Wednesday, March 24, 2010
What's with Mr. Iffy's Fixation with Abortion?
What's with Mr. Iffy's fixation with abortion? Kelly McParland questions his fixation too. He muses about how the Liberals tout themselves as the party of abortion. Didn't end up to wonderful for the anointed leader when some of his own MPs voted against their own motion. It was intended to be a trap for the Conservatives to bring out the so called divisions in the CPC but it ended doing the exact opposite. It brought out the divisions in the Liberal party.
And I really don't get the apparent determination of the Liberals to identify themselves as the party of Big Abortion. They've been on this kick for weeks now, culminating in Tuesday's revolt by Liberal MPs against the party leadership. When Michael Ignatieff first suggested the Tories were slagging off women by not energetically encouraging abortion in developing countries, I figured it was just another misstep by a surprisingly accident-prone leader. I thought he'd quickly be apprised of his mistake, and shut up about it. But no. He kept it up, apparently convinced there are votes to be had by raising the one issue guaranteed to make a large segment of the population decidedly uncomfortable.
The latest post in Jane Tabor's blog tells the story.
Michael Ignatieff surveys damage in Liberal 'clown city'
Posted by frmgrl at 3/24/2010