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    But the PCs have been governing in a pretty right-wing way, too... they slashed funding for Universities and Colleges, and introduced two very Scott Walkeresque pieces of legislation limiting the rights of public sector unions. The problem with the PCs is that they're disliked by the left AND the far-right!

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    by James L on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:16:04 AM PDT

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    •  It (0+ / 0-)

      would have been better if the PCs lost the last election election wise. Being in opposition would have given the PCs time to renew itself and inject new blood into the party while a Wildrose government would have quickly become the laughing stock of Canada.

      The Republican party is now an extreme right-wing party that is owned by their billionaire campaign contributors. - Bernie Sanders

      by ehstronghold on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:19:53 AM PDT

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      •  I think Smith is a bit more shrewd than that (0+ / 0-)

        I think she would have ran a Harperesque operation (i.e. conservative incrementalism) rather than rushing headfirst into a right-wing utopia. Of course, that's highly speculative on my part, and I could be proven wrong. She has certainly been spending time trying to "moderate" her image since losing in 2012, though.

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        by James L on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 10:31:38 AM PDT

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        •  She'd (0+ / 0-)

          have to deal with a caucus of newbies who as we saw during the campaign weren't ready for primetime.

          Of course that's what they said about the Quebec NDP contingent (Ruth Ellen Brosseau in particular) as well after 2011...

          The Republican party is now an extreme right-wing party that is owned by their billionaire campaign contributors. - Bernie Sanders

          by ehstronghold on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 11:01:17 AM PDT

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      •  In Alberta (0+ / 0-)

        Every political party that lost government never regained it. If the Tories lose power, it's pretty much eternal political damnation.

        24, D, pragmatic progressive (-4.50, -5.18), CA-14. DKE folk culture curator.

        by kurykh on Mon Mar 17, 2014 at 02:47:05 PM PDT

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