Oh, to be in Alberta when the politicians are in heat. There is nothing more galvanizing than when all those narcissists come out to play. Once again, we have a competition between the libertarians of the united conservatives and the libertarians of the Wildrose. And the enemy of all resides in Ottawa.
The most disconcerting situation for the united conservatives is that the candidates who are stealing all the air in the contest to replace Jason Kenney are Wildrose retreads. While these wannabes are blaming Ottawa for bleeding Alberta dry, they sure have a lot of spit left. And Jason Kenney has not even left the province. And who will deliver his eulogy?
And how hollow will be the blame game in Alberta be when the province reaps the rewards for the rapacious price of oil? The province is going to get more than $10 billion in windfall profits from the greed of the oil barons this year. Yet they vilify Justin Trudeau who loses more and more support in the east every day for pouring $21 billion into an expanded bitumen pipeline, across the Rockies, that will bring even more environment destroying profit to a greedy Alberta.
Can you believe the colossal stupidity of the leading contender for the leadership of the Alberta conservatives, Danielle Smith? The former Wildrose leader who crossed the floor of the legislature with most of her Wildrose caucus to join the conservatives is now the love child of the “Free Alberta” lunatics.” These are the people who want to fire the RCMP and have an Alberta provincial police and their own pension plan to invest more of their money in exploiting the tar sands. The only problem is that these ‘constitutional experts’ think they can pass laws to refuse federal transfer payments and ignore any federal law that does not please them.
It was the fond hope of some Alberta moderates recently that well-respected MP Michelle Rempel Garner would bring some common sense and trust to the UCP leadership race. It seems that she looked over the field and decided it must be a race between losers and lunatics. She headed back to Ottawa.
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