A grand total

Western Standard, Dec. 6, 2008. It had the feeling of a Reform Party rally. 2500 angry partisans gathered near City Hall in Calgary today to protest the Layton-Duceppe-Dion coalition … Former Conservative MP Monte Solberg stole the show with good humour and insight. He mocked the arrogance of the coalition of “the runners-up, the rejected and the rabble.”

Monte Solberg, tonight. Despite being shamelessley promoted by big newspapers, TV outlets and the opposition parties, a grand total of 3,000 showed up on Parliament Hill to protest the alleged end of democracy in Canada. There are six or seven rallies every year on Parliament Hill that attracts more people, and with none of the media hype. Seriously, you can’t propagandize people into getting mad about something that just doesn’t ring true to them.