"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Sunday 8 June 2014

It's Not Fair

I think the Honorable Kathleen Wynn has  already felt the chill of rejection.

About now, the Premier may be wondering why politics  ever held any appeal and wishing for a private exit.

I don't know the Honorable Members electoral background. If defeat has ever been a factor.

I can empathize.

The  campaign has been long,intense and probably unforgiving.

Cronyism and entitlements have been called  to assist. Worst  attack ads  against Hudak have been  funded by health and educational workers.

They alone didn't gain the most  but they have identified themselves.

The silent majority are  again misread.

Premier Kathleen Wynn carries the  entire weight on her shoulders.

Neither Horvath or Hudak  have the same burden. Neither are Premier, they lose little
in defeat.

It's not fair.

But who ever said it was.


Anonymous said...

She fought to win this "affliction."

And we will never really know what she knew and when.

One shouldn't feel too sorry for the Premier.

Horwath and Hudak are both losers, defeated or not.

Anonymous said...

Evelyn, she is doing plenty of ' attacking " on her own. So she obviously feels she is entitled [ hate that word, but sometimes it fits ] to keep her job.
Maybe we could talk about Dorian Baxter ? When I first saw him in a debate, he seemed like a breath of fresh air. This time around, he narrowly skirted rude and his only plan to deal with every issue was to " lobby ". I do not understand how he is still a candidate or if he represents a real party. Heck, he might not even BE real.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

"The sky is falling, the sky is falling..."

I am personally sick of the election, sick of all 3 parties, sick of the tv & radio ads from the parties, sick of the radio & tv ads from the unions and organizations of all sorts telling us that disaster is lurking around the corner with the wrong vote. Everyone is spouting fear. That worse times are ahead because remember what it was like before, don't let history repeat itself. Don't trust them or them or them. I don't trust the whole lot.

It's like going to buy a car and the salesperson doesn't tout their car's safety benefits and advantages. No they tell you don't buy their competitor's car because it will crash before you get it off the lot. I don't even know if they have a car because they only spoke about their competitor.

Like a quote from a disaster movie: "Life as we know it will go on". Yes, it will whoever wins, loses or forms a majority or minority government.

What Ontario governments (and I'm not just referring to the Liberals) have shown us is that we can't depend on them for our future or for the future of our children. They don't have the answers. There is nothing special about them and what they do that is going to miraculously raise our standards of living. We can't depend on them. We have to depend on ourselves.

If you're worried about your children's education you better stay involved in what they are doing, encourage them and get involved in helping them with their homework. New jobs, well you better keep abreast of what's new, what you need to learn to get ahead, because the government isn't going to give you a job. Governments don't create jobs, businesses do. Governments may help businesses, but businesses aren't waiting to see what the government will do next or lament that "if only the government did this or did that then I could succeed". No, they are not waiting, because if they wait they will lose out on other opportunities.

What we can depend on is - what the politicians say today and do tomorrow are 2 different things. That the blame is always on the other guy. Mistakes will be made, promises broken, scandals will still occur independent regardless of party , misinformation will be rampant, accounting will be wrong and the deficit will be higher than what we thought. Am I cynical, I sure am, but I am a realist and as above see that my success and my children's success can't be dependent on the government of today or tomorrow. They are too unreliable. To succeed, to find happiness we have to depend on ourselves.

My prediction: there will be no clear majority for any party, and whoever leads will still have to get along with at least one other to get anything done, so in the end nothing will change, nothing substantial will get done, it will be the status quo. So make your own plans and work towards them and don't count on the Ontario government for your success.

Anonymous said...

What is really seriously disturbing is the general ineptitude of the candidates not just here in our own riding but also throughout York Region.

Call me a glutton for punishment but I did watch the several riding debates.

What struck me consistently throughout was the professional courtesy shown by the moderator to all while trying to keep them on topic and within time allowances.

It's too bad there aren't several dozen like him.

The same can be said for the moderator of the "live" debates. We can use several dozen like her.

That makes my head spin.