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The David Sweet Watch

I saw this earlier in the week on another site and decided to re-visit it: a new website is up in Hamilton called the David Sweet Watch, which is taking aim at the Conservative MP from Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale.

The mission of the site?

..to expose the real David Sweet, the one you never see in the local and national media, over the next few months in the hopes that the good people of Ancaster-Dundas-Flamborough-Westdale can make an informed decision whether it be NDP, Liberal, Green, or Independent in the upcoming federal election.

To be honest, I’d not heard of David Sweet, so I did a quick search of him online. He has a very interesting past, as this release shows. So, he is identified as being in the social conservative wing, and I believe the premise of the site is his views are too narrow and don’t represent all of his constituents. I’ve often seen sites like this down in the US going after candidates that they feel need to defeated from office, but its not as common up here. So, it will be interesting to watch how it develops and if it gains any attention in the local media.

3 comments to The David Sweet Watch

  • I think the reason we see less of this in Canada is MPs more or less have to toe the party line so taking out one MP because you don’t like their views won’t make a difference unless it changes the balance of power. In the US, congressman and senators have far more independence in how they vote so taking out destructive ones can make a bigger difference there. If anything it would make most sense to do what some groups in Britain do, which is focus on the swing ridings that we need to see switch to see a change in government and this would likely be one of those ridings. In other words people like Stockwell Day, Myron Thompson, Rob Anders, and Cheryl Gallant may be obnoxious and extreme, but they will win their ridings no matter what so its a waste of time trying to take them out. The best thing to do is make sure those types are sitting on the opposition benches, not government.

  • Walkswithcoffee

    Attacking someone’s faith or religious affiliation is out of bounds. If he has problems with women, or gays, or racial groups then go after him directly on one of those exact issues. How someone thinks of others, or treats others, is grounds for evaluation. Religious faith is not.

  • A social conservative member of Parliament? How horrendous.

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