Alberta Premier Rachel Notley didn’t cool her over-heated rhetoric after she lost last night’s leaders debate to Jason Kenney.
In the post debate scrum in Edmonton, she continued her fear mongering and character assassination of the nearly 160,000 Albertans who joined the United Conservative Party to dislodge her as Alberta’s premier.
Today I’ll show you how Notley shoe-horned accusations of Islamophobia, homophobia and extremism into a response to a reporter’s softball questions about her debate performance, jobs and healthcare.
It was weird.
But I think all the name calling and attacks are going to lead to nothing good - not for Notley, and not for the people Ralph Klein called severely normal Albertans. Notley will be deservedly prosecuted at the polls for how she treated these folks, but in the meantime, I worry about Albertans.
I’ll also show you a video sent to me by a tipster who caught an NDP supporter repeatedly removing his UCP sign from his private property. It’s against the law, but it’s not the worst thing I’ve seen NDP supporters do this week.
They verbally abused, disrupted, shoved and followed my Rebel colleague, Keean Bexte, for 16 blocks after an NDP rally against the proposed UCP changes to GSA clubs.
Rachel Notley is telling the “punch a Nazi” crowd that everyone to the right of Chairman Mao is a Nazi. It’s irresponsible.
Her rhetoric is dangerous to well-meaning conservatives whose only crime is to have a different vision of Alberta than the NDP, but it’s also extremely helpful to the few actual white supremacists out there.
The extremists are being lumped in with people who just want fiscal sanity, smaller government, and jobs. In that respect, it’s not Kenney normalizing the fringe radicals on the far right. It’s Notley that is doing that.