Dan Savage on Canadian Politics

Via The Stranger – Slog.

Thanks to the corruption scandals that the ruling Liberal Party has presided over, Canada’s Conservative Party is about to win an election – not on the strength of its platform, which most Canadians loathe. The Conservative Party and its leader, Stephen Harper, are opposed to Kyoto, pro-Iraq war, and are talking about repealing gay marriage and drug reform. But because they’re not the Liberals, folks are gonna vote for ’em.

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But Harper has largely kept his ultraconservative views to himself, and his handlers have successfully portrayed him as a moderate who will work for the middle class.

If that sounds familiar, it’s because that was the load of shit that George W. Bush fed American voters – I’m a moderate! A reformer with results! A uniter not a divider!

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