Monday, January 23, 2006

How 'bout a nice warm cup of SHUT THE HELL UP

Babble on.

I'd like to remind some of my...more enthusiastic...Conservative compatriots that calling our fellow Canadians from the Maritimes nasty names for continuing to vote Liberal in greater numbers than we would have hoped is counterproductive.

More flies with honey than vinegar, if you can't say something nice, etc.

So sayeth me, your wise old mum, and every single Conservative who wants to win against a Liberal in the next election.

Think it through, then bite your frickin' tongue, 'kay?

Babble off.


At 11:34 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for that. Speaking as a Maritimer who knows just how much that kind of invective sticks, maybe the best thing to do would be to look at the popular vote instead of the seat count. The Atlantic vote split between the Libs and Tories is almost exactly the same as the Ontario split. Hmmmm... In my riding (West Nova) the difference between the Liberal and Tory vote was just over 1%. My point is we're not the only ones and overall a lot of us still supported the Conservatives.

The Liberal support is inexplicable to a lot of people around here, too. Let's find common ground, people.

At 11:40 p.m., Blogger PR said...

A welfare cheque dangled before one's nose can accomplish amazing things.

At 11:47 p.m., Blogger Danté said...

Damn good point. Realize that these people vote Liberal because their father's father's father voted liberal - so they will too. It's blind ignorance on their part, but to make a comment like that isn't necessarily that fair Peter - what of the Ontarians who still went Liberal? It's not about welfare, it's about foolishness - people just don't want to change their votes. And it makes me angry that they are so damned set in their ways. Wake up and smell the conservative coffee, people!

At 11:49 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what's Ontario's excuse? The alluring sight of a suction curette?

At 11:54 p.m., Blogger doug said...

I'm sorry but there is no silver lining in this cloud.

The maritimes is one thing, but Ontario is quite another.

This is a disastrous result for Canada. It will do nothing but fuel Western resentment and Quebec separation.

We can't even get rid of a corrupt demagogic regime whose leader ran the worst campaign in modern history.

How is this a good thing?

At 12:05 a.m., Blogger Brian Lemon said...

We will overcome.
Second worst scenario - we need Bloc or Liberal support to pass a bill.
NDP are irrelevant.
Not as good as we hoped, but way worse for NDP than they planned.
Laffing Jack again proves to have a big hat and no cattle. The NDP story is not considered realistic to votes.
The CPC Leader has proven himself to be a great strategist, a great campaigner, and, likeable.
Wait til Canadians get used to seeing a couple of cute blone kids a beautiful wife and a PM who's a boy next door. Who runs an honest, compassionate, conservative government. Landslide in 2008.

At 9:50 a.m., Blogger Ghost of a flea said...

I was at an informal meeting of Conservatives and like-minded folk in Ottawa recently. A friendly old chap was sagely explaining to me how if the demonization of Alberta continued it would be a disaster for Confederation. I explained to him that I had been in the room for twenty minutes and had already had four insults directed at Toronto and my choice to live there. While I doubt my Bloc Toronto party will ever gain much traction I can say there is a growing realization that every vote in Labrador is worth three downtown votes in Toronto (four to one in PEI, thank you Sir John A. MacDonald). Federal party leaders boasting the Liberals will be reduced to an "urban rump", with urban as code for all us sinners and misfits downtown, does not help. And every time I read CPC supporters calling Toronto "stupid" for taking a different position on issues of morality or, heaven forbid, the seriousness of the sponsorship scandal it leaves me less sympathetic to whatever alienation it is I am meant to believe they are feeling. I expect many Maritimers think exactly the same way.

At 9:42 p.m., Blogger jaycurrie said...

There is nothing in the least bit stupid about Ontario or Toronto voters...they spook kinda easy; but a couple of years of decent Tory government and they'll come around.

On the other hand, if the theocon rump of the CPC tries it on, I suspect the urbanites will revolt and take the burbs with them and Harper will join the ranks of the one term PMs. He can avoid this but he has to keep the socons locked in that box.


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