June 15, 2016

The trouble with Patrick Brown: “People want to be governed by a person, not an android”

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger
 

I don't know about you, but I think Patrick Brown's inability to get quoted by the media is becoming a major problem.

Kathleen Wynne rolls out a botchamania of a climate plan after her ministers leak drafts in efforts to undercut one another....and Patrick Brown gets ignored.

Her immigration minister acts as an unofficial mouthpiece for the Chinese government after one of their officials humiliates a Canadian journalist... and Patrick Brown gets ignored.

In Alberta, my old intern comrade Derek Fildebrandt does the job P-Bizzle should be doing in opposing Kathleen Wynne, and is summarily kicked out of caucus only to be returned the following week... and Patrick Brown gets ignored.

Patrick Brown gets ignored because everybody knows that his first and only instinct is to do and say whatever Bay Street tells him to say and do.

And even though the journalists covering provincial politics are decidedly in the tank for the Liberals, they are not quite so stupid as to waste time quoting Patrick Brown when they could go straight to the source if they were so inclined.

Past leaders of the PCPO needed to be coached to "stay on message." Having to be the spokesperson for whatever ridiculous idea the bosses are currently passing back and forth can be difficult. If you ask the PCPO braintrust, every single time the party has screwed up, they'd swear it was because some OTHER group of people who clearly didn't know what they were doing got a hold of the controls.

But for Patrick Brown, getting whatever they think to come out of his mouth and making it look natural is a skill he has been cultivating since he was old enough to wear his first badly-fitting suit.

He's absolutely terrific at pushing a carbon tax and making it look like it was not just his idea, but something conservatives across Ontario actually wanted.

It's no coincidence that he came up through Ontario's conservative youth wings, which exist for no other reason than to give the party elites a chance to groom the dead-eyed talking point machines for an actual future in politics, and to screen out those who can formulate an independent thought.

And Brown knows that while it's important to pay lip service to increased freedom or limiting the size of government or making space for faith, the fact is that those positions are difficult to defend in the boardroom or over cocktails.

So Patrick's ability to hold two or three contradictory thoughts in his head without getting them muddled, or saying anything too embarrassing (or noteworthy) comes in handy.

"But Josh!" I can hear you say. "What's wrong with having a robot for Opposition Leader? Won't that prevent unforced ramblings about abortion?"

Well, a robot is only as good as the people programming him.

And it helps if the Opposition Leader is able to offer an opinion that resonates with people when asked about the Fildebrandt situation, or the hash of a carbon plan, or on Minister Chan's fifth columnizing, instead of defaulting to talking points.

He doesn't have to go "up to 11" with outrage, but he could show a bit of a human side.

The people of Ontario want to be governed by an actual person, not an android from Planet Corpocuck with a sparkly chrome mohawk.

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commented 2016-07-06 10:08:39 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016

FINAL SCORE
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 238…..….Kills = 1850
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com
commented 2016-07-05 11:25:52 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016

DAY NUMBER 30
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 229…..….Kills = 1723
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-07-05 11:25:19 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016

DAY NUMBER 29
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 228…..….Kills = 1651
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-07-04 19:54:55 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016

DAY NUMBER 29
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 228…..….Kills = 1651
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-07-03 11:06:23 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016

DAY NUMBER 28
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 220…..….Kills = 1573
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-07-03 08:08:02 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016
DAY NUMBER 27
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 211…..….Kills = 1458
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-07-01 08:50:50 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016
DAY NUMBER 26
Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 197…..….Kills = 1396
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-30 07:54:37 -0400
Sorry folks,

Have been away for a while!Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 24

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 181….….Kills = 1294
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-24 18:18:59 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 19

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 147….….Kills = 1063
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-23 18:50:30 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 18

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 144….….Kills = 1058
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-23 18:49:26 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 18

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 117.….….Kills = 900
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-23 18:48:13 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 15

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 144….….Kills = 1058
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-20 16:54:23 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 15

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 117.….….Kills = 900
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-20 08:09:13 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 14

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 108….….Kills = 852
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-18 19:35:34 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 13

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 103. ….Kills = 821
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-17 20:51:37 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 12

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 96……….Kills = 753
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-16 12:06:18 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 11

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 88……….Kills = 713
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-16 10:58:53 -0400
Sorry,

It should read " the vile habit "
commented 2016-06-16 08:21:34 -0400
The onerous tax on cigarettes finally forced all Canadians to give up the bike habit.
Taxes?
The best way to motivate people to do things!

DJBT and STPC
commented 2016-06-16 07:47:38 -0400
Carbon tax is to stop climate change.No tax will change anything but the change in your pocket.It’s not enough that Canadian pay more taxes than any other country.Except Venezuela now.This bull shit tax will make everything more expensive.Ontario is broke and these dip shits are doing nothing for the future job growth.Just opposite.
Time to flush the political toilet.
commented 2016-06-16 06:52:21 -0400
“I wonder how much Brown is being paid to back the carbon tax? I’m not voting for anyone who calls himself a conservative, and does the very opposite of what the people want.”

