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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Tasha Kheiriddin and Tom Flanagan say grassroots conservatives feel betrayed

Ms. Kheiriddin was the co-author, along with Adam Daifallah, of the epic book "Rescuing Canada's Right." She has long been known as one of those people who considers herself conservative before she is Conservative. So I am not surprised by what she says in this broadcast.

Far more surprising is Tom Flanagan's walk down of his unquestioning support. Last year, I went to a debate between Dr. Flanagan and Gerry Nicholls. In that debate Dr. Flanagan said that conservatives will always support the Conservative Party because they have no one else to vote for. It now seems that he is finally starting to doubt that assertion.

Posted by Hugh MacIntyre on February 10, 2009 | Permalink


Wow. That opening sound byte is from the Liberty Summer Seminar, I think.

Posted by: P.M. Jaworski | 2009-02-10 12:18:32 PM

For all those that excuse Harper on expediency, we vote for people who have principle. A leader leads on principle. He does not follow in a Clintonian fashion daily polls and sway with the wind. THAT we expect from from liberals.

Posted by: Faramir | 2009-02-10 4:39:21 PM

Faramir, there is NO SUCH THING as a politician who governs solely from principle, not in a democracy. And that is the fault of the voters, not the politicians. Have you read "The Prince" by Niccolo Machiavelli?

Posted by: Shane Matthews | 2009-02-10 8:38:54 PM

P.M. Jaworski, it is. It is the least this American Jew can do for the LaFayette of Quebec. Truly sorry I missed this blog post and your comment until now.

Posted by: TashaKheiriddinFan | 2009-02-16 12:38:56 PM

For some reason my comment saying yes, the sound byte is from the Liberty Summer Seminar isn't showing up. Sigh.


Posted by: TashaKheiriddinFan | 2009-02-16 12:45:55 PM

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