Reminds me some of StopIggy.com, from 2006.
But it’s noteworthy what he’s being attacked for — his actions as a provincial Liberal minister, his support for Israel (!), and his actions as NDP Quebec lieutenant.
I also love the weaselly language:
We are active and long-standing members of the NDP. We have nothing personal against NDP leadership candidate Thomas Mulcair. We disagree with several of his actions as a politician. We are concerned that many New Democrats aren’t aware of Mr. Mulcair’s politics. …
As you probably know, Mr. Mulcair was a cabinet minister in Jean Charest’s provincial government. He resigned from his cabinet position over a disagreement with the government over the privatization of Mont Orford Provincial Park. Mr. Mulcair has used this example to demonstrate how much of a principled man he is. Fair enough.
Now let’s look at what Mr. Mulcair didn’t resign over. Click below to learn more. …
We’re no experts on the complex question of Israel and Palestine. However, Mr. Mulcair’s position on the issue is certainly not reflective of our party values, which are concerned with the question of peace. This definitely isn’t the kind of approach that we want the future leader of the NDP to take:
“I am an ardent supporter of Israel in all situations and in all circumstances.”
-Thomas Mulcair, Canadian Jewish News, May 1st, 2008 …
If after reading this, you still believe that Thomas Mulcair is the right choice to lead our party, then by all means, express yourself and vote for him. Our aim is not to attack Mr. Mulcair, but to ensure that NDP members know exactly who they’re voting for to lead our party.
Update: Analysis — what’s this? It’s someone going after Mulcair’s second- and third-preference voters.
Whom does it benefit? Objectively, Nash. Tho’ Dewar and Topp are close enough that their people might be behind it, too.