Tuesday, February 24, 2009
On February 12, I blogged on how 10 working days after Tommy Flanagan, the Eminence Grease of the Conservative Party, had an editorial in the G&M outlining how they should use law and order legislation as confidence measures and "run them straight at the Liberals"; Van Loan announced outrageous proposals to spy on Canadians internet use. Then it is all quiet on that front.
And then I find on the Conservative Television Network website that (my emphasis in bold):
There you go, pete. Scare the base and shake them up so the change falls out of their pockets. If I am not mistaken, Thursday is February 26. Two weeks (again 10 working days) after the internet snooping announcement. The Conservatives likely aren't overly serious about this. Just as they are unlikely to risk inflaming the electorate over internet privacy issues. They are, however, eager to rile up the ConZombies for fundraising purposes. It will be interesting to see what happens on March 12. The strict periodicity speaks to a lack of imagination but what else would we expect from this bunch?
At every step along the journey as the Reform Party morphed into the Alliance and finally deformed itself into the Conservative, every vestige of the grassroots movement that spawned it all has been abandoned except for the fundraising model. The Conservative Party now serves as a shell to feed its own bureaucracy. It is not about governing. It is not about policy. It exists to raise money to perpetuate the Party and provide salaries for the Ryan Sparrows of the world. That Canada has to struggle through this crisis with a non-government in charge is a concomitant tragedy.
The matter of Flanagan's willingness to telegraph his moves speaks to arrogance, plain and simple. The Harpovians are religious so they must know this one: Pride goeth before a fall.Recommend this Post
Posted by Constant Vigilance at 2/24/2009 08:01:00 PM