Tag Archives: Carole James

There’s spin and then there’s lies

Bob Simpson will say just about anything to attack the leadership of the NDP.  It’s as straightforward as that.  And it’s one of the big reasons he’s not in caucus.  This is not a new problem. Here’s an example.  Simpson … Continue reading

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Playing it forward

“The NDP gets knives out… they credit the party leader with doing a good job of rebuilding the party…but cannot take it to victory.” “There is some perception of lack of depth which seems to hurt…” “Discontent rumbling in NDP… … Continue reading

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Trojan horses and twisted logic

Daphne Bramham is scraping the bottom of the barrel with her column on the HST today, where she locates anti-HST campaigners in the same boat as the American Tea Party. Bramham’s argument boils down to this: BC’s opposition to a … Continue reading

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Carole James: the guys’ manifesto

“Grow some balls”, “get some cajones” “grow a pair”. No, there’s no sexism in the small but determined attempt by a handful of old white guys to replace Carole James right when she’s taken the NDP to its highest mark … Continue reading

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Will the Real Bob Simpson…

“Please stand up, please stand up”. Oh wait, he did on Christy Clark today.  Now you might get an idea what Carole James has been dealing with for six years “NDP MLA warns of voting against HST VANCOUVER/CKNW AM 980 … Continue reading

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Venus & mars – the political model

Let’s get this out of the way quickly.  I disagree with almost everything Margaret Wente writes.  I look at the world, at people and at politics differently.  Always have.  Always will. Nonetheless I still read her, mostly to get the … Continue reading

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BC NDP Soar, BC Libs crash

A 25% lead in the polls.  That’s where the NDP is now with Carole James.  Rough estimate:  about 70 seats, maybe 75 out of 85.   There hasn’t been a gap this big since 2001 and it went the other way, … Continue reading

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BCNDP: Relevant or not?

“Praxis is the process by which a theory, lesson, or skill is enacted or practiced, embodied and/or realized. “Praxis” may also refer to the act of engaging, applying, exercising, realizing, or practicing ideas.” Okay, that’s a little lot pretentious.  But … Continue reading

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Why Carole James?

Last night, unable to sleep, I picked up my copy of Jonathan Franzen’s new book, Freedom.  Close to the end I came across this line about one of the minor characters: “Like so many people who become politicians, Joyce was … Continue reading

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The HST and the NDP

No BS?  What’s Up With That? There’s a story in this week’s Straight about the NDP and the HST – love those letter heavy sentences – featuring finance critic Bruce Ralston. The headline is “NDP admits it will be tough … Continue reading

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