Why is it, these self-acclaimed intellectuals like Warner and Rae do such a disservice to their intelligence by reducing discourse to yelling "FASCIST!", "WACKO!", "GEORGE BUSH!"? You'd think for their intellectual heft they could muster of something a little more creative.
Like Bob Rae, Mark Warner has not principles, no values, but is simply an opportunist with a bitter grudge against the party. If he was a conservative, he wouldn't have jumped ship into the sinking liberal boat. We have too many of these opportunists, and notice how they all seem to coalesce within the Liberal Party? That sad thing is, these people spend too much time yelling "FASCIST" they wouldn't even know what a fascist is even if one bit them in their rear end.
Mark, you should also do a little research. I would highly recommend you read New York Times best seller Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left from Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning. Fascism and National Socialism Mr. Warner, are products of the progressive movement (ie. the political left) of the early 20th century. Add me as a friend on Facebook, I'll even let you borrow my copy :-) You might want to re-think which party you've thrown your weight behind.