Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Liberals to Delegates: Suckers

The Liberal party has gone out of its way to insure there will be polite Q and A discussions about “priority” policies. These discussions will, of course, lead nowhere and the only newsworthy thing to come out of convention is that it was indeed as boring and pointless as everyone says it was going to be. At least in the past the party did not control what motions were tabled and there were motions about hot button issues that drew the media's attention.

So the question I want to ask delegates is something Johnny Rotten once mused about.

"Do you ever feel like you've been cheated?"


Anonymous said...

Your source of inspirational sayings is Johnny Rotten?

Hm....enough said. A child is blogging.

Anonymous said...

I agree, it's absolutely ridiculous and I'm dumbfounded that they are doing it. Ever since Iggy was undemocratically appointed leader by Bob Rae, the party has eroded more and more of its traditional structures and processes to the point where party members have been stripped of nearly ever facet of their party power. You would think that after appointing Ignatieff as leader illegitimately, the party would do everything it could to restore its legitimacy. Instead, the party has appeared to think it can get away with this type of behaviour and has openly defied nearly every grassroots initiative or process. En Famille, for example, only served to further entrench party power with the "elites" (I do not use such rhetoric lightly either, the people in the party with power are acting as true political party elites) by removing all convention workshops. This in effect removed popular progress on many resolutions that Liberal grassroots party members support. Delegates at this convention need to make things as uncomfortable as possible so that party elites can register just how bad their behaviour has been as of late.

suggestion said...

It surprises me, that up to this point, nobody has seriously discussed the concept of an "Alternative Convention" to be held simultaneously at several convenient venues, so that Liberals across the country could gather for a national or regional policy discussion short of all the costs and formalities of this biennial.