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Saturday, December 06, 2008

Liberal members are donating LOADS of money

Well, it looks like the Liberals have finally figured out how to motivate their Party members to open up their wallets. This coalition idea has sparked a flurry of donations by Liberals in the last few days.

There's only one problem though. The donations aren't being made to the Liberal Party of Canada... they're being made to the Conservative Party of Canada.

I've heard it from two well placed sources now. Card carrying Liberal Party members, incensed at what their Party leadership have pulled, are calling Conservative Party HQ and donating... BIG TIME.

I've even heard a report that the Party has made more money in the last few days than during any other fundraising drive we've undertaken in the past... EVER.

Boy am I looking forward to seeing the 4th quarter party fundraising numbers.

UPDATE: Wow, traffic always spikes when Kate links to you... welcome to all the SDA readers.

Just a side thought, if you haven't done so already, why don't you consider joining these wonderful Liberals by topping up your donations to the Party... don't forget, time to make your 2008 political donations is running out! (and it's just one more way you can help send this coalition packing, once and for all...)

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  • At Sat Dec 06, 04:05:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Reid said…

    There's a significant number of centrist Liberals. I laugh every time I hear about a united "centre-left" coalition because the centrist Liberals would more likely gravitate to the centrist Conservatives than align with the leftist NDP. These donations prove that. And that's why the CPC would win a crushing majority against a coalition.

  • At Sat Dec 06, 04:18:00 p.m. EST, Blogger West Coast Teddi said…

    You are getting rave reviews for your "big booming voice" at the rally.

    Spent my wife's Christmas present money on the CPC. Do you think she will understand?

    Merry Christmas Everyone

  • At Sat Dec 06, 04:21:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The Liberals have really dug themselves into a deep, deep abyss.

  • At Sat Dec 06, 04:26:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I couldn't make a rally today, so I wrote a cheque instead.

    I am woman...I like Harper!!

    I'm Standing Up for Harper Because He Stood Up for My Vote!

  • At Sat Dec 06, 04:34:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've never donated before but it sure was easy to make a donation this week to the Conservative Party.
    Bet a lot of other people thought so too.

  • At Sat Dec 06, 04:46:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Grumpy Old Man said…

    The amazing thing about this is that it's just before Christmas, and it's in a time of economic uneasiness.
    I gave $200 last week when this nonsense started, and I'll try to squeeze another $200 from my next paycheque. That will max out my 2008 political donations.
    BTW, I only donate to the Conservatives. A pox on the other parties!

  • At Sat Dec 06, 05:15:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Shawn Abigail said…

    I've been sending to my local candidate, but today I thought it would be a good idea to send some $$$ along to the federal party. Seems like a good time to fill up the coffers. Glad to hear I'm not the only one.

    And Irving didn't even have to send me another email! 8-)

    As an FYI, its a great time to open the wallet for all charities you care about (not just the political ones!). The needs are great at Christmas time, the economy is slowing, and you'll get a tax receipt for the 2008 year.

  • At Sat Dec 06, 05:16:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I've voted conservative and alliance before that but I've never been a conservative party member. I will be joining very shortly and I'll be attending the local riding fundraising dinner. I will also be volunteering next election cycle you can guarantee it. No more sitting at home and letting other people run the show for me. I'm going to start walking the talk now. Thanks Stephen Harper.

  • At Sat Dec 06, 05:29:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Dean Kelly said…

    Mr. Dion,
    Here is a question that screams for an answer. To all of the volunteers that dedicated and sacrificed their money, time and energy on doing everything they could to ensure a Liberal candidate won a seat in the last election only to fall short to a NDP or Bloc candidate. What do you tell these people? What do you say to those who fought the enemy every minute of every day of that campaign; with no thought of person gain; their only goal to see the Liberal party become victorious, what do you say to them? What do you say to the candidates who put their life aside to defeat their NDP and Bloc rivals? What do say to those who suffered malicious personal attacks, who went to battle for the Liberal cause only to come up short against a victorious NDP or Bloc candidate? How do you tell them, “Thanks for your dedication, thanks for your hard work, thanks for your tenacity but I am going to form a coalition with those that beat you. I am siding with those I asked you to sacrifice your personal lives to defeat, how do you explain that to them? You have lied to your very own people; you used them as cannon fodder. They have become collateral damage for a coalition. That is the legacy you have to live with now Mr. Dion. Layton, Duceppe this legacy is yours as well.
    An average Canadian talking with his family around the kitchen table

