Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
Not true - He just gets to be a Sociology Professor again and re immerse himself in the warm fuzzy pool from which all good leftists come!
What I find really interesting about the election in Canada (other than the fact that they went from start to finish in 6 weeks, which I wish we could emulate. I swear this election started back when TJ Hooker was on TV) is that it doesn't seem that the various liberal parties realize how they are, by being several different parties, effectively splitting the vote so the Conservatives win almost without trying. I mean, Stephen Harper's ad campaign was not exactly brilliant: "We're better off with Harper." Oooh. Catchy!I swear being a Democrat makes your brain shrink. Possibly other organs as well, but being a Republican woman, I shall never be able to test that theory. Not without buckets of prozac anyway.The Big Seester
Gee, isn't it funny how Europe is heading away from liberalism toward conservatism, Brown is looking like a dead duck in the UK, and conservatives win in Canada.Meanwhile, the USA is facing having the most liberal (socialist/marxist) government since FDR.Go figure.
Careful what you say there, Big Seester. It was less than a decade ago when the Canadian right-wing was split between the Canadian Alliance Party and the Progressive Conservative Party, allowing the Liberals to win multiple majority governments in a row.The left wing may be split at the moment, but they'll find a way either to reunite or to shift toward the centre to steal votes from the Conservatives. Just give them another election or two.
Alas, he won the election in his riding and will be returning to the House of Commons as a Member of Parliament and Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition.
Yeah, I know the Cons used to be 2 parties, but according to my math, even if the Libs and NDP were able to merge, they still wouldn't have pulled together enough votes:Liberal: 76 + NDP: 37 = 113Conservative: 150Detroit Public Schools (my alma mutha) suck rocks, but I remain confident that 113 is still less than 150. And that's assuming that the Libs can convince Jack Layton to sit down and shut up, which I don't see happening. Admittedly, he has way more charisma than Stephane Dion, who has the scintillating personality of a stuffed ferret.The real cog in the wheel is the Bloc Quebecois, (which actually won more seats than the NDP - 50 vs. 37) and I don't see their issues being absorbed by a united liberal party. (Which is a whole different argument: melting pot vs. tossed salad.)Just my 2 cents.The Big Seester
Libs and NDP merged would have the numbers. The seat count doesn't tell the story, it's the popular vote. 26%+18% would give 44% compared to the CPC's 37%
As much as would like to see more capitalism and less moonbat-ism in this country, Harper could not get a majority even with 3 parties splitting the leftist vote (and I don't even count the nearly 4000 Canadian citizens who voted for either the Marxist/Leninist party or the Communist party). This country has no hope for the time being.
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