Friday, December 21, 2007

Memo to Sanctimonious Liberal Bloggers

To those Liberal Party bloggers who have complained that the PQ's Quebec citizenship bill is racist, divisive, and unconstitutional, please note the following story in today's Le Devoir which indicates that the Liberal Party was floating this idea before the PQ.

Un groupe du Parti libéral du Québec voulait proposer une «proclamation de la citoyenneté québécoise» au prochain congrès libéral mais a dû renoncer à ce vocable après le dépôt du projet de loi 195 du Parti québécois.


I'm willing to bet very few Liberal bloggers while criticize the members of the Liberal Party who came up with the idea in the first place... separatists are such easy targets for sanctimonious Liberals.

5 comments:

Scott Tribe said...

Hmm, why don't you list all these Liberal bloggers who've complained about this?

Further more, the Liberal Party of Quebec isn't even affiliated with the Liberal Party of Canada, and hasn't been in years. It's perfectly un-hypocritical for Liberal bloggers who belong to the Federal/National Liberal Party to go after the PLQ, if indeed they have.

This post looks like just another excuse to attacks Liberals with. You seem to keep forgetting it's the Cons and Harper in power, but then, you seem to be following the moduis operandi by the NDP as described by Susan Riley in the Ottawa Citizen to the letter.

uncorrectedproofs said...

Scott, given that the news has just surfaced today, I didn't expect any Liberal bloggers to have condemned the PLQ... let's give it a few days and see what happens. I think we both know the response will be muted. The Liberal brand does after all run deep.

As for criticizing the Liberals, I make no apologies... you'll notice I attack the NDP on this blog too (probably more often than I take on the Liberals). I'm not a party loyalist by any stretch of the imagination.

CfSR said...

A group within a political party supports something that the leadership doesn't propose.

Oh hell. It must be a scandal. It must be pinned on all who are marginally associated with the name of that party.

And in which NDP resolution book should I start?

Blogging Horse said...

Suggested addendum to memo:

Why is it that Liberals prattle on it’s fine, but New Democrats doing the same are being partisan? This makes no sense.

The "modus operandi" of all political parties are to make convincing arguments for their policies (or in this case, at least be asked to explain them). No apologies here.

The only point Riley appeared to be making was that Jack Layton is bad because he's a man. Surely the national debate can rise higher than this.

dirk buchholz said...

Scott said..."Further more, the Liberal Party of Quebec isn't even affiliated with the Liberal Party of Canada, and hasn't been in years. It's perfectly un-hypocritical for Liberal bloggers who belong to the Federal/National Liberal Party to go after the PLQ, if indeed they have.

This post looks like just another excuse to attacks Liberals with. You seem to keep forgetting it's the Cons and Harper in power, but then, you seem to be following the moduis operandi by the NDP as described by Susan Riley in the Ottawa Citizen to the letter"...

Awww come on Scott...
Dion could have and should have spoken up on this issue he chose not to,just as the conservatives chose not to.
The NDP was the only party that chose to speak up,fact not opinion.
The Liberal chose political expedience over principles and or leadership by pandered to the sentiments of those that raised the "reasonable accommodation" nonsense.Their silence for what ever reason was unacceptable.For a party that claimed to speak for and stand for Canadian values they sure dropped the ball.
And further more how about you list the Liberal bloggers that criticized Liberal inaction over the so called "reasonable accommodation" debate.