Saturday, May 3, 2014

Horwath Pulls Plug on Wynne's Liberals

I have long had mixed emotions about the Ontario political scene. I have long been nauseated with the Ontario Liberal government. McGuinty's contempt for the legislature (learned at the feet of his master, stephen harper) and his ministers' and staff's (technologically incompetent) attempts to erase the records of their criminal waste of over $1 billion makes them unfit to govern.

The present premier, Kathleen Wynne, says she had nothing whatsoever to do with that gas-plant fiasco and I believe her. But nonetheless, this whole "look forward, not backwards" mentality for official criminality is a disease affecting our entire political culture. There needs to be accountability.

But speaking of unfit to govern, ... the practical impacts of a Hudak-led Ontario PC government, would be so grievous as to force me to give a pause to my parliamentary principles. But the hell of it is that when they held power, the Ontario PC's were just as contemptuous of the forms and the spirits of our laws as the McGuinty Liberals ever were. Indeed, several of the most vile enablers of stephen harper's anti-democratic reign are former Ontario PC's: Baird, Clement, and the now deceased Jim Flaherty. To defeat the Ontario Liberals only to usher in a mega-incompetent, equally anti-democratic pack of idiots and scum seems, ... what expression suits "worse than Quixotic"?

The unpalatable choice was up to Andrea Horwath of the ONDP. As with partisan imbeciles at the federal level, she could be accused of "propping-up the corrupt Liberals" by the right-wing, or handing power to Tim Hudak, in the same way Liberal partisans whined about Jack Layton. But the thing is, I don't care too much for Horwath's ONDP. (And I campaigned for her.) I hear a lot of right-wing rhetoric coming from Horwath, and a lot of disrespect for democracy and procedure in her foisting SUN News moron Adam Giambrone on the Scarborough riding-association in a recent by-election.

The budget that Horwath defeated was, apparently, a good budget (relatively speaking). But it was also a desperate political ploy. Furthermore, budgets have to be implemented. The long and the short of it is that I don't really know what to make of Ontario politics, except to say that the whole scene is depressing and demoralizing.


Anonymous said...

"The long and the short of it is that I don't really know what to make of Ontario politics, except to say that the whole scene is depressing and demoralizing."

Tell me about it. I may just end up voting for some indy candidate or other third-party. Not the Greens though, 'cus I don't care much for them either.

thwap said...

That's what Rob Ford was saying. But only because Hudak wasn't opposed to the PRIDE flag flying at Queen's Park.

Wotta woild.

Anonymous said...

And by virtue of those aforementioned positions with regards to voting indy, etc. (not that I blame you for that opinion), we will see ushered in a CON (as in convicts or confidence men) at least minority government here in Ontario that will make us wish for the good old mcGuilty days back again because they were so much better than what we will endure under hudak and his mob of flesh eating, cretinous, anthropomorphic miscreants.

thwap said...

I don't see Hudak getting a majority. I can see Horwath ruthless enough to call for a coalition.

I can see that. Wouldn't bet on it though.