Friday, October 17, 2008
The Liberal's Home Base Is?
In the past we took good CCF/NDP ideas and adopted them. This allowed the Liberals to maintain a centrist position keeping the left in a more fringe position. As the Liberals moved more right we have lost the centre left support in regions with a high social consciousness, such as, Sask, Man. and BC. The party needs to take the progressive centre left view with regards to the environment because the is obviously a strong public sentiment there. At the same time we need to be more socially conscientious continuing with things like universal daycare, a catastrophic drug plan, social housing,court challenges programme, literacy and a high minimum wage.
After the election, in which I voted Liberal, despite not being able to stand Layton, I began to think.....can I really support the Liberal party? Are they really representative of what I define as being Canadian? The answer is no, no they're not, and they haven't been for some time. But the Conservatives are worse. The NDP, with Layton/Chow at the helm, are highly dislikeable, but next time, if things don't greatly improve within the Liberal party, I will vote NDP. And I hate it but something has to wake up the big parties of Liberal and Conservative. I'm tired of what they're doing to Canada and most especially tired of their infighting and backdoor shenanigans to vote for Libs or Cons until they wake up.