Saturday, April 09, 2011

"Odd Man Out"

I am catching up on my Canadian election news...

Jack Lyton article interesting...

Plus here is a fun quiz to take to find out what party represents your concerns.

I took the quiz and was surprised I am almost completely Green Party. With a dash of NDP thrown in. I thought it might be the other way around.

As for some details of the situation Harper seems to have a plan he has co-opted the Liberal Party's platforms and agendas...trying to make them obsolete. He can win against NDP and Green Party...so by stealing Liberal Party platform he is making himself stronger. Meanwhile the Liberal Party has an excellent mind but really weak personality of a leader. Too bad Ignatieff, I thought you might be a "philosopher king"...but I didn't know you were so dull.

6 comments:

mister anchovy said...

You may consider Mr. Iggy dull, but let's get a grip and look at the alternative, Mr. Life of the Party Harper himself. If you don't want Harper to be Prime Minister, perhaps the thing to do is assess who has the best chance of beating him in the riding you vote in and make your vote count. Harper has spent squillions hammering away at the character of Ignatieff. So far in the campaign though, I think Ignatieff has been handling himself pretty well in spite of not having the big budget.

Candy Minx said...

Yes, it always seem Canadians have to be forced to choose a candidate who will beat the one they dislike rather than vote for who/what they would like. So many elections it comes down to an emergency response to vote against a candidate rather than for a candidate.

Democracy is a rather generous terminology in this situation. Cornered...even I might feel I have to vote for the Liberal Party who I dislike way less than Harper or the Conservatives...it comes down to the vote to prevent Harper rather than a vote for any platform or ideals or a particular party. The only political party that can raise the numbers of votes to oust Harper is the Ignatieff Liberal vote. So...I wouldn't really be voting or placing a vote behind a set of policies...just an emergency response. Well, we got to do SOMETHING to get rid of that fascist Harper.

mister anchovy said...

Strange days indeed, eh.
By the way...finally watching Treme...awesome.

Candy Minx said...

Hey I am so glad you've got Treme!!!

Chris said...

Speaking of Voting in Canada's election...I've decided to refuse my ballot, if I can. Elections Canada does not make this info available, so I'll find out on voting day.

I've given up on politicians and parties and refuse to play the game anymore.

Chris (formerly of Big City Improv, et al.)

Chris said...

Further to the above. George Carlin nailed it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yi6XV8yBFoU&feature=youtu.be