February 06, 2006

A Surprising Reaction from some Conservatives

Taking a quick glance over at Blogging Tories reveals that not all conservatives are supportive of neither of Harper's hypocritical moves - buying Emerson's loyalty and appointing Fortier to the senate. To get a sense of what some conservatives initial reaction was there are already two new blogs set up asking for Emerson to enter a by-election: Remove Emerson and Elect Emerson. Both of these blogs have been setup by conservatives and both are asking that Emerson be forced to run in a by-election.

1 comment:

CanadianTruth said...

I think you will find this reaction from a majority of Conservative voters. We aren't the reptilian kitten eating ogres we're made out to be. :P

It shouldn't be surprising that people who stood againt the cabinet appointment of Stronach would also stand againt one that comes the other way.

To split hairs, the difference of course is that the Conservatives brought him over on the first day of an appointment to fill a file, while Stronach was bought in the crucial eleventh hour that would have seen the Martin government fall.

Either way smells a little of rotton eggs.

Quotes from people smarter than me...

"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich" ~ JFK

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. " ~ Martin Luther King Jr.

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. " ~ Benjamin Franklin

"First it is necessary to stand on your own two feet. But the minute a man finds himself in that position, the next thing he should do is reach out his arms. " ~ Kristin Hunter

"When you're a mayor and you have a problem you blame the provincial government. If you are provincial government and you have a problem you blame the federal government. We don't blame the Queen any more, so once in a while we might blame the Americans." ~ Jean Chretien

"Which is ideology? Which not? You shall know them by their assertion of truth, their contempt for considered reflection, and their fear of debate." ~ John Ralston Saul

"It is undoubtedly easier to believe in absolutes, follow blindly, mouth received wisdom. But that is self-betrayal." ~ John Ralston Saul

"Everybody dies, Tracey. Someone's carrying a bullet for you right now, doesn't even know it. The trick is to die of old age before it finds you." ~ Cpt. Malcolm Reynolds (Firefly, Episode 12)