“I know nothing’” will not wash.
For a long time now the country has been subjected to rule by dictat without discussion by the extreme right in Canada. Omnibus bills have been rushed through using time allocation; independent MPs have been denied a say in Parliament; malfeasance has been not only tolerated but rewarded with Cabinet posts and other promotions. And all the time the braying jackasses and clapping seals sitting on the government’s back benches applauded and cheered whenever any of their leaders sarcastically non-answered questions about it.
Now the chickens are coming home to roost the back-benchers and the other appartchiks and enablers are getting concerned and trying to distance themselves from the obvious criminality and stupidity exhibited in and by the PMO and senior party members.
“Every person I have talked to has a different version of events, and a different version of what should be done. So, I don’t think there’s an organized split, but some people are certainly questioning the tactics,” said a top Conservative source who spoke to The Hill Times on condition of anonymity last week.
But possibly the most myopic statement that illustrates just how the modern Tory lacks any idea of self awareness is this quote.
“Everybody needs experienced advisers. Everybody needs people who will ask you the questions that you don’t necessarily want to be asked. Everybody needs to be challenged a bit. It makes you think better. I think it makes you operate better. It makes you more reflective,” said one senior Conservative who spoke to The Hill Times on condition of anonymity.
Reflective? Seriously now, reflective? The rushing through of legislation without real discussion illustrates only too well just how highly the now worried really placed the concept of reflection. Until it all went pear-shaped reflection was the last thing on the minds of the rightwing mental midgets that form the voting block that has enabled this most corrupt of governments.
Every single Conservative MP in the House is as guilty as those in the PMO who conspired to defraud the public and pervert the course of justice because they didn’t want to know about it at the time. Their inability to hold their own bosses accountable is their crime and they are culpable for anything that they allowed to happen on their watch.
“For MPs in a lot of parts of the country, they could face the prospect of losing. So, when you face the prospect of losing, you start to think how do I survive?”
You can run little party nobodies, but your obedient selves will be remembered when the next election comes around and your inaction and enabling will be recalled then. This mess is your mess and you will own it.