Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results ~Albert Einstein
Since the election, I’ve taken a step back from the what has essentially become the netherworld of BC politics to work on a few projects, but even I couldn’t pass on this story from Kelowna: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/211908851.html
As it was kindly pointed out on my Facebook page, yes, that is a Black Press paper, and yes,the owner would desperately love to build a refinery here in BC. I don’t really care who owns the paper, because in this case it doesn’t make the nattering of NDP candidate Carole Gordon (who is running against Christy Clark in Westside Kelowna) any less laughable.
“Gordon say Premier Christy Clark’s meeting with Alberta premier Alison Redford in Kelowna Friday was a meeting in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The Westside-Kelowna NDP candidate, who is running against Clark in the upcoming byelection, said rather than using her time here last week to talk about local issues, the premier did a “very premier-like thing” instead by inviting another premier to come talk to her about provincial issues.
“She’s running (in the current byelection campaign) as an MLA and said she was coming up for two days. It’s local issues she needs to be talking about,” said Gordon
The article goes on to mention all the things Carole Gordon thinks Clark should be doing and what she wants to hear her comment on.
Seriously, someone needs to install a brick wall at the NDP meeting of the minds so those who see the writing on the wall can bang their heads on it a few times. Someone needs to tell Carole Gordon that it’s not her job as a candidate, to worry about what Christy Clark is doing,or how she’s doing it. We all know Christy is an absentee candidate. We all know she rarely engages. So who cares what Clark is doing, Ms. Gordon? The question is, what are YOU doing?
If this is how Gordon and her team make use of the press they do get, this entire thing will be nothing but yet another grand example of the NDP’s weak campaigning skills. Hello, the Liberals just campaigned on fiscal restraint and then gave themselves hefty raises all around, and whining about where the premier is and what she is doing is the best use of newsprint? Insert curse words here!
No new narrative. No new message. No new reality.
Same old candidate. Same old leader. Same old NDP.
Here’s some advice for the BC NDP, if they don’t wish to end up an Error 404 Not Found file wikipedia entry in 4 years.
Every single NDP member, staffer and MLA needs to look inside themselves and really get that word CHANGE – starting with the NDP apologists who either wilfully ignore reality or are so entrenched in their own political agendas they can’t see reality.
Since the election I’ve heard from NDP members and insiders from all over the province who agree with me earnestly in private,but won’t publicly. Why? Fear of party reprisal.
That is absolutely indicative of the culture within the party that needs to change internally, before the people of BC will ever see any real change publicly. Anything else is just window-dressing.