Tories suffering Stockholm Syndrome

On a night when federal politicians are supposed to make fun of themselves — the annual Parliamentary press gallery dinner in Ottawa Saturday — why did interim Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose spend so much time mocking former prime minister Stephen Harper?

By so doing, Ambrose illustrated the malaise of the federal Conservatives these days, following their defeat by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberals in last year’s election.

They remind one of hurt puppies, constantly seeking approval from abusive masters — the Liberals and their media shills.


There’s a reason for that.

The Conservatives have decided being conservative is hard.

Who needs that when your place at the trough is at stake?

Term limits.

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  • The Butterfly

    I have a great idea, let’s pick an interim Conservative leader just because she’s a woman.

    • OH that’ll happen;)

    • ntt1

      uteruses are important to our nations well being

  • Oracle9

    In any future Canadian election, if do have any, I seriously have no idea who I would vote for.

    • FivePointSpurgeon

      Why vote at all? Voting implies you having a choice.

      • Oracle9

        You mean just throw in the towel, give up, and watch our society sink into a marxist hellhole? I don’t think so.

        • FivePointSpurgeon

          What difference would a Marxist hellhole look like from Ontario, California or Quebec now?

          • Oracle9

            That’s the challenge. Do you think that nihilism is the answer? Listen. I have grandchildren, maybe you don’t, but I am concerned that we preserve the kind of society with its freedoms which we have. I see value in it. Sadly, I may be in a minority, since most of us seem to have lost the ability to see its value.

          • canminuteman

            I have kids as well, but there is no point fighting a fight you are not going to win. A more productive strategy is learning to survive in the sort of world we are going to get.

          • Oracle9

            The rise of the p-c cultural marxists culminating in our current metrosexual prime minister has been daunting, but there are a lot of men with ears to hear, a mind to process, and a spine to stand up.

          • canminuteman

            I am sure there are a lot of men with a spine, problem is we let women vote too. If you look at exit polls it becomes clear really quickly that the reason we are as left wing as we are now is because of women’s suffrage. The whole history of the world would look different if women couldn’t vote.

          • Blacksmith

            I havent given up but I am prepared for it to all to collapse. I often think that is the only way we can fix it.

          • FivePointSpurgeon

            I think letting it burn is the answer, yes. That is, unless you’re willing to stop women from voting and holding office’cause this is where it always ends up. You always get socialism, you always get nanny state and you always get Daddy Government.

            Stop with the emotionalism, though. This society, as it’s currently constructed, has few of the freedoms that it did 75 years ago. There is no value in this as it stands now. Families as a unit are being assaulted, Christianity is being persecuted more and more, and government seeks more and more power on a daily basis… and you think it’s worth saving??

          • Oracle9

            You are absolutely correct that our freedoms are seriously eroding. What’s left of it is worth saving, for sure, if you compare today to the future Canadian republic of Somalia, or some bizarre Mad Max world, or something that resembles Syria or Iraq.

  • john700

    “Term limits”??
    I don’t think so. It will increase corruption, especially during the last term. And during that term, the MP will vote crazy things, because he no longer fears the voters. Look at the second term of any US President: Iran-Contra; impeachment; financial collapse; complete lawlessnes.
    How about proportional representation? We could have a real right-wing party with seats in Parliament.

    • New Centurion

      “the MP will vote crazy things, because he no longer fears the voters”
      They’re doing that now.

      • FivePointSpurgeon

        And you think that term limits will fix that?!? Term limits are not the panacea you think they are.

        • New Centurion

          No party should have abosulte control for four years. My suggestion is to half the parliament. one half goes to the polls every two years and the other half goes two years latter. This will force politcitians to listen to the voters since their job
          is on the line every two years. Frequent elections keep politicians honest and accountable to the people

          • FivePointSpurgeon

            It’s funny, we never heard any of this kind of thing during Harper’s reign about elections all the time.

            “Frequent elections….” And just how do you think term limits make that better?

    • Alain

      I disagree. First for term limits to work it would have to mean once your term is up, you must totally leave politics. You cannot jump from one branch or level of politics into another. This is the only way to put an end to career politicians. That would end the incintive you mention, since they would have to return to the real work world themselves.

      • john700

        It would be like the barbarian invasions (mongols): they come, steal everything, leave.

        • Clausewitz

          I think they’d be more like the aliens from Independence Day.

      • ntt1

        you would need to squash their ability to pop up as lobbyists too.

    • Nope FPTP is best of the lot. PR is simply a route to inertia and watered down ideas.

      • john700

        For now, FPTP makes sure there are no other ideas than those approved by the left and the media party.

      • ntt1

        and italian style governments but with out the decent cuisine.

  • Jaedo Drax

    Lets be honest, at this point, does it really matter what we vote for if the bureaucracy actively works against any government policies it doesn’t like, and the government of the day is unwilling to make a serious effort at reform?

    If you want term limits, then it has to work from top to bottom, say that you can’t receive monetary benefits from the Government of Canada for more than 10 years.

    • disqusW6sf

      I agree.

    • They are members of the political class and need to be crushed.

      • ntt1

        cut off their oxygen and that is tax payers money

  • canminuteman

    I have voted in every federal, provincial and municipal election ever to happen in my life. I have never voted liberal or NDP. Back in the Progressive Conservative days I often voted for some fringe party candidate because I couldn’t stomach the progressive conservatives (isn’t that another way of saying communist conservative since progressive has been a code word for communist since day one?). I see that habit coming back.

  • Blacksmith

    Term limits.
    ^^^THIS^^^

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Career politicians are the scum of the earth.

  • ntt1

    let them relapse to a couple of seats again, it sparked a revival last time, this gang offends me and i will not be supporting any conservative candidate until there are glimpses of conservative doctrine not the supine grovelling we see now, Ambrose is an embarrassment an example of why women leaders are often wishy washy wastes of time.