Kenney has given voice to the great silent majority, who will tolerate a lot but whose basic decency won’t let them tolerate sharia law, honour killings and anyone who is quick to claim their rights as a Canadian, but who shirks the responsibilities that are part of the deal.
The Liberals don’t get that the political centre in Canada has shifted decidedly and happily to the right. In a no-nonsense, practical and recession-ravaged 2009, it’s all about middle-class Canadian values and ideas like saving for retirement, good jobs, kicking out the troublemakers and standing behind our soldiers — the very things you’ll hear down at Tim’s.
What you’ll never hear at Tim’s are the things that Liberals love to talk about. There is no fretting about the size of anyone’s carbon footprint. No one sings the praises of the long-gun registry. There is no angst over the treatment of Taliban prisoners. There is no beret-wearing, coffee-shop philosopher who speaks in soaring and poetic language about official multiculturalism and its contribution to the Canadian cultural mosaic (or is it a tapestry?)
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