Resisting the pull of cynicism since 1969.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Newsflash: Jack Layton's Liberal loyalties suspect!

The very definition of "too rich": Paul Martin bashes Jack Layton for not being a good little Liberal.

Listen, I'm all for compromise in politics, and agreements between parties. But they have to be a) formally negotiated, not assumed, and b) beneficial to everyone involved, not designed to snuff one party out of existence. When was the last time you heard a Liberal make a plea to unite behind an NDP candidate? What, "never," you say? Funny thing, that. If the Liberals are really serious about creating a "coalition of progressive voters" instead of just saving their own hides at all costs, then Paul Martin can start standing up in public and saying to hardcore Liberal audiences that his own ship is sinking, so people should get behind the next best thing: the NDP.

In the soon-to-be-immortal words of Rick Mercer: "If you treat Canadians like idiots, you will lose. That's not a prophecy, that's a fact."

1 comment:

Q. Pheevr said...

Some people just don't seem to understand that the NDP is actually a separate party. The Toronto Star recently published an editorial in which they said, essentially, that if Layton doesn't like the Liberals, he should stop saying bad things about the Conservatives, and if he doesn't like the Conservatives, he shouldn't have helped them bring down the Liberal government. WTF?