Monday, December 01, 2008

Disgruntled, dejected, demoralized...

The canaries in the coal mine:
Harper got a standing ovation from Conservatives as he took his place in the Commons with two notable exceptions - Justice Minister Rob Nicholson and Trade Minister Stockwell Day.
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Lisa Raitt, a rookie Conservative minister, was among some Conservatives who put on a brave face, saying she was honoured to have served the people of her Halton riding even if it turns out to have been a short time.
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There were several signals over the weekend that the affair has damaged Harper's leadership. Several senior Conservative government members admitted they had been hearing from supporters outraged over Harper's moves.
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Conservative MP Darryl Kramp, however, said his government had to face the reality in the House, and he doubted an election was an option.

"I don’t think there is an out. Personally, I think this is a done deal. . . I think we’re into a coalition."
The last MP referenced going on to express anger along the lines of current Conservative talking points.

As Robin Sears said tonight on Don Newman's show, the shift in power is occurring, you can feel it in the air...