How many Albertans - right or wrong - will pronounce themselves pro-equalization? Very, very few.
Buying into the Fair Deal allows Kenney to link other issues - pensions, policing, health... 3/ #ableg
It lets him set the framework of public discourse, by provoking a parade, and then getting in front of it. He's wrapping the UCP in the flag. 4/ #ableg
As long as we're playing in his field, he's winning. 5/ #ableg
Kenney leaned into that by seizing the field. 6/ #ableg
So, time to reset the field - ergo, the Fair Deal report, at this particular moment.
So what do we do? 8/ #ableg
Talk about pensions. Talk about teachers & doctors losing their jobs as a result of his decisions. Talk about back-breaking cuts kids with disabled families. 9/ #ableg
And most importantly, talk about BETTER ideas. Propose better ideas - whether you're a doctor, teacher, a nurse, or an MLA.
Don't be afraid to be radical, as long as your radicalism helps others. 10/ #ableg
And when the NDP pushes, it gets results - like during COVID. Job-protected leave. The eviction ban. Wage increases. 11/ #ableg
We need to meet their populism of grievance and anger with our own populisms of optimism and hope. 12/12 #ableg