Your donations, your trust
Canadianna made a very insightful point over at Dissonance and Disrespect. He was talking about the Liberal attack ads, and particularly the insulting military slur, and she left the following comment:
What all Liberal donors should realise is that they helped pay for the crafting of that ad.
I donate to the Conservatives. I know people who donate to the NDP. All of us who donate our time and money to one political party or another trust that they won't misuse our donation.
I guess that's today's Liberal Party in a nutshell: breaking faith with those who trusted them - their donors, their volunteers, our men and women in uniform, Canadians in danger abroad like Zahra Kazemi, environmentalists who expected them to live up to Kyoto, institutional childcare advocates who trusted them to live up to their Red Book promise for a national progam years ago, immigrants whose qualifications weren't recognized or valued, and others too numerous to name. The perfidity of the Liberal party crosses all ideological boundaries, stinging Conservative and Social Democrat alike.
Most importantly, they've broken faith with the Canadian people. Bad policy can be tolerated and endured, but bad faith? That's another matter entirely.