Why Ignatieff is an idiot…
Okay, let me get this straight…
The “Harper Government” becomes the first commonwealth government in history to be found in contempt of parliament. People may be going to jail as a result. (See below, March 26th blog “Harper Government in Contempt of Parliament”).
When the contempt of parliament investigation findings were brought into the House of Commons last Friday, Harper was too gutless to even show up in parliament and face the music.
Layton joins the Liberals in supporting a non-confidence vote, thereby ending Harper’s current reign of contemption, and now we have an election. (Why wasn’t Harper asked to resign as party leader?)
Lacking an alternate strategy, Harper immediately screams “coalition”! There must be an Ignatieff/Layton consiracy afoot to hoodwink the voters – and that we will all fall into a socialist chasm of government overspending and economic chaos if they are allowed to team up. (Yet, Harper dismisses accusations that he was once prepared to do the same, aligning himself with the separatist Bloc Party no less.)
So what does Ignatieff do on the first full day of election campaigning (yesterday doesn’t count)? Playing defense (like any good Liberal) he brings the Liberal machine to Toronto to campaign in Olivia Chow’s NDP riding.
As if Ignatieff was trying desperately to say “See, I don’t like NDPs either. I’ll even go after Jack’s wife.”
It’s not to say that the candidates shouldn’t be spending time in Ontario. But with the suburban and rural (905, 519, 705, and 613) ridings all teetering towards the Conservatives (and especially after Harper sank all that money into Haliburton and the surrounding region prior to the G20), Ignatieff uses his first day of real campaigning to go after Jack Layton’s wife in a solid NDP riding – in one of the few towns left that still likes the Liberals?
What a wank!
Where are his political strategists?
Its not the NDPs the Liberals need to worry about. My God, they have like 10% of the vote.
HELLO!! IT’S THE CONSERVATIVES!
Come on Liberals. Get your head out of your asses. Do you even remember how to play offensive? Can you think about setting the political agenda, as opposed to reacting to it?
If you blow this campaign and we are sunk in a Conservative majority (and we find ourselves in a world of fundamentalist, Orwellian – “1984-style” – Neo-McCarthyism) you will have no one to blame but yourselves…