January 15th, 2019 | Poletical

More Pain Ahead, Even With Kenney

January 1st, 2019 | J. Hodgson

Albertans are jazzed about getting rid of the NDP this year. I am too. Conservatives shouldn’t get too cocky, however, since as I wrote before, there are ten reasons why Kenney could lose. Even if he does win, don’t expect much in the way of an aggressive conservative agenda. As I also wrote before, Kenney will cuck. Nevertheless, it will be fantastic to be rid of dogmatic, socialist, democratic accidents from the halls of power. Even if Kenney just offers the same sort of managerial neutrality that Harper provided, we’ll all be a lot better off. The aftermath, however, will not be so easily managed. Ridding ourselves of NDP horror still leaves Alberta in a state of disrepair. Many Albertans, (especially born and bred) have no idea what happens when a province votes NDP. They simply didn’t know what they were doing when they protest-voted for that sassy Rachel back in 2015. Because of this ignorance, they don’t realize that the effects of the election of 2015 will be felt in Alberta for another ten years, at least.  

Brazil Should Liberate Venezuela?

January 1st, 2019 | J. Hodgson

Jair Bolsonaro won power in Brazil last November and headlines around the world were warning of a looming military dictatorship powered by Trump inspired populism. Since then... silence. As with most manufactured media panics, Brazil’s election result was a flash in the pan in terms of global cultural relevance. Bolsonaro has quietly stacked his cabinet with military men and methodically begun the process of effecting change in Brazil. It remains to be seen whether or not his populist rhetoric and grandstanding during the campaign will amount to much beyond traditional centre-right management, but there is an appetite for future-building in South America and the leftist politics of twenty years ago are looking pretty stale. Nowhere is this more evident than Venezuela. Read this article for a recap of the catastrophic twenty year collapse of the country due to leftist Casto-inspired policy making. This is old school socialism of the worst kind. Diabolical and deathly. Venezuela has been annihilated.

Why The PPC And FCP Matter

January 1st, 2019 | R. Rados

Maxime Bernier and Derek Fildebrandt can be described as two apples from the same tree. Both are sore losers who either got kicked out of their parties or left because they didn't get their way. Fildebrandt's situation deserves a bit more empathy because he was kicked out of the UCP caucus and barred from running. Bernier's only reason for leaving the federal Conservatives was that his panties were in a bunch. However, when it comes down to it, both of their new parties serve a valuable purpose that all disgruntled voters should appreciate. Maxime Bernier, in my opinion, is an incompetent flake. Derek Fildebrandt has too much personal baggage that undermines his entire goal. With that said, I would like to see their parties have moderate success. I won't ever vote for the PPC as long as Bernier is the leader and the FCP is a bit too risky in my own riding, but if these parties maintain a Green Party level of success—as in, they stay strong enough to continue existing but weak enough to never win a lot of seats—they would serve as viable future alternatives for voters who lose faith in the establishment.

How Rich Is Nancy Pelosi?

January 1st, 2019 | T. Carter

Nancy Pelosi, the new Democrat Speaker Of The House, owns a vineyard and a mansion in one of California's wealthiest neighborhoods. Her woman of the people persona is a dishonest attempt by this old, wealthy, white elitist party to appeal to the same blue collar, populist core of Trump supporters as the new Republican Party—and it won't work. Not with Nancy Pelosi being the fourth richest Congressional Democrat from California. Nancy Pelosi's personal networth as of 2016 was more than $20M, putting her in the top 30 of the richest members of Congress. Her vineyard in California's Napa Valley has hosted some of the Democrat Party's wealthiest donors, including Tom Steyer, George Soros and George Clooney. Her husband, Paul Pelosi, is also a multi-millionaire with investments in Apple and Facebook.

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It's Fight Or Separate

January 1st, 2019 | Spartacus

The purpose of a strong separation movement and referendum, even if they are ultimately unsuccessful, is to force Ottawa into treating Alberta like an important part of Canada. Ever since the unsuccessful Quebec referendum, politicians in Ottawa have had their lips glued to Quebec's backside. No ruling party wants a separation movement to gain steam—let alone be successful—on its watch. Even an almost successful referendum would be political poison for a prime minister. Had there been viable contenders in the 1997 federal election, like a united conservative party, Jean Chretien could have lost following Quebec's attempt to leave in 1995. Chretien's Liberals lost more than 700,000 votes and some high profile cabinet ministers in the 1997 election, while the NDP, Reform and PCs made big gains. A strong separation movement and referendum would undoubtedly hurt Trudeau's Liberals in a worse way, because they would not have a divided conservative movement to pin their hopes upon.  

                                   

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