"The sponsorship scandal has defined the major differences between liberal voters and conservative voters. When Brian Mulroney's government became arrogant, conservative voters decimated (it), leaving (it) with only two seats. Conservative voters know the only way to make governments accountable is to show them the door. They put honesty, integrity and the belief in good governance above political philosophy.Indeed. Conservative voters were willing to destroy the PC Party in 1993 when it failed to govern properly. Today, we watch Liberal voters twist themselves into pretzels trying to justify their vote for the Liberal Party. It can be quite entertaining to watch at times but deep down I know such a thing isn't in the long term interests of my country.
"It's very unfortunate liberal voters are not so astute. They rationalize, stating things like, 'Paul is not Jean', 'politicians are all the same' and 'the PCs are just as bad.'"
When a population is willing to accept a corrupted government (corrupted in any sense) then you know the long term prospects of the country are weak. We all know (or at least we should) that as humans, politicians will make mistakes and that they will try to protect their own interests over those of others. We may all know this little fact but that doesn't mean we should accept it.