"There are none so blind as those who will not see. The most deluded people are those who choose to ignore what they already know. The proverb has been traced back in English to 1546 (John Heywood), and resembles the Biblical verse quoted (above). In 1738, it was used by Jonathan Swift in his 'Polite Conversation,' and is first attested in the United States in the 1713 'Works of Thomas Chalkley'..."
Are the Liberals in a death spiral?
The Liberal Party of Canada is the most successful political party in Western democracy. It is Canada's natural governing party. A Liberal leader inevitably becomes Prime Minister.
That and four dollars will buy you a coffee at Starbucks.
I highly suggest you read the 12 point plan, then read the comments.
1. Admit you have a problem.
2. Give up on the white knight.
3. Make a decision to unite.
4. Make an honest inventory.
5. Admit you made mistakes.
6. Give up your shortcomings.
7. Humbly begin to remake the party.
8. Figure out where the party needs to grow.
9. Focus policy and tour ruthlessly on growth.
10. Constantly focus on correcting problems.
11. Reconnect with the middle-class.
12. Never stop uniting and ensure new Liberals focus on uniting.
So, are the Liberals listening? HA!
Stan L from Canada writes: Can the Globe and Mail navel gaze any more? I mean seriously have we not done this topic to death....there are 4 other parties all of which need to do some soul searching including your beloved Conservative party, which is already treading into some tricky waters......care to comment on that or is the Liberal party not done being filleted yet?
Jah Nee Kah Sun from Canada writes: Get a new leader...wait a few years...get Trudeau as leader....win
diane marie from calgary, Canada writes: The malaise afflicting the Conservative Party is that it isn't a party, but a leader with a supply of muzzles (for willing tail-waggers) and no ability to attract talent. The malaise afflicting the Liberal Party is that it's a big-tent party with a good deal of talent, but talent unable to choose a leader and then get behind that leader. Leader with no team; team unable to back a leader.
So, there you have it folks, an important article with good advise for the Liberals, and only the Conservatives are agreeing. The Liberal supporters just can't believe their party is broken. Sad really.