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“Warren Kinsella's book, ‘Fight the Right: A Manual for Surviving the Coming Conservative Apocalypse,’ is of vital importance for American conservatives and other right-leaning individuals to read, learn and understand.”

- The Washington Times

“One of the best books of the year.”

- The Hill Times

“Justin Trudeau’s speech followed Mr. Kinsella’s playbook on beating conservatives chapter and verse...[He followed] the central theme of the Kinsella narrative: “Take back values. That’s what progressives need to do.”

- National Post

“[Kinsella] is a master when it comes to spinning and political planning...”

- George Stroumboulopoulos, CBC TV

“Kinsella pulls no punches in Fight The Right...Fight the Right accomplishes what it sets out to do – provide readers with a glimpse into the kinds of strategies that have made Conservatives successful and lay out a credible roadmap for progressive forces to regain power.”

- Elizabeth Thompson, iPolitics

“[Kinsella] deserves credit for writing this book, period... he is absolutely on the money...[Fight The Right] is well worth picking up.”

- Huffington Post

“Run, don't walk, to get this amazing book.”

- Mike Duncan, Classical 96 radio

“Fight the Right is very interesting and - for conservatives - very provocative.”

- Former Ontario Conservative leader John Tory

“His new book is great! All of his books are great!”

- Tommy Schnurmacher, CJAD

“I absolutely recommend this book.”

- Paul Wells, Maclean’s

“Kinsella puts the Left on the right track with new book!”

- Calgary Herald


Archive for the ‘Musings’ Category

Reuters takes note of Mr. Trudeau’s predicament
Wednesday, July 29th, 2015

One of their genial guys contacted me when I was up in Whitehorse to talk politics. This being the new era and all, I responded via text: 

 

The resulting story, which includes the far-more-noteworthy comments of my friend Dennis Mills, is here.

What thinkest thou, O Readers? Can the good ship Liberal be righted? Is it too late? What does Trudeau need to do?

Kinda glad about the not running thing
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Yep.

  

About that LPC rumour
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

Apologies for yesterday’s cryptic post. My excuse: I was getting on an Air North flight (and did you know Air North serves warm cookies, and free Goldfish crackers?) in Whitehorse yesterday, on my way to Vancouver, when I received the following from three pretty reliable sources:

  • There was a meeting taking place at a cottage somewhere in the Ottawa area.
  • The Liberal Party’s campaign manager was out.
  • The leader’s senior strategist was out.
  • The party’s pollster was taking over.

Just before the nice Air North attendant told me to turn off my devices for the sixteenth time, I let various folks know what I heard. I was then incommunicado for about three hours.

When I landed, this is what I got:

  • Most people couldn’t confirm it.
  • Some people didn’t believe it.
  • A couple people had received the same Intel.

I don’t much care about The Campaign Manager, The Senior Strategist or The Pollster. I do care, however, about many LPC candidates and volunteers who have to carry on through all of this sort of crap. It has to be pretty depressing.

To you, I say: every political party is more than any particular Campaign Manager, Senior Strategist or Pollster. They come and go. 

The party is also more than any particular Leader. They come and go, too. 

The grassroots hang in there, in every party. So keep working for what you believe in. This too shall pass.

I’ll say!
Tuesday, July 28th, 2015

  

Wow
Monday, July 27th, 2015

Wow wow wow. #lpc

Greetings from up North
Monday, July 27th, 2015

You guys are all asleep, but I’m up in the Yukon, joyously toasting the victorious grassroots Eglinton-Lawrence Liberals!

  

Yahoo!
Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Just landed in BC and heard the E-L news! 

Take that, brain trust!

  

Flora Power
Sunday, July 26th, 2015

Sad to learn about this.

When we lived in Kingston, my parents voted for her. I think it was the first time either of them had ever voted Conservative. She was that kind of a person. 

RIP. 

Ten reasons why E-L Liberals shouldn’t vote for Eve Adams
Sunday, July 26th, 2015
  1. Her candidacy has enraged Liberals across the country – including veteran, elected Liberals.
  2. The Conservatives were delighted – genuinely and truly delighted – that Trudeau took her after they’d dumped her.
  3. The media have unanimously condemned it – with one senior pundit even saying Trudeau looked “crawlingly demean[ed]” by it all.
  4. She does not have a sterling reputation for candour, or commitment to the Liberal cause.
  5. She was (and still is) a Conservative, and she was always among the most rabid Conservative partisans in the House.
  6. More than any other case, Adams’ recruitment by Butts et al. definitively showed Trudeau’s “open nomination” promise to be a farce.
  7. Adams was a long-time Conservative problem.  Now she is a long-term Liberal problem.
  8. She has no connection whatsoever to the riding she wants to run in.
  9. Against the rules, I’ve been told memberships have been paid for by Adams’ team – and there will be shipped-in chaos at the vote Sunday.
  10. Marco Mendicino is an amazing guy with an amazing C.V.and Conservatives know they’d lose against him, but they’ll win against Eve Adams.

Unlike a lot of Liberals, I don’t despise Eve Adams (although her fiancé isn’t going to be sending me any Christmas cards this year, apparently).  She acted in her own self-interest, and got Justin Trudeau to do exactly what she wanted him to do.  She played him.

Bear with me here, but I was listening to The Cure’s ‘Drowning Man’ on the way to work this morning (and bizarrely), it made me think of Eve Adams.  She was drowning, too – weighted down by years of bad judgment, and over-the-top Conservative partisanship and serial controversy.  And Justin Trudeau – whose decline in the polls commenced with Eve Adams’ arrival - didn’t just throw her a life line.

He jumped right into the water with her, and commenced drowning, too.

 

Here’s how much Canadians are thinking, and talking, about coalitions
Friday, July 24th, 2015