It seems like only yesterday that Stephen Taylor had 127,000 people against a Canadian coalition government, and that mass of humanity clearly demonstrated the power of the grassroots, the undying love of Canadians for Stephen Harper and a bedrock principle of democracy that normal people could make a difference.
These days, when it's people with a different point of view, eh, not so much:
... I can tell you that I know of a group on facebook that has a thousand members or so who joined because they support their Prime Minister.
We are just a small number, yes. We do not have the axes to grind that all the NO people do. We are not opportunists like they are. You can be sure that there are many more out there Mr. Prime Minister. For instance, many bloggers write supportive articles and discuss the issues. All of us are your foot soldiers giving out information as we understand it.
Apparently, anti-coalition and pro-prorogation Facebook folks are, like, Teh Awesome while all those anti-prorogation Facebook losers simply have "axes to grind" and are disgusting "opportunists" who can be safely ignored. Because, well, just because shut up, OK?
P.S. When a Blogging Tory qualifies their opinion as being how they "understand" something, that's typically a warning sign that massive stupidity is about to follow. Call that a maxim to live by. It's served me well so far.
HARD TO BELIEVE. Seriously, it's hard to believe that anyone could write the following:
I support [Stephen Harper] because he can make the tough decisions that do not always win favour with his base, but are necessary for the country ... as a whole.
At this point, the one thing you can say about Stephen Harper is that every single thing he's done has representing precisely pandering to his base -- the racist, fascist, scientifically illiterate, uneducated lot of them.
That claim above is so stunningly detached from reality that it purely takes your breath away.