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  • Avoir Obama
    November 06, 2012 - 17:07

    Woo Hoo! No More Obama after tonight. No more of his socalist ideals masked as democratic infecting us here too!

    • david
      November 07, 2012 - 14:50

      First....oooops. Second: socialist ideals infected this place a loooooong time ago, pal....the U.S. rightly looks at Canada as a "leper colony" of socialists. So best keep your smugness to yourself.

  • Herb Morrison
    November 06, 2012 - 10:44

    Comments made by the individual, who penned this particular piece, serve to demonstrate that, at least in the political arena, there is nothing new under the sun. In my sixty plus years, I have seen politicians come, strut their stuff on the political stage, and then for the most part, disappear into political exile and relative oblivion. Similarily, dirty politics in various forms, has always been a part of the political game. Anyone who recoils in amazement, disgust, or shock when politicians of any political stripe resort to the use of tactics, which appear questionable at best, from either a moral or ethical standpoint, is either ignorant of the rules, of political gamesmanship, or lack thereof,past or present, or is possibly blinded by their own political bias, which favors a particular political party. Furthermore, the "I don't give a damn" attitude (APATHY) demonstrated during the latest Federal Election campaign, only serves to result in people who I personally either "wouldn't trust any farther than I could throw them,"or people who lack the necessaey talents to govern, being entrusted with deciding how the Country should be Governed. At the Federal level, Canadians are paying a high price for their apathy toward what is happening in that particular arena. Since there are several years left in the Harper Governments' present mandate, given to them by sixty per cent of eligible voters, in the last Election, it can only be assumed that the hurting, at the hands of the Harper Government, which has already afflicted large numbers of Canadians, has only begun. Nope, nothing under the sun has changed in the world of politics in my lifetime. Ask yourself, who is to blame?

  • Taylor
    November 06, 2012 - 10:19

    The author of this editorial is ill-informed, if not downright delusional, if he or she really believes that Canadian politics is less divisive or more fact-based than US politics. US presidential debates are far more focused on facts and policies than the Canadian leaders debates. As for Canada not having hateful talk radio shows that cast political opponents as evil, have you listened to VOCM lately? The quality of political discourse in Canada is far worse than that in the US. The Harper government actually deserves some credit for banning corporate and union donations to parties and candidates, increasing reporting requirements for campaigns, and preventing political staffers from becoming lobbyists. But only we, the voting public, can actually change the political culture of Canada. And the first step is to inform ourselves about policy issues and vote on that basis.

  • theTroops
    November 06, 2012 - 09:14

    Let's not forget opportunistic mentions of "Our brave men and women in uniform" Neither candidate cares a whole lot about the vets or the troops considering the conditions they live in, the care they don't get, the pay they don't get and if they had any real respect at all, they'ed leave the troops out of the political rhetoric. My cousin didn't die so some moron could take advantage of him to win an election...and then cut benefits.

  • theTroops
    November 06, 2012 - 09:08

    Let's not forget opportunistic mentions of "Our brave men and women in uniform" Neither candidate cares a whole lot about the vets or the troops considering the conditions they live in, the care they don't get, the pay they don't get and if they had any real respect at all, they'ed leave the troops out of the political rhetoric. My cousin didn't die so some moron could take advantage of him to win an election...and then cut benefits.