"He kept pushing and punching and then, when I turned away, trying to get away from him, he punched me in my back. All he was talking about is 'This is my property. Get off my property. I have my property rights. I can use any force I want to get you off my property.' So I got off his property." -LukaszacAwe. Poor guy holding his chin. Slickhipster in behind looks mad too. The Progressives did the right thing to call their own personal police force out. As Leader Alison said: " we stand together against violence." To do that, you need at least 3 police cruisers, one cruiser marked 'SUPERVISOR'. Edmonton being last years murder capital of Canada I don't suppose there is anything better to do. OK sarcasm off.
The accused is a 67 year old senior named Al with asthma and liver failure. He also caught the incident start to finish on security cameras. The senior says he warned Lukaszuk to stay away during the last election and immediately warned him again this time. A "nice push" was needed to convince the politician to be on his way. The nice push occurs in 30 seconds that are out of view of Al's two security cameras.
Both of their stories have changed since the video surfaced. At first Al said Lukaszuk was there for 15 minutes. It was only 2 minutes finally. Lukaszuk now says he was “open-hand punched and pushed.”
An open hand punch? Open hands can push, grab or slap at worst. Minister Lukaszuk has admitted that he has not been punched or kicked. The polite term for this is an untruth. Assault never happened. Trespassing did happen, though in such minor way I'd call this whole thing a wash.
What is interesting is the way the PC campaign rolled on this. Are they really after a sympathy vote? "Oh muffin, here is my vote and my government." That will make him feel much better.
No. See I really do pity the progressives. This is actually their first election. Nobody cared last time around. Electors haven't had a choice since most of them were toddlers. They've messed the province up so bad they are actually trying to harass and pity out a vote or 2. Pathetic.
In the spirit of charity I thought I'd provide a lesson from the master progressive himself: President Sarkozy of France. He's out handshaking with voters when you hear someone booing. Sarko approaches the man and he says "don't touch me." Sarko famously replies "Casse toi pov'con" or "F**k you poor jerk." Smooth as silk. He moves on saying "merci" and "bonsoir" to the next person like nothing had happened. Like nothing happened.
It was a big deal in that election because it was caught on film. If it wasn't filmed, it would have been nothing. It's a negative situation and best left unremarked. It shows the politician in a bad light and highlights the fact that people out there don't like him. So what if they do right? So why even talk about it? You are a salesman talking about a flat tire at the auto show. Get it now dummies?
That's all the charity I've got for pitiful progressives. It pains me to see them fall so flat on their butts. This is who is running Alberta. This is part of why they need to go.
I'd rather not see pushy politicians get pushed even if they deserve it. Shut the door if this happens to you. Call the cops if they won't leave. The incident might even be an appropriate metaphor for election day, but only a metaphor. Lets run the poor jerks off on April 23rd instead. We don't hate Progressives. We like Wildrose more. They have the rest of their happy lives to see it our way. They just don't have any more time left in government.