Jump to navigation
Not much of a rebuttal to this post , I see. [NoYards post#88.]
I go and exhaustively pick apart the pieces of NoYards argument. He ignores either all or most of that, and comes back with a new ridiculing misrepresentation of what I or someone else said. Why should I rebutt that?
But I'm a sucker too often. So, referring to that post:
Look down on us "Layton haters" all you want, but if I recall correctly your "grand strategy" was to simply accept that the 12 MPs were going to vote with the Cons; Jack was going to publicly say he supported the registry and vote against the bill; The registry would die; and everybody would walk away happy ... now, instead, because of people like me, the rest of the "Layton haters", and progressive group after progressive group, writing letters to the NDP MPs letting them know we were outraged at their lack of support for the registry and there WAS a price to pay in urban centres if they let the registry die, the NDP has a good chance of coming out of this looking pretty damn good. Yeah, I wanted Jack to whip the vote, as did many other "Layton haters", and the effect of those demands was to put the 12 MPs that were going to vote with the Cons on notice that there was more to lose than they originally though. Do you really think that had there been no large public backlash against letting the registry die that Jack would have been able to change the other MP's minds? After 12 months of absolutely no success to that point?
The NDP has suffered enough from the pile of sycophant yes-men telling Jack it's okay to ignore the base, and not to worry about compromising principles for votes ... it's time the real NDP left stood up to the Liberal-lite wishy-washy NDP insider contingent that couldn't care less about a social agenda as long as someone waved a vote in front of their noses.
I knew that would happen.
In the new thread, there will be no more he said-he said, you said this, you never rebutted my excellent point.
And no name-calling, jeez.
Because we already have 5 threads like that!!!!