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Tuesday, June 24, 2008
The Tories Like Me
As someone who once wrote fund raising letters for Stephen Harper, I just couldn't resist taking a jab at the Tories over a letter they recently sent me asking for donations.
So I did.
Check out my column now posted at the Full Comment section of the National Post.
Posted by Gerry Nicholls on June 24, 2008 | Permalink
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Gerry, 'may be wrong but you seem to be playing into the Liberals hands, at the very least you're teasing them.
The way you criticize Harper, Canada's best hope for good governance at this time, is, to say the least, puzzling.
Posted by: Liz J | 2008-06-24 6:46:16 PM
C'mon Liz: There's no hope for good governence in this country. Harper has dicovered that to get elected in Canada, one has to become a lefty. He's succeeded. We now have the choice of voting for a blue lefty or a red lefty.
We used to worship people like Bob Hope, Johnny Cash and Stevie Wonder.
Now we worship the government and we're left with no Hope, no Cash and no fucking wonder.
Posted by: possessed | 2008-06-24 8:07:19 PM
"The way you criticize Harper, Canada's best hope for good governance at this time, is, to say the least, puzzling."
The problem with Canadian politics...
It's like being given the choice between heart surgeons with 99%, 98% and 89% mortality rates. There are probably some brilliant students out there, but we're going to use the 89% doctor until the students do their 8 years of schooling and then maybe after they've proven themselves.
Posted by: K Stricker | 2008-06-24 8:07:56 PM
We have a big problem regarding free speech in this country and the RED Tories are asking for money! Where is the "leadership" and "accountability" when so-called Human Rights Commissions are riding roughshod over Canadians? And the Red Tories want money, not a dime are they worth in my opinion.
Posted by: Stephen J. Gray | 2008-06-24 9:54:00 PM
That is funny.I tell you what.If you send them money and get that outstanding certificate,suitable for framing,I will buy it off you for 10 bucks. But that is not all.I will also contribute to the libs,ndp,or greens,in my name,and will send you my certificate of recognition. Is it a deal?......
Posted by: wallyj | 2008-06-24 10:54:16 PM
So the CPC is using flattery to gain some loyal support. They give you piece of meaningless paper an you are supposed say WOW I'm important.
Good on you Gerry for not buying into it. Your reasons are the same ones that have made me A-political more or less. There is no political party in this country that speaks for me.
I had hope for Harper, but as a previous commenter mentioned, Harper and his crew are leaning too far left to do any further good for Canada.
I will not vote just to say I vote. I will vote for who ever comes along with at least some of my values. I would vote Rhino or Marijuana Party if they run.
Posted by: John V | 2008-06-24 11:24:22 PM
I will vote for the party that promises to do the least economic harm on the big issue, the environment.
As disappointing as the CPC has been, the Liberals chances aren't dead enough for me.
Maybe with a little luck and a little time, Canadians will think the big issue is health care again.
In the mean time, I'll work on provincial politics.
Posted by: Speller | 2008-06-25 5:25:46 AM
That's what happens when an organization hires someone who knows nothing about fundraising. They hire writers or communications people. Great.. but, direct mail writing is a science, there is a formula. Want good results and not have people snickering at the message, hire a professional fundraiser.
Posted by: T. | 2008-06-25 7:32:01 AM
I just shake my head in disgust at "whiners" who do nothing but complain about the government. My personal favorite is the guy who says he doesn't like the PC, so he's just not going to vote, or vote for the marijuana party. OH BOY, that's just too brilliant! Explain what exctly you think that will do besides, oh...NOTHING.
Why don't you pesimistic people get off your butt and actually DO SOMETHING proactive for a change! There are tons of things that citizens can do to make changes. The problem is, it's so much more convienient for people to 'cry' in the corner, instead of working for changes in policies. If you want change bad enough, you have to participate & persevere in making your voice heard.
Posted by: C. Davis | 2008-06-25 2:52:46 PM
>" If you want change bad enough, you have to participate & persevere in making your voice heard."
C. Davis | 25-Jun-08 2:52:46 PM
Been there, done that.
I'm an original card carrying Reform Party member.
Stuffed envelopes, went door to door, went to riding association meetings, went to Town Hall meetings, and what have we got?
A party that has taken Reform's place, and is indistinguishable from the damn Progressive Conservative Party that Reform was meant to replace.
Liberal, Tory, same old story.
When and if the Global Warming Scam is over the "Tories" don't get my vote anymore.
Being Reform meant never again having to say you're Tory.
My vote is for Conservatives only, Progressives need not bother.
Posted by: Speller | 2008-06-25 5:09:12 PM
C. Davis: A party that said it'd do nothing would get my vote. Whenever government acts, it takes my wallet and my rights. If anyone wants my vote, they'll promise to do nothing and start rolling back things to when we ran our own lives without a bureaucrat conducting a campaign of theft.
Posted by: possessed | 2008-06-25 6:53:26 PM
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