Monday, October 26, 2015

Orange Crash ( #ndp #cdnpoli )

Unadulterated arrogance was the reason for the NDP election loss - and it`s on full display in this article. They point to everyone else but themselves for their loss.
Craig Scott, who was defeated in Jack Layton’s old riding of Toronto-Danforth ... wrote, “Liberal MPs … were fundamentally lazy, sitting passively in their corner of the House … and arrogantly waiting for the messiah to take them back to the promised land of power.”
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“The backroom lobbyists moved over to the Trudeau team,” [Charlie Angus] wrote. “Corporate Canada is a more content place today."
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 “I think maybe Canadians weren’t ready for us, didn’t understand some of the differences between the NDP and the Liberals,” [former NDP MP, Megan Leslie] said.
Strategic voting was to blame. The corporate elite was to blame. Our platform and our team was perfect. Everybody but the NDP was to blame.

Spoiled, entitled, and angry.

Although, to be fair, some are more than ready to step up and slap anybody who publicly criticizes the party. Perhaps that's why we see such fervent partisanship.

Four years in the wilderness will be good for them.

1 comment:

The Mound of Sound said...

Full disclosure. I'm a Green. From that perspective I find your remarks pretty accurate. It has been quite amusing to read New Dems criticize Trudeau for failures before he's even been sworn into power. They're almost bubbling over in their rage. They really thought they had this one in the bag. Quite predictably, when that bag broke they were already primed to blame everyone and anyone except themselves.

NDP stalwarts, real veterans, such as Gerald Caplan and Michael Laxer by contrast can be honest about why their party failed. Caplan's essays in the Globe and Mail and Laxer's at Canadian Dimensions chronicle exactly what befell their party as it was seduced first by Layton and then Mulcair. They both state it clearly. Their party sacrificed principle for a shot at power only to find themselves too far out on the branch. The subversion that brought down Mulcair's NDP was entirely self-inflicted.