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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Iffy's getting worried about the Prorogue

The whole "backlash" against the Prime Minister for Proroguing Parliament must be going beyond the wildest dreams of the Liberals... and I don't mean good dreams. I mean wildest nightmares.

Do you see how furiously Iffy is backpeddling already? The natural reaction of an Opposition Party, at least you'd think, would be to capitalize on what the media is spinning as a potential major blunder by the PM. But check this from the CBC on Friday...
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff called the decision by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prorogue Parliament and muzzle the opposition "a crazy way to run a democracy," but he stopped short Friday of threatening to bring down the government.
You catch that? He's ALREADY trying to lower expectations. He's ALREADY trying to lower the heat on this issue, while trying to at least get one or two shots in on the PM. But when it comes to actually pulling the trigger, A FULL THREE MONTHS BEFORE THE NEXT THRONE SPEECH, he's already putting the word out that he's NOT going to pull the trigger.

If you're a Liberal, or just someone who's opposed to Harper 24/7, you might be asking yourself "Why is he not all over Harper on this?" Well, just taking a good look at the level of heat in the anti-prorogue Facebook group might give you a hint as to why. There are a whole lot of folks who are hot under the collar about this issue, and it's going to take a whole lot of effort on the part of the Liberals to ensure they don't end up on the receiving end of that hatred when this is all said and done in early March.

Go ahead and take a look at the commentary in that group... I dare you. Amongst the typical left-wing drivol you'll find in every anti-Conservative group, you'll see one thing repeated over and over again... calls for Mr. Harper to be removed from the PMO.

Now, I'll say again what I said earlier this week... what exactly is going to happen when Iffy let's all these folks down and allows Mr. Harper to remain the Prime Minister? EXACTLY... all of a sudden, the anger swings from Mr. Harper, to the man who's actions are allowing Mr. Harper to remain in power.

Which is precisely why he's ALREADY trying to walk the fine line of gaining some points over this, but not aligning himself to closely with it, lest he get tagged with the backlash when he does diddly-squat after the Throne Speech in March. And you can bet you know who will be doing everything he can to capitalize on that redirected anger... that's right, good old Jack Layton, who's right now quietly sitting in the corner, just enjoying the show, and biding his time until the moment is right. I'm betting at LEAST a 2% jump in the polls for the NDP once this is all said and done, with a corresponding 2% drop for Iffy's Liberals. Maybe even 3%, all depending on how well Jack plays his cards.

Go ahead, quote me on this when the polls come out around March 10th. I've never been a betting man, this one's a sure enough thing that I might be willing to make an exception! A 2%-3% drop for the Libs when they vote Confidence in Mr. Harper's government, with a corresponding uptick for the NDP. That's my guess come March 10th-ish.

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  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 01:04:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Other blogs have labled Ignatieff as a dead duck quacking.

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 01:09:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Roger said…

    Just because someone is not a fan of Harper, that doesn't make that person a left-winger. I do know that Gerry Nicholls criticizes Harper sometimes. I would not consider Mr. Nicholls a leftie.

    I will agree that Ignatieff has a lot of thinking to do. Then again, that's what he does most of the time--think. What he does, I don't know. I do think he was caught off-guard by the ground-swell of opposition to Harper's prorogation. By doing nothing until March, Ignatieff would be seen as being accepting of Harper's prorogation. This is why he is returning to Ottawa on March 25--to make it appear that he opposes the prorogation.

    When Harper has the Throne Speech and budget introduced, I think it will be a very conservative budget, one that the opposition won't be able to stomach. Will Ignatieff be able to have the will to vote non-confidence in the Conervative government or will he avoid confrontation and accept the budget? The NDP will probably be ready for an election by March. Will the Liberals be ready?

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 01:26:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yep, the Liberals will have to support the budget which, of course, is a confidence vote issue. The NDP and the Bloc will oppose it and immediately start attacking the Liberals.
    The hysteria created by the left-wing fruit loops has once again backed the Iggomaniac into a corner.

