Topic: Harper "a Bush in Tory clothing" - Maude Barlow
Babbler # 2534
posted 09 June 2004 10:21 AM
In an article on the web version of the Globe and Mail, Maude Barlow said a Macleans poll showed that only 15% of Canadians would vote for George Bush - yet many of those who would never vote for Bush would consider casting a ballot for Harper, who supports Dubya's policies wholeheartedly, and favours much deeper "continental integration".
From: Se non ora, quando? | Registered: Apr 2002
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Babbler # 478
posted 09 June 2004 10:35 AM
Harper calls Chretien's decision to distance Canada from the invasion of Iraq "abrasively neutral." Ha! I love that. I think that is an image Canadians should want to live up to. Let's all practise being abrasively neutral.
(I only wish it were true that Chretien hadn't provided support for the U.S.-led coalition on the sly.)
I don't understand this phenom either. Ontarians especially must have short memories -- we so recently got rid of Harris, and Harper is way worse than Harris.
posted 09 June 2004 10:37 AM
I hope enough people heed her warning. Bush did a similar thing in 2000, trying to disguise how right-wing he really is. And as soon as he got into officer, he started pushing his extremist agenda. It's one thing if the Cons end up with the most seats at say, 115. It's entirely different if they have, say, 145. That's why it strikes me that some strategic voting, in particular circumstances, is appropriate.
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