Thursday, December 04, 2008

For Those Of You In The House Of Commons

...Who have been reading this blog: Some thoughts I'd like to share with you. Many of you are wondering why Stephen Harper created this mess (your opinion, not mine): He was probably thinking that the man who champions himself as the saviour of Canada would never sign a pact that would allow separatists a veto over all government bills for the next eighteen months. You opposition parties have railed for the last three years that Harper was a George Bush clone, and that he should use made-in-Canada solutions for Canadian problems. This pre-emptive bailout that you say is necessary, before even presenting us with a detailed costing of your plan, is an American solution to an American problem. This is Canada, where the banks haven't been giving money away. That's why our banking system has been rated number one, at least on planet Earth. As late as August, Don Drummond (an ex associate deputy-finance minister from a previous Liberal government) as Vice-president and senior economist for the TD bank warned the government of Canada that they would have to take harsher measures during the coming economic slowdown. When the Conservative's released the Fall economic update, you opposition parties used that as an excuse to try form government, claiming that the government hasn't done enough. Amazingly, Don Drummond came out on CTV and said that Harper had done everything right, and that he couldn't have done it any better himself. Stephane Dion, you're trying desperately to convince me that the Conservatives only received 38% of the vote, and that the will of those voters isn't enough. When Jean Chretien received a majority government with 38% of the vote in 2000, everything was hunky-dory. Stephen Harper, your mistake wasn't in the message, it was the delivery. It should be an interesting parliament. Dion for PM, Jack Layton as Industry Minister, Elizabeth May as Environment Minister. Hell, maybe we'll even have Gilles Duceppe as Foreign Affairs Minister (consider it a practice run). All of you party leaders claim you are in this predicament because you want to solve the economic crises. Well, you're not all that convincing to anyone with an IQ over 85, with the exception of some in the media who know better but can't refuse having some fun at your expense. Here's what I do know: Jack Layton wants to be noticed, he wants to feel like he's actually important. He wants to be better than his dad. Stephane Dion wants to protect his place in history, by forgetting it and going against everything good that he's ever stood for. Gilles Duceppe wants to be the King of Quebec. I personally think he's pulled one over on Dion. Elizabeth May wants to hear herself talk some more, and no doubt try to be the environmental saviour that the Liberals never had the guts to be until they knew it was too late. Stephen Harper? He just wants to prove to all of you that demonized him for the last 10 years that he's capable and willing to be the best Prime Minister Canada ever had, and what better way to do it then by strengthening Canada and the Conservative Party at the same time? UPDATE FOR THE COALITION: Looks like I'm not the only one that thinks your coalition was put together for reasons that were faker than a cheap rolex: read the comments on this CTV story; betcha get tired before (if) you find someone that supports you. PS: Mr. Rae, you just made the entire coalition look like a bunch of liars - first by your admittal that your main interest is getting rid of Stephen Harper at all costs, and further by admitting that you don't have an economic plan either. It's no surprise that Michael Ignatieff is the frontrunner for the leadership of the Liberal Party. You're just too damn scary.

7 comments:

JeffC said...

Some excellent points. You forgot to mention that Stephane Dion wants to become a videographer.

Anonymous said...

Harper bought himself some time to work out something to make this parliament last. For how long? I don't think anyone doubts it will be very short. But Conservatives are going to pay a high price for Harper being able to stay as Prime Minister for this short period. Kiss goodbye your rebuilding efforts in Quebec and with it any hope of forming a majority government for a very long time.

Anonymous said...

I think Harper proved that he is not just a political oppritunist. By supposedy (it remains to be seen) destroying his chances in Quebec, he is telling the nation that there are more important things that power...He is actually putting Canada ahead of his own personal gain...

Wayne said...

Where do the Quebec Federalists go now? The Liberal and NDP parties have shown that a separatist agenda is OK as long as they are the ones in power. I don't think this will bode well for either of them.

In the west, I don't doubt that both will see significant reductions in both popular vote and seat count.

Harper has not said he will not face a vote.. he has said they will face a vote over the budget, just 6 short weeks from now. In the meantime, keeping this coalition together is going to be a challenge to say the least.

Wayne

caz58@shaw.ca said...

Can someone tell me when they were planning on dismissing for the Christmas holidays??I'm getting awfully pissed off about the people screaming that he's LOCKED the doors of parliament for 2 months!!! Anyway...carry on PMSH..not too many people realize or appreciate your commitment to this country. Your agenda may be TOO optimistic but for people who know your history and your unfailing love of Canada..they realize that you will put the country ahead of your ambitions. it's a pity how many people have no idea about who this man really is because they're so convinced he's the devil incarnate. Please people...grow up!

Pat said...

Considering his polling numbers, it might not be that long until he has the NEEDED majority!!

Paul MacPhail said...

Pat, you may be on to something. According to Nationalnewswatch, the support for the Conservative Party seems to have climbed well above the 30% that it had slipped to after the election. I think that one of the most memorable things about Stephane Dion's speech last night was his plea that Stephen Harper be mature and accepting of what was to be an imminent defeat, and then remembering Dion's behaviour towards CTV's Graham Richardson (I think it was him, not 100% sure) after the election in October. Hypocrasy.
JeffC: Do you think it's easy being a videographer?