Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Renewal Schmenewal

Welcome back to 2004-2006. Same old same old same old. So much for renewal and the youth movement.



roblaw said...

You're not alone James. I think there are more than a few people of all political stripes who are feeling like politics, as we know it, is broken and needs something new and truly innovative.

I've toyed with the idea in the past, but there is a part of me that remains convinced that we need a new party, somewhat devoid of dogma, if anything, "anti-dogmatic", whose platform is seeking to serve the public interest, however that is best accomplished - as opposed to seeking power, however that is accomplished.

Even if the party is doomed to a similar obscurity as the NDP and the Greens, at least it could demonstrate a willingness to be something beyond the "same old, same old."

James Curran said...

Sad really, isn't it Rob?

The Progressive Liberal Party of Canada. PLP. For the people, by the people.

roblaw said...

It is sad, because, it really is so important. Yet we are choosing our politicians like we choose cd's - the nicest cover and the catchiest tune.

I think, however, the name would have to be something completely devoid of connection to any current party.. perhaps the Public Interest Party. That's what it's supposed to be about, in theory.

Don't Tase Me, Bro! said...

I like that idea, the Public Interest Party (PIP). If a campaign slogan had to be made up for it, I'd think it'd be like "PIP is hip." Kinda lame, but I'm trying.