02 November 2009

Compassionate, intellectual Socialists...

..get emergency debate, because, you know... they're all about the little guy...

Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett -- "There's a big difference between ordering 50.4 million doses and getting it into Canadians' arms. There just doesn't seem to have been any leadership on this."
Gee, Carolyn... you're not just, a la your colleague Hedy Fry... playing stupid partisan games are you?
"Canada's vaccine manufacturer did not inform federal health officials until Thursday that the number of H1N1 doses available to Canadians next week would shrink by much more than half – prompting provinces to suspend the rollout of the vaccine to the general public for at least a couple of weeks."
Just listened to the CTV affiliate in Ottawa announce that there have been as many area residents innoculated in the last week as usually get flu shots over the entire sick season.

Go Carolyn... for gawd's sake, don't let that stop you.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Body bags, communion wafers, Olympic logos, oversized cheques, sexy cancer, etc, etc, etc - perhaps if the Liberals and it's 'leadership' weren't so bereft of ideas and policies that they concentrate on scandal mongering to the exclusion of all else, Canadians might take Liberal words seriously."
And...
“One huge problem is that the public is unlikely to see this as a political issue,” said a veteran Liberal, who advised previous Liberal leaders on their communications strategies. “Among many other things, health is a provincial responsibility.”
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You're having a hard time getting your story straight on this one asshat.

Sammy said...

This party of Compassion is now using this 'crisis' as a tool for FUNDRAISING! See letter by Apps over at David Aikins blog..they also spoke about it on ctv's Powerplay.
Yup...never waste a crisis eh? And it's really about the little guy..it really really is!

Neo Conservative said...

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"little nonny-bot, employing the venerable 'you're a big poopyhead defense', screams... 'asshat'"

yes, yes errand-boy... because you say so.

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Michael Harkov said...

There is no depth to low, no means too depraved, no issue so sacred, no theatre so shallow that the Liberals won't try in order to make some "scandal" stick to this government.

Meanwhile, Liberal scandals from their own time in government that have not been fully resolved are being given another look (such as Del Mastro's committee motion tommorrow to find out which of the 12 Liberal candidates from the '97 federal election in Quebec received stolen taxpayer money from Adscam/Sponsorship and wether any of them are MPs today), and yet, they continually try to brush it aside and conveniently tell us that is "old news" when new information about that scandal keeps cropping up.

Body bags, communion wafers, Olympic logos, oversized cheques, sexy cancer, etc, etc, etc - perhaps if the Liberals and it's "leadership" weren't so bereft of ideas and policies that they concentrate on scandal mongering to the exclusion of all else, Canadians might take Liberal words seriously. Right now, the voters are obviously not, and 25% and falling in the polls shines the light on that narrative.

Neo Conservative said...

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well, michael... i think nonny@6:23 reinforces that particular point very succinctly.

i mean, how would a reasonable person actually engage this guy?

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syncrodox said...

By the throat.

Syncro

langmann said...

So H1N1 is supposed to be Harper's Katrina. I was waiting for that stupid comparison to be made.

The Liberal party had better watch it then. The handling of Katrina, for all the ineptitude of the State of Louisiana, is really an unparallelled success compared to the 1000s to 100,000s of people who die in third world countries from these disasters.

Finally, which may sound odd and adverse to what the MSM shrills, most polls find that most Americans blame no-one for Katrina but a significant number blame the ex governor of Louisiana for blocking the Federal Government at every turn. Only a small number actually blame Bush.

Which means that if a comparison is to be made, McGuinty better watch it. He's being fried by his own federal counterparts.

Michael Harkov said...

Did you guys notice that the Liberals’ flogging of the cheque logos and who got what stimulus funding has conveniently, quietly, and characteristically been shelved in favour of this newest of “scandals”, H1N1?

I've stated before that after many failed attempts, the Liberals would start to become desperate in their quest to attach some “scandal”, any “scandal”, onto the Tories. I also stated that in this case, as in so many, they would overplay their hand in their zeal to do so. With Grand Chief Ron Evans demanding an apology from the Liberals for their sad attempt to use body bags to politicize this issue in regards to H1N1, and now with this letter from Alfred Apps, the Liberals have done just that -

Even some Liberals, upon receiving Apps letter, questioned if the hurricane Katrina analogy went too far and would damage Liberal credibility on the file. “One huge problem is that the public is unlikely to see this as a political issue,” said a veteran Liberal, who advised previous Liberal leaders on their communications strategies. “Among many other things, health is a provincial responsibility.”

http://www.canada.com/news/Liberal+launches+political+storm+comparing+H1N1+response+hurricane+Katrina/2174078/story.html

Desperate people get sloppy, sloppy people make mistakes. Mistakes add up. Sort of puts those polling numbers in perspective, doesn’t it? :D