The comments by NDP supporters in some threads came to mind when I read the link below. Here is an excerpt:
"There is an unfortunate transformation that some sometimes undergo when they become a part of what is the institution of our New Democratic Party.
Without being entirely cognizant of the process, they begin to adopt an attitude and a style of doing things that they would have laughed at had they seen it in others, indeed would have condemned in those who act similarly within the Liberal or Conservative Parties. Their institution becomes one of the pillars of their life, and a concern develops within them about that institution being even shaken up a bit, lest they, in the process, be toppled from their secure pedestal of pontificating, lest they discover, despite the allegiance to a party that long ago dispensed with the socialism or radicalism that apparently demarcates them from the rest, they are, in fact, so like all the others who surround them."
Is it possible that, in their criticism of Stuart Parker, the recent NDP executive vote, that otherwise well intentioned members of their party have, rather than analyze the incidents in an analytical sense, have engaged in the sort of partisan attacks that they despise in their ideological adversaries? Is it possible that, even in the NDP, that one's loyalty to party can affect one's political judgement?