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Date: 2017-05-27 08:18 pm (UTC)
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And to think there are likely people who paid to attend both events.

Date: 2017-05-27 08:55 pm (UTC)
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There's at least one picture posted of someone in anime costume in line to vote for CPC leader.

The intersection of numeracy, compassion, and ... maybe not honesty, precisely, but the willingness to deal with things as they are could be larger. We still might get lucky.

Date: 2017-05-28 12:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline
You're right. That intersection could be a lot larger than I fear it is.

Whether we get lucky enough?

Date: 2017-05-28 01:18 am (UTC)
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It's very different electoral dynamics if someone like Trost gets in than if someone like Bernier gets in; the former makes the "who is most likely to beat the conservative" voting pattern more likely to hold.

Who the NDP picks as leader and the (to my mind probably horrid) state of the economy in 2019 may matter more.

It's amazing how long two years seems.

Date: 2017-05-28 02:03 am (UTC)
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And it's Scheer, so not lucky at all. A more personable and less ethical Harper.

Date: 2017-05-28 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Harper was ethical?

Date: 2017-05-28 08:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
Harper stayed bought. (We don't know who bought him, but this seems like a robust supposition. Certainly the CPC has been very public about their leadership election rules and fundraising this time around.)

Harper -- to the intense distress of the Trost wing of the party -- absolutely would not allow "votes of conscience" on social issues like reinstituting female reproductive slavery. Scheer has repeatedly signalled that such votes will be allowed. Even if the difference is purely Harper wanting to win elections, it's a better ethical stance.

So, yeah, Harper, fossil carbon genocide enabler and all-round terrible person, has demonstrated more ethics than Scheer.

Date: 2017-05-28 11:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dewline

Whether it guarantees re-election to the Liberals and/or strengthens the hands of the NDP and/or Greens...?

Date: 2017-05-29 12:13 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] graydon
My expectation is that the economic carbon bubble hasn't got until the 2019 election before popping. Should that prove so, the economy will be somewhere between "and you thought 2008 was bad" and "failed attempts to define a standard chicken" and the Liberals absolutely will not get back in.

I'm hoping the NDP has a collective rush of sense to the head and selects a leader intended to appeal to their actual base, rather than get them the votes of respectable upper middle class people who would rather eat their own livers raw than vote NDP.

Date: 2017-05-29 02:49 am (UTC)
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My sister, who was at Anime North, appreciates your statement.

She also expressed surprise that they didn't vote for Light Yagami.


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