Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Teh Stupid. It Burns

Christ, the intellectual dishonesty in this statement, by MP Jim Abbott is breathtaking:
Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Liberal leader admitted that he would form a coalition government. Last time the Liberal strategy was hidden, but now we know the Liberals will ignore the wishes of Canadians and join forces with the NDP and Bloc Québécois to ignore an election result.

Canadians remember his statement the last time the Liberals tried to form a coalition with the Bloc Québécois and the NDP when the leader said, “I am prepared to form a coalition government and to lead that government”.

However, the Liberal leader's plan is not acceptable. If Canadians reject his party, he cannot ignore the election result and install a coalition rejected by the voters. It is not acceptable to give the NDP co-management of the economy. It is not acceptable to share power with a political party committed to the breakup of our country.

Regrettably the coalition plan is more proof that the Liberal leader is not in it for Canadians. He is just in it for himself.
I am not sure what is worse, the fact that this is nonsense spouted by someone who clearly knows it is nonsense, but is saying it anyway; or the fact that it is nonsense by someone who is saying it anyway so as to whip up hysteria among people who either don't know or care it is nonsense. Seriously, how to you fight an opponent who doesn't care if you call him a liar, because his target audience will take your charge as "proof" that he is telling the truth? Conservatives have taken post-modernism to the furthest edges and are threatening to push us all into the abyss.
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