Thursday, April 26, 2007


Yesterday Stephen Taylor expressed his disappointment in the Conservative government for the proposal to ban incandescent light bulbs. He even dubbed the government "Canada's New Nanny." In the comments to Stephen's post, the CPC grassroots are piling on. Adam Daifallah is also concerned. Meanwhile Coyne and Jay Currie have already abandoned hope.

But there is still hope among the party faithful. One of Stephen's commenter's writes, "When we have the CPC majority, I hope this silly stuff stops."

But what is the likelihood of that happening? If Harper and the Conservatives attain a majority on the basis of watering-down their principles, pandering to Quebec and the environmentalists, and writing budgets that make Ralph Goodale proud, is it not likely that they are going to think they need to continue governing as they have in order to keep power? For if there is one thing a majority government wants, it's another majority.

For a short time it looked like Harper was going to be happy with enacting whatever conservative change he could while governing with a stong minority. But the hegemony of power seems to be enveloping the current government just like any other.

Posted by Matthew @ 10:58 a.m.

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Exactly. The appealing to the voters now to get a majority to (screw them over) adopt core conservative principles later argument has always rung false.

If the cons do get a majority by adopting liberal ideals (right down to corruption scandals, heh heh. I'm kidding people!) won't they then keep acting like liberals to keep the majority?

Posted by Blogger Closet Liberal @ April 26, 2007 4:15 p.m. #

Spot on, Matt.

Posted by Blogger Mader @ April 27, 2007 2:00 p.m. #
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