Monday, June 13, 2011
As a Political Analyst Angelo Persichilli Makes a Great Shoe Salesman
Angelo Persichilli finally came out of the closet a few months ago and admitted that he was indeed a Conservative. Phew!
And I thought he was a liberal.
Persichilli certainly isn't the only right-wing columnist in the country, but at one time I thought I remembered enjoying his work. But that was a very long time ago. Now he doesn't even try.
Harper has "moved to the centre"? Of what? Persichilli's universe? I mean he can't be serious.
And though I'm sure he hopes that "the Liberal party is at risk of extinction", I think he needs to pick up a history book.
Party support comes in waves.
The Conservatives under R.B. Bennett, won a majority in 1930 with 134 seats. By 1935 they were reduced to 39.
In 1958, the Conservatives under John Diefenbaker won 208 seats (Liberals 48 with no viable third party). By 1963 they were reduced to a minority, and then knocked on their keister.
In 1984 Brian Mulroney won 211 seats. By 1993, his party was reduced to just 2 and eventually folded.
The NDP's success this time around was due to a wave, that headlines announced before it actually took place. They will have a lot of trouble getting it to hold, unless they do something bold, and not just try to pretend to be Liberals, in the same way that the Harperites are pretending to be Tories (or according to Persichilli, also pretending to be Liberals).
This next five years will be hell, as Canada has now taken on an aggressive foreign policy. We are in the market for 1300 bombs, and according to University of California's Michael Allen, we are taking over the "Democracy" (violent coup) business.
This will forever change who we are and how we are viewed by the rest of the world. If the NDP support this, they are no longer NDP. And the fact that the Conservatives are inititating this, means that they are no longer conservative. Not in the Canadian tradition.
Pay attention Angelo. There's no excuse for your drivel.