Saturday, August 30, 2008

Too Many Polls

The newspaper tells us that the Liberals and the Tories are "neck and neck in poll."

In B.C., the Conservatives lead 45% to 25%.

That's more like it.

How quickly so many have been to demonize Harper and his crew.

For what?

The Sponsorship Theft? No, that was Liberal.

The inaction on countless important files, like crime, addictions, first nations...No, that was Liberal.

How quickly they forget the most corrupt federal government we have ever had.

How quickly they rush to elect the greatest parliamentarian, Joyce Murray, in a recent by-election. Yikes!

Harper is not my idea of great coffee company.

But he has quietly been doing a reasonable job of managing the shop.

There are actually breathing, sentient human beings who want Stephane Dion???

The mind boggles, and then boggles again.

And again.


Anonymous said...

All I say David, is A POX ON ALL THERE HOUSES.

Never before in Canadian politics that the three major political parties been so out of touch with Canadian voters.

Harper - the voters do not want a fall election.

Dion - the voters do not want the carbon/gas tax.

Layton - the voters do not want the NDP.

This spells minority government, which really is not a bad thing at all.

PelaLusa said...

David, I think I know better than most about your political views. The fact that you would write such a post should be quite significant to those middle-of-the-road voters sitting on the fence.

But if you were to write such things in your Province column, you will get viciously attacked by the same usual suspects who constantly assail your sage advice on better drug addiction policies.

I fully respect that different people have different political views. In fact, it's a good thing for vigorous, factual debates make for a better democracy.

But we have to face the realization that decades of Liberal rule have deeply populated the media, academia, and civil service with left-leaning activists who will do & say anything to demonize the Conservatives and hold up their mighty Liberal Party as the righteous Governing Party of Canada.

Through completely peaceful means, Pierre Trudeau has achieved what Castro, Lenin, & Mao could only do through violence.

Is there a way out of this stalemate? My prediction is this: This next election will shuffle the deck chairs a little but the Conservatives will be left in power with another minority government. The knives will come out for Stephane Dion and his political career will be over. Bob Rae and Michael Ignatieff will fight another battle. Either one or the other will win or if there's another equal split between them then a more populous choice (than Dion) will come up the middle again.

With whichever new leader they have, they'll almost certainly force an election sometime in 2010. By that time the Corruption scandal will be ancient history and the Liberals, through their friends I've previously outlined, will be back in power. If the economy is bad in Ontario & Quebec then they'll win a majority. If it's okay or even good then they'll still win but only a minority.

Such is the reality of Canada today. And why we are all worse off for it.