  • At Sat Dec 06, 05:31:00 p.m. EST, Blogger revanche said…

    ouch!! that's gotta hurt

  • At Sat Dec 06, 06:07:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Babylonian777 said…

    Gave 200$ the guy was a bit pushy. So they hired the right people. I wouldn't take membership though, I don't think I will ever.

  • At Sat Dec 06, 06:57:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Robert W. said…

    Absolutely glorious irony!!!

  • At Sat Dec 06, 08:29:00 p.m. EST, Blogger pop said…

    Joined the Conservatives last year. The opposition parties have so inflammed my law-bidding; tax paying; hard working principles that I now contribute monthly. This past week an additional $100.00 went to the national party headquarters. This is my recreational money and rather than going to a movie or a night out. I can sleep knowing that the coalition of lying power grabbing idiots will forever be defeated. That is my choice. I was at the anti coalition in rainy victoria. All worth it. Let's support them! Merry Christmas to Canada and to all those Canadians who want Canada to be better and especially to the Conservative Party of Canada who are fighting the good fight. Cheers, Bruce

  • At Sat Dec 06, 08:56:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Ardvark said…

    I guess the 4 readers I sent over don't count :(

    Jack Layton and Bob Rae continue to do their dirty work on the Liberals and they seem to be totally oblivious to the whole thing.


  • At Sat Dec 06, 09:55:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Anne in sw ON said…

    West Coast Teddi, if your wife is as deeply supportive of the CPC and its principles as you are you just may have given her one of the best Christmas presents ever. No worries about it not fitting or being the wrong colour or having to exchange it for something more suitable. I suspect, though, that you'll fine a little extra in your wallet to add to her Christmas stocking. You're my kind of man. Congrats!

  • At Sat Dec 06, 10:11:00 p.m. EST, Blogger maryT said…

    When will the liberals and dippers merge to form one party. And if the three stooges have formed a coalition, and are supposed to have a leader, why are all three out there speaking for it. Will they run as a coalition party or separate parties, to be joined at the hip after the results come in. Waiting for the 4th quarter donation figures for all parties.
    Might be negative for the libs as some who are giving monthly might stop.

  • At Sun Dec 07, 12:24:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    MaryT, the two parties will pay all the political costs of a merger and gain nothing.

    This without an actual, you know official, merger.


    Dion and his senior advisers -- and any of the caucus members who failed to laught the proposed coalition out of the Liberal caucus room -- should resign en masse. And not just from the party leadership roles but from Parliament, too.

    Instead, we'll see Dion take all the (internal party) spears and arrows even though he is gone anyway. Most of the Liberal MPPs will try to distance themselves from the coalition, again by paying the political costs of not actually, you know, officially denouncing the coalition proposal. And enjoying no benefits from the attempt to distance themselves. In addition, all Liberals, elected and just the guy on the street, will pay the political costs of party disunity.

    It is a sad day for the National Liberal Party and its more honest stalwarts.

    And a big day for the Conservative Party of Canada and Canadians.

    Go Harper!

  • At Sun Dec 07, 05:36:00 a.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Those Q4 numbers are going to be hilarious, that's for damn sure.

    It'll be a while, but it'll be worth the wait.

  • At Sun Dec 07, 12:21:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I, too, decided to top up my donations to the $1,100 max limit.

    Those 4th quarter donation results are going to be real interesting.

    Maybe we all should send Stephane Dion emails encouraging him to stay on as leader. He's the best we've got in the Liberal camp right now.

  • At Sun Dec 07, 12:26:00 p.m. EST, Blogger maryT said…

    What would be more interesting to know is how many of those cheques from liberals include a torn up liberal membership card.


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