Saturday, February 27, 2016
Preston Manning and the School for Cons
Well it's that time of the year again. When Preston Manning, the parson of The Church of the Reformers, summons his Con flock to gather in his presence at the Manning Centre Conference.
But this year the stench of defeat hangs over the event. It's more like a wake than a party.
And the only clear messages that can be heard over the sound of the wailing and gnashing of teeth, is the one the police are sending out.
As a warning to delegates not to go hog wild.
And the crazed call of the parson to destroy Justin Trudeau.
As only that Con vampire could.
Former Reform Party leader Preston Manning is accusing Justin Trudeau’s government of breeding western Canadian alienation at a time when low-energy prices are wreaking havoc in places such as Alberta, saying the Liberals care more about Montreal-based Bombardier than unemployed oil workers.
Mr. Manning opened a conference for Canada’s conservative political movement in Ottawa on Friday by warning the Trudeau government is risking national unity by neglecting the need for the country’s petroleum sector to find new pipeline routes to market.
Shamelessly accusing Justin Trudeau of threatening national unity, when it's the parson who is pouring fuel on the separatist fires in Alberta, to serve his crass political interests and those of Big Oil.
No leader was more divisive than Stephen Harper, the monster he suckled to fruition.
And then unleashed upon us, to terrorize Canadians in the name of his Greater Alberta.
Only to lead that province, and the rest of the country, to the verge of economic disaster with his oily obsession.
A situation which needless to say, had nothing to do with Justin Trudeau.
And while some in the MSM profess to be surprised by Manning's crazed attack on Trudeau.
It was an unusually sharp attack on the new Liberal government from a western Canadian politician who retired from politics more than 15 years ago and normally speaks in more statesmanlike tones these days.
I'm not, because like the others Manning too is desperate. Behind his grandfatherly facade lurks a dangerous fanatic.
And if you check out the list of speakers at this weekend's Con conclave you'll find another fanatic who has profoundly inspired the parson.
The Republican operative Morton Blackwell, the darling of America's religious bigots.
“Abortion and monogamous marriage between one man and one woman were among the many settled legal and moral issues of American culture,” he said. “But then the political Left began to bring into politics its hostility to traditional moral principles.”
And who like Manning also founded a School for Cons.
One recent Sunday, at Morton Blackwell’s Leadership Institute, a dozen students meet for the second and final day of training in grass-roots youth politics. All are earnest, idealistic and as right wing as you can get. They take careful notes as instructor Paul Gourley teaches them how to rig a campus mock election.
Where they teach Cons the fundamentals, like how to subvert democracy.
“Can anyone tell me,” asks Gourley, a veteran mock electioneer, “why you don’t want the polling place in the cafeteria?”
Stephen, a shy antiabortion activist sitting toward the rear of the class, raises his hand: “Because you want to suppress the vote?”
“Stephen has the right answer!” Gourley exclaims, tossing Stephen his prize, a copy of Robert Bork’s “Slouching Toward Gomorrah.”
Which helps explain why Stephen Harper's ghastly PMO was filled with so many little monsters...
Doing their best to suppress the vote, and subvert our democracy.
So yes, let nobody be fooled by Manning's grandfatherly facade, for he remains a dangerous fanatic...
One who has done our Canada terrible damage.
One who is now so desperate he's trying to divide it against itself by fuelling the fires of separatism.
And our Canada will not be safe, or decent, or truly Canadian.
Until we send him and his Con movement to the same place we sent the Harperites...