Tuesday, May 25, 2010

1 year ago....Ignatieff threatens an election (again)

One year ago Michael Ignatieff was all about EI. So much so that it looked to everyone that we were going to be headed to a summer election and with quotes from Ignatieff like the following, it is easy to see why.

"I'm trying to protect these unemployed workers across the country who badly need help and if the government will work with me, we can get it done," Ignatieff said. "If they won't, we'll have to have an election."

"And I'm telling you straight and I'm telling you clear: I cannot continue to make Parliament work unless we get substantive EI reform before this Parliament rises in June." "But I can't back down on an issue as fundamental as EI. This affects hundreds of thousands of Canadians."

It sure looked like Iffy was serious but as it turned out he wasn't and Ignatieff got lucky when the PM tossed him a bone and gave him an out by agreeing to hold talks on EI over the summer; which once over, he quickly forgot all about EI.

Some quotes on how bad Ignatieff messed up with his threats.

Gilles Duceppe on Iffy: "He just choked. He looked in the mirror this morning and saw Stéphane Dion.”

Chantel Hébert: "If it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, it's a duck, and in this case it looks like a dead duck." and "I know that he is not Stephane Dion, but even Stephane Dion with all of his language challenges I don't think could have muffed a message that much".

Pickles or Onions.

One year ago, the beginning of the end for Ignatieff.


CanadianSense said...

The end was when Bob refused to send his support over to foist Dion in 2006.

They are too busy fighting over the Golden Chalice to realize the war has been lost.

1)Catholics gone
2)Rural seats gone
3)Visible minority gone
4)Balance Sheet

greyburr said...

Have to like QP today when the Prime Minister thanked Ignatieff for asking a question about the economy for the first time in months.

maryT said...

Wonder how many liberals wish they had never kicked JC out. I bet he could win a leadership race to replace Iggy.
Majority, minority, opposition, has beens.

Jen said...

If Chretien and can pull their stunts in corruption and walk away why not Ignatieff pull his own.
Toronto and Montreal are the LPOC 'bread and butter' that is why the liberals stole from them as well as from us for the liberals personal use which I think is more damaging than a few rants from Ignatieff.

Basically what he is trying to say is "why all the fuss over what I say-chretien and paul martin did worse and still MONTREAL and Toronto voted back Chretien and Paul Martin to govern."