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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Iffy playing Chess while Harper's playing "Global Thermonuclear War"

Hope you all catch the "WarGames" reference, and I hope no one accuses me of inciting someone to drop a nuke on Iggy's head...

Gerry Nicholls, whom I've disagreed with in the past on a fairly regular basis, has a FANTASTIC article in today's Globe & Mail, and has summed up my long-held belief on what needs to happen for Canada to truly grow and prosper... the destruction of the ideological J-E-LL-O Party, the Liberal Party of Canada.

Here's his intro...
Here’s some free advice for Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff: Be afraid, be very afraid.

Okay, that’s more like a warning than advice, but it’s a warning Mr. Ignatieff should heed. He needs to understand that while he’s playing political chess, his opponent, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, is waging total war.

To be blunt, Mr. Harper’s ultimate strategic goal really isn’t to win a majority government – it’s to eradicate the Liberal Party as a viable political force.


Sound overly dramatic? Well, consider the well-documented ruthlessness of Mr. Harper’s political style. Consider, too, that he’s a master tactician who likes to concoct long-term strategies. And, finally, consider the fact that he just doesn’t like Liberals. It all adds up to a prime minister who’s capable, willing and able to take out Canada’s “natural governing party.”
UPDATE: The campaigning begins?

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8 Comments:

  • At Thu Jan 13, 10:18:00 AM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Oh yes, the "master tactician" crapped himself under threat of a coalition and ran to hide under the prorogation blanket.

    If Harper wants political war, all he has to do is pull the trigger.

     
  • At Thu Jan 13, 10:39:00 AM EST, OpenID antfrm said…

    looks like it will come to pass - the once-vaunted party of Laurier, is being called out of their Toronto redoubt, to face the dragon of their own making - it will be so sweet to see....

     
  • At Thu Jan 13, 12:03:00 PM EST, Blogger wilson said…

    no-name commentor says:
    '(Harper)crapped himself under threat of a coalition'
    LOL, who's still Prime Minister!

    PMSH gave the coalitionists an opportunity to implode, which they did,
    within 10 days Dion was pushed off the bus and Iffy took the wheel.
    The Libs Magical Bus Tour has been in the ditch ever since.

     
  • At Thu Jan 13, 12:03:00 PM EST, Blogger wilson said…

    no-name commentor says:
    '(Harper)crapped himself under threat of a coalition'
    LOL, who's still Prime Minister!

    PMSH gave the coalitionists an opportunity to implode, which they did,
    within 10 days Dion was pushed off the bus and Iffy took the wheel.
    The Libs Magical Bus Tour has been in the ditch ever since.

     
  • At Thu Jan 13, 04:01:00 PM EST, Blogger MIkhael said…

    Sorry... while I'm rooting for a majority gov't with the next election, there were too many stupid and unnecessary moves from the PMO (read the classic article in the Nat Post about the CPC "dying on small hills")in the last couple of years for me to believe the myth of this master strategist any more.

    I just hope the economy holds up and no major scandals come out before the next election...

     
  • At Thu Jan 13, 09:00:00 PM EST, Anonymous gimbol said…

    No finer example of the comparison can be made than by Harper's recent pledge to campaign on eliminating the political subsidy.
    Iggy should be insisting on Harper including this in the budget. Because he hasn't, he now allows Harper to beat not only him with this, but also the other opposition parties as well. As long as they either say nothing about it, or heaven forbid campaign against it, the memory of the coalition will remain in voters minds. Now the idea of a coalition government isn't illegal, so nobody reall has an issue with that, what they do have issue with is that such a coalition would include the Bloc.
    Making a deal with separatists is what destroyed Mulroney and the federal PC party. If the idea of a coalition being formed with the bloc remains on the campaign, the CPC will get a majority.
    Bank on it.

     
  • At Sun Jan 16, 08:37:00 PM EST, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    If the Harper government wasn't spending record amounts of taxpayers money to spread their message, people would quickly realize what an absolutely woeful job the Tories have done running this country.

     
  • At Tue Jan 18, 01:27:00 PM EST, Blogger Bert said…

    Anon8:37, where do you think the Tories are spending taxpayers money on these messages ?. The Conservative bank account is healthy, and I'm sure they have paid for them themselves. I wonder if the Liberals have paid the debts from their last "Leadership" convention ?. Maybe they have now, after Bob Rae got back from the UAE, slagging Canada for not giving the UAE more landing rights.

     

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