February 12, 2016

It's a trap: Don't believe the Media Party's take on Patrick Brown's win

Joshua LiebleinRebel Blogger

Congratulations to Patrick Brown, who has passed his first official test: keeping Whitby-Oshawa in the PC fold.

This is a high point for the PCPO, in that they are not losing safe seats anymore. Yaaay!

Conservatives in this country have been down (more so than usual) for about five months now, so this single byelection is going to be treated as very big up.

Prepare yourselves for lots of tweets about how this was a repudiation of the Trudeau-Wynne axis of evil and their high-tax agenda and their allies at the CBC, and a vindication of the safe, stay the course, light on specifics, heavy on talking points conservative agenda offered by both the provincial and federal parties.

As such, the PC Party Convention in Ottawa in early March is doubtless going to be a joyful affair, with lots of chest-thumping about how Wynne is in a tailspin and a stiff breeze could knock her off.

Lorne Coe is going to be treated like a rock star. The entire Ottawa Press Gallery will likely use this as the moment to proclaim the shine is off the Liberal brand as a whole.

So while I may be spitting in the wind here, I must caution you all:

Don't you believe a word of the hype. Because it's all part of the Media Party's game.

They *want* the PCPO to go back on cruise control. They want to build Patrick Brown up just to let him down.

The last three elections have been "Idiot PC's snatch defeat from jaws of victory," and you had best believe they want a fourth. That cant happen unless they pull the wool over P-Bizzle's eyes and convince him a win is imminent.

Ask Tim Peterson what it's like to be the PCPO's hero only to be washed away by a red tide that "nobody saw coming."

Or Doug Holyday.

Or maybe Patrick Brown could ask his friend, Barrie's very own Rod Jackson, what it's like to go from hotshot city councillor to elected provincial official to casualty of a PCPO policy fail.

Think about all the usual factors that come into play during an election that were absent in Whitby Oshawa.

There was no blitz of misleading and contradictory polls.

There was no mobilization of those darn unions.

There was no shift of the NDP strategic vote to the red team as they discovered for the 100th time that the NDP "isn't progressive."

All of that, and more, will happen in the 2018 election. Patrick Brown's team better prepare, and they had better prepare NOW.

JOIN TheRebel.media FREE for more fearless news and commentary you won’t find anywhere else.

GET YOUR “Sell The CBC” t-shirt ONLY at The Rebel Store!

Canada needs a conservative infrastructure to influence the culture!
SIGN UP at RebuildTheRight.ca to be part of this new movement

You must be logged in to comment. Click here to log in.
commented 2016-02-26 17:51:00 -0500
JEFF HOWITT commented 9 days ago
The PCs need an engaging leader who can sell conservative ideas to the average voter.

You are wasting your breath posting that in here Jeff.
commented 2016-02-17 09:51:56 -0500
The PCs need an engaging leader who can sell conservative ideas to the average voter.
commented 2016-02-12 17:53:26 -0500
“Jamie will vote Libertarian no matter who runs because he is a party member.”

Wrong on both points, old JOAN. If, in the extremely unlikely event that the next PC candidate in this riding would be someone of substance and principle, I might well vote for him/her…even if it meant holding my nose because of the Party apparatus and/or leader. Or, I might vote Libertarian – even though a lot of that type in this area are either old hippies who just want to grow dope, or, gun-cuddlers who have one concern: the unfettered right to pack concealed iron 24/7. But at least they have some understanding of the importance of rights, freedoms, and the desirability of a nonintrusive state.

Then again, I might just exercise a third prerogative: stay the hell at home on election day because all of the choices are completely unpalatable.
commented 2016-02-12 16:05:24 -0500
Ain’t no difference between PC or NDP only in the fact that NDP admit they are hard socialists, PC’s pretend, quite abit like the muppet show. Libs are just pure evil Maoists.
commented 2016-02-12 15:12:54 -0500
Brown is doing just fine with a campaign that models Kenney’s to court the immigrant vote and other inclusivity measures like attendance at Pride. He also makes a point to criticize ideas and policies not people. He says he doesn’t hate Wynne, that he thinks she is a good person, but that he disagrees with her about what is good for Ontario.

The high road is the one that leads to success not the hate-everyone-who-disagrees-with-us road.

Jamie will vote Libertarian no matter who runs because he is a party member.

Let’s not split the vote, folks. While Jamie’s complaints are valid, if Ontario decides to toss out the Liberals next election, we don’t want a split right to give Ontario to Andrea Horvath. Because if you think Wynne is bad …
commented 2016-02-12 14:42:21 -0500
PC’s in Ontario need to campaign by spreading dirt all over the Libs and Dips. Shouldn’t be hard with all the scandals. Hire Doug Ford and put him to work in the centre of this provincial/federal mess – Toronto. Campaign early and often and really get smart and dirty with these punks. Get Kevin O’Leary and other non elected people who are respected to spread the Lib filth and lies where it belongs. It’s all about Toronto.

The PC’s can lie about climate change BS. Say they are in favour, ignore it when first elected, fight it quietly, fight it loudly.
commented 2016-02-12 14:26:02 -0500
In my books, ANDREW SHELDON, there is only one thing worse than a corrupt Liberal, that`s a spineless PC (pretend conservative) who goes long with the Liberals when he thinks (a) that no one is watching, or, (b) he might have to face the pathetic press if he didn`t.

The greatest destroyer of Ontario`s Economy has been McDinky`s Green Energy Act, which is grounded in the great lie that the shutting down of conventional power systems and the insane propagation of solar panels and windmills is all necessary because of the impending AGW-Climate Change apocalypse. And here are your beloved PCs, ANDREW SHELDON, standing up like the cowardly, stupid sheep that they are, to support a Liberal motion that more drastic and immediate action is necessary on the climate change front. So keep your head in that dark, stuffy, smelly place where you`ve parked it and keep waving your little blue flag.

