Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bob Rae makes it really hard to defend him sometimes.

Okay, look, the Rae government in Ontario inherited a mess from the Peterson government. This is beyond dispute. Rae fucked it up, Harris fucked it up worse, McGuinty is now cleaning it up in a somewhat hamfisted but basically well-meaning sort of way. In short, Bob Rae takes a lot of unjustified heat.

However, I find out (h/t Challenging the Commonplace) that Rae is running around telling people to vote Liberal because it's the best way to stop a Conservative majority. In other words, in order to stop the party that has between 65 and 70% of the population opposed to it from forming a "majority government", we should all vote for the party that has between 75 and 80% of the population opposed to it (70% on a good day). No, seriously, that's his argument.

Fuck this and fuck these people. Why should I bother voting, exactly? Clearly no one cares if I vote for someone who actually represents me.

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