Today as you watch the LPC play more games at their photo-op, covered live by a drooling Ottawa press corps, ask yourself this question:
Are the Liberals there to do the work of the people of Canada or to do the work of the Liberal Party of Canada?
Remember that this is the party that is proud of the fact that they have no policies and that the last budget, the upcoming budget and everything else is not their responsibility so they do not need to have a position. If they are not going to offer up suggestions or alternatives, or even make the attempt to work with the government, which continues to function BTW, what work are they going to be doing for us while in Ottawa on our dime?
In the mean time, while the Liberals are mugging for the cameras, the Conservative government is making things happen.
Update: Sort of related.
It seems that some in the Parliamentary Press gallery believe that they are government employees
From the Globe and Mail.
"PARLIAMENT ON PAUSE
A prorogued Parliament is a massive campus of historic buildings running at half speed.
Last year, the cost of running the House of Commons was $417-million. Prime Minister Stephen Harper's decision to delay today's scheduled resumption of Parliament until March 3 saves some of that money, but most of the employees are on the job whether the House is sitting or not.
About 220 people, including:
all staff in the parliamentary restaurant
some of those in the print shop who oversee the production of Hansard, the official record of Parliament
interpreters and translators
About 1,870 full-time employees, including:
drivers of shuttle buses connecting key government buildings and the fleet of trucks that bring food, paper and furniture in and out of the precinct
the Parliamentary Press Gallery.''
The PPG, government employees? WTF?
And from the comments : “There is no Liberal Party,” says one lifelong card carrier who has sat at cabinet tables.
“It died a long time ago. It's not completely extinct yet, but there's no there there.” In this lifelong Liberal's eyes, the party has been stalled for years. No new energy, no new ideas, no vision of what it might like to do. The singular advantage of proroguing, this Liberal would say, is that it has put an end to the squirming every time the opposition pounces.
“The ‘gotcha' stuff is out of control,” says the Liberal. “They bring in all these nerdy keener kids from campus and it's some kind of game to them. They're turning politics into pro wrestling.”