That's the way Don Martin describes the Liberal's weekend Thinkers Conference. He is not exactly known to be a Harper Conservative fan. He rips the Liberals apart more or less stating that the weekend was a failure. The speakers were full of doom and gloom and offered unrealistic if not impossible solutions.
"Discussions at the Liberal’s three-day Deep Thinkers Summit were thoroughly depressing - which means the conference was successful as an academic exercise and a probable failure as the party’s political fix. Straight-shooting speakers filled the hall with gloomy future scenarios and impossible solutions under hostile headlines like those generated by an attack on the lost, soul-less, conniving Liberal party from diplomat Robert Fowler, who tongue-lashed delegates into shocked silence on Sunday with a profoundly insightful, must-hear speech on Canada’s misguided foreign policy."
Then he goes on to report what other Liberals were whispering:
"As former New Brunswick premier Frank McKenna whispered to former prime minister Paul Martin halfway through debate on one of the intractable problems: "We’re f****d". Responded Mr. Martin: "The whole world is f****d."
He describes Mr. Iffy's closing speech as flat and that Mr. Iffy would freeze the corporate tax rates.
"His final speech Sunday was strangely flat and the top priority of Canadians -- jobs -- did not appear anywhere in the wrap-up news release, dwarfed by announcing a curious freeze on corporate income tax rates once they come into office."
Here comes the Easter Bunny comment:
"He even shrugged off that fiscally ruinous health care file by insisting it could be magically cured with better prevention, new technology and more home-care for the elderly. If he believes that, he should order the Easter bunny to deliver sugarless eggs this weekend as a national kickstart to obesity prevention."
Here an ouch from Martin:
"But if many of the proposed Think Big answers are actually hammered into the party’s platform, the Liberals should be advised to Think Small in terms of seats in the next election."
So from gleaning what went on at the Libs thinkers weekend, I don't think Conservatives have too much to worry about. They just to need keep their noses to the grind, working hard, and getting positive things done for Canadians.
Liberals can live in their fantasy world hoping and waiting for the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, a Fairy Godmother or whatever else to rescue them from the opposition wilderness to where they think they should be,(which they think is government) Conservatives will continue to live in the real world bringing realistic pragmatic approaches that will help to solve the problems that we are facing.