When is a stand on principle not really a stand on principle?
When Michael Ignatieff says it?
updated with cbc story and one big lie from Ignatieff. See bottom of post.
Does everyone remember these words from Michael Ignatieff? "Mr Harper, your time is up. The Liberal Party cannot support this government any further. We will hold it to account. We will oppose it in Parliament. And if elections are called, we will be ready to offer a better future for our country. Canadians deserve better." Sept 1,2009 source
Over the next month Ignatieff would defend this stance numerous times saying that polls did not matter and that it was a matter of principle that he would oppose this government on everything.
"I won't be one of those politicians who pretends that he doesn't look at polls," Ignatieff said. "Sure I look at polls, but this was a matter of principle for me." Sept 20 source
"At the end of that week, our party stood up and voted no confidence in Stephen Harper’s government. It was a question of principle." Sept 21 source
"For us it's never been a question of elections, it's always been a question of standing up on principle and doing the job an opposition has to do." Oct 8 source
Another flip flop, another change of direction, another day under the leadership of Michael Ignatieff, a man who clearly has no principles.
How can anyone ever trust him again on anything?
Updated with link to CBC Story :“What I’ve said consistently for a month is in those cases where the government brings forth legislation we can support or approve or amend, we’ll do so. My strategy is not to make parliamentary government impossible.” (blog entry)
I call BS! Can ANYONE provide me with a link where Ignatieff had said he would work with the government this past month? Anyone? Anyone at all?
The man has no principles and now he is lying about what he said.
Michael Ignatieff October 1, 2009: "How do I explain to these people that I keep letting this government go on and that is why in my hearts of hearts, after much reflection, we've decided as a party that we can't continue to give the government confidence in the House of Commons."