05.26.2018 09:09 AM

Hardcore partisans make me puke


  1. George Washington says:

    “The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.” George Washington

  2. Matt says:

    Seems the parties spend more time vetting their opponents candidates than they do vetting their own.

  3. rww says:

    Letter from the Co-Chairs of the Danforth Jewish Circle, Multifaith Committee about NDP candidate Tasleem Raiz


    • CanadianKate says:

      Thank you for sharing that.

      I have no direct interest in this (I belong to no party, I don’t live in that riding, my taxes will go up no matter which premier we end up with.)

      On the other hand, the intolerance shown by those out to tar Ms. Raiz is an example of why we don’t have ‘good’ candidates.

      I’m willing to bet it will also cause good people such as Lisa Kinsella to seriously consider if she will run for office. Aside from the energy and time required away from family, smears like this (and I’m sure even if they can’t quote her, they’ll quote Warren) will likely put her family, through hell.

      One has to be incredibly thick skinned to put up with normally reasonable, thoughtful, people calling for you to be fired immediately for something you honestly don’t recall doing.

      If the reasonable, thoughtful, people are now as intolerant as the Alt people (both sides), God help us. The only candidates we’ll get are those who cannot be convinced they aren’t right and don’t care what others think.

      I voted yesterday for a candidate for a party I don’t support simply because they answered a question honestly at an all candidates meeting. They’ve been called out by all sorts of people including the party leader for such terrible behaviour.

  4. Ronald O'Dowd says:


    Good judgment requires perennial injections of good common sense…

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