My friend Balbulican over at StageLeft scores again, this time with his observations on the Harpies' not-so-hidden agenda.
Back before the first Conservative Party electoral sort-of victory,
we lefties were convinced that the Harperite wing of the party was
driven by a secret program for Canada, a list of priorities
antithetical to what we thought our country was all about. No-one ever
set out their “secret Conservative Agenda” fears too specifically, but
if they had, I imaging it would have looked something like this.
a) The Conservatives will dismantle or choke off funding to the organizations they perceive as “feminist”.
b) They’ll start quietly trying to reverse the growing trend toward social acceptance of gays and lesbians.
As Balbulican muses, who would have thought that the Conjobs would actually openly do these things -- and more? We all figured that, as a minority government, they'd be sneakier about it.
But why should they when, as my friend and colleague Susan Delacourt tweeted today, opposition leader Michael Ignatieff is ''coming to a milk carton near you.''
Go forth and readeth.