May 19, 2017

United Conservative Party panics progressives

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Commentator
 

The Wildrose Party and the Progressive Conservative party have reached an agreement in principle to merge the two conservative entities under a new banner, the United Conservative Party

The merger deal has to be ratified by both parties by July 22, with approval from PC membership at least 50 per cent plus one and the WRP respecting their grassroots nature, by 75 per cent.

And after that, the race is on for a new leader to be chosen at an AGM on October 28.

It’s an aggressive timeline with an aggressive agenda for a very good reason:

The new party needs to be ready in the event Notley pulls a Prentice and disregards Alberta’s fixed election law by calling an early general election.

Personally, this is the happiest and most excited I’ve been about Alberta politics since Alison Redford resigned in shame and scandal.

And, so of course, Notley is going to put her fear mongering into overdrive.

To Notley, over half the province are right wing extremists. (I suppose it’s better than calling us sewer rats but not by much.)

As the NDP continue to lose, they’re going to act crazier and say crazier things. It’s what panicked progressives do.

There is an end in sight.

But we have two more years of madness to survive.

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commented 2017-05-22 15:43:18 -0400
If the regressive left is panicked now, they’ll be absolutely terrified when Generation “Z” reaches potential!
commented 2017-05-22 00:46:00 -0400
Ha Glenn; Hilarious!
commented 2017-05-21 17:04:07 -0400
Love that video, Glenn!

Gotta give Dr. Starke an A+ on that one.
commented 2017-05-21 00:23:07 -0400
HaHahHAHhahahhahaha
Awesome!
commented 2017-05-20 22:06:21 -0400
Billy Howard, “I just hope Notley doesn’t go with a “scorched earth” policy and literally tear down and demolish the oil and gas infrastructure in Alberta.”
It is just about too late already. Notley is all about ‘scorched earth’, it’s what she does.
commented 2017-05-20 22:03:37 -0400
There is no ‘moving on’ (nothing to see here)
This union is what we have to work with to get the NDP out. That is the first and biggest priority. If a third candidate ran, like Derek Fildebrandt, I would rest easier, but the guy who lives downstairs would be an improvement on Rachael Notley. Alberta will work with Jean or Kenny if necessary.

Space Moose, “will Ambrose play a part?”
Ambrose is leaving politics.
commented 2017-05-20 19:38:21 -0400
William Kay commented – “What is needed is an explicit and credible threat of Western separatism.”

Been tried 3 times , there is no real support, the proviince has too many eastern imports on fed subsidies or employment. I was involved with an independence party candidate in the Provincial elections when Chretien and KLien were in – we got 1% of the popular vote. It’s a non starter – now something like western block might work where all western provinces form a confederacy within the system.
commented 2017-05-20 15:18:46 -0400
The solution to weeding out the red Tories from the newly merged United Conservative Party is quite easy.

After the party policies are created and voted upon, then each candidate running in a riding must sign an agreement requiring them to hold to the party policies and only the party policies. Any deviation and there would be severe legal consequences.
commented 2017-05-20 14:33:57 -0400
What is needed is an explicit and credible threat of Western separatism. We’re not going to get it from these two placeholders. SGR mentions 2 policy issues: a) the carbon tax and b) government over-spending. We’re going to get the former courtesy of the feds whether the NDP are in power or not. As for the second issue: neither the Wildrose nor the Conservatives are calling for significant government spending cuts. Read their official documents. Nothing to celebrate here folks, move on.
commented 2017-05-20 09:13:42 -0400
A warning to the new “United Conservative” Party.

Here’s the thing

I’ve actually heard people say, “Well. I know they’re screwing me but… They’re my party so I have to vote for them.”

That’s why corrupt politicians never change.

The ONLY power a voter has is to give such the boot, and choose from what’s left. We may get STUPID leaders, but for the most part we can deal with stupid policies because everybody feels other party’s policies are stupid.

Corruption however is unforgivable, and MUST GO, which is what we finally understood, and why Notly got in.

Notly didn’t win because she was good leader. She won because previous parties had their hands in the cookie jar too many times. Nutly was a Hail Mary that voters PRAYED, once in would realize how things worked, might change attitude on a few things.

The problem with Hail Marys is that they are desperate attempts that statistically more often than not, fail catastrophically.

But Albertans were desperate enough to try. (Although I think many, like myself, didn’t vote.) (And yes still have the right to complain because this voting for the “Lesser of two evils” policy for how many elections is what’s gotten us in this mess in the first place.)

We were only being asked which version of damnation we preferred and if this province was going to Hell we figured there was no way it was getting “my” permission.

In fact, I bet voter turnout would increase MASSIVELY if one of the choices was, “None of You” and the penalty for a majority vote of such was all the candidates dismissed, and a new election run.

It would cost the taxpayers no doubt, but the price probably wouldn’t be anywhere near what we’ve been paying for things as they stand.
commented 2017-05-20 04:05:51 -0400
Will Ambrose play a part?
commented 2017-05-20 01:37:16 -0400
Billy Howard – it sure is scary what you pointed out and let’s hope to God, that the Evil Wicked Witch of the West nutley won’t implement what you said. But she is evil as it comes. I have no doubt they are stealing huge amount of carbon tax money for her and her inept cabinet and they will be living high off the hog when they are kicked out. Hopefully none of these destroyers will be allowed ANYWHERES in Alberta. They should be charged with treason as well as trudoop.
commented 2017-05-19 21:10:25 -0400
I hope WR rejects the PCs – until they purge the reds and Ottawa groupies.
commented 2017-05-19 19:46:26 -0400
The witch’s coven has gotta go , first
We have had enough spirit cooking!!!!!
commented 2017-05-19 19:43:00 -0400
JACK PALLANCE
We’ll iron that out later
commented 2017-05-19 19:39:20 -0400
CHEERS SHEILA , have a good holiday weekend!!!
commented 2017-05-19 18:42:39 -0400
I just hope Notley doesn’t go with a “scorched earth” policy and literally tear down and demolish the oil and gas infrastructure in Alberta.
Force full Marxist dogma be taught in schools while she clings to power.
Declare Alberta a “sanctuary” province (Trudeau would love that)
Allow anyone to vote in the provincial election even w/o ID – such as migrants
Greatly increase welfare to entice more migrants (NDP voters).
Sign an unbreakable contract for solar panels, windmills and such for $10’s of billions, financed by a high-interest loan, tying the hands of the next gov’t
And of course, make sure there are some hidden bank accounts for her and her cronies to access while they sun themselves on a Caribbean island for the rest of their years.
commented 2017-05-19 18:07:46 -0400
This is the most terrible news I have heard. Why is the Wildrose destroying itself by aligning with socialist lites.
commented 2017-05-19 17:26:16 -0400
Yes get this done quickly ,Notley and the left do not respect the rules , they just lay them heavily on others.
commented 2017-05-19 17:25:22 -0400
Doug Laird i agree those scum better stay indoors , people remember the crap they pull.
commented 2017-05-19 17:14:19 -0400
Sheila, it isn’t just their desks and offices they’ll need to start packing up in preparation to move out – it’s their households too.

Or has no one told Notley, Hoffman, Ceci, Phillips et al that this ain’t the USA – they will not be given Secret Service protection for life like ex-presidents are when their term is over.