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Don:

Thank you for the threading howto. Here goes.

There have been lots of discussion by lots of experts on how Mr. Harper performed at the Calgary conference. Did he fix what's broke? Or did he just choose a weekend of sweetness-&-light, and put off the long-term pain for "mañana"? One expert opined that he's so far down the course with the tack that he's taken that he can't back out now; he has to grit his teeth and ride it out.
The polls, of course, are having a field-day!
Here's CBC's take today: http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/senate-scandal-puts-harper-s-brand-at-risk-poll-suggests-1.2304444 .
"brand-at-risk"? That may be a bit much. Them durn journalists!

I won't comment on Tory cuts to social spending; but it seems to me that the only giant in a roomful of smallish annoyances is the economy, which the tories seem to be managing competently.

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grady, I edited out the < > around your quote to make it a live link. FYI, using them kills the link. [wink]
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Grady, I support the CPC but Harper is a lighting rod - an easy target for the CBC and Libs/NDP.  I think under a new leader, another majority is guaranteed.  Could be a toss up though if he stays on.[eek]
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Compared to Obama's litany of scandals, this one has to be rated minor league ... nevertheless ... it could mean trouble for the CPC.
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           Will you please move this thread to "POLITICS-FEDERAL" ?
          
You're doing a super job! Wild applause.

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@Admin, don't remove this thread.  If you don't like it Grady, don't visit it.  Jeez.
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Thread was MOVED as requested, not REmoved. Enough of the unwarranted comments.
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Justin Trudeau has not yet earned my respect to accept him as our Prime Minister. He has to lose the ego and prove that he is actually interested in the ' Good of the Country '.

With the world watching, he started out 2016 leaving Canada with a black eye and egg on our face by leaving a plane load of refugees, unable to converse in English, at the airport, not knowing where to go or how to get there. In order to meet his ego quota, things were so rushed that no one met these people and they were left to fend for themselves.

He personally should meet with these people and apologize as well as issue to the people of Canada an apology for his egotistical behavior since the election. He is young and has big shoes to fill. Let's get the boxing gloves off and roll up the sleeves and get to work properly. Leave the ego ouside the door.


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           "The Prime Minister is not a referee."

 Rex nails it again, in my opinion:


               
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It seems when a protagonist has either lost the debate or has nothing of substance to add to the debate, they begin admonishing the other side to be “respectful.”  Such would seem to be the case with the recent Gazette article “Urging MP Cooper to be constructive” by Natalie Joly-Mikus.

As I understand her editorial she seems to think that if Michael Cooper MP was somehow more “respectful” (by which it seems she seems to mean more deferencial) to the Liberals and NDP, they would all have jumped on board with his private members bill Bill S-217 --- Wynn’s Law. 

This seems  to ignore the fact that that historically majority governments, for purely partisan reasons, almost never vote for a private members bill sponsored by the Opposition Party.  If she thinks by being more “respectful” Cooper would have got the NDP and Liberal support she needs to crack some books on political science.

On my part, I am “shocked and appalled” and headed for my “safe space” and deeply “offended” by Ms. Joly-Mikus’ utter lack of “respect” for our duly elected Member of Parliament!!!  In her whole 541 word editorial she never once offers Mr. Cooper a constructive suggestion as to how he should amend his Bill to assuage the concerns of the Liberals and NDP.  Surely if she truly “respected” the Honourable Mr. Cooper, she would have been more “positive” and suggested specific and substantive amendments rather than being “negative” and “partisan” by simply criticizing him for his lack of respect.

Furthermore, she showed a startling lack of respect for all those citizens who voted for Mr. Cooper.  She should have prefaced her remarks with a “trigger warning” so that all his supporters would be able to choose not to read her “shrill” and “highly disrespectful” attack and thereby avoid the personal trauma she has created through her "intolerant" and "politically incorrect" comments.

Note:  Now that you have read the foregoing verbal vapor, I hope you are forearmed and forewarned the next time you read someone babbling on about how the person they disagree with but cannot refute should be “more respectful” to their particular partisan position. 

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