Saturday, June 23, 2007

Yet another Liberal joins the Harper Conservatives

And with this, the third MP to have . . .
a) been elected as a Liberal only 18 months ago;
b) campaigned on a platform to vociferously oppose the right-wing agenda of Stephen Harper; and
c) campaigned with a leader who said the Liberals shared the same values as the NDP . . .

. . . leaves Doomsday Dion to join Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada.

First, Emerson, then Khan, and now Comuzzi. The Liberal Party has become the feeder league of the Conservatives.

The old eye-roller that "you have to vote Liberal to stop the Conservatives" has become as laughable as Paris Hilton's rehabilitation.

Lonely but not powerless are Harper Liberals who remain, like Maurizio Bevilacqua, Albina Guarnieri, Derek Lee, John Maloney, Joe McGuire, John MacKay, Paul Szabo, Paul Steckle and Paul Zed to keep the blue hope alive on the red benches.

4 comments:

janfromthebruce said...

NDP time now in that riding. Why vote liberal, since it is so easy to do bait and switch.

Scott Tribe said...

We've had 3 "blue" Liberals leave the Party. I'm not exactly (as a small 'l' liberal) crying over that.

This fellow was far right to what his constituents are, and was elected mainly due to the Liberal tag, not because they liked him personally.

He's 74 years old, and he's unlikely to either win re-election or even run again in a riding that hasn't gone Conservative in ...well.. forever.

I fully expect to see a more "progressive" Liberal take on the banner in that riding that is more representative of the dogfight that the NDP and the Liberals have when trying to win here.

Joshua Kubinec said...

This isn't surprising. Comuzzi was a Conservative in all but name. Then again, that's what the Liberal Party was all about anyways...

Blogging Horse said...

Why should anyone vote Liberal to stop Stephen Harper when clearly so many Liberal MPs agree with him?