The NDP are freaking out at the prospect of Jason Kenney uniting the conservative movement in Alberta. They’re in full panic mode - code red, category 5, hair on fire, core meltdown. And it’s beautiful.
Less than 24 hours after Jason Kenney announced his bid to seek the leadership of the Progressive Conservative Party in Alberta, running on a unity platform with intent to merge with the Wildrose Party, Alberta NDP MLAs are throwing everything at him, including the kitchen sink and abortions. Marie Renaud is the NDP MLA for St. Albert. She tweeted:
“Heard lots of rumours but Mr. Kenney should have a chance to speak. Do you support a woman’s right to choose or do you want govt to?”
In 17 years, Jason Kenney has never brought forward a pro life motion or made a pro life speech. When leftwing cry babies drag the “vast right wing Christian hidden agenda conspiracy” out of the mothballs, you know they’re desperate. But that wasn’t enough for Renaud. Taking it up a notch, she then tweeted:
“I had an abortion and I thank God I was able to. Who wants to change that?”
Yes. she thanked God for an abortion. My disgust is visceral. But to answer Marie’s question about “who wants to change that”, the answer is ME, but not Jason Kenney.
During ten years in power as a high profile, highly influential part of Stephen Harper’s cabinet, Kenney didn’t even muse about abortion, let alone do anything about it when he could have.
But there’s something else at play: insidious anti Catholic, anti Christian bigotry.
Renaud is saying that Kenney is unfit to govern because he’s Catholic and therefore, can’t keep his religion out of his politics despite a proven track record to the contrary. I bet Renaud checks under her bed at night for the Pope. Would she say these things about a Jewish politician? I’m not sure. But I do know she wouldn't dare say it about a Muslim lawmaker.
Renaud will face no sanctions from her party for anti Catholic bigotry. In fact, she’ll be applauded for her bravery because this attitude, that people of faith are unfit to govern is indicative of Rachel Notley’s NDP. They don’t even think people of faith are able to make decisions about their children’s education. We need only to look at Bill 10 as proof.
But it shows how rattled the NDP are at the prospect of a united Conservative Party. They’re standing on their own abortions and anti Christian bigotry to go on the attack!
Can you imagine what they’re going to be like by October if the stench of desperation and fear is this rank already?
I can’t wait.