How to respond to Don Cherry

Brian Topp notes both Don Cherry’s latest ranting and Patrick Muttart’s recent observations and casts forward to a progressive response.

A good place to start is to stop building up our opponents by mocking or demonizing them, as so many progressive people did, self-defeatingly, in the case of both Prime Minister Harper and Mayor Ford. Next, we need to find some clear words to point out the fundamental contradiction in the conservative message – a populist message designed to beggar the populi. And third, we need to scrub off thirty years of impenetrable, internally-focussed, liberal, academic, bureaucratic, entitlement-driven, self-absorbed “progressive” language.

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