31 August 2010

Another Jane Taber tongue-bath

...must be Tuesday...
hanoi jane

The prospect of a fall election doesn't scare Michael Ignatieff. He's ready and so is the Liberal Party.

I’m not afraid of an election. I’ll fight an election,” he said.
Hmmm... just spitballin' here... but isn't that the absolute minimum expectation you might have of the purported leader of a political party?

Plus, Janie... I doubt it.

Man... you can almost smell the journalism.

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FROM THE COMMENTS:
"Iggy's not afraid of an election, he's terrified."


20 comments:

maryT said...

I think she is right, iggy is not afraid of an election, he is terrified of one.
And don't be fooled by the lib/ndp attacks on each other. That is just to throw us off the possibility of a coalition coup in waiting.

Neo Conservative said...

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ctv did a story the other night on iggy's... "to know me, is to love me" bus tour.

they showed him up on a stage trying to reassure the faithful that he did indeed, have the right stuff.

shuffling back & forth... iggy looked like a line dancing mr bean with a bone spur.

free advice, libs.. stick to professor roboto sitting in plush leather chairs against a backdrop of books.

and planted reports of how "not afraid" your guy is... who came up with that brainwave?

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Anonymous said...

One recalls similar stories after PM Harper's summer bus tour before he was elected. That was the summer he turned up in cowboy drag in every paper across the country.

For such a reportedly smart guy, Mr. Harper hasn't found a way to get the majority he wants. In fact, he's managed to fritter away a sizable lead during the summer.

If there's another election and the Cons come back with under 120 seats, a coalition would be more representative of the country than a minority government propped up by Alberta.

Michael Harkov said...

The more insistent and often that one states that they are not afraid is often an indication that they are exactly that. Its as if he is desperate to seem tough. Iffy doesn't do tough very well. We've all seen this song and dance from Iffy before.

Neo Conservative said...

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oh, c'mon now... iggy's simply a "regular joe"... just like the rest of us.

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Michael Harkov said...

If there's another election and the Cons come back with under 120 seats, a coalition would be more representative of the country than a minority government propped up by Alberta.

And if the Tories get 120+ seats, a coalition "propped" up by a political party that wants to break up the country would be even more "representative", eh? I mean, there are more seats involved; that would be more "representative", right?

Is that what the Liberals want; a coalition? Colour us surprised. Who knows, maybe they will actually have the balls to run with a coalition flag from the onset this time. Somehow I doubt it.

Bec said...

"Propped up by Alberta", Anony?

That Alberta place is one he11 of a huge province, hey?
http://www.elections.ca/ele/pas/40ge/40official.pdf

What an idiotic comment!

Neo Conservative said...

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"michael says... actually have the balls to run with a coalition flag from the onset"

the fact is... the fiberals & dippers & blocheads... for all their yip-yap about the evil conservative government... have assiduously avoided bringing it crashing to the ground.

they scream about stephen harper and the conservatives... but the one thing they have to do to effect their wonderful regime of change... voting non-confidence... they avoid like the plague.

an election?

bring it on.

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Anonymous said...

Alberta has 28 seats, all but 1 is Conservative. Pull that disproportional support and the Tory house of cards isn't quite so stable.

Let's say that in the next election, the Tories lose 25 seats. They're set to lose everything in Quebec. Scrap a dozen or so from Ontario and a few in BC and eastern Canada.

Without Alberta, suddenly they're below 100. Considering that over 60% of the country votes for progressive parties, a coalition represents the needs of the country far better than another Tory minority. Of course. I'd rather see a strong Liberal majority but whatever it takes to send Harper packing works for me.

Neo Conservative said...

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hey, nonny... maybe you should be emailing your deep thoughts to iggy.

apparently... there's a rumour going round about how "not afraid" he is.

maybe your support is all he needs.

go for it.

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oh, puh-leese... take your nonsense back to liblogs... they'll love you long time.

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CanadianSense said...

The brainy Liberal leader scored well for a trivial games partner and a book recommendation.

The financial drop off in 2009 vs 2010 ( $ 4 million vs 1.6 million)is substantial.

Will they fall farther behind the CPC in annual money raised?

Michael Harkov said...

Alberta has 28 seats, all but 1 is Conservative. Pull that disproportional support and the Tory house of cards isn't quite so stable.

Let's say that in the next election, the Tories lose 25 seats. They're set to lose everything in Quebec. Scrap a dozen or so from Ontario and a few in BC and eastern Canada.

Without Alberta, suddenly they're below 100. Considering that over 60% of the country votes for progressive parties, a coalition represents the needs of the country far better than another Tory minority. Of course. I'd rather see a strong Liberal majority but whatever it takes to send Harper packing works for me.


Nice "scenario". Too bad that there is no way in hell that the Tories have to worry about Alberta. :D

Now let's say that in the next election, the Liberals lose 11 seats. Scrap a half dozen or so from Ontario and a few in BC and 1 or maybe 2 in eastern Canada. Lets say that the Tories pick up those seats as the NDP is a non-factor in those ridings.

With those other seats in Ontario, BC, and The Maritimes, suddenly they're above or at that coveted 155. Considering that they've increased their seat count at least marginally in every election that Stephen Harper has been leader, that is not a far-fetched notion. This strong and long lasting minority government has put the needs of the country far better than a coalition involving seperatists every could. Of course I'd rather see a strong Conservative majority but whatever it takes to keep the Liberals out of power and marginalized works for me.

Anonymous said...

Actually what is going to happen is that some Muslim nut is going to get through the non-existent security in this country and try to blow up PM Harper. I pray it doesn't happen, but I wouldn't count on it.

Then the leftist media will be happy.

Anonymous said...

Actually what is going to happen is that some Muslim nut is going to get through the non-existent security in this country and try to blow up PM Harper. I pray it doesn't happen, but I wouldn't count on it.

Then the leftist media will be happy.

Powell lucas said...

Tabor must be off her meds. She gets crazier by the day.

Fiumara said...

Well, last election Harper got a majority of the English Canada seats. A few more in the 905 and some more elsewhere and we'll have a majority Tory government. Otherwise it will be a majority coalition with Taliban Jack in there.

I fear what will happen when you consider the Trudeau and Broadbent coalition and the Peterson and Rae coalition in Ontario. Mike Harris was elected to fix up the massive problems that coalition left behind.