Now comes the time for more sword, less shield.
Now comes the time for us to be change, not just talk about it.
Now comes the time for us to end the Ontario Liberal Party, once and for all.
We, the men and women of the PC Party of Ontario, have the panicked and unsteady McGuinty Liberals right where we want them. They are in way over their heads on this tax credit mess. We know it. They know it. The voters know it.
This could be the moment where Ontarians say, "No more!" to the endless volume of crap that issues forth from the Liberals. We are not a province that gets roused easily, but, dammit, we are all Ontarians. We don't like some of us getting something that the rest of don't get. That's WHY the faith based issue caused so much trouble.
A few months ago, Dalton released some ad full of ridiculous cliches. One of them, if I recall correctly, was "What defines Ontario? It's how we work. Together." Then, he goes and announces this turd.
A lot of hilarious irony here. The Liberals getting what's coming to them after their strategy in 2007. The Liberals stumbling into this mess by doing their "anything you can do I can do better" act, trying to outflank us. The Liberals forced into "explain mode" instead of us, for a change.
The politics of anger, huh? You're goddamned RIGHT, the politics of anger. Do the Liberals know what year it is here? Do they care about what has been happening in this country? Make a few more promises and it all goes away? All just a little misunderstanding? Just something that will blow over? Uh uh. No WAY.
Remember when I said it could be the moment? Well, it could. OR......we, the PC Party, could let petty, insignificant things distract us. Like the fact that John Tory is unhappy. Or that Ernie Eves is unhappy. Or that someone who didn't get their nomination is unhappy. Or that someone read our platform and is unhappy that it's too far or not far enough.
People get dissatisfied. That's their right. Trouble is, we have an election to win. So unfortunately, if you are unhappy, you dry your tears and get back to work.
Or, you can cross the line drawn in the sand. You want to sit at home? Sit. Be proud of yourself that it was you who might have contributed to a loss of a riding here, or there. Tell your friends how you showed the big bad PC Party what's what, and then maybe they'll come around to your way of thinking.
Or probably not. My personal feeling is that this party is not interested in slowing down for anybody or anything. And that's how a party who wants to win should behave. I'm sure all the Ass-Kickers on the other side would agree.
When Hudak was running for leader, I looked him in the eye and said, "Are you going to make the Liberals afraid of us again?" He said, "Yes." And he has done that.
McGuinty tells people we have to move forward, not backward. We, the PC Party, must move forward from all this Red Tory, Blue Tory nonsense and get on with the business of governing.
Let's not go back.