NDPeeved

As happy as I was that the incumbent MPP was re-elected in my provincial riding last night, I was saddened to hear that the NDP has lost official party status.

Hey, I’ll be the first to agree that Howard Hampton is as uncharismatic a leader as there ever was, but folks in Ontario seem to have forgotten about what sets us apart from our gun-toting, WMD finger-pointing neighbours to the south — that is, the concept of the social safety net. You see, winters are long and cold here in the Great White North, and we’re supposed to help each other out and get through it together. And if we pay a little more in taxes for better public services and a higher quality of life, is that such a bad thing?

I see the NDP’s poor showing in last night’s election as further proof of our citizenry’s alarming shortsightedness. To quote Bill Shatner: “It sickens me“.

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