Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Like a compass in a magnet factory...

Stephane Dion is pointing in all directions but not really going anywhere.

This is the type of thing that drives me nuts about the Liberals. Right from day 1 of his so called leadership; Dion has been quoting from the Liberal script the usual BS about the Conservatives being neo-con evil right wing ideologues who will destroy Canada.

Now in another breath Dion is criticizing the Conservatives by claiming that they are stealing all the good Liberal ideas.

I know many Liberals have a hard time seeing stuff that is right in front of their faces sometimes but when you call someone, who is supposedly implementing your ideas, evil right wing zealots what does that say about not only your criticism, but also of the ideas themselves? Both criticisms of the CPC cannot be true, and to claim so makes flipper Dion look not so much like the intellectual he is claimed to be by some, but more of a typical Liberal politician who like his predecessors will say anything to get elected.

5 comments:

robedger said...

Actually, there is a thread on the Blogging Tories page that explains this pretty well.

The government is squandering money on a mix of short-sited initiatives and pale imitations of Liberal programs in an effort to have a shot at a majority.

If Harper gets that majority, then he will be in a position to turn to the right.

Anonymous said...

Typical Liberal , a compass only tells you the direction and not where you are.
Dion's plan is just over the next hill.

Ardvark said...

Rob, A couple of guys on an internet forum are not setting CPC policy and I think you know that. The campaign of fear didn't work during the last election, and I doubt it will work in the next.

Pale imitations of Liberal Programs? Don't you mean unfulfilled and vague Liberal promises? Where is the social justice in that Rob?

Al

robedger said...

A couple of guys on an internet forum are not setting CPC policy and I think you know that.

Of course. It was just a good explanation for what is happening.


The campaign of fear didn't work during the last election

Why is it a "campaign of fear" to note that if Harper gets a majority, then he will be in a position to turn to the right? Isn't it just a truism? Are we not all in agreement that Harper has been tacking to the centre because of political circumstance rather than ideology? When the Tories say it to reassure each other, is that a "campaign of fear"? Don't you personally expect Harper to turn to the right if he gets a majority? Don't you want him to?


Pale imitations of Liberal Programs? Don't you mean unfulfilled and vague Liberal promises?

Actually, minus the rhetoric, that is a fair point. I think you're right that some of the newly announced programs are pale imitations of "deathbed" promises rather than pale imitations of pre-existing programs. Others are pale imitations of programs that the Conservatives axed.

Cheers,

Rob

Ardvark said...

Rob, you are correct; with a majority PM Harper would be in a much better position to 'turn right'. Having seen how many Liberals have defined "right" in the past, I figured you were going the same route and jumped the gun so to speak, sorry.

"Are we not all in agreement that Harper has been tacking to the centre because of political circumstance rather than ideology? "
I disagree with the premise of your question as it assumes what the ideology of the PM is going to get in the way of trying to run a responsible government. Yes, some of these programs will get votes from the 'center', but why is it assumed it is the votes that are the reason for the money flowing all the time?

The environment is out front in the minds of many Canadians so he has to do something about it. That is his job as the PM of all Canadians and the head of that beast known as the Canadian government.

I do not expect the PM to go too far 'right' even if he gets a huge majority for the same reason as above, and I do not want him to either. The center is a nice place to be.

Al