Friday, September 09, 2016

Just so we're clear...

Making any move to push out a still-respected interim leader just as he returns to the Parliamentary setting where he does his best work would be foolish.

Abandoning a long-term base of voters who want to see sustainable choices in both environmental and economic policy in an attempt to take second place in the Most Mindless Opposition Pipeline Cheerleader Awards would be no less so.

There's plenty actually worth focusing on this fall as a matter of both principle and political opportunity - including threats to health care and civil liberties, as well as the possibility of a more fair electoral system. And party members and Canada as a whole need the NDP to live up to the challenges, rather than letting anonymous backbiting get in the way.

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  1. Anonymous10:55 AM

    Here here! What is the worst aspect of this - it is internal NDP dissent that is behind this. I'm arguing on FB right now against a bunch of NDP apparatchiks who want him gone yesterday!

    Wascally Wabbit

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    1. Yes, you'd think people within the party would know better than anybody that there are more important things to do than fight over an interim position.

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