Monday, September 07, 2009

Ignatieff is faking it all to become PM.

Here you go folks the smoking gun. Ignatieff is faking the entire thing.





I guess that Michael Ignatieff really was not among friends that day.


Is anyone surprised considering that he said this in 2007 in the New York Times:"Politics is theatre. It is part of the job to pretend to have emotions that you do not actually feel."





Bring it on because Canada really can do better.



H/T Lorraine from the comments at BLY.

36 comments:

CanadianSense said...

Is he the "real slim shady"?

Anonymous said...

the American media would fry this guy. What's with Canadians anyway?

Anonymous said...

Iggy is trimming his eyebrow now, it's so not Iggy.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

The print and television media in Canada is more liberal than the American media. They desperately want him to win so they ignore blatant facts that they would use to skewer a Conservative leader.

Calgary Junkie said...

I'm reminded of that old tv show To Tell the Truth ... the announcer introduces the panel of 4 celebreties to some guy they've never seen, named "Michael Ignatieff", giving a brief bio. Then three guys are on stage, each claiming to be the real Michael Ignatieff.

The panel asks each of the 3 guys tricky questions, then makes a pick later. At the end: Will the REAL Michael Ignatieff please stand up ?

Anyway, I'm sure there's a tricky question somebody, somewhere will ask Iggy, that will expose the real Iggy. My pick is: Do you still own your house in Cambridge Mass, renting it out, and saving all your furniture there ? (something I read on a blog a few months ago, but can't verify)

Ardvark said...

It is going to be impossible for even the most biased of MSM to ignore this reality. Not that they want to sink Iggy, but too many people know the truth for them to attempt to pass it off.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, how can fake Iggy get outta lying to Canadians? Hmmmm, fake death?

Anonymous said...

The MSM will just say that all politicians fake it, so yawn. And/or that those Conservatives are already getting so nasty by bringing this out.

Bec said...

I understand that this was played last evening on the CBC wrap up. That makes it a pretty big deal, in my estimation and one can only imagine the scenarios, that allowed it to surface in the first place.

Mr Ignatieff, is an opportunist, in the worse possible way and frankly, all of us have more right to be the PM, than he does.

I would like our Canadian media to drop their partisan egos at the door and do what is best for us, as Canadians. Let's uncover some truth for a change.

mystereeoso said...

Alberta Ardvark is fake Jason Kenney and his talking points. For people obsessed with "authenticity", none of you blogging conserves have an original thought in your heads. Not one.

mystereeoso said...

"Now, having given you a compliment, let me also give you an insult. I was asked to speak about Canadian politics. It may not be true, but it's legendary that if you're like all Americans, you know almost nothing except for your own country. Which makes you probably knowledgeable about one more country than most Canadians."

Stephen Harper

mystereeoso said...

"Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it"

Stephen Harper

mystereeoso said...

"Of our two legislative houses, the Senate, our upper house, is appointed, also by the Prime Minister, where he puts buddies, fundraisers and the like. So the Senate also is not very important in our political system."

Stephen Harper

Anonymous said...

Mystereeeooooosous, Iggy is fake...

Lycan Stark said...

Mystereeoso, the problem is those quotes have already been used over and over and over and over again, in more than one election. Your well on that one is bone dry.

Ignatieff? Well, everything that he said is till new to voters who haven't heard his gems. And there is a whooooollllllleeeele gold mine of stuff, and this is his first campaign as leader.

Its going to be awesome! :)

Anonymous said...

Mystereeoso -- the other problem with those quotes is that most Canadians would recognize them to be a fair assessment of things.

-- also at this point Canadians will judge Harper on what he has done in office . . . not old quotes.

mystereeoso said...

You mean most "real Canadians", right?

bocanut said...

All Canadians know that Ignatieff oozes phoniness.

Ardvark said...

I don't think that being compared to Jason Kenney is really the insult you meant it to be, thanks Mystereeoso.

BTW nice response to Ignatieffs's comments. Who would have ever guessed that someone would bring up a quote from PM Harper to defend what Iggy had said. Yawn! Too predictable.

Alberta Girl said...

Mysty.....I've missed you.

So how about Iggy writing that he is a Martian....now that statement should really cement him as a potential Prime Minister.

"In some sense, these lectures are my attempts to catch up with the turbulent history in the very years I was abroad. So it may read oddly to those who have lived these years in Canada, who fought or watched the battles described in these pages. To them this book may seem like a report from a visitor from a distant planet. I want to alert readers that I am a Martian outsider. Martians can never hope to grasp the tacit of real human beings. On the other hand, they sometimes see things that real human beings fail to notice. "

From the "Rights Revolution" by M.Ignitieff

Hmmmmmmm.....

