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Calgary is the whole ballgame. If it turns out Calgary isn't as automatically conservative as everybody thinks it is & the demographics have changed for good then it's a whole new political paradigm for Alberta going forward #abpoli #ableg #abvote
Alternatively, if "something something PIPELINES" can make enough Calgarians ignore the open racism, misogyny, hate & homophobia of the manifestly despicable Jason Kenney & his UCP then we've learned something many of us didn't really want to learn #abpoli #ableg #abvote
The last time Calgary voted provincially we voted NDP. Then Alberta elected a progressive mayor in Edmonton & reelected a progressive mayor in Calgary. We find out if the 'staunchly conservative' label still fits this town/province next Tuesday night #abpoli #ableg #abvote
He's a bad man & the whole province knows it. Elect a bad man, nobody gets to act all surprised when bad things INEVITABLY start happening. "But he said [something something PIPELINES]" will sound pretty hollow given nothing he's said gets a pipeline any closer to being built
I really hope Calgary is too smart to fall for transparent deceptions from someone now known to be a fraud. That we're better than the America that elected Trump. My heart says we are. My brain says this is politics & therefore 'you know nothing, Jon Snow'. #abpoli #ableg #abvote
I look at Jason Kenney and I see a genuine bad man & so do ALL of you. And when I look into the eyes of friends who will vote for him & I say "you *know* he's not a good man," they have to look away to answer. Every one of them. #abpoli #ableg #abvote
And not one of them tells me I'm wrong about Jason Kenney being a bad man. Not one. It's "something something economy something something pipelines." Familiar sounding & comforting nouns worth nothing absent a solid means of getting there #abpoli #ableg #abvote
Asked a very close friend "what about all the white supremacy" & he winced like I'd hit him. He's not unaware. But he believes what he believes about conservatives & economies in spite of evidence across all of North America for decades showing the opposite #abpoli #abvote #ableg
Rachel Notley, on the other hand, is well-liked as a person even amongst conservatives & has had her leadership commended, repeatedly, by conservatives with @ABDanielleSmith rightly comparing her to Alberta's last great leader Peter Lougheed. #abpoli #ableg #abvote
I say rightly because Rachel Notley has done a whole lot more than most Albertans know on clean energy, diversification & a #JustTransition for Alberta's vulnerable oil and gas workers and communities. Far more than ALL previous Alberta leaders put together #abpoli #ableg #abvote
The biggest untold story of this entire election is just how much this incredible, smart lady has been able to accomplish on something every Alberta leader of the modern age paid homage to but has done literally nothing about: economic diversification #abpoli #ableg #abvote
Win or lose, future Alberta historians will label Notley one of Alberta's best leaders. Ever. This election decides whether that future is one that dies out holding on to self-deceptions about the past or embraces the economies/industries of the future
This Alberta election is ENTIRELY about our continued self-deception (wholly manifested in a man proven time & time again perfectly willing to service deceptions of all sorts) vs the embracing of & preparation for the realities of a fast-arriving future #abpoli #ableg #abvote
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