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BubberMiley

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  1. how can anyone, with a straight face, say Harper is not a neoconservative, unless they don't have a clue what a newcon is? The Reform Party is the Canadian definition of a neoconservative party. It may not be a popular term now with the neocon GOP in power down south, and the CPC may not be running on a neocon platform because everybody agrees it isn't presently electable, but Harper was clearly, uncategorically, undeniably and reliably a neocon until, oh, around two years ago. I'll concede the CPC may have members among them who actually believe in some of the moderate platform they've been running on, but I don't think Harper has changed his perspective on life completely. He's obviously just doing his job, being a politician, and shutting up when he has nothing to win by talking.

  2. Canada wouldn't be strong. Unless you consider Europe a strong country, because Canada would just become a collection of trading partners with a common currency. The only problem is most of those partners would be tiny; some of them are so small and isolated, they could wind up with Third World economies in 20 years (though I suppose if you don't live there, you don't care). Considering trade between provinces is already often more difficult than with the U.S. because of provincial trade restrictions, I just don't think it's good for the country as a whole to break it up any further.

    I know Quebec may never be happy any other way, and if that's the case, see you later. I'd rather see the country redefine itself with a strong, unified central government without Quebec than break up into 12 "associated" pieces.

  3. Decentralization of federal power to the provinces has nothing to do with hate, and it's no lie that Harper and the Reform party supported it (and practically founded their party on the principle). Whether or not you agree that this is "breaking up the country" is probably just a question of semantics.

  4. When you can adjust your convictions you become a liar....

    I'd say when you can't adjust your convictions, you become brain dead.

    If there truly was a hidden agenda why didn't Scott Brison or Belinda Stronach expose it when they crossed the floor?

    Stronach said "I didn't get involved in putting the two parties together so we could break up the country." Destroying the central government and replacing it with regional fiefdoms with firewalls around them could be considered a hidden agenda, considering they certainly aren't mentioning it during the campaign.

  5. I certainly don't hate Harper (don't even know him). But I do think he's moderating his image and suppressing his personal political opinions in order to get elected. But that's just politics, not cause for hatred.

    But as for him, I'm not convinced he has anything but contempt for humanity in general. :D

    Contempt for humanity? :rolleyes:

    Maybe he just has contempt for idiots.

    Though I can understand how there'd be little difference for you.

    Yes, Argus, I am a total idiot, but I'm not stupid enough to fall for the weed is "way more dangerous today because it's so much stronger than the stuff hippies used to smoke" argument. :P

  6. I certainly don't hate Harper (don't even know him). But I do think he's moderating his image and suppressing his personal political opinions in order to get elected. But that's just politics, not cause for hatred.

    But as for him, I'm not convinced he has anything but contempt for humanity in general. :D

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