Martian huh....LOL

mystereeoso said...

"I don't think that being compared to Jason Kenney is really the insult you meant it to be, thanks Mystereeoso."

If you'd rather take it as a compliment, enjoy yourself.

"BTW nice response to Ignatieffs's [sic] comments. Who would have ever guessed that someone would bring up a quote from PM Harper to defend what Iggy had said. Yawn! Too predictable."

Ignatieff also once called politics the "world of lunatic literalism."
That would be your comfort zone, AA - merrily quoting without links out of context - your whole post isn't even 100 words long.

Yawn...prediction?

mystereeoso said...

Here ya go Ardy and Alberta Girl. Here is an opportunity for you. Looks like you guys could make the difference between winning and losing! And you could be "taught by a mix of experienced and successful campaign managers and experts in related fields from around Canada and the United Stated [sic]"

I'd love to be taught by an expert from the United Stated, wouldn't you?

mystereeoso said...

Oh hey if you take the course in Vancouver you can "learn the latest, most effective methods in campaign management from across Canada and around the World".

Vancouver at least is on top of their copy editing. Moncton too.

mystereeoso said...

It's still code for 'you could be taught by republicans'. Canadians both REAL and FAKE will recognize you and your buttons at the door. Will it be money well spent? I'd go for the early bird package, if I were you.

Ardvark said...

The politics is theater comment was taken out of context?

The this is the last time I can speak as myself comment is taken out of context?

Comment attacking Alberta Girl removed for obvious reasons and while the Manning Centre comments are WAY off topic and should be skidded as well the MC could use the free advertising. In case you haven't heard it looks like an election is coming up.

liberal supporter said...

Then there's that other guy years ago who said "Ich bin ein Berliner" (I am a Berliner) but he wasn't really! In fact he was some Yank named JFK.
He was just saying that in solidarity with Berliners at the time (when the wall went up).
Get it yet?

mystereeoso said...

"The politics is theater comment was taken out of context?

The this is the last time I can speak as myself comment is taken out of context?"

Yes, the remarks have been removed from their context. Unless you're prepared to prove that's ALL he said to the New York Times. Are you? Go for it or forever consign yourself to the realm of lunatic literalism and live happily ever after.

Ardvark said...

Kennedy said he was a doughnut, and that allows Ignatieff to claim, in numerous examples, that he is an American?

Nice try on the solidarity bit other than some Liberals desperately searching for a way to spin this nobody is going to buy it.

The NYT politics is theatre quote was Ignatieff trying to spin his support for GW Bush, but one wonders whehter or not the spin was the theatre or his support oft spoken support of the Iraq invasion. So no it is not out of context at all but rather was just Iggy trying to spin his way out of trouble.

mystereeoso said...

Show us the rest of what Iggy said, then.

mystereeoso said...

Comment moderation so soon? What's the trouble?

liberal supporter said...

When did Kennedy say he was a doughnut? Was there some great threat to doughnuts that he wanted to show his support to them? Are you really going to go with that? "Nobody is going to buy it" only applies here, where you can push your spin and censor the reality as provided by myself and others. Despite your brave front, you guys are hoping that somehow Iggy won't understand your sneers in English, as Dion had trouble with. Won't work. Your own tactics now work against you, a simple point hammered home over and over: "Time's up, Steve."

Nice try on getting the last word by enabling comment moderation. Typical BT.

Hahahahahahahaha!

Ardvark said...

FYI: Comment moderation comes on after 1 day automatically so if I am not logged in it is on.

Look up the quote yourself, New York Times magazine Aug 05 2007

LS brush up on your German.

liberal supporter said...

Fair enough, the comment moderation appeared to start right while I was on.

Nice try at channel changing with the doughnut urban legend.
The fact remains, that people will show solidarity in this way.

Perhaps George H.W. Bush saying "I am an environmentalist" would give you a clue?

But go with your canards. They server well to show Canadians the way your people have acted the last three years. And that's why we say "Time's up."

Ardvark said...

The doughnut thing is still debatable in that a berliner is a type of pastry so we have the double meaning thing, but JFK was not really a pastry so it was obvious what he was saying.

That was said in solidarity, what Ignatieff said numerous times was not and as Mystereeoso said the context is key. Everyone knew JFK was not German when he said it, the same cannot be said about Ignatieff's audiences.

Ardvark said...

Hey mystereeoso, did it bother you when Howard Dean spoke at the LPC convention is 2006, or Mark Sullivan this year?

Ardvark said...

I think that Ardvark's Law: On Michael Ignatieff Quotes applies here.