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The critics are sort of raving (III)


 

Dan Gardner dissents.

So apparently the cold and ruthless android who is the prime minister of Canada is actually human: We know this because he very successfully pulled off a carefully engineered PR stunt Saturday night at the NAC.

Or at least, pundits seem to think the latter fact proves the former. Me, I’m not so sure


 

The critics are sort of raving (III)

  1. Harper as Nixon. Don't know if that works. Although there are some similarities. They were/are both a little too fond of tapes…

  2. I spent some of this past weekend reflecting on Ignatieff and whether I could support him. Then I read about a semi-cool thing Harper does, that is quickly followed by a procession of ad hominem attacks for his 'unobtrusive' participation in a charity event. It is this kind of arrogance on the part of so many lib-left supporters that keeps repelling me from supporting the cause.

    I just felt I didn't belong to that kind of pious political correctness. I just felt it wasn't intellectually honest.

    • Sadly, there's very little to support Ignatieff, imo.
      The problem for me, however, is that I strongly believe Harper is so much worse.

    • His ' unobstrusive participation in a charity event…' LOL. You meant that to be funny right? By all means attack liberals for whatever, but don't pretend this was some impromtu uncalculated act on Harpers part. You're being a littl naive here.

      • The reason I quoted 'unobtrusive' was because it was a quote. From an Ottawa art critic. Wherry cited the article. Why is there the need to find villainy in even the simplest non-political acts? Pious much?

        • Some people hate Harper so much that they will find villainy in literally everything that he does. The start out with the conclusion, and work backwards to make the evidence fit the conclusion.

          This is how the partisan mind functions, according to scientists.

          • Don't know if that was aimed at me but i don't appreciate the insinuation. You yourself claimed this event might go some way to giving Harper the majority he seeks. You can't have it both ways CR – is he just a good guy – or is he a politician? This is politics yes. Harper is a politician yes. Obviously he enjoyed himself, and god knows i don't like killjoys. But…to pretend there was no possibility of calculation on his part is disingenuous at best. I don't happen to believe that people are incapable of only having one motive at a time, so i'm perfectly willing to believe that at some level Harper was just being a good guy.

          • kc, that was definitely NOT aimed at you! Sorry if you read it that way. I've never seen you as a partisan guy at all – you come by all your opinions honestly. I was just making a general observation regarding the vitriol that some people feel towards Harper.

          • That's ok CR. It seems to be my day for picking fights. Thanks for the compliments, but i think I can live with the tag partisan. I do like to keep an open mind, but i make no secre of the fact Harper deeply offends my political sensibilities.

          • Would you say the amount of hatrisans is higher or lower with Harper?

          • Definitely higher.

          • So who's fault is it?

          • I would say its mostly due to a couple of factors, a very insular and protective TO mindset, and people who are threatened by anyone whose religion plays a significant role in their life . While that may not be many people they tend to scream a lot.

          • I would say its mostly due to a couple of factors, a very insular and protective TO mindset, and people who are threatened by anyone who's religion plays a significant role in their life . While that may not be many people they tend to scream a lot.

  3. After thirteen years of the Liberals NOT playing this pop song with Yo Yo Ma etc, it is about time someone took ACTION.

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