Monday, May 11, 2015

Gratitude Monday -- A New, Democratic Look For Alberta

Albertans went to the polls last week and turfed out the Progressive Conservative party. For this great change I am grateful.
The PCs had been in power since 1971. They were arrogant, greedy, wasteful, and had an honest belief --I am sure--that they governed by Divine Right.
The new premier completely, utterly and totally misread the public.
He introduced a budget that added taxes to regular folks while letting big business off the hook. He called an election one year before provincial law said he was supposed to.
He was condescending to the NDP leader during a debate. After misrepresenting what her party was going to do she corrected him. He then mansplained to her why she was wrong in correcting him and added, "I know math is difficult."
It all added up to the party being trounced and the NDPers getting a majority.
I didn't think the New Democratic Party would win. I am grateful to be wrong.
It's not so much that I am an NDPer, it's that I wanted solid change and that's the party to bring it.
It's going to be interesting here for quite some time.
I am grateful for that, too.


the Bag Lady said...

Yes, it will be interesting. We needed a change, and we got one!

Leah J. Utas said...

Bag Lady, it's good to shake things up.

Tabor said...

We may not be so much FOR a particular party or candidate as we are AGAINST the other party or candidate.

messymimi said...

Tabor, i agree that sometimes it seems people vote against instead of for.

Congratulations to the new government, i hope they do a great job for their constituents.

Leah J. Utas said...

Tabor, it does work that way.

Messymimi, thank you. We hope so, too.

solarity said...

"I know math is difficult." For reals? Whoa.

Mary Anne in Kentucky, where we regularly elect persons of staggering stupidity. Even for forty years, sometimes….

Leah J. Utas said...

Yup, Mary Anne, the condescending %%6%6%6 said it on live television.

Red said...

I'm happy we had a very strong change. I wish them well.