April 20, 2012

Reality Check: Redford “Proud” Of Offensive Stereotypes

Alison Redford has alluded throughout the campaign to her embarrassment of Alberta for not holding “progressive” enough values and wanting to change the character of the province. And now when asked how she felt about the controversial video "I never thought I'd vote PC" Redford answered "Well I'm proud of that, and I’m proud of it because I hope that what it means is that we’ve been able to articulate a vision and a plan that resonates with what Albertans are thinking about... where we want to be in the world, how we want to be regarded."

 (http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/video/alberta-race-tightening/1572586766001 at 2min. 40 sec.) So we would like to ask Redford: Which part of this degrading video is she proud to be associated with?

  • Statements attacking her own party's reputation?
  • Smearing Danielle Smith with crude and derogatory comments?
  • Offensive gestures and stereotypes of “old-school” Albertans?
  • Disgust for Alberta’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper?
  • Repeated use of offensive language?

It couldn’t be more clear how out of touch and out for themselves the current edition of PCs are when their leader endorses a derogatory video called “I never thought I’d vote PC.” It's a clear admission that their vision for the province is not resonating with Albertans. The Redford PCs have shown throughout this campaign that bullying, intimidation, and fearmongering are still pervasive within the PC culture. They feel they are entitled to govern and it is obvious they will stop at nothing to hold onto their toxic grip on power. "I don't think there's anything wrong with our character. In fact, I don't think it's our character that needs changing – it's our government" - Danielle Smith Wildrose stands for free enterprise, less government, increased personal freedom, and democracy.

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