I've been waiting to hear from Erin O'Toole, after his humiliating defeat at the hands of Justin Trudeau, left him looking like a zombie from The Night of the Living Dead.
I wanted to know whether he would acknowledge that his relentless smearing of Trudeau got him absolutely nowhere.
And that just about everything his very expensive foreign advisers told him to do, was a total waste of money.
But it seems that neither him nor his loser Cons have learned a thing.
For can you believe that?
Canada should be a stable, ethical supply of energy for the world. The Liberals refuse to support Canada's energy sector, costing us jobs and economic opportunities. Canadians deserve a government that will champion our energy sector and stand up for our workers. pic.twitter.com/gcKMBz3fdf— Erin O'Toole (@erinotoole) October 13, 2021
As world leaders prepare to meet at the COP26 summit, in a last ditch attempt to try to prevent climate change from torching the planet, O'Toole and his ugly Cons are trying to pour fuel on the flames.
So much for his "plan" to fight climate change...
Has that Con clown no shame?
And as if that wasn't bad enough, he still won't say whether he will mandate vaccines for his Con MPs.
And for a very good reason: he doesn't dare.
As Conservatives clearly stated during the election campaign, Justin Trudeau’s vaccine mandate is discriminatory, coercive and must be opposed. We must continue to demand reasonable exemptions and accommodations, like rapid testing, for those unable or unwilling to be vaccinated. https://t.co/wWIHZY0ECP— Mark Strahl, MP (@markstrahl) October 8, 2021
The rabid rednecks and kooky religious fanatics in his caucus would tear him to pieces.
Which effectively means he's paralyzed, trapped between a rock and a hard place, and unable to move his party in the direction it needs to go if it is ever to appeal to more Canadians.
As Andrew Coyne recently wrote, the Con's problems are simple:
The proposition the Conservatives placed before the people in this election was less a move to the middle than a move to the muddle. There was no attempt to ground the proposals in any coherent set of principles, conservative or otherwise. Instead the public was presented with a bewildering series of contradictions: between the platform and established party doctrine, on everything from deficits to taxes to free trade.
The point has been made that, having remade himself at least twice already, Mr. O’Toole is now suffering something of an authenticity deficit, which a shift back to the right, in a bid to mollify the party’s disaffected base, could only make worse.
The leader has no principles, and neither has the party.
Which is why O'Toole is in such a hurry for parliament to resume.
So him and his Cons can turn the Commons into a fascist circus, and start attacking Justin Trudeau again, for that's all they got.
And the good news? That almost certainly won't be enough to pick O'Toole off the floor.
Even if he survives his leadership review...
Which needless to say, is definitely NOT a sure thing.
While Justin Trudeau on the other hand, now has the wind in his sails.
And can concentrate on winning the war against Covid, and stepping up the battle against climate change.
While O'Toole and his Cons are going nowhere in a hurry...
So as I prepare to set sail for Glasgow, I leave you with this question: