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I'm an evangelical Christian, member of the CPC, but presently & unjustly exiled to wander the political wilderness.
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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

The election trigger: Dion's budget gaffe

Loads of people are making all kinds of speculation on whether or not we're going to have an election over the Budget.

But I think we finally have an answer, thanks to Mr. Dion's statements on Monday.  I think, that based on his gaffe in Quebec yesterday, that Mr. Dion has now painted himself into a corner that he can't get out of, and he now has no choice BUT to trigger an election.

Let's review his quote just one more time... "If it's a budget that appears to us as being acceptable or at least not too harmful for the Canadian economy, we could let it pass and avoid a $350 million in (taxpayer) expenses for an election."

Did you catch that?  He said, and I quote, "acceptable or at least not TOO harmful".  Amm, I must say, that's some visionary Liberal thinking there for the electorate... "NOT TOO HARMFUL".

I don't think there's any possible way to climb down from that one.  He abstains from the Budget, and Jack Layton can stump for months on that fodder... "Mr. Dion allowed this harmful budget to pass just to save his own skin... he has no vision whatsoever for this nation if he can tolerate such a wrong-headed budget."

There's no way he can live it down if he lets it pass now... he's totally finished on this one if he does.  He will get roasted from coast to coast, and will lose any credibility he had left.

Folks, I think it's settled... we're off to the polls.


  • At Wed Feb 20, 01:50:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Livingsword said…

    The situation is actually quite bad right now.

    Prime Minister Harper is so much superior as a leader than Dion and Layton that the system is not working as well as it should. Some Canadians may feel they have to hold Harper back so he won’t get to free a hand, can you say “minority” again? I hope not….

    Our system works best when there are at least two great viable alternatives, democracy is similar to capitalism in that manner, competition is good. So far there is no competition.


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