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Conservative version of 'If you're not with us, you're against us'

There is one section of the Conservative government that has definitely not gone on vacation during prorogation; the Prime Minister’s Office, known also as the PMO. They’ve sure been a busy bunch lately; when they’re not smearing respected law professors, they’re going after bankers and finance folks who actually know a thing or two about how the economy works, but who have the gall to disagree with the Conservative government’s narrative. They’re also throwing out hyperbole at opposition MP’s when protesters decide to let the PM know they don’t appreciate or agree with his ideological policies, and casting aspersions on former heads of non-partisan commissions they’ve let go, too.

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The Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament surpasses 127 000 members today.

I, and no doubt the entire nation (or maybe just the nation of those who blog and read blogs) breathlessly await .. no.. YEARN.. for Mr. Stephen Taylor, Blogging Tory head and organizer of anti-coalition marches and FB protest groups last year, to now admit that yes, CAPP has met his threshold that he arbitrarily set as his marker to make the group legit (in his eyes anyhow) as a legit expression of grasroots outrage/protest.

I somehow think I’m going to be disappointed waiting – I suspect the goalposts are going to be moved by him.

UPDATE a moment later: Ah.. I see it wasn’t long in that last prediction […]

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Media double standard on what reflects grassroots support?

A question popped up into my head:

Did any of the media columnists currently going after the Canadians Against Proroguing Parliament (from here on in referred to by its acronym CAPP) Facebook group over how it doesn’t really show grassroots support say the same for Stephen Taylor’s group? You know, the anti-coalition group that got up to 127 000 members last December (and is Stephen’s target mark for CAPP showing grassroots legitimacy, but thats another blogpost).

For example, did Dan Cook, blogger/snarker extraordinaire of the Globe & Mail, get snarky at that group’s big numbers as well? Did the National Post do an editorial on how Taylor’s groups […]

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