And, PETER KARELSE, my flair for the obvious at least matches your own. And I have even gone beyond that and conducted a bit of analysis. The current state of affairs in this Province – crippling public debt, systemic corruption, and a destroyed manufacturing sector – is as much the fault of the gutlessness and incompetence of the PCs as it is due to the corruption and deceit of the Liberals.

I have no hope that there will be any change; the PC ranks are too thoroughly stuffed with fart-catchers and little pink yes-men. So, since it is highly unlikely that I would have the very good fortune to have a true conservative like Randy Hillier as an option on my ballot next election, I will likely be casting my vote for the Libertarian candidate.
commented 2016-02-12 13:45:27 -0500
Put Jamie and Bill’s posts together. I agree! Completely!!
Conservatives these days are to spineless. They enable the Left. I’ve never once heard a Con come out and state that Canada is only responsible for 1.5% of global emissions, and if every Canadian died it wouldn’t help one bit. Or that CO2 is not harmful. Or that CO2 is a GOOD thing, needed by all plant life, which all other life depends on. etc etc . . . .
A REAL conservative would sue the Libs for trying STOP the greening of the planet!! Now THAT would make headlines and get the truth out in a big way. But no, they’re too scared!!
commented 2016-02-12 13:40:20 -0500
It’s apparent that democracy is at war with the media party. As in battle one must try to predict their opponents moves and pre-empt them. More important than anything is to have all fronts on both the defensive and offensive. The question is not how Conservatives campaign or even policy moving forward, provincially or federally.
The federal election was a direct result of years of the media party’s unrelenting anti-Harper agenda. Add to that the MSM (un)informed voter, always angry, always complaining “what does my government ever do for me.” Complete with the power of social media as mobilized demagogue, exponentially spreading the word, anger, hatred, with promises that appeal to the rampant victim mentality (PC), and you end up with an absolute moron as pm.
Conservative voters must politically mobilize and be unrelenting too. The NDP and Liberals took full advantage of social media. Imperative it is that our own brand circulates in cyberspace hundred-fold for every MSM lie and omission. For the last few years I put up with anti-Harper posts on my FB page from my NDP friend (and her “friends” ++++) and my Liberal relatives (and their “friends” +). It pissed me off to no end but I commented and spoke my mind. Now that the shoe is on the other foot and with the greatest pleasure I post Junior fodder I have been unfollowed by those that had no problem dumping toxic vitriol on me. When asked, the Harper-hater never has an answer why they hate the man,they cannot articulate a specific policy enough to know why, if, there was a problem. They cannot argue the issue because the only issue is how easily people can be conditioned to hate and to follow.
commented 2016-02-12 12:29:32 -0500
Patrick who? This guy gets less media face time than criminal “suspects of color”. Before there is any hope for change there has to a leader with enough media attention to let voters know there is a viable alternative.

Think Trump. No populist leader will ever make it unless they take on political correct tyranny toe to toe – if they cave to media PC tyranny – they haven’t the balls to do what needs to be done to un-fxxk Ontario.

So far this guy is invisible and so is PCPO
commented 2016-02-12 11:55:01 -0500
Good Article. Obviously one answer is to have a few people discuss different strategies to deal with the collusion of Liberals with NDP while running two separate campaigns to draw different voters.. And to deal with the Union spending money and time of members who may not be in agreement with their political choices. I think the unions go to far when they try to interfere in election politics. And strategic voting again another issue that has to say that they obvious get along enough, and why that dynamic works for them is important to sort out.
The other thing is, we need to deal with Policy that is meaningful. If there is more of the same, or a slight negative approach why change gov’ts.
commented 2016-02-12 11:21:51 -0500
Jamie McMaster the Wynn debit machine is doing something a little more intimate than kissing to your arse, or didn’t you notice?
commented 2016-02-12 10:58:08 -0500
JAMIE MACMSTER, I hear you with with respect to your disappointment that the Progressive Conservatives voted for the Liberal motion affirming the ‘science’ and ‘threat’ of climate change. The Ontario Progressive Conservatives and ‘conservatives’ elsewhere (for example, Wildrose in Alberta) have been bullied and cowtowed into embracing the ‘progressives’ political correctness, thus yielding ground to the leftwing ‘progressives’. Having thus been neutered, how do they stand up to the insanity of carbon tax, etc. intended to fight the fictional man-made global warming? True conservatives are then left with no political party to stand up against such insanity! Conservatives don’t benefit from such bowing to political correctness; they just progressively make themselves indistinguishable from the ‘progressive’ political parties they want to defeat.
commented 2016-02-12 10:08:21 -0500
“Don’t believe the Media Party’s take on Patrick Brown’s win”

I never believe the media party on anything. The main stream media in Canada are outright boldfaced liars, and the US mainstream media are no better.
commented 2016-02-12 09:51:24 -0500
FINALLY! Some good news ☺
commented 2016-02-12 08:59:07 -0500
JAMIE MACMASTER commented 1 hour ago
Patrick Brown….yawn.
Ontario Conservative Party…shrug.
They can kiss my arse.

I see. So you prefer that nazi pig Wynne to financially rape Ontario for another four years???? When you said, “kiss my arse”, I can clearly see that you mean “kiss my brain”.
commented 2016-02-12 08:57:01 -0500
Trudope and Wynnbag had no influence at all in motivating the libtard base. Big slap in the face and kick in the nuts to Trudope.