I just saw James Moore on Newsworld, going unchallenged on a series of mendacious talking points:
"To become Prime Minister of this country, don't you have to win an election?" No, you don't actually. Many Canadian Prime Ministers have been appointed to the position - (Progressive) Conservative Kim Campbell, most recently. I'm certain I heard Stephen Harper giving his party credit for having brought the first woman Canadian Prime Minister to power in history. Was that illegitimate?
"The Liberals and NDP are getting into bed with Quebec separatists." Pandering to prejudice and bigotry is never a good thing, Mr. Moore. And I seem to recall a certain hard-right party pandering to Quebec nationalists recently; giving official recognition to their aspirations by enshrining them as a "nation". Strange that they were merely proud Quebecois back then, but now, every chance you get to spit it out, they are "SEPARATISTS, SEPARATISTS, SEPARATISTS, I TELL YOU!!!"
Telling that Mr. Moore refused to address the question as to whether this is a "coup", or not (as seen on Conservative lapel buttons: "Stop The Coup"). He knows full well that there is complete constitutional legitimacy to this action.
"This is not what Canadians have voted for." Actually, it is. In any modern, PR electoral system, this is exactly what Canadians voted for - because one party is significantly further right than the majority of Canadians. The others can work together; you guys aren't team players. End of story.
"During the election, the opposition party leaders expressly said that they would not do this." Oh yeah? Find us one quote to that effect, James. (In the case of Stephane Dion, please keep it in context. I don't want interpretation of his english to be a trip-up.) I clearly remember several responses to such questions - and as I recall it, no one would deign to conjecture. That's far from a promise never to consider the possibility, isn't it?
"This was in the works well ahead of time, and we have the transcripts of the conversation" Wow, Jimmy-boy. Are you really that obtuse? Don't you recognise that mentioning the 'transcripts' is going to set off alarm bells in the heads of most Canadians? I guess maybe you're not worried about most Canadians at this point, are you - you just want the talk-radio storm-troops to hit the airwaves, screeching and screaming. BTW, discussions of possibilities are not decisions - but they are good strategy, in most cases. Thanks for leading the way, Jack.