Sunday, October 22, 2006

Note To All Leadership Camp Stalwarts:

Grow up! We have wax museum dummies to beat up...

JC had a great line he used throughout the 93 campaign: "We have work to do!" Well, we as a party have LOTS of work to do to knock off Harper and his neoCon cronies. It's great to have a lively debate, but we need to ensure we are being constructive in our criticism.

We are a great party, and we will adapt to any condition (we always have), but we have to adjust to fighting a new enemy. This enemy is one who uses a right wing dominated press effectively. This enemy takes advantage of the current Western Societal need to be a "tough guy" and respond quickly with overwhelming force, even if it means making the wrong decision. This enemy is moving Canadian society to the right in subtle shifts of small parts of our liberal democracy. If we blink we may just miss what is going on...

We need to start focusing most of our energies towards defeating Harper and his band of wax museum dummies. If we have pent up aggression left over from the leadership battles, let's use it on two important bye-elections coming up in November. Imagine winning those two contests prior to the next federal campaign. Shrub will be quaking in his tighty-whities...

2 comments:

s.b. said...

I understand your point but using words like enemy to describe political difference really isn't all that helpful is it. Jeuvenile rabid partisan inter party blogs are no different than jeuvenile rabid intra leadership blogs are they?

WesternGrit said...

I'll have to agree with you there... I used the term "enemy" in the figurative sense. Perhaps an ill-conceived comment. Either way, it's time for the various camps to tone down their rhetoric.

What will some of the losers' supporters do when they lose the leadership (and successfully hurt the party)? They'll probably just "disappear" from the political scene like back in 1990, or again in 2004.

While we aren't rehashing old rivalries right now (there are folks from many viewpoints in all the leadership camps), we need to avoid hurting ourselves unnecessarily prior to the next campaign.