Manning doesn’t believe in democracy now that he’s backing the Liberals

How Preston Manning, the former leader of Reform can advocate for a limited political party participation system is beyond comprehension.

Manning has come out supporting the BC Liberals as an “advisor” under hard-core federal Liberal Christy Clark and is telling voters to not vote for the BC Conservatives due to the phony and nonsensical “vote-splitting” argument (see here).

Sad to see someone who once championed choice in the political spectrum now wanting us here in BC only be able to decide between the Liberals and NDP.

Makes you wonder what the pay-off was from Christy Clark doesn’t it?

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11 Responses to “Manning doesn’t believe in democracy now that he’s backing the Liberals”

  1. Liz J Says:

    What’s going on, is Christie casting some kind of spell?

  2. RJ65 Says:

    You really think the vote-split is phony? Though I live in Alberta almost my entire family tree lives in B.C. and they worry about vote splitting. They would prefer the Liberals to the NDP. Also, is there enough time prior to the next election to get a party started and go from no seats to governing, not likely.

    • BC Blue Says:

      From you previously:

      “Have a great time with it. I quit the carbon tax by relocating to a lower tax province. More should do the same. The higher taxes in B.C. are some of the best ways to encourage B.C.’rs to relocate to Alberta. Come on over – its nice out here.”

  3. L Says:

    The BC Liberals have sold out their conservative base. Their arrogance, California nanny policies and corruption has to end, even if the price to be paid is a very left-wing government.

  4. John Buckham Says:

    I love it when Albertans, et al, tell us how to run our province. Maybe they should just keep to their knitting.

  5. Sean M Says:

    It is somewhat mystifying why Manning would crawl into bed with hardcore federal Liberals like Clark and the nanny state, ethically challenged BC LIberals. I think you’re right though, follow the money, indeed.

  6. Robbie Armstrong Says:

    Really, Preston, a right of centre split, solely due to John Cummins and the BC Conservatives, will usher in a BCNDP socialist utopia? Newsflash, Mr Manning, the coalition fractured when Christy barely squeaked into the leadership with the underwhelming support of her Bloy toy, Harry. No other MLA wanted to be associated with her bid. It was essentially a 50-50 split between Mr Falcon and Ms Clark.

    No, Mr Manning, John Cummins and the BC Conservatives will not split the coalition. It has already been done. Caucus unity is on the rocks; and she will be lucky to survive until March to mark her first year anniversary.

    The glaring failure of the BC Liberals to make good on their promise to be good stewards of the provincial treasury has produced a large group of disaffected voters who will never return to the tainted and corrupt coalition represented by the current sitting BC Liberal government.

    Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

    Secretive and arrogant BC Liberal decisions, like the unnecessary $30 million pay out to Boss Power and the $6 million payout for Basi Virk legal fees, have done far more damage to the coalition than anything brought about by Mr Cummins.

    Follow the money, alright: away from the rail yard and straight down the pipe to the oil patch.

  7. Splendor Sine Occasu Says:

    At this point, I would prefer the Stalinist NDP to the morally bankrupt and vacuous BC Christy! Party. And I am one of those who argued against vote splitting amongst free-enterprisers.


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