Quitting the Party or Is He?

Posted by Moaning Mary on April 1, 2014 in Provincial |
former Premier Mike Harcourt

I remember the Harcourt era, and frankly I don’t miss it.

Now the former Premier says he’s quiting the NDP because he just can’t stand the hypocrisy of his beloved NDP.

Frankly, I don’t get all these Ex-Leaders, who were ousted themselves, who suddenly are worthy of listening to years later. Mike really didn’t do much for BC, but make us more of a joke nationally, and in fact, I think helped bring about the switch to the ultra conservative group, that has held a stranglehold on ths Province, since the turn of the Century.

To me, the problem is that the NDP is not the Party of the People it once was, under leaders like Dave Barret. It is just as “Special Interest” bound, as the current Provincial Liberals are.  The only difference is that the Liberals actually have a leader who can stick to her guns, while the NDP have elected leaders who either can’t shut up, or flip flop so much no one knows where their party stands on anything.

In that Mike is right, the NDP have indeed lost their way, and Adrien Dix was not a good choice, to replace the whining Carol James. It becomes rather hard to vote for a party, that simply can’t articulate where it stands on key issues, like the Pipeline, like the Fracting, or worse, on how it will deal with the increased loss of high paying jobs, of the constant attack by the Federal Conservatives to offload its fiscal responsibilities onto the Province.

Jane Stark was not much better either, and frankly the last provincial election was won by the Liberals simply because they showed up for the fight, the other political parties were too busy plannin their celebrations.

Personally, I am tired of the current crop of political leaders in BC, who forget the one important thing…  They are SUPPOSED to represent the PEOPLE, and not some SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP.

But I am old I guess, and what does it matter, after all I am just a Voter.

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