What All Conservative Politicians Can Learn From Ontario Premier Doug Ford: How Doug Ford went from being a drag on his party to a major asset – May 16, 2022,
As a politician, you need to learn something basic, it’s something the current Prime Minister of Canada has taught me. If the Democracy appears to not care about the debates, you shouldn’t care either. The current Prime Minister of Canada when faced with harsh criticism “Changes the topic of conversation”.
How dare he, you might argue? But it’s worked, why? Because in the end, all DEMOCRATICALLY elected leaders have a period in which the people who vote for them will grant them the permission to rule as if they were dictators, primarily because the Democracy is not ready to embrace the opposition. Once you become a leader, you must understand and embrace this.
Now, do I agree with this normal? Absolutely not, but Socrates warned us about Democracy centuries ago and what he’s said is irrefutable. People tend to vote for the “leader” who promises to give them things they want.
In Canada, it’s only a matter of time before the Liberals really start to annoy Canadians, one of the best Canadian POLITICIANS in the history of this federation was Pierre Trudeau, who left politics, BEFORE, the economic disasters he created really started to destroy the Canadian economy. Most Liberals, over-stay their welcome, Kathleen Wynne as the article I point to explains, overstayed her welcome, her vote-buying techniques stopped working because the people figured out that her ideas were merely TOO EXPENSIVE to maintain.
Unlike the former leader of the Federal Conservative Party of Canada-Erin O’Toole who I might add, had the opportunity to KEEP HIS MOUTH SHUT- Doug Ford opted to say as little as possible with as little substance as possible. Doug Ford keeps repeating the same mantra over and over, jobs, the economy, more money in pockets, the Conservative schtick that people attach to the Conservatives.
In the minds of most Canadians, the attach the Conservative Party with the party to help you get wealthy, the political party that’s all about money. Sure the Conservative party is about more than that, but do you know how difficult it is, to change someone’s mind on social issues? Hey, you, I know you’re pro-abortion, well, I don’t like a woman having the right to abortion, give me 30 minutes to convince you why you should hate abortions? Does that sound like a good political slogan to you?
Ofcourse not, the Christian lobbyists want this to be a major issue in the Conservative Party, I argue, focus on the money. If I were a politician when it came to the topic of abortion, ignore the social aspect of it and focus on the financial, all I would do on the subject is promise people who are anti-abortion that they’d get a rebate on taxes, if the government supports it. Check this box on your tax form and you’ll get a tax rebate, why? Because Universal health care, forces all Canadians to finance abortions.
Politicians aren’t supposed to cater to special interest groups, yes Christians who want to stop abortions are INDEED special interest groups, but there is political leverage on this issue as well as an opportunity to collect data as to how many Canadians actually support abortion.
It’s not to say the Liberals will never win an election moving forward, but allow the people to see the contrast. I think that’s what Doug Ford has done very, well. He stayed in his lane. Why would Erin O’Toole feel the need to speak on gun control? When he spoke on it, he made the situation worse, Justin Trudeau, never told his supporters he would bail out car dealerships while in power, but he did it anyway.
Liberal supporters have NOWHERE else to go, NDP hasn’t proven they can win an election, and even people who don’t like Trudeau will vote for him in order to prevent the opposition from winning. That’s how this works, it’s something Doug Ford to date has mastered and shouldn’t be ignored by Conservatives. Sometimes it’s about what you DON’T say, that wins elections.
Interesting times ahead!