Some folks on both the left and right sides of the political spectrum have expressed skepticism that the NDP and Conservatives share common political ground, that they could cooperate on a legislative agenda in a minority parliament. And some folks just plain have their heads hopelessly buried in their own rectal passages. As an example of the latter, I present Buzz Hargrove, idiot-du-jour - hell, du-siècle (ht:Political Staples):
"An NDP vote is going to mean support for a minority Liberal government. I don't think the NDP, well I would certainly hope not - they won't have my support, will join in any way to support a minority Conservative government."
Buzz is quite obviously talking out of his ass. He's used to calling the shots with the Dipper leadership because for years he wrote all the cheques that kept their party running. Unfortunately for him, these days he's just a guy who can't even get his organization to vote the way he tells them to. Which raises the obvious question: who in their right mind gives a rat's rear bumper what the hell this ego-with-a-mouth thinks about anything? And how many times do we have to flush before he swirls away?
As proof positive that the NDP and CPC do indeed have some common political ground, I offer you this compelling evidence: in a Yahoo! search for "Paul Martin stupidity" I am the number one result, and Greg of Sinister Thoughts is number two. Yet another sign of the coming Apocalypse.
On a more serious note, I'd encourage Dippers inclined to agree with Hargrove's assessment to take a long look across the pond. Britain used to have a thriving Liberal party. It held power with luminary prime ministers like Gladstone, Asquith, and George. And then Labour squeezed it into oblivion, becoming the accepted alternative to the Conservatives.
Don't miss the opportunity to do likewise over here. Propping up corrupt and ineffective Liberals isn't how it's done.