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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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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Credit where credit is due

I'm no fan of Iffy, but I have to admit that this is the most intelligent thing I've heard him say so far as Leader of the Liberal Party.
OTTAWA — Michael Ignatieff said Wednesday the federal Liberals need to stop thinking of themselves as the "natural" governing party and earn back the trust of Canadians.
Fortunately, most Liberals haven't clued into this lesson yet... because when they finally do, it will be the mark REAL BEGINNING of their rebuilding process.

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  • At Wed. Jan. 20, 08:01:00 p.m. EST, Blogger wilson said…

    So is Mr Iffy tilling the earth to prep Liberals for a coalition with Dippers?
    This is so opposite his first speeches about Liberals be the party that built very opposite

  • At Wed. Jan. 20, 09:36:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You may belong to a different party than Mr. Ignatieff, but does that mean it's ok to be disrespectful? "Iffy... Iggy...", the name calling, etc.. I'm not saying he's beyond criticism -- I'm certainly not a huge fan, but this kind of discourse lowers the tone of your blog.

    Want to be taken seriously in circles beyond just the Blogging Tories? Treat your opponents -- as much as you may dislike them -- with respect.

    Matt 7:12 -- I know you know it :)


  • At Wed. Jan. 20, 09:47:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Christian Conservative said…

    Hey, I didn't make up the nickname. ;-) It was the Globe & Mail where I got it from first, followed by the Toronto Sun a few days later.

    Of course there was Mr. Dithers before him, as coined by The Economist... and Dion, well, he didn't need a nickname. ;-)

  • At Wed. Jan. 20, 10:04:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I did make it up and you can check it by checking the blogging Tories history two days before the globe and on several blogs while you guys were still using Count Chocula.
    It stuck and I love it because he is Iffy on everything and certainly not an intellectual by the dictionary definition.
    I had no respect for him before he came back and have less now, I see no reason top treat the twit with respect he has earned none.

  • At Wed. Jan. 20, 10:35:00 p.m. EST, Blogger wilson said…

    Mr Iffy calls the Prime Minister of Canada 'the guy' or 'that guy',
    just how respectful is he?

    When Mr Iffy gets his nose out of the air, and shows some respect for PMSH, I will consider calling him Iggy.

  • At Wed. Jan. 20, 10:39:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Spin Assassin said…

    What if the Liberals became more conservative than the conservatives? When hell freezes over... but its a fun thought.

  • At Fri. Jan. 22, 11:43:00 a.m. EST, Blogger Top Can Inc. said…

    Just because the Globe and Mail came up with that nickname doesn't mean it's okay for you to go around using it like it is.

    It's the same situation with me. I get very tempted to call the PM "Steve" for no other reason just that it's demeaning to do so, but I don't do it because, hey, he is the Prime Minister of this country. And besides, "Steve" is actually not that derogatory considering it is a version of his actual name.

    As for your point about Iggy's statement about how the Liberals should stop seeing themselves as the 'natural governing party,' it makes complete sense. After all, the Tories for several decades saw themselves as only good enough to win the title of Official Opposition. That is, until a guy named John Diefenbaker came along and actually won an election. They became complacent again during the 1960s up until 1984 (you know what happened then). During the 1990s when the right was divided, the Tories probably assumed that they were dead in the water before the writ was dropped.

    So yeah, Liberals need to realize they can't win every election (that's been pretty evident during the past 4 years). The Tories managed to stop convincing themselves they were losers, so there's no reason to assume down the road the Liberals can't realize their flaws.


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