... to a merger.
This, if true, has to be the single worst idea to come out of the Liberals that I've ever seen. I would be less offended by a policy aimed at blending kittens.
Whether or not its true, though, I encourage everyone to "just say no." Not at this point in the game. We're far from out yet people are calling it already. What the fuck, guys? Have you lost your minds?
Maybe the "Liberal Democrats" would end up with good policies. Maybe they'd end up with amazing policies. But why exactly can we not do that in the here and now, with our current party? Why must we run behind a new banner with a fourth party in order to show that we have good ideas? It's nothing but a path to an "easy street" - and no one knows where it'll lead down! It's ridiculous. It's ludicrous. It's idiotic. And we need to just say no.
Maybe sometime down the road we can do this. At the point where we can come together in a situation to talk, not out of panic, but in a mature, stable setting, where its a clear cut benefit to both parties. But not now. This will only lead down to the path of failure if we do it now.
I joined the Liberals because I believed in Liberal principles. Because I saw a strong party with good ideas and great conviction. It means a lot to me that I can be apart of it, and help work to spread its ideals either canvassing on the street or out in the blogosphere. But if this is true, then all that's left apparently is a bunch of chickens running around with their heads cut off. Why? Because they clearly don't need them for ideas like this. It's panic and searching blindly for a way to take down an opponent who can't reach majority territory. It's depressing. And I'll fight tooth and claw against it.
That's why, again, I encourage people to just say no. Not now. Maybe not ever.