If headlines could cry…
Progressive Conservatives gain 11 more seats in worst turnout in provincial history
What I think the CBC wants you to think: it’s the “worst turnout in… history”, so Albertans didn’t really know what they were doing—this is a mistake, the results don’t really reflect what Albertans really wanted, since nobody voted, so don’t worry, socialism is alive and well…
What low voter turnouts really mean: Two things: voters are completely satisfied with the way things are, and there’s utterly no appetite for change; and/or the race isn’t even close, which is fine to them, there obviously being no appetite for change.
First sentence in CBC story:
“Despite an apparent appetite for change, voters in Alberta stuck with tried-and-true blue, giving the Progressive Conservative party an unprecedented 11th consecutive majority government in Monday night’s provincial election.”
Meaning: the state-run CBC has utterly no clue about the common guy in Alberta and what they want, but they hoped beyond hope that they wanted “change”—just like their Obama.
(Hat tip to Ward for the article. Ward wrote: ‘I’m not sure I’ve seen two sentences more disconnected than the first two in this CBC “news” item.”)
The liberals’ Globe and Mail is in the same sick bed as the CBC:
Alberta Tories win overwhelming majority
”…Liberals were never able to exploit widespread sentiment in the province that it was time for a new government…”
Just how “widespread” could that sentiment have been? And who declared this voodoo “widespread sentiment” anyway? Certainly not Albertans!
Memo to liberals: Someone get The Great OBAMA on the horn! (…or any fawning media genius!) Apparently you can’t just declare that “change” is needed and wanted!
Even the liberal-left’s Toronto Star appears ready to accept the big dose of reality:
”…He [Stelmach] effectively crushed his opponents, who had been campaigning for change, trying to convince voters that 37 years of Progressive Conservative rule was long enough. … The voters disagreed and the Tories got a larger-than-expected popular vote of about 53 per cent…”