Warren Kinsella misfires

Our friend Warren Kinsella of the red team, calls me out as a hypocrite for blogging about Michael Ignatieff’s $0 record of donation to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2008, whereas Warren points out Elections Canada lists me as giving $0 to the CPC in 2008.

There are a couple of quick points I should make about this:
– I actually didn’t do this. I didn’t call out Ignatieff for his lack of donations to the Liberal Party. So I am being called a hypocrite for something I didn’t do!
– I did in fact donate to the Conservative Party in 2008. Warren, you don’t appreciate that cheques for less than $200 are not publicly disclosed by Elections Canada. I suppose that Warren thinks that folks that write cheques for less than $200 aren’t “putting their money where their mouth is”. I suppose Warren might say that only those that cut big cheques are allowed to have a voice!
– Warren also doesn’t appreciate the difference between movement and party. I work full time for the Manning Centre for Building Democracy, a integral organization in the conservative movement.
– I’ve never been paid $1 by the Conservative Party, whereas you are and have been paid by the Liberal Party for communications! Putting my money where my mouth is? The Liberal Party pays for your mouth!
– If we’re going to compare apples to apples here, you ask “What did they donate to the Conservative Party last year?”, I ask “What did you donate to the Liberal Party last year?” Elections Canada has you listed as $0 to the Liberal Party of Canada in 2008. (You gave to the Ignatieff leadership campaign)

You write,

Michael Ignatieff has donated through the Laurier Club in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009. Both Michael and his wife, Zsuzsanna Zsohar, have donated the maximum amount to the Michael Ignatieff campaign in 2009. And, in 2007, Zsuzsanna donated $1,000 to Michael’s riding and $1,000 to the Liberal Party.

First of all, the Laurier Club doesn’t mean anything in a legal sense to Elections Canada. To Liberals, it’s the max donor club. To Elections Canada, it could be called the “First Annual Montgomery Burns Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence… Club” and it would have the same legal standing. Anyway, donations to the “Laurier Club” are in fact donations to the Liberal Party. And, according to Elections Canada, Michael Ignatieff has donated $0 in 2008. So, either Michael Ignatieff has given $0, or he’s made his donations off-book (you say he’s given the max amount), or you’re mistaken and he’s given as many normal political donors do, with a $50 cheque here and a $75 cheque there. You really shouldn’t be hard on us regular folk, you with your top hat, monocle and deeds to all four railroads, both utilities and Pennsylvania avenue!

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  • Beer and Popcorn

    Terry – catch them off guard? He was talking about the disfunctional parliament for weeks! No leader in our history more deliberately showed his hand. This was not Cretin vs. Stockwell Day of a few elections ago.

    The reason Harper won the election is because he got WAY more votes than the Liberal$. He got more votes in Ontario than the Liberal$, he attracted more women voters, he attracted more minority voters.

    Just sit back and relax over there Terry – your in good hands with Harper.

  • Volker

    The “We”. Uh-oh, he's pretending people have his back..the chatter at Brixton's has Iggy looking for new war-rom help. The guy makes Scott Reid look like a rock-star.

  • http://www.bloggingtories.ca ferrethouse

    I was included in that list too but I never criticized Iggy for his lack of donations. Should I pull a Kinsella and sue for libel? No – I’m not that petty and childish (oh no – I called him petty and childish – he’ll probably sue me now).

  • http://www.bloggingtories.ca ferrethouse

    I was included in that list too but I never criticized Iggy for his lack of donations. Should I pull a Kinsella and sue for libel? No – I’m not that petty and childish (oh no – I called him petty and childish – he’ll probably sue me now).

  • http://www.bloggingtories.ca ferrethouse

    I was included in that list too but I never criticized Iggy for his lack of donations. Should I pull a Kinsella and sue for libel? No – I’m not that petty and childish (oh no – I called him petty and childish – he’ll probably sue me now).

  • RoyallyPOed

    Maybe that is the fundamental difference between Conservatives and Liberals. The Liberals promised for 3 elections to put a National day care system in place and never did a thing. Then they had the gall to criticise Harper for making sure families got $100 per month per child – missing the fact that it was $100 more than they had managed to get out despite their promises. Moreover, when my wife and I had our child, for some reason, it never dawned on me that the state should pay to look after him. That too is a Liberal concept.
    Iggy blew it ten mintues after they appointed him without an election – eh could actually bring himself to say whether he supported the Coalition trying to overthrown the last election or not, hedging like any good Liberal becuase lying is and has been in their DNA ever since Trudeau campaigned against the wage and price control and then imposed them once he won the election. Voting Liberal is an act of treason – not provable perhaps (thank god for the secret ballot) but morally the same thing. Spending a night in a room full of Liberals should make any person with integrity want a shower.

  • skim

    Dear Stephen Taylor, you are my hero.

  • Gabby in QC

    Canadian mom has learned his/her talking points well. (S)he posted the very same points under a similar name (mom 101) on an entirely different topic over at the CBC site. Keep spreading the manure; we'll see how your garden grows.

  • Meany

    Hey…. Guess what.

    Nobody cares.

  • Liz J

    Speaking of misfires, how about gossip columnists in the MSM like Don Martin insinuating the PM is about to call it quits?

    Are we going to let that stuff pass without a challenge?

  • Bob

    Today Kinsella misfires again. He is now advocating that a minister in the Ontairo Government get involved in the day to day news operations or TVO… censorship in the worst form… Kinsella has lost it.

    “According to her web site, “Five Feet of Fury” is on TVO tonight – and, I presume, she's getting paid to be there.

    Personally, I'm not enthusiastic about Kathy Shaidle getting provincial tax dollars, however small, to spew her venom. … I hope to hear from them, and the Ministry responsible for TVO, later on today. “

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