January 16, 2016

Conservatives, let's finally declare war on Ontario's Big Blue Machine

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger

They have many names. The Beer Barons. The Bay Street Buddies. The Family Compact. The Big Blue Machine. The Unnamed Senior Conservatives Speaking On Condition Of Anonymity. And next on my list of priorities for 2016 is to declare openly against them.

Other provinces have their their Irving families and their PKPs: conspicuous centralizations of power which must be obeyed.  

Here in Ontario, where we have perfected the art of being reputation-conscious, our power brokers are like phantoms, secretive apparitions that descend like a fog upon conservative happenings and ruin them utterly before vanishing.

Unlike most fogs, however, they don't descend unannounced. They are assiduously courted by the conservative rank-and-file before every election and extreme care is taken to make sure that they are kept as comfortable as possible.

When the PC Party of Ontario takes a position that's a bit too radical, in through the back channels they go to have a word with the party brass, and no more is heard of it.

When the Toronto Blue Jays show a little too much enthusiasm or when some upstart telecom challenges the Rogers/Bell/Telus supremacy or when that piker Jim Balsillie thinks he's going to start a hockey team in Southwestern Ontario, a frosty "We Are Not Amused" glance sends any errant conservatives who might get any ideas about actual change scurrying back into the fold.

For a long time, this was all the province needed.

Back in the day, these people could be counted on to elect a PC Party government, send a sports team to the playoffs, and produce alcoholic beverages that didn't resemble chilled urine.

And while they can still count on near-total obedience from what passes for Ontario's conservative infrastructure (including a following of young and seemingly well-put together vacant-eyed individuals who converse entirely in talking points and boardroom speak), they've lost their influence over everyone else due to a combination of:

* age

* an inability to deal with, or even express, feelings

* bizarre attempts at "light-heartedness" that display a tenuous grasp on reality at best

* painful levels of whiteness

and worst of all:

* total paralysis when confronted with conflict.

In short, if there were ever a collection of people deserving of the appellation “cuckservative”, it’s this group of blue-blooded bunglers. They are so bad at what they do that they managed to drive the final nail into the coffin off the Alberta PC’s from three provinces away.

Watching that fateful election from afar, I was struck by how much Prentice’s gong show resembled our local PC Party campaigns:

The constant backing off of announcements. The improperly vetted candidates. The eye-rollingly hypocritical pretensions to fiscal prudence. And of course, the bonehead gaffes.

Yet for all that there was a loud and angry bloodletting after the Alberta PC’s crumbled into oblivion. Whereas here you get chest-thumping editorials from the PR minions talking about how proud they were to lose and the same sort of babble about “rebuilding” that, not so coincidentally, follows the yearly Leafs or Jays collapse.

Well, finally there may be a reckoning of sorts for these Upper Canadian upper-class twits.

For it is looking increasingly like the two conservative paper chains in the country -- you know, the ones which are constantly taking on water -- are going to finally go under, leaving this great nation of ours with only The Rebel to stand as a proud conservative alternative to the Media Party.

And once that happens, Canada’s cuckservatives will be following our lead instead of the other way around. Who can say -- we might have to start posting a stock ticker atop my columns!  

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commented 2016-01-18 08:24:01 -0500
“what the conservatives desperately need is a really, really ARTICULATE leader and right now "

Indeed, ANDY NEIMERS. And that leader should be brutally honest and unafraid.

Our children and grand-children are inheriting a crippling debt, but during the last campaign there wasn’t one word of it. Our rapidly aging population is already being inadequately served by a health-care system that devotes an inordinate amount of its budget to bureaucracy and administration and penalizes its doctors. And, a myriad of environmental legislation and regulations, based on a pseudo-science of apocalyptic climate change, has chased out our manufacturers and strangled small business. And if I had the time and the inclination, I could go on and on.

Stand up and say it, Patrick Brown.
commented 2016-01-18 05:36:47 -0500
I like that analysis by Joshua but I have conservative friends in Ontario – where I grew up – who still put “inclusiveness” above anything else as the path to the throne… Hmm, I Wonder… I would suggest a serious re-examination of what policies and speeches got Mike Harris into power and what policies previously killed Bill Davis… As, on the national scene, what the conservatives desperately need is a really, really ARTICULATE leader and right now “Mr. Brown” is just not it….
commented 2016-01-17 20:17:03 -0500
We don’t have any real conservative members of parliament. There was one member that was conservative. That would be King Ralph in Alberta.

