Monday, January 11, 2010

Stupid elitists, sipping their lattes and caring about democracy

From Tony Clement:

Industry Minister Tony Clement (said) Monday that ordinary Canadians don’t consider prorogation to be a big issue. ”I know it’s a big issue with the Ottawa media elite and some of the elites in our country."

For those keeping track, there are now over 155,000 elitists in the Canadians Against Prorogation Facebook group.



  • I follow a number of discussion sites.

    On the sites NOT dedicated to political causes, Prorogation is barely a blip. Certainly not a big deal.

    By Blogger Paul, at 6:40 p.m.  

  • Really? Because both the sewing and the cricket discussion sites I read are all about the prorogation right now...

    By Blogger Jeff, at 6:56 p.m.  

  • I don't think it's a huge issue, but the polls out there show Canadians are being somewhat aware of it (but not overly).

    But I fail to see how this is an elitist issue. Since when was it elitist to actually give a damn about government?

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 7:01 p.m.  

  • Hey CalgaryGrit, where can I find an awesome Orange Mocha Frappacino?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:04 p.m.  

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    By Blogger penlan, at 7:37 p.m.  

  • Here's more of what Clement said which I feel is more important:

    "It may not be what the chattering classes want, but we're not here to govern on behalf of the chattering classes," he said."

    You want arrogance? There it is - in spades!

    By Blogger penlan, at 7:40 p.m.  

  • Elitists and lattes: oh yeah, didn't Chuckles Adler use that not long ago?

    Their material is getting old.

    By Anonymous ck, at 9:07 p.m.  

  • Being an elitist myself, I guess I will never get appointed to the Senate.

    By Blogger Skinny Dipper, at 10:32 p.m.  

  • *Sigh* I remember a time when being an elitist was about gripping a goblet of brandy with talon-link fingers... staring derisively out the window of one's cavernous mansion at the huddled masses, surely fomenting some manner of revolt, strike or other socialist plot. One didn't fuss about saving the environment - if the planet heats up, you burn a few less Catholics.

    I liked those elitists, dammit. Today's hipster glasses wearing, foreigner mollycoddling, nanny stating, carbon counting, locavore neo-hippies are simply unworthy of the elitist label.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 11:16 p.m.  

  • It's now 163,000!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:53 p.m.  

  • Looks like the NDP and the Bloc don't think this is a big deal either.

    By Blogger ridenrain, at 2:04 a.m.  

  • Where would we be without the elite? Not in the PMO, that's for sure.

    By Blogger lyrical, at 3:09 a.m.  

  • They called Obama an elite too, before he whipped them!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:48 a.m.  

  • There's a bunch of professors that signed a letter to Harper asking for rules around prorogation.

    An excellent idea!

    Why wasn't it introduced earlier? Because the Tories weren't in power.

    This, to me, is the greatest argument in favour of a Tory government: people actually hold them accountable.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:22 a.m.  

  • RV - And Liberal corruption is great because it leads to more transparent contracting and campaign finance laws...

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:13 a.m.  

  • sorry Grit - still not on my radar as my company is busier and calling back employees.

    With all the good news in my region as long as I'm working and putting food on my family's table I'm putting my support behind the steady-as-she-goes guy.

    Sorry dude, but Ignatieff's just too silverspoon for us meat and potatoes guys. Go Leafs!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:15 p.m.  

  • Go Leafs????
    Anon. 12:15 - I feel so sorry for you man!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:15 p.m.  

  • Poor Harper. Using Facebook as the ultimate arbitrator of polical will in this country, the prime minister is left with only about 33,800,000 Canadians either favour proroguation or simply don't care about the issue.

    By Anonymous Rob Huck, at 12:24 p.m.  

  • Actually the latest poll has the Liberals and Conservatives essentially tied. The key question is no longer whether this issue will move votes, it is whether this issue will have staying power.

    By Blogger french wedding cat, at 3:22 p.m.  

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