Lifelong New Democrat excited to vote NDP for first time - The Beaverton

Lifelong New Democrat excited to vote NDP for first time

Peterborough, ON – Having been a die-hard NDP supporter since he was in undergrad, local man Jason Newman, 33, is looking forward to not strategically voting for the in order to beat the Conservatives like he has in every election for 15 years.

“I’ve been a card carrying NDP member since I read Tommy Douglas’ Mouseland,” advised Newman. “I’ve had lawn signs, donated money, even gone door to door to drum up support for the Party. I’ve just never actually voted for a single NDP candidate.”

“To be honest, it feels a bit weird not to begrudgingly vote for a do-nothing centrist in order to prevent a far right government. It’s the only thing I’ve ever known.”

Newman has cast ballot after ballot for the federal and provincial Liberals, only to spend the entirety of their time in office bemoaning how they were “no better than the Conservatives.”

But now that ’s NDP represents the only chance to prevent a government, Newman has been liberated not only to vote his conscience, but to use the same annoying arguments on his Liberal friends that they’ve been using on him for a decade.

“A vote for the Liberals might as well be a vote for Doug Ford,” he commented on a recent video before taking a moment to drink in the deliciousness of the situation.

Though pollsters are still predicting a Tory government, the NDP has the momentum. And if things break right on election day Newman could experience another political first: realizing the party you support is also useless at governing.