    Dontcha just love it when the socialists get all panicky.

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 01:29:00 p.m. EST, Blogger fernstalbert said…

    The faux Facebook outrage is so very dangerous for Ignatieff. If he brings down the government in March - the Liberal party is not ready for an election. Six of his former leadership adversaries have debts to be paid - are these people going to be allowed to run in the various ridings when they are unable to pay off their personal, political debts? Where is Elections Canada on this issue? Who are these magnanimous debt holders that are so very patient and have not taken these renegers to "small" claims court? PM Harper was right to put the Liberals in a tough spot - the air is so exquiste in France, not so in Ottawa.

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 02:06:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Pathetic spin.

    Poor Harper used to quote The Economist to justify his plan...............not so much now I see.

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 02:17:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cue the outrage when many Liberal MPs are spotted in their home constituencies "working" or at the Olympic Games in Vancouver.
    THEY said they would be in Ottawa - that means from Monday to Friday morning every single week from Feb. 25-March 5.
    Instead of talking to their constituents to get input on real Canadians needs they say they will be having round tables in Ottawa amongst themselves????
    And, are they planning to contribute any ideas to the new budget as they have been invited to do by the PM?
    Or do they have to wait until a bunch of elites have a "Thinker's Conference" in March so they can be told what to think by another group of out of touch ivory tower types?
    It is insanity - personified - with no basis in reality.

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 02:38:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Lynn said…

    Ignatieff and the Big Liberal Machine have simply cried "wolf" too often,and no one is listening anymore.

    The proroguing of Parliament doesn't register with anyone BUT the Liberals and their MSM toadies.

    When it will become apparent to the LPC bigwigs that Ignatieff is NOT the messiah they were seeking,is anyone's guess,but they're still busy being impressed by his "intellectualism" and can't see beyond that.


  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 03:05:00 p.m. EST, Blogger wilson said…

    Monday to Friday morning every single week from Feb. 25-March 5...while Lib and Dipper MPs are staging photo-ops in Ottawa,
    Cons MPs and Cons Candidates will be in their home ridings,
    working with their constituants,
    getting a jump start on the April 2010 election.

    When Iffy goes on his 'mad as h---' University tour,
    he is going to get a real blast from all the prorogygate activists.
    Oh, and all of those 100 or so University Professors that have signed an anti-Harper-prorogy letter.

    The LPC may even score some of their lunch money!

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 03:35:00 p.m. EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If Layton's NDPer's can persuade Ignatieff's Liberals to vote with them then we will have an election in March or April 2010
    Jack is chomping at the bit


  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 03:56:00 p.m. EST, Blogger The_Iceman said…

    When the Liberals "go back to work" on Jan 25th, they have a 19 day countdown to the Opening Ceremonies. They are going to be competing against Team Canada for air time on the CBC, an Olympic carrier, complaining about how awful they believe the current Government of Canada is.

    How much do you want to bet that this blows up completely in their faces and one of Evan Soloman or Kady O'Malley is fired?

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 04:32:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Brian said…

    Yes , I agree , Iggy is going to take the heat come March.

    However , the more I see of the Liberal gaffs and even the MSM poking fun at Iggy , the more I wonder how much more he can take before he pulls the plug. He doesn’t stand a chance of winning an election if he forces one come March , and he would then be thrown out by the Liberal party without even opening the door ! If he votes with the government on the major bills in March , he will be cursed by his own party and all the rabid lefties , and the MSM will continue to mock him almost as unmercifully as Joe Clark , so he is essentially finished as leader no matter what he does.

    I wonder if his “vacation” to the family villa in France is equivalent to Trudeau’s “walk in the snow ” ?

    … my bet is that he will soon announce that he is retiring from politics to “spend more time with his family” .

  • At Sat. Jan. 09, 04:41:00 p.m. EST, Blogger Marx-A-Million said…

    I call on the opposition parties to put Stephen Harper on trial for treason, and I want Bob Rae as the special prosecutor.


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