It may be time to update the old joke - something along these lines: “Conservatives come together to drink, New Democrats come together for pamphlets, and Liberals? Liberals come together to beat the living snot out of one another.”
Despite every real piece of evidence showing the contrary the Red Team persists in saying they have never been happier. All the while they are reaching towards Dion-era levels of discord and malice:
Leading Liberals openly praise the NDP and Bloc for crushing Ignatieff’s election strategy.
One-time Liberal strategist Warren Kinsella goes berserk over “unnamed Liberals” for daring to tell journos that all is not well in La-la-Liberal land.
And now, because they’re getting rather good at it, Liberals are in open revolt against Ignatieff for decreeing who shouldn’t run in the NDP riding of Outremont.
Less than a month ago, Michael Ignatieff boasted of how the party had turned a corner under his leadership …
“We’re more united than we’ve been in a generation. We’re ready to fight in every riding in the country.”
In less than 22 days, events have completely swamped his boasts of unity. Liberals are now literally on their way to fighting each other in every riding in the country.