Oh no. I'm afraid my campaign to bring a non-partisan point of view to the progressive blogosphere has met with a bruising setback.
A sucker punch from Sister Sage.
Last, but certainly not least, Simon, I have always liked your blog, but I find myself at odds with you lately, like today. The passage below, I find particularly interesting.
But if they don’t see the errors of their ways, and keep on attacking the NDP instead of the Cons, I will have no choice.
Attacking the NDP instead of the Cons? Uh, excuse me, I don’t remember any protesting when the NDP starting putting out attack ads on Iggy and Iggy alone following the debates and basically leaving Stevie Spiteful alone, just as they had in previous election campaigns.
Because as far as I know I've always criticized BOTH sides. And who knew I was a friend of Stevie Spiteful. How frightful.
And how about this low blow from Volkov?
Another sign a merger will not happen? This rambling post by Montreal Simon is a good reason. Where's the co-operation everyone on that side has been talking about? All I see is arrogance and hubris.
Rambling ? Rambling? How rude. Or should I say how BLUNT. Gawd. I hate being called a partisan by other wildly partisan bloggers. WTF?
But of course I'm not surprised. At this point, almost a month into The Great Darkness, I suspect much of the progressive blogosphere, after wallowing in the pit of despair, has descended into a barely suppressed state of mutual loathing.
With both sides secretly cheering on their champions. In this corner CK in this corner Buckdog.
And it's far safer to be a partisan, because then only ONE side wants to kill you. Instead of BOTH of them.
But I just can't. It's not in my scientific nature. I reserve the right to criticize any progressive party. To speak truth to
Because at this point I don't give a damn what anybody says. All I'm interested in is seeing the two sides merge into a new party. I believe that's the only way we will beat the Cons.
And how do I know this? Because I can count to THREE.
And Dr Strangelove told me...
Mr. Harper is doing the Liberals, NDP, and Greens a favour by cutting off their lolly. If he were as Machiavellian as his critics allege, he would keep the allowances in place, thus encouraging the centre-left parties to remain separate. Ending the allowances is in the long-term self-interest of these parties (or at least of their supporters), because it will drive them to co-operate in order to compete with the Conservative juggernaut.
Gawd. How galling. Having the Strangelove Machiavelli tell us that Great Machiavelli Leader isn't Machiavellian. But what if he's right about the LOLLY?
Oh well. The good news is that we've got four long years to find out eh? And fight each other. Before we lose the next election.
And in the meantime I've found something that we can ALL agree upon.
It's time to abolish the Turkey Senate.
Nobody might notice eh? Except Duffy's favourite BBQ chicken and ribs place, But since the turkey coop is now controlled by the Cons, killing it would at least give us SOMETHING to celebrate.
I can just see it now. Great Turkey Leader.
Breaking the sad news to his Con flock...
Yes it's true. Da truth will set us free. Reality will force us to unite.
Rabid partisanship will eventually prove tiresome.
And laughter will help us survive...
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