Saturday, October 13, 2007

What is the Star's agenda?

You just have to wonder why, after endorsing Dalton McGuinty as the greatest thing since iced slushies, they suddenly are begging John Tory to stay on?

Things that make you go hmmmm....

15 comments:

Sheena said...

I genuinely believe that he could have had a fighting chance if he would have given up the Grecian Formula.

Matt said...

They make some good points in the editorials but it does seem incredibly strange for them considering their lovefest with Dalton over the past month. I'm not too sure what to think. I'm going to wait for the chips to fall from the people who know more about the party's internal situation than I.

There's only one outcome that I can see happen after those results, but who knows, I've been wrong before!

SouthernOntarioan said...

Perhaps the Star wants to end the existence of 'conservative' parties altogether?

They know that Tory is a progressive, and would rather have a progressive vs. liberal than a conservative vs. liberal fight. I was never enthralled with Tory and I know a lot of other small-c conservatives who felt Tory wasn't strong enough on his basics to inspire any loyalty. Walked and talked like McGuinty most of the time anyways...

Joanne (True Blue) said...

I genuinely believe that he could have had a fighting chance if he would have given up the Grecian Formula.

lol! Now that you mention it, yeah. Way too much grease. He needs a makeover.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

There's only one outcome that I can see happen after those results, but who knows, I've been wrong before!

Me too, Matt. Me too.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

S.O. - Exactly my thoughts, and that is why I was cool to Tory at the beginning. I know many other Tories who were feeling disenfranchised.

I still thought John was the better choice compared to Dalton, but now that it's all over, I think this is the time for some soul-searching.

Anonymous said...

You're all wrong. The Star's looking for more fodder to sell papers. What better sucker than Tory to provide that fodder.

As far as I'm concerned the Star is one of those papers that helped seal and spin the damaging lies of the faith based funding idea.

I think they had their fun and they want more. It sells papers....bottom line.

Anonymous said...

The Star is not about anything except selling papers. When they beat up on Tory and his fbschools proposal their readership likely when up and so now they want to keep Tory close so they can continue to spin.

Anonymous said...

something's wrong with your blog Joanne - left several responses....none have appeared.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

something's wrong with your blog Joanne - left several responses....none have appeared.

If you're actually a Ti-Guy sock-puppet, that would be the reason.

Anonymous said...

Some use politics as a soapbox to spread their ideology. Everyone is entitled to have their say. They don't understand the game and are making a mess of democracy given our system.

If the homophobes aren't happy with the direction of the PC party, they can leave NOW. The sooner the better. Try the Greens. I hear they are Reform Conservatives. And Equal Marriage for Same Sex Couples also Support Greens. And that’s great that the world is coming together.

Others realize there is a need to build a strong right of center opposition to the Liberal machine. You don't do that that by sticking these fringe issues in people's faces. Drop the crap that divides the progressive right

Calgary Junkie said...

Tory has got to go. His Faith-based-funding proposal will hang around his neck like an anvil forevermore. Even if in a future campaign, he disavows bringing it back, the Libs will say he's got it as part of a hidden agenda. Or some other effective fear-mongering message.

The other danger, if Tory stays, is that another political party will form on the PC's right. And why not, there is clearly a vaccum there, much as there is here in Alberta, where the Wild Rose Party is trying to unite the right.

Like I said before, ditch the word "Progressive" from the party name. That sends a powerful message to friend and foe alike. And then back up that re-branding with some small c conservative policies. Tory just cannot be part of that re-branding.

Anonymous said...

What am I missing here? I thought the campaign/election was over.

This is getting far too boring - time to move on folks until the next election.

Anonymous said...

What are you talking about? There was no election here? Elections are democratic contests based on issues that matter.

You must have us confused with that other lemming nation.

Anonymous said...

The Star will give two thumbs up to Dalton's 2% PST increase, that's for sure, they love it when the gov't forcefully spends the people's money.