative bone in her body. Well, except for one."
Jansen doesn’t even have one, and she has now made that abundantly crystal clear.
commented 2016-06-23 18:25:16 -0400
I can never stop opinionating…

What I would rather see, as a W/R supporter, is not that Kenney runs for the P/C leadership. Instead, I would rather have a W/R leadership race before the end of this year featuring Jean, Kenney and Fildebrandt. Two reasons:

1. I respect all three politicians as sincere and wanting to do the best for the province. The exchange of ideas between the three during a leadership campaign can only benefit the party, nullify any dissent and unify it to be the only option. The true conservatives from the P/C’s will probably jump over. This is the best way to unite the right.

2. If Kenney runs for the P/C’s and loses, he just becomes a member of a dying party, and no influence if the leader is someone like Jansen. If he loses in the W/R contest, he remains influential as a member of the living party of the right.
commented 2016-06-23 18:19:53 -0400
He will only ensure that Trudeau stays in power – so by all means, please be the next Conservative Leader.

Kenney is creepy and far too right for the majority of Canadians.
commented 2016-06-23 18:09:09 -0400
The problem for Kenney is there will be the inevitable comparison to Prentice, who was totally inept as a leader and also came to Alberta politics by way of Harper’s cabinet.

As a loyal W/R member, I do see a big difference. Prentice was just a blue liberal opportunist. He took over the P/C’s when they were in power, whereas Kenney would be taking them over as the third party. Prentice was no different than Redford or any other liberal when he cut the backroom deal with Smith in order to emasculate the W/R opposition. Kenney will see the need to unite through the roots of both parties, and has solid contacts in both. Jean had no respect for Prentice as a former federal colleague, but I believe he does for Kenney: however, Jean will not pull a Smith but will stay true to the party roots and I think Kenney realizes this.

Finally, I always believed that Prentice, as an opportunist, saw the premiership of Alberta as a stepping stone to the federal CPC leadership and Prime Minister. He expected not to lose in 2015 and expected Harper to win a minority, thereby leading to Harper’s resignation. 2015 did not pan out that way.

Kenney, however, starting at point zero is doing so from a desire to serve the province.

So after that opinion, I will still be a W/R loyal member and support them as the best option if there is no united right. But Kenney and Jean could be the team to unite the right provided both parties’ grassroots are involved.
commented 2016-06-23 18:04:15 -0400
Quote from a CBC news article

If Jason Kenney decides to be in, Sandra Jansen will be out.

The Calgary-North West MLA said she will quit the provincial Progressive Conservatives if Kenney makes a successful run for leader of the party.

“I would leave, I would not be a member of the party anymore,” she told CBC News Calgary at 6.

End of Quote

The problem with the present Alberta PC party is there are too many Liberals in the PC party like Sandra Jansen. Sandra Jansen was brought in by Allison Redford, Jansen was once Redford’s communication director. Hopefully if Jason Kenny is elected leader these Liberals within the PC party will be flushed out back to their Liberal party.
commented 2016-06-23 17:54:05 -0400
The PCs are not a conservative party so why would any conservative vote for them. The Wildrose is the conservative party leading in the polls with an excellent leader in Brian Jean. The PCs are damaged goods and can never be revived.
commented 2016-06-23 17:14:23 -0400
Jill and John Ward The republic of alberta sounds great to me. To hell with Ottawa and quebec
commented 2016-06-23 17:13:16 -0400
Hopefully he goes for Alberta we need a strong leader type, Notley and her comrades will not like this. GOOD
commented 2016-06-23 17:06:27 -0400
I would hate to lose him as possible leader of the federal Conservative party.
commented 2016-06-23 17:01:45 -0400
Too bad to lose Jason from federal politics but he may be just the answer for Alberta. Was hoping he would be our next Prime Ministr
commented 2016-06-23 17:01:45 -0400
Too bad to lose Jason from federal politics but he may be just the answer for Alberta. Was hoping he would be our next Prime Ministr
commented 2016-06-23 16:59:18 -0400
My question is, will he be any different than Trudeau??
They all learn from the ones before them and Trudeaus tactics to win this past election will no doubt be used by all vying for the Prime MInister position. I believe Trudeau has bought and paid (with our money) for the next election and possibly the one after that so we aren’t going to be rid of him for a while and hoping we survive him , my fear is the next one will be just as anti Canadian, and pro Islam/foreigners as he is and the recolonizing of Canada along with the erasing of our history and we Anglo’s from the country will continue unabated.