Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Homeless Problem

There's a bit of buzz today about the fractures forming in the Conservative Party, with the splinter "homeless Conservatives" group threatening to rip the party apart.

Scanning their website (brightly decorated with stars and stripes), one quickly notices that this movement is a force to reckoned with. Already, they have recruited dozens of supporters. Admittedly, not all of these supporters are Canadian (the movement focuses on Canada, the US, and the UK). But it does contain such Tory power players as Howard, Holy GoRightly, and Wonder Woman.

The website also has an endorsements section, where they profile "politicians worth promoting". As a sign of just how despondent they are with the Conservative movement, the only Canadian politician they feel is worth promoting is Cheryl Gallant. Ouch.

8 Comments:

  • What will Harper do if all his Reform/Alliance MPs leave him? He truly eould not make a good Progressive..he really is too far right.

    By Anonymous Cari, at 9:09 AM  

  • I would have thought there were going to be more Red Tory or libertarian types over there, since they have been pretty much ignored and ridiculed by this party since its takeover of the PC.

    But that is a cesspool of socons so hard-right that even the Reformers don't want them - refugees from the Christian Heritage Party, religious zealots who think David FRum is a damn dirty liberal.

    Wow.

    If I were a Con, I'd be quite happy...the term "Good Riddance" comes to mind.

    By Blogger Mike, at 9:44 AM  

  • Gerry Nicholls said he was a member...

    By Blogger wilson, at 12:20 PM  

  • This website could end up being voteforenvironment.ca huge in terms of its impact on our democracy.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:16 PM  

  • If Anon 1:16 is being sarcastic... that's brilliant!

    By Anonymous The Invisible Hand, at 10:49 PM  

  • This website is probably going nowhere, but it is fair to say that at least some conservatives call their leaders when their leaders screw them and run as centrists.

    By contrast, the folks at voteforenvironment did dick all while Chretien raised C02 emissions 25% since signing Kyoto.

    Why is it that the left in Canada is so much more afraid of the right than the right is of being governed by the left?

    By Blogger hosertohoosier, at 11:11 PM  

  • There was a voteforenvironment.ca when Chretien was PM? Who knew....

    And wtf is hosertohoosier talking about anyways, there has been a lot more lefties voting outside of the big two than righties during the last eight years. The NDP and Greens are both evidence of that, the Cons have gotten a free pass from their legions, and from the looks of that website only the fringe of the fringe are getting off the bandwagon.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:07 AM  

  • I have read some article "Homeless women" very interesting.

    By Anonymous belvedere shoes, at 1:52 AM  

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