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Exactly. It's one giant politically correct echo chamber. Where conservatives speakers are forbidden from speaking.

Yes, and it's the same for the media elites. They make mouth noises to each other, read each others columns, and have very little exposure to ordinary Canadians, who they appear to find rather grubby and unsophisticated, at least compared to their learned selves.

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Yes, and it's the same for the media elites. They make mouth noises to each other, read each others columns, and have very little exposure to ordinary Canadians, who they appear to find rather grubby and unsophisticated, at least compared to their learned selves.

If they're encounters with Canadians was limited to the anti-academic types who attack them at every turn, it's no wonder.

My experience with academics is that while the majority I've seen are left of centre there is a lot of variation, with the folks in the more stringent disciplines like the sciences not caring about politics much at all.

You may think you're rather clever Argus, but when you can reconstruct Proto-Germanic or calculate inflationary nucleosynthesis then I'll be impressed.

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Another fine commentary from a patriot and a "real" conservative about the odious man who is unfortunately PM.

It's so well written and poignant, I'd like to use it all. But I'll choose the segment on race baiting:

His position on ethnic issues during this campaign amounts to nothing less than fear-mongering and divisive politics at its worst. His proposed hotline to report “barbaric cultural practices” is a glaring example of his politics of fear and division.

and leadership.

Leaders should inspire. Leaders should unite. Leaders should make tough decisions for the right reasons; not any decision that buys a vote. Leaders should build bridges and create hope and optimism. Leaders should be trustworthy. They should be there for all segments of society — for veterans, for farmers, for immigrants, for our children, and for Aboriginal Peoples.

In a week, let's choose better for next time.

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Even in the worst days of Brian Mulroney (and he was pretty unpopular), I don't recall the type of outpouring against a leader in Canada. The outrage against Chretien was that of people against a common thief. This is different. There is a very visceral outrage against this foul man.

Check out this poem set to video.

He nails Harper.

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Even in the worst days of Brian Mulroney (and he was pretty unpopular), I don't recall the type of outpouring against a leader in Canada. The outrage against Chretien was that of people against a common thief. This is different. There is a very visceral outrage against this foul man.

Mulroney wasn't conservative, so he didn't rouse the 'visceral outrage' of the Left by trying to reign in the taxpayer money which flows to them.

Because most of the fury coming from the Left is based on that, and nothing else. They hate him because he's been cutting back on the tax dollars that fatten their over-sized bellies.

The Left generally is made up of those who can't survive without government money, and Harper is threatening their sense of entitlement.

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Even in the worst days of Brian Mulroney (and he was pretty unpopular), I don't recall the type of outpouring against a leader in Canada. The outrage against Chretien was that of people against a common thief. This is different. There is a very visceral outrage against this foul man.

Check out this poem set to video.

He nails Harper.

Oh, the anger against Mulroney was palpable in his final days. He was, at the time, the most unpopular leader in the Western world. And as bad as you think Harper may be, Mulroney had not one but two failed attempts at constitutional reform under his belt.

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Oh, the anger against Mulroney was palpable in his final days. He was, at the time, the most unpopular leader in the Western world. And as bad as you think Harper may be, Mulroney had not one but two failed attempts at constitutional reform under his belt.

Bad as Mulroney was (and he was pretty bad), at least his attempts at constitutional reform were well-meaning. You can't say that about cheating on elections or manipulating the senate. Or race baiting politics.

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So when the Conservatives cheated on elections and redirected voters to the wrong poll, they meant well?

Some people in the party did that. Certainly not Harper. Harper does the things he does because in his mind they are the best things or the means to get to the best things. You disagree. That's fine, but he's not some kind of evil.

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Mulroney wasn't conservative, so he didn't rouse the 'visceral outrage' of the Left by trying to reign in the taxpayer money which flows to them.

Because most of the fury coming from the Left is based on that, and nothing else. They hate him because he's been cutting back on the tax dollars that fatten their over-sized bellies.

The Left generally is made up of those who can't survive without government money, and Harper is threatening their sense of entitlement.

And yet, the "Left" seems to have done all right over the past 10 years ... I mean, it's not like they've all died out, left the country or become unemployed, given that the "Left" appears to be about 70% of the country.

Maybe there's something else going on? Whether it's because its simply that Harper has overstayed his welcome, or for more ideological reasons, it seems that most people just don't want Harper and the Conservatives any longer.

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I doubt like hell the dufus/fall guy from Guelph had access to the CIMS all by himself. And btw, the sponsorship thingy was on Chretien's watch.

Sure, while Martin was Minister of Finance. I doubt Harper actually worries himself with such a small matter as the database. People in the party that deal with that kind of thing were involved. It doesn't seem like Harper.

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Sure, while Martin was Minister of Finance. I doubt Harper actually worries himself with such a small matter as the database. People in the party that deal with that kind of thing were involved. It doesn't seem like Harper.

It does to me. Clinging to power is all that matters regardless of ethics. Surely you aren't gullible enough to think Mike Sona carried out the scam all by himself?

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It does to me. Clinging to power is all that matters regardless of ethics. Surely you aren't gullible enough to think Mike Sona carried out the scam all by himself?

I don't think that Harper would trouble himself with such matters. I think a few people in the party thought it was great idea (thought judging by it's relative small impact, not people very high up).

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Just like Duffygate. He's a micro-manager right up to the point where it's time to find someone to take the fall. Then he's completely oblivious.

On that note here is a scenario I find interesting. Let's say that Harper somehow does win a plurality. And then after the parties are over, the next thing confronting the new PM, when the trial resumes in November, is both Nigel Wright and Duffy taking the stand and outing the corruption within the PMO that led to the whole business. Talk about wheels coming off the bus!

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