Thursday, April 21, 2011

Time for the Liberals to send up a Hail Mary or two

I very much doubt there is anything the Liberals can do to stop the bleeding and after the CBC interview and the debates I have no faith in Ignatieff whatsoever, but here is what I would do.


English Canada: The Liberals have lost the Francophone vote. There no hope of getting them back. So there is no need to pander to them anymore. Talk about the Clarity Act and its importance. Characterize Stephen Harper as once having been an Alberta separatist for having written the Firewall letter and Separation Alberta Style and blast Jack Layton as having abandoning the Clarity Act and supporting the extension of bill 101.

French Canada: Talk about social issues. Harper's Achilles heel has always been his social conservative base and the Liberals have been stupid not to attack it. At the this point in time the Liberals have to drop a bomb shell. I have always favored legalizing marijuana, but think it is too late for that now and doubt Ignatieff has the ability to make his lunch let alone the case. Maybe he could suggest that he would be willing to entertain the idea. However, Liberals definitely need to talk about legalizing euthanasia.

10 comments:

kirbycairo said...

If I were a Liberal, here is what I would do - be committed to policies that are actually a meaningful alternative to the Conservative government.

Anonymous said...

"So there is no need to pander to them anymore."

Finally an honest Liberal. Iggy never cared for Quebec anyways. I hear the phones at Harvard are ringing off the hook.

Anonymous said...

If todays Ekos projections are correct, the Libs and NDP will hold more seats than the Conservatives. This may be the end of the Liberal party as we know it and the beginning of a merger.

Anonymous said...

Look at the trend lines, for crying out loud Anonymous. There's a poll coming out tomorrow showing Harper with majority level support and the Liberals a few points BEHIND the NDP. Ignatieff is an idiot without any political instincts. The beginning of the campaign all he talks about is the importance of democracy. He's right, but that was NEVER going to be the ballot question. He let Layton talk about the important issues like Health Care. Then, when the Party finally shifts to health care Ignatieff decides to talk about coalitions and partnerships to oust the first place finisher after the election. Huh? This guy is a total DUD and he's wrong on too many important issues (Iraq, torture, Quebec special status, the oil sands, Afghanistan, need I continue?). For goodness sake let's just get this election over with and move beyond Ignatieff ... as far as we possibly can. And a pox on the houses of those who force this dud on us!

WesternGrit said...

3 letters...: N E P. Gas prices are what voters are talking about right now. Do it!

badbeta said...

Western Grit...you are an idiot and it's idiots like you that got your corrupt party to where they are today. You don't get to steal money from Canadians (ADSCAM) and think there isn't going to be a big payback. Look at Iggy as he drones on about democracy but where was the democracy when it came to his anointment as your leader? Canada does only need two parties and I'm sure smiling Jack will be glad to get you.

Gene Rayburn said...

Badbeta, were you paid for that comment?

WesternGrit said...

Bed-wetter... You're the idiot. Strategically, a move to offset high gas prices WOULD work. It would certainly be a "hail mary", but would certainly resonate. If you think you don't like us... wait until the NDP get after ya. Harper has a personal hate for the Liberal Party, but ideologically, he has to worry a lot more about the NDP. Have fun with that... A stronger NDP Parliamentary caucus is going to make it hell for Harper and the NeoCon cooks on the Hill...

And... there's still a week and a half left. ; )

Anonymous said...

Its over.

The Rat said...

NEP? Are you guys seriously the party of national unity? I wonder, because if the Liberals were to form any kind of government with that policy there would be a revolution in the West. We will not stand for that policy, never, and you suggestion imperils the Canada you supposedly love.