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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

And Still More of the Same

The Red Tory recounts Stephen Harper's latest baseless smear job. You can't help feeling that the country has made a wrong turn somewhere to have ended up with someone like this as our Prime Minister. Well, I can't anyway.


  • What's terrifying is that based on the recent polls the majority of people see Harper as a good choice for Prime Minister. He's become the strength of the Conservative party. All this talk about how his decisiveness is good for Canada - is no one looking beyond the fact that he's making decisions to what those decisions are?

    By Anonymous Trish, at 6:47 AM  

  • Though as James Bow notes today, those polls may not be all they're cracked up to be.

    I think Harper's return to his Mr. Angry persona can only hurt the CPC. All the better.

    By Blogger Josh Gould, at 11:38 AM  

  • Looks like the influence of Frank Lunz is showing as well.

    I would love to see all of the opposition parties act together, not to shout down Harper next time he rises, but to ignore him.

    Every single one of them simply stand and turn their backs on him while he speaks.

    Do it every day until he apologizes.

    Ah, but they won't do that, will they. They'll get all caught up in it.

    By Blogger Mike, at 1:30 PM  

  • The post on polling is an excellent summary of what is taught in research methodology courses at universities, and should be taught to students as early as grade six to prepare them to function intelligently in today's society.

    But the fact that it is not a random sample - and who the sample is biased towards - makes it even scarier to me. I want to believe that people who are internet-comfortable, and have access to such a wide variety of news and opinions, are using those resources to fully understand what Harper is doing to Canada. In my more optimistic moments, I tell myself that the people voting Conservative just don't know any better, and they would immediately change their minds if they were only shown the error of their ways.

    By Anonymous Trish, at 3:19 PM  

  • I will admit that Plastic Man impressed me once - when he lowered the GST.

    Not so much that he lowered taxes, but that he chose the right tax to lower, ie. the one that affects everyone, no matter the bracket you're in.

    Unfortunately, one time just isn't enough.

    By Blogger Thursday, at 6:34 PM  

  • Some good perspective on the polls here via Robert.

    Still I share the frustration of wondering why so many people are inclined to vote Conservative.

    By Blogger Declan, at 7:32 PM  

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