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2022-05-19 4:52:04 AM  
Guess his number's up.
 
2022-05-19 4:56:29 AM  

TheAntiElite: Guess his number's up.


Down for the count.
 
2022-05-19 5:02:39 AM  
Leader of UCP sounds fun, and kind of dangerous.
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2022-05-19 5:21:32 AM  
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"Don't worry. Base 8 is just like base 10 really, if you're missing two fingers!"
 
2022-05-19 5:24:37 AM  
When the first protestants split away from the catholic church in the sixteenth century they quickly fractured into a lot of different protestant churches. Once you start protesting and breaking away, it's hard to stop.

And so it is with modern conservative movements. A generation ago during the Reagan era the conservatives' strength was in their discipline. Then the Bush years produced the Tea Party and it's been a long steady fracturing of once-disciplined conservative ranks ever since. This result in Alberta is evidence that the lunatics are now taking over the asylum, Kenney pretty well admits as much.

It hasn't particularly happened in Australia where I am, we've got a federal election on this weekend and there's been a few controversies about various candidates' positions on trans women in sport and the occasional antivaxx murmuring but nothing which comes close to a MTG or a Ted Cruz, let alone a Trump. But I predict this trend will spread for a while including to the UK and Australia before it finally collapses on itself; when your main policy is being contrarian it's only a matter of time before your own supporters are being contrarian and dumping you.
 
2022-05-19 5:27:36 AM  
Ha!

Suck it, arsehole.

Now let's see what new whackaloon they prop up.

They just set themselves up to lose against the NDP for a second time and the province will be all the better for it.
 
2022-05-19 5:49:53 AM  
Shiat old math was hard enough
 
2022-05-19 5:58:30 AM  
Seems... sensible. But I wonder what percentage he would have accepted as a mandate. If he got 60% would that have been a resounding majority in favor of him staying, but 51% isn't?
 
2022-05-19 6:13:40 AM  

NobleHam: Seems... sensible. But I wonder what percentage he would have accepted as a mandate. If he got 60% would that have been a resounding majority in favor of him staying, but 51% isn't?


Seems to me he is actually attempting to be honorable and seeing he is dividing the party.

More likely though the scandals are about to bite him in the ass even harder than they have been and he is stepping down to take a bit of the spotlight off it all.

This is a shifty mofo... but does seem to actually think what he believes in is correct and good for the province/country.

He would be very VERY wrong in that assertion.

Can't wait to vote out Dougie next month. Another malicious dick thinking he's doing a public service.

Scum.
 
2022-05-19 7:07:21 AM  
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2022-05-19 7:08:11 AM  

here to help: Can't wait to vote out Dougie next month. Another malicious dick thinking he's doing a public service.

Scum.


I'm not very optimistic about that.

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...and I'd feel a lot better for Alberta if Kenney wasn't just an obvious scapegoat who is going to be replaced by someone even more dangerous. The party gets to say they learned their lesson and they got rid of the rot, and Alberta voters will buy it just like they bought Kenney in the first place.
 
2022-05-19 7:19:45 AM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: here to help: Can't wait to vote out Dougie next month. Another malicious dick thinking he's doing a public service.

Scum.

I'm not very optimistic about that.

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...and I'd feel a lot better for Alberta if Kenney wasn't just an obvious scapegoat who is going to be replaced by someone even more dangerous. The party gets to say they learned their lesson and they got rid of the rot, and Alberta voters will buy it just like they bought Kenney in the first place.


Yer harshin' my buzz, dood but yer handle, as it has for at least 15 years still brings me joy.

Kensington represent, yo!

*awkward attempt at gang signs that don't exist*
 
2022-05-19 7:31:17 AM  

here to help: Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: here to help: Can't wait to vote out Dougie next month. Another malicious dick thinking he's doing a public service.

Scum.

I'm not very optimistic about that.

