Phil Hochstein is worried about the politicians who served his interests so well in recent years. In present form, most of those men and women now seem unelectable. As a result, Phil sniffs the winds of change. His plan is to rename the BC Liberal Party and merge it with BC Conservatives.
Christy Clark is OK with that, as long as people remember that she is leader of BC’s free world and intends to continue. Conservative leader John Cummins has different ideas. One of them being the quaint notion that government ought to be run by people who are competent and ethical.
Details like that don’t trouble Mr. Hochstein. He has a simple agenda. It involves massive building of infrastructure to keep his construction members busy in a non-union, unregulated, low tax, balanced budget economy. He doesn’t add the obvious but elimination of social spending, particularly public education and healthcare, would be the result.
So, Hochstein tells politicians they can call themselves the Upside-down Ferris Wheel Party as long as they adopt the agenda demanded by people providing the bankroll. He says,
If it about a name or label, then change it.
The simplicity of his statement speaks loudly of Hochstein’s contempt for BC voters. I think it will take more than a name change to alter my voting intentions.