How many times have we seen the MMD refer to a Leftist politician as "hard-left"? Franky, I can't recall. They'll do it anytime to non-leftists, however:
Anders, a controversial, hard-right MP, plays a key role in the party's strategy, says Constantinidis. Anders campaigns in other ridings, helps campaign organizers across the country and keeps a phone bank used in other ridings.So it immediately struck me as hostile, unfair and terribly partisan for Sheila Pratt of the Edmonton Journal to slur Conservative Rob Anders as "hard-right". Sure, Anders is a very outspoken dude who tends to cause pretty much everyone some consternation with his unusual positions on stuff, but unless the MMD is willing to call hard-left politicians "hard-left", then they're being unfair and unbalance in attaching the label "hard-right" to the handful of really-outspoken Conservatives out there. Not that they restrict themselves to the outspoken ones when affixing that slur, anyway.
No doubt about it- former NDP MP, jewel thief, gleeful handshaker/moral supporter of the world's evildoers, Christianophobe and Israelophobe, Svend Robinson, a guy prone to unhinged fits of irrational rage, was never referred to the MMD as "hard-left", as far as I can recall. Hmm. Indicative of ideological-brethren protection on the part of the MMD?
Besides, the MMD doesn't even know what "right" means. They believe it means "politically incorrect" and "not-mainstream". That's dumb. Plenty of leftists are politically incorrect, and the left as a whole is not mainstream. So... hmm...