The Tories won. Get over it.
I'm at a loss to explain why urbanites loathe Harper. There are many policies in the Conservative agenda that will benefit Canadians. While I may not agree with all the policies, they do resonate with a lot of other people, and aren't elections all about buying votes with popular policies, even if it is your own money?
When Harper assumes the office of PM in the coming days I'm afraid the scare tactics will rear their ugly head in due time. As soon as some backbencher dredges up the same sex marriage issue for a free vote in the House, the Conservatives will be branded as a bunch of western religious zealots unworthy to govern. Ditto on the abortion issue. Newsflash, it's not a Conservative majority and Harper knows well enough that any free vote in the House on those two issues, in this particular parliament will mean holding up the status quo. A decision that I believe Harper can live with, as it pacifies a segment of his party who want these issues revisited, while also pacifying urbanites who don't want to rollback the clock.
For the time being we should all watch carefully the goings on in Ottawa and judge the Conservative government on their record, which happens to be a clean slate at this time, not on what all the pinko commie fear mongering suggests might happen. To do otherwise would be a disservice to our elected government and Canadians in general. The Conservative Party has earned the right to govern now let's sit back and let them do what they were elected to do.
John Said can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org