Friday, September 14, 2007

Time to press the panic Button

The Liberal Party is so positively timid it drives me to distraction. The Party brass is delusional if they think they can go into the next election armed with little more than the idiotic Atlantic Accord, anger over income trusts, a mixed Afghan and environmental record and rhetoric about poverty and the economy. If that is what they choose to fight on, then Harper will end up with a majority. On that note, far too many Liberal bloggers have convinced themselves that things are really not that bad. They are that bad. The Conservatives are poised to pick up a lot of seats in Quebec meaning they will only have to pick up a few more suburban seats in BC and Ontario to win a small majority.

The party must embrace universality and controversy, least the Canadian public become so bored and disenchanted with them that the forget the party altogether.


Anonymous said...

Not the panic button but will be playing Tuesday Morning Quarterback by saying these points "I told you so".

Could things have gone better with Dion? At the same time, I am going to ask this question. Does Dion deserve to lose in Outremont?

For the second question and if the facts on the ground is reported accurately, the answer will probably not be in the affirmative.

Anonymous said...

mushroom can you restate your post without the double negatives.

I really don't understand what you are saying.

MarkCh said...

I dropped in here from Phantom Observer, and I am quite impressed by your blog. Your cries des coeurs (plural correct?) about what the Liberals should do seem reasonable, but they are unlikely to be adopted. I'm 41, and I only ever remember the Liberal party being the party of fake, incoherent, and reactionary positions that it is now. Trudeau was just like this in the early 80s (excepting, perhaps, the Constitution, and that trick only works once), and the Liberals have been the same way ever since. Maybe in the 60s and early 70s, when traditional Canada was being scrapped and replaced with Trudeaupia, the Liberals were full of ideals - I'm not sure. But are you sure that it is not the case that, even then, they chose policies purely for political advantage, without believing in them any more than they believe in their policies today?

KC said...

They need a bit more than a "few seats" to get a majority. I cant for the life of me figure out where they will get the 30 seats they need.

Otherwise I agree with you. The Liberal's havent given Canadians anything to get excited about.