A New “Tory Dynasty”

Shorter Bob Plamondon: Stephen Harper has no conservative principles or scary ideological “hidden agenda” — it’s all just about getting and holding power for its own sake.

Gee, isn’t that what “Conservative” supporters used to bitterly criticize the Liberals for? I guess it’s another one of those instances where it’s different now…

11 Replies to “A New “Tory Dynasty””

  1. I wonder if Bob Plamondon is really all that in-tune with what Conservatives supporters themselves want? Either he believes Harper will deliberately and seriously disappoint them by being moderate and centrist (*snort*) or, he’s quite simply completely out to lunch.

    Anyone who’s been paying attention doesn’t recognise the Stephen Harper (a raging mediocrity and authoritarian with delusions of grandeur) he depicted in that hagiography. But then again, the only thing that you are ever left concluding about Conservatives is that they are deeply, profoundly weird.

  2. Well they actually have higher government spending than the Libs did, even while cutting taxes (can you spell deficit?) – of course the spending is ideologically targeted but hey, they are corporatists after all.

    They seem to do a lot of things they once screamed were wrong when the Liberals did it…

  3. What a typical piece of fluff that passes as journalism today.

    North and south of the border, our elections are so much about the personalities and the horse race issues, in this case dressed up as historical-dynasty crap.
    It is as if we are all now living in a People-Magazine Virtual Reality machine.

    Do Canadians want to live in a perpetual spin cycle of attack-ads and sweater-commercials?

  4. More CON Pretzel Logic
    ——————————-

    Mayencourt’s Tax Stand Questioned

    Candidate for federal Conservatives supports Campbell’s carbon levy, but not Dion’s

    Jonathan Fowlie, Vancouver Sun

    Published: Monday, September 15, 2008

    VICTORIA — In switching from provincial to federal politics, Lorne Mayencourt has gone from a party that unapologetically embraces the idea of a carbon tax to one that vehemently opposes it.

    http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/news/story.html?id=dac0cd99-89c3-4dbd-9c2a-4a8321bdd883

  5. Gee, isn’t that what “Conservative” supporters used to bitterly criticize the Liberals for? I guess it’s another one of those instances where it’s different now…

    What goes around …… , in the context of your above quote , kinda funny .

  6. On a lighter note ……. could you imagine Cretien ramming the Green Shift up our collective arses , when he had the power to do it .

  7. The conservatives used the bully tag for Chretien more than Harper’s got it.

    In fact I think Harper referred to Chretien as a “second world strongman”? or something ridiculous, I don’t remember.

  8. Artful, RT. “Harper has a scary, secret agenda, but if he doesn’t, he wants a scary dynasty without an agenda.

    But I guess that’s why Dion hasn’t a hope. Nobody believes he is capable of either.

  9. I don’t think people really view things with that frame of reference in mind although if the short form of what you’re saying is that people have questions about Dion’s “leadership” then it would be fair to say that.

  10. Harper has a scary, secret agenda, but if he doesn’t, he wants a scary dynasty without an agenda.

    I thought that’s what Tom Flanagan asserted.

    Try to keep your story straight, Petey.

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