Sunday, January 03, 2016
The Panic of the Cons and the Idiocy of Margaret Wente
As you know, the Con zombies and their friends in the media have been attacking Justin Trudeau and his plan to change the electoral system as if there was no tomorrow.
After having realized there will be no tomorrow for them, once the first past the post system is scrapped.
Claiming they are not against electoral reform in principle...
While screaming for a referendum to try to stop it from ever happening.
So I was almost relieved to see Margaret Wente, our Marie Antoinette, sashay out to meet the mob, and let them know how the Cons really feel...
As only she could.
The urgency is curious. Hardly anyone (apart from a few wonks) is clamouring for electoral reform. Many Canadians do not think our voting system is a major problem. Most voters likely didn’t have a clue that electoral reform was even in the Liberal platform. After all, we’ve had the same voting system since Confederation. It isn’t perfect, but our country is still here, and everybody understands how it works. So why the rush?
Claiming that nobody is interested in electoral reform, suggesting that Canadians are too stupid to understand it.
But not too stupid to vote in a referendum.
Electoral reform isn’t like the spanking law (which the Liberals also vow to change). It’s at the core of our democratic institutions. So you’d think that voters would be entitled to register an opinion about it. But evidently not. Maybe the Liberals think we’re too stupid to decide such important matters for ourselves. Or maybe they’re afraid we would just vote to keep the system we have. That’s what usually happens.
And even more outrageously declaring that even though the system we have is horribly flawed, we peasants should just live with it because it does have its virtues.
As flawed as our system is, it has its virtues. The greatest one is clarity. Any party that wins a majority has the chance to fully implement its agenda, for better or for worse. Unlike a coalition, it doesn’t have to compromise its platform to retain power. In due course the voters get to pass judgment on how they’ve performed. If it’s time to throw the rascals out, they know how to do it.
When in fact the only virtue it has for old hacks like Wente, is that it would allow the Cons the possibility of winning a majority again.
And do to this country again what this monster did after he got his majority...
Assault this country in a bestial manner, while most Canadians were forced to look on helplessly.
Something Wente somehow fails to mention, along with the fact that seventy percent of Canadians in the last election voted for parties who support electoral reform. So they have already registered their opinion, and there is no need for a referendum.
But then of course, Wente is a Con, like the others she is desperate, and they don't call her Marie Antoinette for nothing.
The eager beavers who are now in charge are overflowing with solutions we don’t need for problems we don’t have. They are going to be very, very busy. And electoral reform is just the start.
She's against ANY change, and will for that be very disappointed...
For that is what the last election was all about.
And in fact it's going to be very easy to convince Canadians to support electoral reform when it's presented this way:
For I think I know what the answer to that question will be.
And yes, the Cons should stop fighting the winds of change that defeated them. And face their end bravely. For we are going to destroy them.
And as for our Con Marie Antoinette, before she loses her head completely, she really should retire...
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