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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
All opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Letter from Mr. Dion

Isn't that nice... Stephane Dion sent me a letter! Actually, to his "supporters", though I'm sure that mass e-mail list includes many Tories and Dippers...

Anyway, I've lifted a couple of key points, and added some of my owh thoughts...
Mr. Dion - "As Leader of the Official Opposition, I want to provide a constructive opposition that will attempt to deflect the rightist policies of the Harper government and to limit its negative effects on the population and Canada’s role in the world.

As Leader of the Liberal Party, I want us to be ready for an election that could be called soon, as this minority Conservative government is very frustrated not to be able to implement completely its very far-right agenda."
Here we go again... fear and smear. That's all this new "breath of fresh air" Liberal leader has to offer. Meet the new boss... same as the old boss.

Here's a preview of the next election... "Stephen Harper and the Conservatives are super-duper far right wing, and that's REALLY REALLY SCARY! You should be scared of them Canada! Mr. Harper drinks his own blood! We saw him!"

Oops... that last line wasn't from the Liberals, it was from Rick Mercer! Well, it's accurate though, as a preview of the next election, because I guarentee, that's what you're going to hear. And it will give the victory right to the Right Hounourable Stephen Joseph Harper.

Why? I'll tell you why, my dear readers... and if there are any Liberals among you, listen up... if you try pulling out the "Super-duper scary neo-Conservatives" card again, the Conservative Party of Canada, the media, and the electorate, WILL EAT YOU ALIVE on our way back to the PMO.

The public will see your attacks, and say "We've seen this before... it wasn't true last time they said it, and now that the Tories have been around for a while, we've seen the evidence that it's not true." And we'll gladly parade it around as evidence, reminding the Canadian public that if the Liberals do anything, they do one thing consistantly... THEY LIE. And on top of a victory, you'll give us a majority... thank you very much.

Which we will then use to implement our rational, non-scary, Canada-bettering policies, and we'll begin the work of fixing the problems that you've left undealt with for the last few decades.

Okay, that little rant is over. Back to Dion's letter...
"Contrary to what the Conservative government wants, Canada should be a world leader in environmental technology and sustainability, not a laggard in these areas."
Amm, hello? There you go... lying AGAIN. We WANT to be a world leader in the environmental front... but Kyoto WON'T get us there! Instead of sending all our money to other nations to reduce their emissions, and neglect our own (but cover our own butts with emission credits) let's keep the money here, and invest it in technologies that will actually cut emissions right here at home? (that is, if we even really need to cut our GHG... but for the sake of the argument, we're assuming, just for the moment, that we should even bother...) Then we can export that technology, and make the exact same reductions abroad that we would have if we'd used our capital to buy credits. Make sense? Of course not... instead of wanting to actually follow through, you just want to regain power, so you'll huff and puff "We must stick to the letter of Kyoto!", and try to use that card to win the next election, then you'll go reneg on yet another commitment. Typical Liberalism...

So, again, I don't believe the whole Kyoto garbage... but if the left is going to keep on harping about this issue, then let's at least go about doing it right, shall we? Keep the money here, invest it in Canadian technologies (and jobs), and let's make ourselves a world leader on this issue... then we can export our knowledge, and thus further improve our own economy.

Then, when the whole Kyoto thing is debunked, I can turn around and say "I told you so", and we'll have spend billions (or trillions?) on this fiasco, but at least we won't have scuttled our own economy in the process.

Lunchtime over. Time to get back to work.


  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 06:43:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous jgriffin said…

    Um, I hate to break it to you CC but the last election was less about voting in the Conservatives than voting out the Liberals. It doesn't matter if Steven Harper cures cancer, reverses climate change and turns all Quebec separatists into solid nationalists, the next election is Stéphane Dion's to lose. All the Liberals have to do is not screw up and he will win a minority government for sure.

    There has been so many lies and mis-truths about the Conservatives over the past thirteen to sixteen years that too many people believe the Big Lie (i.e. Conservatives = bad, Liberals = good).

  • At Tue. Dec. 19, 07:17:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Dion called the Conservatives right wing.

    Are they not Right Wing?

  • At Wed. Dec. 20, 03:15:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To jgriffin:

    Don't be so pessimistic. According to the latest Ipsos-Reid poll, the shine is already starting to wear off Stephane Dion's lustre (or as Ipsos-Reid put it: "the post-convention shine initially enjoyed by Stephane Dion and the Liberal Party has dimmed somewhat." The Liberals have already dropped back down into a statistical tie with the Conservatives.

    Brian in Calgary

  • At Wed. Dec. 20, 05:59:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous jgriffin said…


    It may be true that Dion's 'shine' may be losing its luster but the Big Lie remains. Ask yourself the following questions:

    1. Who is the party of big business?
    2. Who is most likely to gut social programs?
    3. Who is most likely to support two tier health care?

    If you thought "Conservative" to any of the above before correcting yourself you have been affected by the Big Lie. The Liberals have made these allegations against the Conservatives however time has shown the opposite to be true.

    Here are some more questions for you:

    1. Who has done more for the environment in the last twenty years?
    2. Who has done more for Canadian unity in the last twenty years?
    3. Who has done more to eliminate the deficit in the last twenty years?

    If you thought "Liberal" before correcting yourself you have been affected by the Big Lie.

    The problem with the Big Lie is that most people now believe it. It will take a generation of even handed reporting and honesty in government to change this perception.

  • At Wed. Dec. 20, 07:42:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Well thank goodness for the Manning Centre for Building Democracy. ;-)

    GO PRESTON! Starting the process of turning the tide.

    By the way... he's going to be nearby in Guelph in mid-January, $50 dinner... any takers?


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