And the winner is.....Jason Kenney


tay
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Mr. Kenney, 49, won it last night on the “first ballot” – although there wasn’t really any such thing in this case, more like the first run through the computer – with 61 per cent of the vote. Again, this was no surprise.

And so the double-reverse hostile takeover of Alberta’s two main conservative political parties is now complete, first of the Progressive Conservatives by the Wildrose Party, then on the Wildrose Party by the Conservatives, in each case with Mr. Kenney, the consummate political insider, as the catalyst.

Mr. Kenney’s supporters will party tonight, and so too may the NDP Government’s political strategists – for, while they realize re-election will be an uphill fight, and despite Mr. Kenney’s formidable talents as a campaigner, the social conservative baggage the new UCP leader carries is heavy, and may well not appeal to Alberta’s increasingly liberal silent majority.

Mr. Kenney’s victories did not come without flaws and controversies.

In a distasteful exhibition, candidates for the PC Party leadership who seemed to present a real threat to Mr. Kenney were bullied into leaving the race. One joined the NDP, another left the party completely, another has made her peace with the UCP.

The pleas Thursday night to halt the vote by Mr. Kenney’s two remaining opponents in the UCP leadership race, Mr. Jean and Calgary lawyer Doug Schweitzer, also highlight practices that are questionable at best, unsavoury at worst.

The right-wing media echo chamber will be onside in the run-up to the next Alberta general election, of course. The financially troubled Postmedia newspaper corporation’s last gasp may well turn out to be the full-court press for Mr. Kenney that has already begun in its pages. Last night, one of Postmedia’s columnists was already calling this entirely predictable result “a miracle”!

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Alberta PoliticsJason Kenney wins, completing double reverse hostile takeover of Alberta
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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The NDP is finished in Alberta.
 
Murphy
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Stay tuned for more interesting tidbits.
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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`The N.D.P.'s defense strategy will likely be the tried and tested strategy of both the N.D.P. and the Liberals.
Fear.
A return of the conservatives will likely result in Gays in cages. Back alley abortions. Cuts to education. Union busting.
And on and on it goes.

Kenney's United Conservatives should take note of one thing. Conservatives no longer have a monopoly in Alberta. The reason they were punted was because many Albertan's were sick of the arrogance and corruption.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

The NDP is finished in Alberta.


Hallelujah

And I live on the other side of the country.
 
mentalfloss
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This is a NEW era of conservatives, folks.

No longer will they fall into the sore losing, blowhard, arrogant
Quote: Originally Posted by Retired_Can_Soldier View Post

The NDP is finished in Alberta.


...oh..
 
relic
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Winner ? None of the players will be good for Alberta,and Kenny likely being the worst .
 
Retired_Can_Soldier
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

This is a NEW era of conservatives, folks.

No longer will they fall into the sore losing, blowhard, arrogant


...oh..

Like you know anything about conservatives.

Quote: Originally Posted by relic View Post

Winner ? None of the players will be good for Alberta,and Kenny likely being the worst .

Yeah, okay.
 
DaSleeper
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Progressives are the sore loosers...
Look at all the snowflake drama in the US and Canada!
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by relic View Post

Winner ? None of the players will be good for Alberta,and Kenny likely being the worst .

A lump of dog shyte would be better than Notley. I wish the social conservatives would f$#k off and go away. That's unlikely. I can only hope that Jason acts like a fiscal conservative but talk is cheap so I won't hold my breath.
 
Colpy
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalfloss View Post

This is a NEW era of conservatives, folks.

No longer will they fall into the sore losing, blowhard, arrogant


...oh..

Posted over a gif of an individual being assaulted by a lefty asshole.

Uh huh.

Nicely done! lol NOT.

What an idiot!