Heels Part 3
How do you know he reported you?
Because he sent me a PM telling me he had.
What a personal attacking dishonest sexist ego maniac you are. Apparently anybody that challenges you is insulting to you. When they correctly point out what a sexist dolt you are, they are being dishonest, eh.
As I have said before thank the Goddess the NDP is well rid of your ilk.
Once again, a reason-free, logic-free, information-free stream of name calling. Who isn't surprised?
Plenty of people challenge me here and we engage in fruitful, honest, information-based debate. Sadly you are not one of those people.
Kloch please be factual. They were not ads. They were a grand total of 4 posters. They do not symbolize anything other than a willingness on the part of the same people over and over on babble to attack the NDP at any opportunity at ever growing ridiculous lengths.
Enough already. The posters are a success. The fact that most on this board are so appalled by them proves that they are bound to find appeal with the larger group of voters who tend to shy away from left wing "wackoism." Their substance attempts to take a shot at some of the negative stereotypes associated with the traditional societal view that many erroneously hold concerning the ndp and politics in general. i.e. females in power, left wingers as incompetent fiscal managers, aggressively environmentalist to the detriment of progress etc. They are a bit risqué but these are desperate times and messaging must be put into place. Ontario is increasingly embracing right wing ideologies as witnessed in the municipal politics in Toronto, Provincial politics with Hudak's popularity and Federal politics with the continued move towards the Harper regime. (see two federal by election wins and one right on Toronto's Liberal doorstep in Vaughn). If we have learned anything it is that if society is going right, then the NDP must appear to come towards the center or else risk further alienation and marginalization as an extremist protest movement with no real hope of forming government. It is fine and dandy to have these wonderful left wing principles but if you can't get elected or at least into a power positions the left wing movement of the ndp becomes merely a social club of downtrodden complainers. Support your party and leadership, spend less time complaining on this board at every which way the wind blows and get out there and sell a membership.
Forgot to mention that the "not you grandfathers NDP" is a bit offensive and should be stricken from the ad as it is a tad overkill and we should be proud of our roots.
I think it is a bit disingenuous to intimate that Laxer is "preening" when his statement about his past efforts to help the NDP were in the context of being challenged on his willingness to put his money were his mouth is.
In point of fact, my comments are largely drawn from experiences I had on the Pantalone campaign. One thing that astonished me is that many Canadians, in particular immigrant Canadians I met had no idea that the NDP was on the left of anything. It seems to me that "Left' messaging has become so buried in attempts to look to be part of the mainstream and uncontroversial center, that many people are hardly to be blamed for not being able to locate the NDP program.
Simply saying that Pantalone was on "the left" drew in many people I met who were not from mainstream anglo society.
I was refering to the comments he made about being friends with all of caucus and half the executive- which had nothing to do with anything in the context of the post.
So based on one municpal campaign in Toronto you are able to draw conclusions about how the NDP is viewed in the entire province in the context of provincial politics. That's a good trick. I'm impressed.
I do take your point though that the NDP has a huge job ahead of it building identity and support amongst new Canadians. Frankly that is true of all parties, unions, social activist groups and so on. I think we would agree on that wouldn't we?