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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Is the "Green Shift"(TM) actually an internal Liberal "knife"?

Well, it looks like we're heading into a full blown campaign within the week. After reading today's news of the "changes" that Dion is already making to the plan, I got to thinking...

For months, everyone has been joking about Dion having to watch his back for "the knives" from within his own ranks. In fact, he even made light of it himself during the National Press Gallery Dinner, saying that wearing a backpack was a handy way of protecting his own back.

Then I started thinking a little more about the "Green Shift"(TM), and how Dion said himself during the Liberal leadership race that a Carbon Tax was a bad idea.

Then the thought occured to me... what if, in reality, the "Green Shift"(TM) IS THE KNIFE IN DION'S BACK?

Think about it. We know that there are folks in the OLO who want to get rid of Dion. These guys also know that if somehow, thanks to the strength of the Liberal brand, he manages to hang on and win an election, they're stuck with him... just ask Paul Martin how hard it is to get rid of a sitting PM. They also know that Dion is a dreamer, and likes the "big ideas", even if they're not politically popular.

So, what do they do? They put together something like the "Green Shift"(TM), and sell it to Dion as "the BIG idea" for him to run on. He buys into it whole hog, and makes it his centrepiece of his campaign. It's an environmentally based plan, which is the issue that's near and dear to his heart, so there's no way he's going to take a pass on it.

Meanwhile, these guys in the OLO are no dummies... they know it's going to go over with the population like a lead ballon, and will give the Tories no shortage of material to work with. During the impending campaign, they'll even be able to leak damaging numbers and such to the media, and the plan will get ripped to shreds... Dion's already having to make changes to it, with less than a week to go to an election. (Hey Mr. Dion, while you're reprinting all your brochures with your changes, now is as good a time as any to print a new name on it, instead of the trademarked "Green Shift"(TM) name you guys stole)

Anyway, in their impending loss, it will be Mr. Dion alone who will wear the blame for "Green Shift"(TM) debacle, since he's the one who campaigned during the leadership on a "green" platform... the green scarves and all. As such, he'll be forced to walk away from the OLO, and a new leadership race will begin. And none of the new leadership contenders will have to deal with the post "Green Shift"(TM) fallout, since that electoral disaster will be seen as Dion's baby alone.

The Liberal Party will be able to walk away from the "Green Shift"(TM) blast zone pretty much unscathed... but Stephane "Green Shift"(TM) Dion will be finished.

Just you watch... I'm not a betting man, but I'm almost willing to put money on this theory as to what's really going behind the scenes within the Liberal Party of Canada...

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  • At Wed Sep 03, 10:52:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Charles Anthony said…

    Hey! I think I deserve some credit too!

    Sending money up in the air — why?

  • At Wed Sep 03, 11:51:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger Ardvark said…

    It is an interesting fact that Dion gave Bob Rae the job of writing Liberal policy before he was elected as a Liberal MP.

    Think about it.

    Also pay attention to what many Liberals have already said such as:

    Toronto MP Judy Sgro said Mr. Dion "is staking his whole political future on his determination to make a difference for our environment"

    and Martha Hall Findlay, who is also the associate finance critic, commended Dion for "putting himself so fully on the line with the sink or swim 'Green Shift' plan."

    Good times, in the LPC, good times.

  • At Wed Sep 03, 12:26:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Clearly the Green Shift is theproduct of Mrs. Findlay, Bucky Rae and little boy Brison. But where is the kingmaker Kennedy. Is he preparing the purge of all his competitors.

  • At Wed Sep 03, 12:49:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    Give Iggy the credit. He campaigned on a carbon tax, it was seen as a winner in Quebec.
    Iggy:Want to win over Quebec? Do a carbon tax.

  • At Wed Sep 03, 01:42:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Luke Coughey said…

    As it does seem that the Liberal party has been infiltrated with people who realize that they'll never get in under the NDP title, why not just merge the Liberal and NDP parties. Throw in a few Green Party faces and we can have the Green Socialist Liberal Party.

  • At Wed Sep 03, 04:17:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I was thinking the same thing, it's a set up.
    When Dion came back from the Calgary Stamped without a couple of cowboy boots up his backside the liberal backroom boys and Power Corp must have been surprised and disappointed.


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