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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Iffy leadership in question over yesterday's FIASCO in the House?

Today is not a good day to be a Liberal it would seem...
Ignatieff: dissenters face 'internal discipline'
Last Updated: Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - CBC News

Ignatieff's leadership is being questioned over an embarrassing showing Tuesday in the House, where a motion tabled by Liberal foreign affairs critic Bob Rae was defeated in a 144-138 vote.
Iffy's in a real tough spot with this one. In his efforts to score cheap political points and make the Tories look bad, he ended up only exposing some SERIOUS divisions within his own Party. Divisions that have a number of his supporters calling for BLOOD. Not sure how he's going to get out of this jam without some MAJOR grief.

Let's review some of the foaming at the mouth going on over this at the Liblogs, shall we?
Harperbizrro - It is time for those who cannot be 100% Liberals to go to another party. It would be preferable to face a majority Tory caucus and be able to stand for progress at all times, than to have to withstand the bull**** of yesterday.

Arthur Kong - This makes me sick to my stomach. Shame, especially on those Liberals who either didn't show up for the vote, or abstained from voting. (no word on his reaction to those Liberal MP's who voted WITH the Government)

Susan.com - We're Watching, Mr. Ignatieff
It was a whipped vote, and Mr. Ignatieff, we are all watching what you are going to do about John McKay, Paul Szabo, and Dan McTeague. Albina Guarnieri and Gurbax Malhi. I sure don't want to ever vote again for a party that wants to put women back into the dark ages.

Scott Tribe - If you’re going to put forth a whipped motion, and there are still dissenters in the ranks who defy you on what is considered official Liberal policy or an official Liberal position, then that’s unfortunate, and you make sure their actions have consequences.
There's a whole lot of people who want these three KICKED RIGHT OUT OF THE LIBERAL CAUCUS. Who knows if they'd consider crossing the floor, but I doubt it.

Then again, I've always wondered what Dan McTeague is doing over on that side of the House, considering that I supported for and voted for him when I lived in his riding back in 1997. While he's clearly a "progressive" on many issues, I've always thought of him as more of a centrist... as such, I think he could make a home for himself amongst us.

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5 Comments:

  • At Wed Mar 24, 03:53:00 PM EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    This latest fiasco almost brings a tear of happiness to my eye.

     
  • At Wed Mar 24, 04:10:00 PM EDT, Blogger Ardvark said…

    With Ignatieff as leader there are no consequences.

    Hmm, does the lynch mob also want last weeks hero, Derek Lee, to be tossed out of the LPC as well?

     
  • At Wed Mar 24, 04:31:00 PM EDT, Blogger wilson said…

    Libloggers did the same thing when 12 Lib MPs voted to reopen the ssm debate, kick 'em out.

    As long as these MPs shut up, they are tolerated in the LPC.
    sad eh.

     
  • At Wed Mar 24, 04:47:00 PM EDT, Blogger The_Iceman said…

    I'm loving it!

    I hope the Liberals continue full steam ahead on foreign abortions. I know Scott Reid thinks it is brilliant political strategy. Of course with all those MPs running against the whip, defeating the Liberals own motion on this issue, they will be setting themselves up for jokes at their expense in Question Period.

    And I really hope the punishment for Szabo, McTeague, and McKay is severe. They should really sit as independents, because their future in the Liberal party won't be paved with yellow bricks.

     
  • At Wed Mar 24, 07:07:00 PM EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    You mean brown envelopes instead of gold bricks, correct?

     

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