"Around the country, many Conservatives were furious that Harper's inner circle had failed to consult more widely before delivering the fiscal update.See, now this is what happens when you keep the lid on so tight for all these years.
One senior Conservative said Harper had shot himself in the foot for ideological reasons — much as he did when he announced $45 million in arts funding cuts last summer, which cost his party seats in Quebec in the Oct. 14 federal election.
'These guys think it's campus politics, so they get too cute by half and then f--- everything up,' he said.
'We're in the middle of an economic crisis and they pull a stunt like this?'"
Bonus Conservative panic and fear mongering, here. Off to another good start today...