We have Brad in Saskatchewan, but he still has to tip toe around all the strong lefties in that province. He is trying but he is being held down still. I think if Brad gets a stronger backing for him and his party they will completely change that province. It will be like it was in the 60’s and the 70’s before the crazy left took over.
commented 2016-01-17 14:01:23 -0500
Gavin. Sounds to me like the Lefty’s are hijacking the movement, which is their #1 modus operandi. Don’t let them. Tell the author of that list to F-off!! And I agree that Con’s are pussies, and let the Left set the tone. That’s what’s great about Trump, he doesn’t! I don’t either. Neither should you! Cheers!!
commented 2016-01-17 12:14:04 -0500
Postmedia is far from Conservative these days. After the Sun chain was sold to Postmedia we lost many of the good columnists such as Ezra and others. In their place we got some dude called Jim Warren from the liberal party in Toronto telling us how to think. I will not renew my subscription to the Sun because of the garbage they peddle as relevant to Western Canada.
commented 2016-01-17 09:41:39 -0500
I just don’t know where to start. First of all, with the exception of Randy Hilluer and maybe a couple of others, there are no conservatives in the Ontario PC Party – and that includes not just the MPs, but the movers and shakers, advisors, and virtually all of the riding associations. You are right about the Bay Street Buddies, but the PC bootlicking now extends to the eco-parasites as well. Last March the PCs rose in the Legislature and supported a Liberal statement about the importance of moving on climate change.

They are aabsolutely directionless. They drift to the media’s winds and hug the shoreline, looking for safe places to drop anchor to avoid detection…and given their history of hitting the rocks, that is uunderstandable.

There is no realistic chance of repairing things. It would take a leader with a much stronger understanding of (and ccommitment to) conservative principles than the party elite would abide. They have been cowed by the Trawna media for so long that they really believe that articulation of small c conservatism is what led to their successive demisees, rather than their ineptness in making the press dance to their tune and their own proclivity for seizing defeat from the jaws of victory.
commented 2016-01-17 03:22:27 -0500
His best was the one with Obama crying—— I really did split a gut over that one. Too funny.))))
commented 2016-01-17 02:20:12 -0500
cuckservatives – one of his better videos
commented 2016-01-16 23:13:53 -0500
Liberals were never good at chess . The ROOK is a crook. The Pawns are the People . Sometimes you need the support of the Bishop when eliminating the Pawns. But— a Knight in Shining Armour can save the Day when you no longer care about your Queen and a new King is born.
commented 2016-01-16 23:13:53 -0500
Liberals were never good at chess . The ROOK is a crook. The Pawns are the People . Sometimes you need the support of the Bishop when eliminating the Pawns. But— a Knight in Shining Armour can save the Day when you no longer care about your Queen and a new King is born.
commented 2016-01-16 21:05:03 -0500
Leftists only think one step ahead, I have noticed over many years of watching politics and politicians. They could never be good chess players. Example: We haven’t got enough finances to pay ………, so we will raise taxes. Raising taxes too much causes people to buy less because everything is more expensive. So less bought, fewer employees are needed which leads to more layoffs and more people collecting unemployment insurance. So now we have even fewer financial resources because fewer people are employed to pay the taxes. So what does a tax increase often bring? More unemployment, fewer financial resources. This is the very opposite of what was supposed to happen .But to a true leftist, the answer is, “We need to raise taxes some more, because we did not raise it enough last time!” So we leftist one-step thinking. Why after all these years of records does the left not check what happens after taxes are raised too high?
commented 2016-01-16 20:34:07 -0500
Great piece Joshua; well articulated! I look forward to more analysis from you in the future.

commented 2016-01-16 19:12:05 -0500
It is strange how the Left with all their Love for the Children and their Sunny Ways —just create more problems and larger bureaucracies -—that -for some strange reason can Never solve a problem. Of Course— if they ever did solve any problem then they would be out of a gov’t job.