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...and I'd feel a lot better for Alberta if Kenney wasn't just an obvious scapegoat who is going to be replaced by someone even more dangerous. The party gets to say they learned their lesson and they got rid of the rot, and Alberta voters will buy it just like they bought Kenney in the first place.

Yer harshin' my buzz, dood but yer handle, as it has for at least 15 years still brings me joy.

Kensington represent, yo!

*awkward attempt at gang signs that don't exist*


Thank you! Not trying to be a downer, I just live in a rural riding where anything but a straight-ticket OPC vote is wasted. Your username checks out, too.
 
2022-05-19 8:56:59 AM  

Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: here to help: Spadababababababa Spadina Bus: here to help: Can't wait to vote out Dougie next month. Another malicious dick thinking he's doing a public service.

Scum.

I'm not very optimistic about that.

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...and I'd feel a lot better for Alberta if Kenney wasn't just an obvious scapegoat who is going to be replaced by someone even more dangerous. The party gets to say they learned their lesson and they got rid of the rot, and Alberta voters will buy it just like they bought Kenney in the first place.

Yer harshin' my buzz, dood but yer handle, as it has for at least 15 years still brings me joy.

Kensington represent, yo!

*awkward attempt at gang signs that don't exist*

Thank you! Not trying to be a downer, I just live in a rural riding where anything but a straight-ticket OPC vote is wasted. Your username checks out, too.


Re Ontario, I think the PC party's insistence for their candidates, even the rookies, to pass on any multi-candidate town halls or debates is going to bite them in the ass. My neighbour that would vote for a blue flowering houseplant if that's who the PCPO ran, had a sign the instant they could for their rookie in Elliott's retirement wake.. but she's vapour, other than for insider events, I guess. Either way, the sign came down a few days ago now and they might be sitting this one out.. And I'm sure they are not alone.
Re Alberta, the obvious next UPC leader is Jean, but what if Michelle Remple, kinda burning her federal bridges leading Brown's leadership campaign, especially with Poilievre the likely leader, and that gong show only veering off into the weeds anyway, jumps into provincial politics and takes the UCP a bit closer to the centre than Kenney or Jean would.. That moderating of the party would likely freeze out the NDP there too in the next provincial election.
 
2022-05-19 9:03:24 AM  

here to help: Ha!

Suck it, arsehole.

Now let's see what new whackaloon they prop up.

They just set themselves up to lose against the NDP for a second time and the province will be all the better for it.


I wish, but highly doubt it. Just like the only time conservatives win federal elections is when the Liberals and NDP split the vote of the left enough to let it happen, the only time a non right wing party wins Alberta is when there were two right-wing parties. With Kenney out, there's not going to be any split like that. All the blame for all the stuff people are mad about will fall on him
 
2022-05-19 9:16:57 AM  
I'm really happy about this, that said, I'm worried that
1) a new UCP leader might be given the benefit of the doubt by many of those that Kenney alienated
2) that Kenney is using this to salvage his political career
 
2022-05-19 9:23:56 AM  
Danielle Smith.  Why does that name ring a bell?


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2022-05-19 9:43:54 AM  
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2022-05-19 9:48:25 AM  
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2022-05-19 10:01:30 AM  
Hey, you killed Kenney...
 
2022-05-19 10:18:39 AM  

yuthinasia: Hey, you killed Kenney...


You bastard!
 
2022-05-19 10:49:02 AM  
I'm glad he's gone now, but my biggest fear is that a moderate conservative ain't exactly going to be the one to 'unite' the UCP.  Right wing Albertans are still riding high on a wave of irrational anger at anything even an iota left of them and there's still enough otherwise regular folks around here who will not vote anything left of centre let alone NDP even though the Alberta NDP are pretty dang moderate compared to the rest of their counterparts in Canada.  They'd rather vote a right wing extremist who will burn down the public sector out of spite than use their reason and switch teams for a few years.
 
2022-05-19 8:21:48 PM  

good_2_go: Danielle Smith.  Why does that name ring a bell?


Oh yeah...

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Someone flunked Layout for Dummies:

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