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Outside the Tory tent, urinating in

Former Harper speechwriter slams Conservatives for abandoning their principles


 

Michael Taube left the Toronto Sun in 2006 to put words in the prime minister’s mouth, buoyed by what he thought was the rebirth of Canadian conservatism. Now he’s all but plugging for Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, and says the Tories’ precious base of conservative support is crumbling due to Stephen Harper’s ideological capitulation. Taube is especially vexed by Harper’s recent admission that the Taliban cannot be defeated in Afghanistan. “He brushed aside the memory of the brave 111 Canadian soldiers who died in war-torn Afghanistan fighting for freedom and democracy,” Taube writes in today’s Sun; in describing the PM’s remarks, he applies that “culture of defeat” phrase that got Harper in so much trouble in Atlantic Canada. Ouch. To right the ship, Taube demands that the Conservatives reorient the party around broad-based tax cuts rather than “propping up bloated social programs they previously opposed.”

Toronto Sun


 
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  1. Between the sniping from Mr. Taube and his neo-con friends (angry old white men) and Peter Mckay searching for a cushy job in the event of a conservative defeat, the signs would appear to point to a defeat of the Harper regime sooner rather than later.

    • sooner definitely in 2012

      • You two believe fairy tales and unicorns, nothing will help the Liberals, they are destined to lose more seats under Professor Puffin.

        • Astonishing. I write a column that is critical of the Conservative Government’s policies and positions, and suddenly I am “all but plugging for Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.”

          Uh, no.

          There are some small “c” conservatives that are seriously considering voting for Ignatieff and the Liberals in the next federal election.

          But I’m not one of them.

          For the record:

          1) I have never supported Michael Ignatieff – and never will.
          2) I have never supported the Liberals – and never will.
          3) I have never voted for the Liberals – and never will.
          4) I have never voted for left-wing political parties – and never will.

          I hope this clears up any confusion.

  2. It’s hard when all of your rigid ideological pillars crumble. The Steve Party will regroup and a new Steve with Steveristic ideals will shine forth and the people will be humbled and the land will be whole again. Whatever …

  3. Astonishing. I write a column that is critical of the Conservative Party’s policies and positions, and suddenly I’m “all but plugging for Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff.”

    Uh, no.

    I wrote that some small “c” conservatives are seriously considering voting for Ignatieff and the Liberals in the next federal election. But I’m not one of them.

    For the record:

    1) I have never supported Michael Ignatieff – and never will.
    2) I have never supported the Liberals – and never will.
    3) I have never voted for the Liberals – and never will.
    4) I have never voted for left-wing political parties – and never will.

    I hope this clears up any confusion.

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