I’m with you on that point, DEBORAH. I’ll paraphrase something MAC CUMMING wrote a few weeks ago: I will never again cast a vote for a politician who doesn’t have the guts and honesty to stand up and call out this climate change bullshit for the criminal scam that it is. Period.
commented 2016-06-16 06:38:55 -0400
Patrick Brown is no different than Hudak or Tory before him – scared shitless of the Toronto media. . As a consequence, and on the advice of his silly little advisors, he does and says nothing that has any chance of being remotely controversial. In other words, he marches to the media drums.

Smart politicians get the media working for them. To do so, you have to say things that are guaranteed to make headlines. If he used words like crooks, thieves, liars, corrupt, when describing the Liberals, and lap-dogs when describing the NDP, he’d be guaranteed to get headlines.

But Brown doesn’t want headlines right now. He’s content to sit on his arse and let Ontario rot away for another two plus years because he thinks he’s got the election “in the bag”. In other words, he really doesn’t give a shit about the deteriorating state of affairs; he’s just concerned about winning.
commented 2016-06-15 21:13:01 -0400
Why are PCPO webtrolls being directed to a column written by a blogger with “zero credibility” instead of working to get the party’s message into actual “credible” media? That’s what I’d like to know!
commented 2016-06-15 19:34:45 -0400
I like the Ontario Bay Street reference as these people do not want any polticially incorrect social activism as these people are always taking the easy way out by placating the “squeeky wheels” bigot card players to get elected in order to promote their big business can do anything they want to screw the consumer, and not have to pay taxes to support big government serving the people, but have not problem with govt serving such squeaky wheel bigot playing “squeeky wheel” special interest groups.

Harper was that way with Quebec
commented 2016-06-15 14:09:44 -0400
EILEEN MCRAE: I truly hope you are correct, but carefully read WILLIAM SHEEHAN’s post. BROWN should back off the carbon tax BS sooner rather than later, and I’m glad to hear he is ruffling feathers in your legislature. If he is successful and does come into power next election, I hope for your sake a bunch of rhetoric does not pop out of his mouth stating how “circumstance” requires said tax, blah blah blah. At that point you will know you have been duped and he is your common politician. Pressure him to back off on that ONE point and you stand a chance Good Luck.

RID YOURSELVES OF WYNNE AT ALL COSTS
commented 2016-06-15 13:47:51 -0400
Patrick Brown is in the wrong party.

Like Bob Rae, Brown should have joined the Libs, who are already bringing Ontario an obviously-damaging, ineffective and unwarranted carbon tax to tackle the dreaded fairy tale “Climate Change” (CC)/Global Warming (GW) – as if another tax/government money-grab will change the weather!

Ontario’s PCs need to distance themselves, from the ridiculous and clearly-unsubstantiated CC/GW, in order to give voters a clear choice!

I’m not voting, for anyone who supports the make-believe CC/GW.

I know such might, inadvertently, enable the Libs to form another government. I don’t like that prospect, but, in good conscience, I cannot support anyone who believes/supports CC/GW and, likely, another hurtful plus unnecessary carbon or whatever tax.

I just can’t do it.

So, I hope that Patrick Brown either reverses his position or resigns – and I hope either happens long before the next election!

- William F. Sheehan
Toronto, Ontario
commented 2016-06-15 12:56:26 -0400
Ramadan Bombathon 2016 Day number 10

Muslims often insist that other religions are just as violent as theirs and that the bigger problem is “Islamophobia”.
We put that narrative to the rest each Ramadan with a running count of ALL terror attacks categorized by motive.

Motive – Terror in the name of Islam………………..Attacks = 79……….Kills = 684
Motive – All other religions combined …………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0
Motive – By Islamophobes…………………………….Attacks = 0…………Kills = 0

Source: TheReligionofPeace.com

Those who live by the sword will be shot by those of us who have progressed.

Author unknown
commented 2016-06-15 12:30:55 -0400
I am sorry to hear that so many posters agree with the sentiment expressed in this blog! I do not. I fully support Patrick Brown. I have watched him steamed up and firing all barrels at Wynne et al! He is like a terrier who has his teeth into the backsides of the Liberals. By no means is he an “android”!

Now, I do not agree with his idea on a carbon tax, but I feel that this is something that the members of the Conservative Party in Ontario can redress. Let’s stick together to get the Conservatives back into power. And, to do that, we do not “attack” our leader!
commented 2016-06-15 12:27:37 -0400
J.P.BATTON: I hope you are correct in what you say, but WHY A CARBON TAX??? To support one is folly. If you can convince him to drop that BS, you may be able to save your province.

Rid yourselves of Wynne
commented 2016-06-15 12:20:33 -0400
ROBERT RAYMOND: Thanks for clarifying the Tim’s thing, so please ignore my comment on that point. Funny thing is such a situation would not surprise me, I should do a bit more fact checking myself, but I’m scared because with Trudope the Younger on the controls, the SHARIA is coming to a neighborhood near you. Just sayin.

DJBT et al