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Monday, February 19, 2007

The Star: "PM Holds Election Aces"

How true, and how sweet, it is.

PM holds election aces

"The combination of a federal Liberal leader who has failed to make a strong impression in Ontario and an unprecedented crisis of confidence within sovereignist ranks in Quebec could make the temptation of a spring federal election irresistible for Stephen"

Ready and raring to go boss...

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12 Comments:

  • At Mon Feb 19, 11:49:00 AM EST, Blogger jeff davidson said…

    remember david peterson? the liberal premier who wanted an election so badly that he went to the polls without any mandate from ontarions?

    he was seen as an opportunist and got his ass whipped in the election.

    harper may not get his ass whipped but a majority is certainly NOT guarenteed. what is the fate of a leader who delivers subsequent minorites?

    i'll let you worry about that on your own....boss.

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 12:36:00 PM EST, Blogger wilson61 said…

    Shouldn't squashing the separatists be the default position of all federalist parties?

    If it results in a minority government, with the Bloc holding half as many seats, I would think that we Cons would see that as a victory for Canadians.
    Why would Cons or Candians toss out a PM that united the country?

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 12:41:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Minorities may be the only thing that can be won in Canada until the voters start to be honest with themselves , and start putting the parties before the County.

    With all the scandal of the prior government , the Liberal party voters went to the polls , plugged their noses , and did what they always did. They put their party first. It is appauling to think Canadians rewarded a proven corrupt government with 103 seats.

    In the prior election , Harper was demonized and yet with a squeaky clean record , was only afforded 98 seats. We may need to wait for a generation of noise plugging Liberals before Canada can get it's country back.

    And , by the way , I will always take a re elected minority Conservative government to shut up the left for a honeymoon period than to put up with the rhetoric we've been hearing the past 2 months.

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 12:43:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Minorities may be the only thing that can be won in Canada until the voters start to be honest with themselves , and STOP putting the parties before the County.

    With all the scandal of the prior government , the Liberal party voters went to the polls , plugged their noses , and did what they always did. They put their party first. It is appauling to think Canadians rewarded a proven corrupt government with 103 seats.

    In the prior election , Harper was demonized and yet with a squeaky clean record , was only afforded 98 seats. We may need to wait for a generation of noise plugging Liberals before Canada can get it's country back.

    And , by the way , I will always take a re elected minority Conservative government to shut up the left for a honeymoon period than to put up with the rhetoric we've been hearing the past 2 months.


    I meant to STOP putting the party before country on prior post

    Timothy Coderre

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 12:50:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Thanks for clarifing Timothy!

    Nice to see your comment the other day regarding your cous... mind if I quote you? ;-)

    (might make Easter dinner a little more akward...)

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 04:32:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    "With all the scandal of the prior government , the Liberal party voters went to the polls , plugged their noses , and did what they always did. They put their party first. It is appauling to think Canadians rewarded a proven corrupt government with 103 seats."

    A lot of it is simply that many of us couldn't vote for the Conservative party, not that we necessarily wanted to vote for the Liberals. I know I could never vote for a party with the word "Conservative" in their name (or for a party that stands for conservative social values). While I normally would vote NDP (and did in the last election, and my candidate won as well) I'd vote Liberal in a second if it was the only way of making sure we didn't see a Conservative majority. I don't mind a Conservative minority since the various more liberal-leaning MPs are there to keep them more or less in check, but a Conservative majority is truly a scary thought.

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 05:41:00 PM EST, Blogger Brian in Calgary said…

    I'd vote Liberal in a second if it was the only way of making sure we didn't see a Conservative majority.

    You have my sympathy, my friend.

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 06:10:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    That's right Drew... "Go ahead, Liberal Party of Canada, just keep on kicking me while I'm down... I'm a paranoid and gullable Torontonian, so I'll gladly vote Liberal if you tell me to"

    And you and your "Club Accountability" guys pick on me for not using logical and rational argumentation?

    RIIIIIIGHT...

    Pull your head out of the sand and look at the issues for a change... that is, if your Liberal overlords will let you.

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 06:52:00 PM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Oh right, one more thing Drew... your statement plays right into Liberal hands... they've played you like a fiddle.

    You said, "I'd vote Liberal in a second if it was the only way of making sure we didn't see a Conservative majority".

    That's exactly what they want you to think... "The Conservatives are so scary, I'm going to vote Liberal just to stop Harper".

    Fact: In your riding, voting Liberal will do nothing to stop a Conservative... they have no chance of winning your seat

    Fact: In your riding, voting Liberal will take a seat away from the NDP, and give it to the Liberals... which will not stop Harper, but will lessen the voice of the NDP, who are a much better Opposition party

    Fact: Your riding is one of the main ones that the Liberals are seeking to target with these scare tactics

    Fact: The NDP are a far more trustworthy party that the Liberals... I'd sooner vote NDP than Liberal, anyday

     
  • At Mon Feb 19, 11:15:00 PM EST, Anonymous drew said…

    I think you missed my point. I said IF it was the only way to keep the Conservative party from a majority (and I realize that my vote doesn't likely actually make a difference any more than yours likely does). I am no supporter of the Liberal party, but I cannot in good conscience do something that would allow a conservative party to gain that much power. As far as my riding goes, I plan to have moved out of it before the next election happens so that's likely irrelevant.

    That's exactly what they want you to think... "The Conservatives are so scary, I'm going to vote Liberal just to stop Harper".

    It's not just that the Conservatives are scary, it's that conservatives are scary (I trust you caught the case difference there). I know, I was one once and know all about what they'd like to do. If the more conservative members of this country had the power they would try to outlaw abortion, they'd try to take away the gay rights that have been won, to name just two reasons (I have no interest in debating whether abortion is wrong or not, you think so, I don't, and neither of us will convince the other anytime soon). That right there is why I could never vote for a party that has conservative "values."

    Does this make sense? It's about the lesser of two evils. But don't worry, I'll still likely be voting NDP, my point is that I can't think of anything that could ever make me vote Conservative.

     
  • At Tue Feb 20, 08:19:00 AM EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Well, in our present ridings, our votes do matter... the NDP won a squeeker last time in yours, thanks in part to your vote, and next time, the Tories will win mine, thanks in part to my vote. ;-)

     
  • At Tue Feb 20, 08:55:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The lesser of two evils: so drew in your humble opinion,as I understand from these statements lying and stealing taxpayers money is 'less evil' than the taking the life of a pre born baby.
    That's quite the measuring stick you have there buddy.Did you make it yourself?
    Guess you haven't met the Libs that are opposed to abortion, since you have the CPC labelled as the 'anti-abortion' party.
    anon #31

     

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