Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Are you reading James Bow?

Babble on.

If you're not, you should be. Seriously.

While I have every expectation that the Liberals will turn in their worst performance since 1988 or even 1984, I am here to caution people against predicting the second death of a mainstream party in under a decade. It won’t happen. Because, as corrupt as they are, the Liberals aren’t the Progressive Conservatives of old. They are made out of entirely different material.


He makes good sense. Go read the rest. I'll wait.

Back now? Assume for a moment that the Conservatives win this election and form a minority government. Two thirds of the electorate will still have voted for left-of-centre parties. Because the electorate still leans ideologically to the left, the truth is that until we follow Tasha and Adam's advice, the Liberals will remain the Natural Governing Party.

...unless the NDP can pull their act together and squeeze them out on the left. But that's a post for a different day.

Babble off.

3 Comments:

At 3:02 AM, Blogger Candace said...

Have you read it? Because I get the feeling Harper has (I haven't, so am just guessing based on all the squeals coming from the right).

 
At 9:47 AM, Blogger Babbling Brooks said...

If you're talking about Adam & Tasha's book, no I haven't. Santa ignored that line in my letter.

But I have heard both of them speak about it (on CBC radio, no less!) and I agree with what I've heard. It's about feeding a movement, not just voting for a political party.

 
At 8:54 PM, Blogger bijoux55 said...

The Liberals project 8 straight 11 billion surplus budgets. That would be something to crow about if the money was spent on the shameful spectacle of homeless mentally ill who I step over every day on the corner of Burrard and West Georgia in Vancouver, reconstructing what was once the 4th greatest military in the world, improving the effectiveness of the most expensive medical system in the world, which currently ranks 28 out of 29 in effectiveness of countries with state provided medicine, or actually providing state funded daycare as opposed to talking about it for 12 years.

The Liberals are great at sucking our pockets dry but not so great at government. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. They have had too much power for too long.

That being said I believe that Stephen Harper is a two faced traitor who has wheeled and dealed together with Gilles Duceppe to get to where he is and who is rubbing his hands with glee as to how to dismantle Canada as we know it and feed it to his friends the Americans.

Stephen Harper is the man who could not answer the first question posed by a reporter in this campaign "Do you love Canada".

But with their smug corruption and politics of entitlement the Liberals have placed Stephen Harper and the Tories in the position to run up another 43 billion dollar deficit (remember that?), send our sons and daughters to Iraq, sell our oil and wood cheap to the Americans, and divy of the spoils of Canada with his ally Mr. Duceppe.

As a hard working and successful small business owner since the Mulroney administration I have been screwed by the Tories and the Grits.

That is why I am voting NDP.

 

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