A great man once said, "Politics is inherently stupid." That great man was me.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

I Am Really Getting Tired

...Of people referring to the NDP as principled. Several blogs I've read over the past few days have claimed that the NDP is a principled party, whereas the Liberals are not. As ideologically rigid as the NDP is, do not for one second make the mistake of forgetting that the NDP is a political party like any other. It can wheel and deal with the best of them when it suits their needs. Some of my fellow bloggers seem to have forgotten a certain budget last spring...

- EDIT - : And Just so we nip this in the bud before I start getting nasty comments, sure: the NDP has principles. The Tories have principles. Hell, I'm sure even the Liberals have principles, even if they don't know what they are. But politics, being what it is, is a world of shifting priorities and principles. There is no innocent Golden Party in Canadian Politics. The Liberals have Adscam (for starters), The NDP have their little budget maneuver last May, and the Tories have David Emerson. The only principle shared by all three parties is that of political expediency.
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