Friday, April 20, 2012

Lessons For British Columbia's 2013 General Election

The BC Liberal Titanic is slowly sinking, as the NDP easily won 2 byelections in the province on Thursday. When you break down the numbers, the Liberals lost votes to both the NDP and Conservatives. Christy Clark will certainly try to blame this result on the Tories while attempting to scare monger for the next election, but the truth of the matter is that her party is bleeding votes in all directions, right and left. People like Chuck Strahl and Stockwell Day endorsing Christy's party have only delayed the inevitable Liberal demise, they can't stop it. After 3 straight majorities, the people are growing sick of the governing party. People want change. If Day and Strahl want to play the roles of the band playing the happy music as the Titanic slowly sank, the people of BC are going to pay a price because not enough people will get onto a life boat before it is too late.

The BC Conservatives saw a substantial increase in their vote totals over the last election, so anyone trying to portray this as a "disappointment" for the fledgling party set the expectations too high. The Tories went from 7% and 0% to 25% and 15%. But hey, if people want to call massive increases in vote totals as a "disappointment", then so be it, even when the party bleeding votes in all directions has struck an iceberg. Chilliwack and Port Moody, both went Tory federally with 58% and 55% respectively in the 2011 federal election. The BC Tories are growing while the BC Liberals are dying. If you are a pragmatic right winger in this province, to which should you look to for hope next year? The answer certainly is not Christy Clark. The party which brought us the carbon tax and the HST needs to be replaced.


  1. Call me wind because I am blown away by your post!

    1. As the song goes, "the answer my friend is blowing in the wind"...


  2. Haven't you heard? BC Blue already has this all figured out. The BC Conservatives need to get serious by aquiring some high end talent (namely himself). It has nothing to do with him being bitter that he was tossed off their board of directors, not at all...

  3. There's no doubt that the BC Kristy's are going down for the count, not that she cares one bit... after all, it's all about Kristy. I shudder at the thought of Comrade Dix as the top Czar... you can almost smell the money burning. However, I will still be voting BC Conservative in the next Provincial election... the BC Kristy's are so corrupt they have to be destroyed. I hold out hope that the BC Conservatives can get enough votes to keep the NDP barbarians from completely destroying the BC economy. There's still enough time for British Columbians to wake up and smell the disaster that awaits the Province if Comrade Dix is given the chance.

  4. Where, oh where, is the third generation Bennett?