Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Albertonia Report: The Wild Hog Party Goes Down Squealing
It could only happen in Alberta, the land of cowboy Steve and not so Big Oil, Canada's Banana Republic.
Where the leader of the opposition, after attacking the Con government for five years, and trailing them in the polls by only five points.
Has suddenly decided that if you can't beat them, you should join them.
And is apparently leading half her Wild Hog Party back to the trough.
In what will be remembered as one of the greatest acts of betrayal in Canadian political history, the leader of Alberta’s Official Opposition appears poised to quit on her party and join ranks with the provincial government. And Danielle Smith hopes to take a chunk of her ever-shrinking caucus with her.
And while some in the cowboy province are outraged, outraged I tell you.
In politics, as in sex, a sudden urge to merge can bring disaster. Wildrose is already tearing itself apart over a bizarre plan to stage a “reunion” with the Progressive Conservative government.
And are predicting that the Wild Hog party is heading for the abattoir, or the sausage factory.
For Wildrose, this scenario can only mean political death. Imagine it — an official Opposition party with 14 seats, still only five points behind the government in the polls, collapses like cheap tent into the PC fold. Why would anybody give the Wildrose rump another dime?
Or is high on drugs.
But even now, with all the evidence out there, it’s hard to believe this is really happening. Maybe the Marijuana Party has a foothold in Wildrose?
I am not surprised. I knew that sooner or later the wheels were going to fall off the redneck bus...
Because Alberta is and always will be a one-party state. They don't know any better.
And besides what does it matter if the rednecks do join the PC party? When the Premier himself, Big Jim Prentice, is such a pathetic bigot?
Third reading of Bill 10, a controversial bill about student-led gay-straight alliances, has been put on hold for more consultation, says Alberta Premier Jim Prentice.
The province’s Progressive Conservative Party introduced the legislation on Monday, which effectively killed a private member’s bill to make gay-straight alliances mandatory in schools where students want them.
Who would endanger the lives of bullied gay children for crass political purposes.
And the only good thing I can see is that Stephen Harper must be REALLY disappointed.
Because him and his Alberta Reform Cons have been cheering and squealing for the Wild Hog Party from the moment it was born...
Because they thought the Progressive Conservatives were too LIBERAL.
Can you believe that?
Alberta, not my province, not my Canada.
So much for Great Cowboy Leader.
So much for Albertonia...
Oh yeah, one more thing. If you plan on visiting that Banana Republic.
Don't forget to bring a banjo eh?
And of course, if you're gay, or a damned easterner.
Be prepared to run for your life...
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