23 November 2009

For the Conservatives...

...this one was about principles... but what the hell were the fiberals & dippers thinking?

Everyone expected a squeaker. But thanks to 18 Liberals and New Democrats, the bill sailed through by a comfortable 164 to 137 votes.

Most gun control supporters believe Ignatieff was perfectly happy to have eight of his members bolt from their peers to reassure rural Canada that the Liberals hadn't lost touch with their sensibilities.

Which leaves the NDP, where a full third of MPs broke ranks with party policy and voted to abolish the long-gun registry.
Hmmm... so if spending all this taxpayer money to harrass duck hunters & farmers isn't actually affecting horrendous rates of urban crime... does this mean we get our two billion dollars back?

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2 comments:

Calgary Junkie said...

Eugene Forsey, over at Lib Blogs, wrote some scathing indictments of Iggy's leadership on this file.

Given that the Dipper caucus cracked, Iggy could have made a powerful statement to the lefties (and specifically the gun-registry advocates) by whipping his Lib MPs. Reports from media insiders were that Iggy tried to whip his wayward MPs, but they didn't listen.

In the end, it's a lose-lose situation for the Libs. Iggy comes across as weak. The gun registry advocates have no champion for their cause. And the Dippers
pay less of a price with their far left base for abandoning their "principles".

Neo Conservative said...

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"cj says... Reports from media insiders were that Iggy tried to whip his wayward MPs, but they didn't listen."

over here on the right side of the fence, we call that... "live and don't learn.

and yet, they keep on saying iggy is the "smart one".

go figure.

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