NERVOUS NOTLEY: Alberta Premier Tweets Extreme Rhetoric Towards United Conservative Party

Trailing massively in the polls, Rachel Notley tweeted an extreme response to the United Conservative Party in the wake of their leadership contest.

It seems clear that Notley and the NDP are increasingly nervous, as the majority of Albertans now have a party ready to take the province back from the far-left socialist agenda.

Here’s what Notley tweeted:

Huh.

Quite interesting that Notley refers to “divisive” while tweeting an extremely divisive attack on a party supported by a majority of Albertans. After all, if she thinks that’s what the UCP represents, then she also thinks that a majority of Albertans are like that, and why would she want to govern the province when she seems to have such a low view of at least half the residents?

Notley’s tweet is a sign of nervousness in the NDP, which makes total sense considering how far they trail in the polls. 

When they first took power, the Alberta NDP had a great opportunity, and could have pursued a balanced budget, keeping taxes low, and standing up 100% for the energy industry. Instead, they used their shocking win as an excuse to impose a far-left NDP agenda, which has predictably resulted in massive deficits, way more debt, higher taxes, serious job problems, and – combined with the terrible policies of Trudeau – destroyed billions in energy industry investment.

And yet, unhinged attacks can’t distract from the failed NDP record, and that’s a big reason why they are so far behind the UCP in the polls.

Spencer Fernando

Photos – Twitter

5 comments Add yours
  1. Certainly the NDP is seeming more and more desperate although the UCP has to be careful not to get too overconfident. In Alberta there is a strong divide as the millennials tend to be fairly left wing like the Notley government while it is Generation X and Baby Boomers who are more conservative so while conservatives still outnumber progressives, not nearly to the extent they did 20 years ago. Also Alberta like much of the English speaking world is seeing a stronger urban/rural divide where urban areas are becoming increasingly overwhelmingly left wing and rural areas increasingly right wing while the suburbs and smaller urban areas being where elections are decided. I think she is hoping to achieve two things.

    1. Scare a lot of millennials out to vote who do still lean left.
    2. Scare the Red Tories from the former PCs over to the NDP.

    On the second one, I don’t think it will happen. They may not vote UCP, but they sure won’t be going NDP. It will be the Alberta Party or Alberta Liberals who will pick up those votes and even then not nearly enough to prevent a win. Harper got 59.5% in Alberta in 2015 so even if Kenney only gets 90% of that vote, he still has 54% and a solid majority. Even with 80% of that, it is 48% and thus a majority albeit with a strong opposition. Only if over 25% of Harper voters in 2015 go elsewhere does he risk losing. It will be important for Kenney to fight back and on the spending cuts he needs to make clear when you spend on borrowed money, cuts are inevitable it is simply a matter of when and the longer you put them off the larger they will be so better to cut now than continue to run up deficits and face even steeper cuts further down the road.

  2. Actually, the NDP could have killed it. They could have said, ok no oil, BUT lets replace that with: geo
    solar
    wind
    etc.
    But they didn’t and they want to kill off coal, which provides 60% plus of the power for AB. They cannot import it from BC, they are already at capacity. The NDP like the Liberals seem to have it easy, promise stuff, never deliver or implement it in a the worst way for the Canadian people as possible.

    I get it, socialism is the goal here, but even so, you have to keep the populous employed somehow- even if you want to kill off 2/3rds.

  3. Desperation is the sign of a personality that is unable to recognize that, having introduced policies that negatively affect those who pay well to have their interests recognized for what they are, soon begin to feel the effects of their disregard for that recognition. If that recognition appears to be dangerous to a political party, then the person that is responsible and immediately affected tends to stoop to desperate verbalizing in order to deflect that reality. We see and hear this every day in our political arenas, provincially and federally. It is, in reality, all part of the political ‘game’ that plays out on the national stage. The distressing reality is that the politicians simply do not give a damn, and will waste money, time and energy playing the political ‘verbal game’ all the while avoiding the real issues — as well as ignoring that they are paid and paid well for only one thing — they are responsible for the well being, financially and socially of those who pay their salaries and benefits — nothing more, nothing less.

  4. Desparation, yes, but the socialist NDP is well organized across the country. UCP will need to fight the national NDP movement, the fringe parties in AB and the federal LPC with its CBC media group. In addition, International & national left wing media such as The Guardian, McLean’s and the Toronto Star will intervene in the Alberta election – guns a blazing to defeat anything “conservative.”
    Huge challenge is to win over the millenials/young progressives not with lectures from senior citizens or Gen Xers but with stories via the
    social media and peer opinion leaders they dig. Stories of freedom from government created debt, private investment and good jobs, entrepreneurial innovation, lower taxes… all leading to better lives for them and their loved ones. Jason knows this and will need help from young UCP members.

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