That's it. The gloves are off. David Emerson is going down.
What provoked this new bout of outrage? The fact that he is now calling people who criticized his defection to the Tories nothing more than "partisan zealots."
Could he be any more insulting? What an arrogant jerk. It was bad enough he switched parties two weeks after the election. Now he's spinning around and giving his constituents the finger.
These are not partisan zealots. These are people who feel betrayed because they voted for someone they thought would stand up for the values and beliefs he campaigned on as a Liberal.
I've added my name to the online petition calling on Emerson to resign and run in a by-election. (My signature is number 16,143.)
If David Emerson really wants to do what's best for his riding, he should let the voters decide. That is not partisan zealotry. That is democracy.