Thursday, November 12, 2009

"Liberal Tactics"

I would like to take a moment to do a public reading from If Democrats had any brains, they'd be Republicans by Ann Coulter, page 190. As a Libertarian I do disagree with Ann on a few issues, but the book is hilarious. Read for yourself, about Liberal tactics. I quote this because it is a fantastic description of the Liberal Party of Canada over the past 3 months.

"The Liberals' typical response to a point of blinding clarity is a look of shocked perplexity. They are fiendishly bright in a certain way, but also moronic because they can't see obvious truths. Liberals can study issues one by one and never see a theme emerging. But they are very sneaky.

This is the essence of the modern Democratic Party, polished to perfection by Bill Clinton: They are willing to insult the intelligence of 49% of the people if they think they can fool 51% of the people."


  1. If fooling 51% of the people was enough to win, I'd jump for joy. In a first past the post electoral system such as ours, a party can form a majority government having "fooled" less than 40 percent of the people. Consider Chretien in 1997 or Rae in 1990. Both were able to form majority governments with about 38% of the popular vote.

  2. Gotta say that First Past The Post is preferable to proportional representation (whether it be STV, preferential list, or any other system of PR), as I've never yet seen a country where PR has created a strong or lasting gov't which isn't continually compromised and held to ransom, in its policy design and delivery, by some no-mark whiny minority group with whom they've been forced to 'share' power to form said gov't.

    Italy's had more forced general elections due to incumbent governmental collapse, or votes of 'no confidence', since WW2 than any other European country (averaging about one a year, sometimes more); Japan ditto. Utter farce.