I’ve been pretty busy this week and only today I looked up and noticed that the Liberals have once again aknowledged a piece of legislation was “regressive” but voted for it anyway – this time on changes to immigration policy that the Tories tried to jam through in their omnibus budget bill.
Has anyone kept track of how many times the Liberals have plugged their noses and voted for something they publicly stated they didn’t agree with because they are afraid of an election? Surely it’s getting to the point by now that thinking members of the Natural Self-Love Party are beginning to shift uncomfortably in their seats.
It’s even got me thinking that Jack Layton isn’t doing a half-bad job after all this time. I know, I know, it’s easy for the NDP to act like they’ve got little or nothing to lose because they have little or no chance of winning real power, but if the Liberals keep acting like they are afraid to lose, they will never win. Come over to the orange side, my Liberal friends, where the political manouvering is motivated by a desire for victory rather than a fear of defeat.
Fear can only take you so far, and well, you’re there already.