Over at Sobering Thoughts, Paul Tuns ponders the dark times now facing the Liberal Party.
It seems that Canadians have come to accept/tolerate Stephen Harper and his Conservatives or have turned their back on the Liberals. Or a bit of both. Furthermore, this is not necessarily a new phenomenon. It is time to recast the narrative of Liberal defeat in 2008. It wasn't all about Stephane Dion and his incompetence. To some degree, it was about Canadians turning their back on the Liberal Party, not just the party leader.
This leads to an interesting question: What's wrong with the Liberals?
If you have an answer check out the latest Libertas Post survey which asks that very question.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
What's wrong with the Liberals?
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A tear of sorrow just went down my cheek.
The Liberals have failed to adjust to the changed political landscape, since Chretien's win in 2000. The biggest change, of course, was the united right.
But there was also the new party financing rules, alternate media, and a very savvy opponent in Harper.
The solution: Unite with the Dippers. That is the only game changer. Everything else--from new leader to thinker's conferences to whatever--is just spinning their wheels. Harper will slowly but surely crush a dis-united left, and they should be in mortal fear of him.
All I have to say about the downturn in lieberal poopularity.
Hey Gerry, what about the truth, the country is bankrupt and the liberals buying votes won't work any longer? These scumbags have leveraged the future of this country for the next 100 years or more. Yes, that is how long it would take to pay back the debts with a 50/50 boom, bust cycle of non-deficit spending in good times. (real conservative)
Merging with the NDP is an awful idea for the Liberals: it would just result in the desertion by any and all blue liberals and an end to the convenient quarantine that the NDP represent for nutty types ex 'Against Israeli Apartheid'. The Liberals should become just that, true liberals, the kind Laurier had. Even a small measure of this in the '90s was political gold. Fiscal conservative + social liberty = most Canadians = endpoint for PMSH and his non-Cons.
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