Thursday, February 21, 2013

#skndpldr Roundup

Alongside yesterday's news of Erin Weir's withdrawal to support Ryan Meili in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership race (also discussed by Scott and Brian) came a few other noteworthy developments - not the least of which was the reaction of the other two leadership candidates (discussed here by Jason).

Meanwhile, Meili released a seniors policy incorporating Weir's proposal to backfill against federal cuts to Old Age Security.

Finally, John Warnock offered up his latest thoughts - though I don't see his overwhelming negativity about either Meili's chances in the leadership race or the future of the NDP under Broten or Wotherspoon as bearing much resemblance to reality.

2 comments:

  1. To all,

    John Warnock is a typical political "scientist". Trapped in the present, pulled by the past, and blind to the future.

    His kind once believed that the Liberal party was destined to rule Canada in perpetuity, the NDP was on the verge of extinction, and Stephen Harper was too uncharismatic & gaffe-prone to be prime minister.

    It was the inherent fallibility of the status-quo, and the ingenuity of those who would rebel that proved them wrong.

    With a correct understanding of the local context, the popular mood, and a carefully crafted approach...you can force new paradigms into existence. This is the great benefit of an ignorant, self-absorbed, non-ideological electorate.

    I haves seen such things accomplished in other nations...against far more insurmountable odds.

    Just do it,
    Dan Tan

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