I'm going to keep saying this, keep making this point, thousands of times if I have to, until it sinks in.
THE PROVINCE OF ONTARIO WILL REMAIN STUCK IN A DITCH UNTIL THE VOTERS AND THE PARTY MEMBERS GET OFF THEIR ASSES AND START MAKING CHANGES INSTEAD OF CONSTANTLY PISSING AND MOANING AND DOING *NOTHING*, WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY EXPECTING TIM HUDAK AND WHOMEVER WE ELECT PRESIDENT (WHICH I HOPE WILL BE KEVIN GAUDET) TO DO *EVERYTHING*.
Let's take a look at some recent examples that illustrate this problem.
Martin Regg Cohn has written that people are angry about parking fees at hospitals. His article has a whole 6 comments on thestar.ca! I have blogposts with more than 6 comments and I'm not even a fancy pants journalist! Derp!
He says parking fees are hidden user fees! They're the most egregious form of price gouging! They're highway robbery! Someone should do something! But wait! Regg Cohn titled his article "Why Hospital CEO's Can't Feel Your Parking Pain."And he says that the Ontario Hospital Association ain't having none of this "reduce the parking fees" silliness! So unless you're a hospital CEO, you can go take a flying leap! Derp!
At this precise moment, political spinmasters of all types are calculating how to use the widespread fury over parking fees at hospitals to their advantage. Tim Hudak needs to intervene immediately and call the government to account on out of control parking fees! It's a middle class tax grab! Wedge issue identified! Commence outrage! We need to *differentiate* ourselves from the McGuinty Liberals on parking fees, say the spinmasters. So in "Changebook II: Cruise Control", released six months before the next election, we'll call for....um...umm...ummmm.....removal of the HST on parking fees! Derp!
No, no, no. We need REAL CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES. Real conservatives are perfectly OK with hospital parking fees! We lost the election because we said we were going to spend money on health care and education. Heresy! We don't need no stinking money for health care! If I get sick I can do surgery on myself! Derp!
Tim Hudak has a piece in the National Post! And what do I see in the comments? Angry Real Conservatives who complain that Hudak lost the election and needs to resign. They came up with clever names like Taxtario, too, and they think the Liberals want to "hunt down children for gay adoption"! But Hudak isn't going to resign, and he shouldn't resign! Because he doesn't feel the need to listen to people (some of whom are likely Liberals) who write comments in a comment section under an article and call it a day! Derp!
You know what he *would* listen to? People showing up to Niagara Falls in February and voting! But that won't happen. Because that's hard. Derp!
In the Star today, it was reported that kids are meeting targets for reading, but don't like reading as much as they did! And then we hear from an Expert. The Expert says that we need targets for how much kids like reading! And then after that we can have targets for how many targets we have! McGuinty's going to introduce his plan for the Trillium Target Foundation in his next platform and commit $387 billion to the establishment of targets in every conceivable walk of life. And instead of refusing outright to implement these targets, people are instead going to complain about why Hudak isn't fixing the problem for them. Derp!
The more I watch the PC voter base tie itself into knots over Liberal distractions while doing nothing to remedy the situation, the more I start to believe that Don Guy really is a genius. How else could you explain the fact that all of these supposedly really conservative people are constantly crying for Hudak to do what they want but make no effort to get it done themselves?
Liberal statism has penetrated so deeply into people's DNA that even the people who want to live with no government money for health care and schools can find no other recourse than to complain about how Hudak won't listen to their golden ideas!
Oh hey, I know what will get people motivated enough to do something! The War Room Boss wrote an article about how conservatives are whiny! We don't want to prove the War Room Boss right, do we? DO WE?