She did, and being a smart broad, thanked me for saving her from making a bad booboo.
I'm going to save everyone a bunch of time and point out one policy of the GPC that demonstrates how UNprogressive and how much more rightwing than leftwing they are.
You know that 'income splitting' proposal the ReformaTories rolled out? The one so roundly ripped to ribbons by sensible people -- real economists even -- as classist, sexist, unfair, useless for those who really need some financial help, yadayada, neatly summed up by some wag on Twitter as the 'June Cleaver policy'?
Not coincidentally, it is also intended to stir up a Mommy War, pitting working mothers against stay-at-home mothers, at least one of whom, by the way, rejects the policy even though it would benefit her family 'ENORMOUSLY'.
Well, guess who is also for that policy. Who, in fact, were for it before the ReformaTories.
Right. Elizabeth May and the Green Party.
So Harper has borrowed part of #GPC income splitting policy, but partial & only after deficit eliminated. We use tax shifting to do it now.
Do you need any more evidence that EMay and the Greens are not progressive?
How about her stand on abortion? I dug this up from 2007. You can revisit the whole Macleans interview here.
M: Last year, you made some comments on abortion that attracted attention - namely that you would never have an abortion, “not in a million years," and that “nobody in their right mind is for abortions.” Is there a conflict between you and your party on this?
EM: The party has the same position. The party’s position is called "pro-life, pro-choice." What we’re saying as a party, and what I’m saying as an individual leader, is that any civilized society must provide safe legal access to any woman who needs or wants an abortion. But it’s not something someone is for, in the same way that no one is for chemotherapy.
I admit it. The woman has a gift. Here she re-offends prochoicers WHILE dissing cancer patients and their loved ones.
Oh, and a gift for whining. She's real good at that, too.