Comment 27761

By jason (registered) | Posted December 03, 2008 at 15:09:27

Need civic classes, I think your interpretation of what is going on is a little inaccurate. You're seeing support for this from folks who support Liberal or NDP, or simply those who don't like the Cons. If the Liberals were in power and this coalition was proceeding with Harper, Duccepe and Layton you'd see outrage from all the same people who are calling it a 'great idea'.

It's called political ideology and it's one of the worst things someone can get attached to. People literally turn off their brains when it comes to defending their political party. You see it all the time. A favourite party of someone does something and they think it's the greatest thing since sliced bread. Another party does the exact same thing a year later and they go crazy and lambaste them for their actions.
I'm happy to not support any party or allow myself to get attached ideologically. I can vote for someone and still criticize the heck out of them for the things they do wrong and conversely speak positively about platforms and actions of other parties. Heck, I could go through all the parties right now and say what I like and don't like about all of them. Many people can't. They are blinded by ideology which constantly trumps common sense. As Barack Obama said "principles are faithfully applied to facts, ideology ignores (overrides) the facts."

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