Thursday, November 3, 2011

NDP "Whisper Campaign" Against Tom Mulcair?

Thomas Mulcair loves a good conspiracy theory. Now he believes that he's the victim of a "whisper campaign" among his NDP colleagues speculating that he has a bad temper. There is allegedly a "movement" against his leadership bid coming from within, and he's not happy about it! Is the source of this smear campaign "the front runner" Brian Topp? As Mulcair puts it, that's for the membership to decide. Considering he's being accused of having a bad temper, he certainly comes off as aggravated in the interview with left wing journalist Barbara Yaffe. (an aside: you might remember Barbara Yaffe from her op-ed in Nov 2009 fawning over the hiring of Donolo to run Ignatieff's campaign. As she put it, "he will almost certainly make a huge difference to Ignatieff's fortunes as leader." How did that work out Barb?)

Anyway, back to Mulcair. My advice to him is to relax. The NDP is a party currently built on the inherent likability of their leader. Coming off as "angry man" isn't going to deter the "whispers" coming from within his own party. That being said, as a Tory I will take pleasure in watching the NDP infighting over the drive to replace Layton.

Stay calm Tommy boy...


  1. Word is he went apeshit when he heard about it...

  2. NDP making the same mistake the Libs did,
    focusing on who can beat PMSH instead of party platform.

  3. If someone is starting a whisper campaign, its more likely coming from the liberals than from a dipper.
    If you'll notice a certain young prince has been going around the country on a speaking tour, attending catholic church group meetings, looking like the reasonable one, the calm headed one, in other words, he's acting... which if you remember was what he was doing before he entered politics. No, I highly doubt that this early in their leadership campaign that any of the candidates would try to do this.
    But seeing as I'm just theorizing, lets try this. The liberals are going to have a convention in January, at said convention there will no doubt be a keynote speaker. If my theory is correct, it will be proven out if the subject of the keynote speech is on the theme of a "reasonable" alternative to the current government.
    This however I realize is of topic, but I thought I'd offer one theory that never put it past the liberals to rely on dirty tricks to achieve power instead of offering well thought out policy. Their latest walking out stunt of course won't do much to support a contention of reasonable, more like spoiled brats....they must be suffering from Occupy Wall Street Syndrome - have no idea why they are protesting, but will continue to do so until the place becomes unlivable.