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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Mike Duffy - "Liberal Coup in the Works"

Yes, he actually said that... on today's John Gormley Live. The real meat of it starts at the 9:34 mark in the program, and goes on until the 12:00 minute marker.

CTV's Mike Duffy reported that Liberal insiders have told him they've decided that it's better to stage a coup than to go into an election and lose in order to oust Dion... and that plans are in the works to have the deed done by Christmas.

Yes, Mr. Dion, looks like you're present has already been bought and gift wrapped already... and they're just waiting for you to take your backpack off so they can get a good shot.

Are you sure you want to keep on avoiding that election?

Give Duffy a listen for yourself... download the file, and check things out at the 9:34 mark.

h/t to (perhaps my alternate universe reflection?) The Atheist Conservative

UPDATE: Ammm, musings like this aren't helping your cause, Mr. Dion. Talking about re-raising the GST, immediately after the cut has been voted on? You know, the vote you just abstained on?

If you didn't want the cut, you should have voted against it... and I think Canadians will agree with me on that one.

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  • At Wed Oct 31, 06:24:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Good old fishmonger wife Mike Duffy - Mr. Wink, Wink, Nudge, Nudge - right. Oh but hey, he didn't mention the troubles re: Harper and two Tories did he?

    How convenient.

  • At Wed Oct 31, 06:32:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Which "two Tories" are you referring to?

  • At Wed Oct 31, 07:21:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    This all comes from a person who believes that an invisible man controls the universe and all of our minds.

  • At Wed Oct 31, 07:34:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Eric said…

    Wow, what a denigrating and disturbing comment Jerry. Believe it or not, but most of the world believes in some form of deity. Are you going to denigrate their opinions as well?

    Almost all of the greatest minds in history believed in this 'invisible man', which most people just refer to as God.

    But to the point of the posting, it wouldn't surprise me if some tried, but I don't think they'd succeed. Without the support of MPs who are willing to split the Liberal party (as some Canadian Alliance MPs were willing to) don't count on any coups.

  • At Wed Oct 31, 09:57:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Jerry Jackson;

    Are you unable to read or do you not know what an Atheist is? Maybe you don't know what h/t means...

    When both CC and I cover the issue, chances are religion doesn't factor into the conversation.

  • At Thu Nov 01, 01:14:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Paul MacPhail said…

    Wonder who'll be the Grinch who stole the leadership?

  • At Thu Nov 01, 01:21:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Paul MacPhail said…

    Jerry: there are no invisible people controlling our universe and minds. There is however a creator, and he/she/it is watching us. Although I'm anything but religious, I'm intelligent enough to know (not believe) that there is a creator. Attacking someone because they have the knowledge to prove, or simply because they believe in a creator is a poor way to introduce your beliefs into a discussion. If you have something of importance to add, please do so. If you only have cheap childish jabs to inject, why not take it to where the standard I.Q. of 100 will praise it? I suggest Liblogs. They'll treat you like a God there.

  • At Thu Nov 01, 07:18:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oaky lets entertain Duffy's subjective observaitons for a moment. Not disputing them, or supporting them, just following them with further conjecture.
    Okay so the libs have a coup and throw Dion under the bus, that leaves the liberals without a formal head to go into an election, the NDP looking to overtake them as official opposition, the Bloc, NDP and CPC looking to take advantage of every liberal weakness, and Team Harper looking for a way to engineer an election.
    Here's what can happen if that coup comes to pass. Harper will table a confidence motion designed to not only force an election but divide the liberal party on an issue that they have no clear policy on. The advantage is that once the leadership train leaves the station, the aspiring leadership hopefuls are trying to differ from the other leadership candidates (example: Like Dion did with Kyoto and we saw how well that worked out). The liberals have for some time made a habit out of promising something for everyone during elections and championing one policy during leadership contests, a neccessary evil for political parties that hold tenacously to the delgated method of leadership selection.

    Now a word of advice to all you liberals that are hyperventillating over the prospect of having to fight an election without the ability to participate in the leaders debate. One, this is speculation based on Duffy's musings, two the speculatios are subjective and not based on what has happened, but what could happen, and thirdly, if the tables were turned and the conservatives where in the same situatution would the liberals show mercy or go for the jugular.....oh on that last point never mind we know the answer.

  • At Thu Nov 01, 07:22:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    That's the beauty (in their eyes, I'm sure) of having a coup now... their constitution allows them to appoint a leader.

  • At Thu Nov 01, 09:41:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    how's your buddy brent barr doing?

    not so good huh? huh?

  • At Thu Nov 01, 10:23:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Anon@9:41... and you assume I know because??? Haven't spoken to him. Neither have I spoken to Mark Warner, so your guess is as good as mine!

    I dunno, how do you think he/they're doing?

  • At Thu Nov 01, 03:17:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    Rae doesn't have a seat.
    How can a leader of the Official Opposition be an unelected, appointed layperson?

    Graham is retiring.

    The Iggy/Coderre duo would be a dream come true for Cons.

    If Dion is tossed out, there will be a huge uproar from what little grassroots support the Libs have.

    What a mess.


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