Idiotic columns of the day

The Toronto Star is in fine form today:

Thomas Walkom is upset that John Baird used an American political reference “elite” to describe Layton and Iffy but has no issue with calling US conservatives “nuts” and the “lunatic right”

Haroon Siddiqui compares PM Stephen Harper to the Nizam of Hyderabad:

“King Stephen wants his orders obeyed. Those who don’t are fired, transferred or demonized. Or they quit.”

Siddiqui sickly blames Harper for the death of one person:

“Remy Beauregard, head of Rights and Democracy, who died of a heart attack after being hounded into line.”

James Travers continues the bizarre comparison of the Conservative Party’s low numbers 5 years ago under Harper to Iffy’s and the Liberal Party’s low numbers now.

“As autumn 2005 approached, Conservatives trailed badly in opinion polls and Harper was coming off a summer tour remembered for a cowboy outfit weirdly reminiscent of the Village People”

Problem with this grasping-at-straws kind of hope is that one of those two leaders actually had a clue on how to get a political party organized.

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One Response to “Idiotic columns of the day”

  1. Calgary Junkie Says:

    The Torstar no longer owns any of CTVGlobemedia. Hence the Toronto Star will now be forced to carry more of the burden as the main media arm of the Big Red Machine.

    Travers is just offering up more rehashed drivel, that we’ve seen many times. His “analysis” is more of a morale booster for the Lib partisans.

    If you go by EKOS, the Libs are up about 3 points from their low in June. And we know that the Lib internal pollster has the Libs behind us by 6 points. And the Nanos leadership index, has Iggy DOWN by a couple more points.

    Taken all together, things still look pretty bleak, poll-wise for the Libs, compared to June. Yet back then, Travers wrote that Iggy was being pressured to take a walk in the snow, reconsider his future, his wife was unhappy, a job was being prepared for him at the University of Toronto, and so on !

    So, Travers is now donning rose-colored glasses. OK, whatever. Iggy is still a rank amateur, compared to Harper, Layton and Duceppe.


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