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    Questions from editorial June0705 (2/2)

    So, why the different treatment of Stronach's defection versus O'Brien's? Because in the overwhelming view of the Liberal punditocracy, Stronach holds the "correct" view in favour of same-sex marriage, while O'Brien, who is opposed, can be dismissed as a "dinosaur" whose loss to the Grits is no big deal.
    Why dinosaur here? I mean the sentence suggests that dinosaur here is someone undesirable or expendable, but is there any quality about dinosaur that made people adopt its name for such meanings?

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    Re: Questions from editorial June0705 (2/2)

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    Dinosaurs are extinct. A metaphorical dinosaur is a person who has outlived the popularity/acceptance/importance of his views/opinions.

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