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Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Pre-emptive strikes WORK

Or so says the most recent polling on Dion's "Green Shaft"
Canadians blind to Liberal 'green shift,' poll shows
Juliet O'Neill, Canwest News Service
Published: Monday, July 07, 2008

OTTAWA - The federal Liberals have a big sales job ahead of them on their proposed national carbon tax.

A new poll Monday said only one in three Canadians has heard about the "green shift" plan and 60 per cent, who can recall anything about it, say it's "a bad idea."
Once again, the Tories look to have taken a page out of Warren's book... define your opponent before they have the chance to define themselves.

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  • At Tue Jul 08, 12:41:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Unknown said…

    Sad, isn't it, when this is what we've come to?

    I don't care which side of which issue you're on, this isn't how democracy is supposed to work.

    If party A has a great idea for how to govern the country, let them sell it to me. If it's a good idea, I might vote for them. If party B has a better idea, bring it on.

    Instead, we get attack ads and lies and blame and distractions and diversions. Nobody ever hears the plans, and the media is too busy reporting on how clueless the public is, or what one MP said about the other, and what they were wearing at the time.


  • At Tue Jul 08, 01:30:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    You're right Marc, it is sad... unfortunately, this is what the Liberals have made our democracy.

    If we didn't strike first, and strike hard, people might actually give this disasterous plan the time of day. Instead of judging it on it's horrible content, they might have believed the Liberal spin.

    Besides... all that's happening right now is that the Liberals are getting a taste of their own medicine. We saw what they did to us for the last few elections, learned well, and are now beginning to turn the tables.

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again... once the present incarnation of the Liberal Party of Canada is no more, we'll be able to get back to real and substantive debate on real issues, instead of all the spin we see.

    I look forward to that day, when issues and platforms are judged on their merits, and not automatically judged by how the Liberal Party spins it.

  • At Tue Jul 08, 01:37:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    One more point to add, don't worry Marc, there's hope... if the kinds of kids who I spent time with at Carleton's Model Parliament this past January are able to work their way up the Liberal ranks, the future may look a whole lot brighter. They were honest, genuine, and willing to look beyond differences to find areas we had things in common. The "Tory Party", of which I was a member, initiated talks which resulted in a merger between us and the Liberal Party, to form the Liberal Tory Party. We were able to find areas of agreement, agree to disagree on the rest, and work together to pass legislation for the benefit of our "Model" country.

    Now all we have to do is wait for this current crop of the Iggy's, Dion's, Rae's, Goodale's and Jennings to retire, and let the next generation of young, less-partisan, and honest young people take the reigns.

    Then maybe we can have some good and substantitve debate on the important, and far often neglected, issues that face this country... not the psudo-issues the current Liberals tell us are important.

  • At Tue Jul 08, 03:39:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Unknown said…

    > Now all we have to do is wait for this current crop of the Iggy's,
    > Dion's, Rae's, Goodale's and Jennings to retire

    ... and Harpers, and Bairds, and... well, you get the idea.

  • At Wed Jul 09, 09:23:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    How's this for non-partisan?

    Let's ditch Iggy and Peter "Barney Rubble is my Double" Van Loan

    Let's also keep Goodale, Hall Findlay, Prentice, and Strahl.

    Non-partisanship is fun!!!!!

    Mike Wisniewski

  • At Wed Jul 09, 10:33:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Harper has shown several times that he is willing to work with divergent groups to build consensus. He worked very hard to unite the Right (successfully, I think) and no one who knows anything about the Right's history can dismiss that accomplishment as minor. He was masterful at working with like minded Liberals to develop and pass the Afghanastan bill. I am sure if the Liberals ever show any inclination to drop their partisan, hateful ways to better the country, Harper will be there front and centre to discuss the possibilities.

  • At Wed Jul 09, 12:42:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Harper's not my favorite guy on the planet, but those were good points nonetheless


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