Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Liberal mole strikes again!

Now I was never a big believer in the whole "Liberal Mole" conspiracy theory...but this is awesome. How does this sort of thing get approved for posting?

I assume the headline should read: Liberals expose the Conservative record of economic dishonesty.

But instead it seems to be written in the manner in which Stephane Dion speaks English.

Is Dion the "Liberal Mole"?

Sure would explain some things.


Tuesday, February 27, 2007

A collection of things

Is it ironic that Stephane Dion's dog, Kyoto, is a methane emitter?

Al Gore and his twenty bedroom mansion consume more energy in a month than twenty regular sized homes. Those must be pretty impressive bedrooms.

Dion did a deal at the Liberal convention to do away with the terror provisions? He better not have.

"I am a victim of terrorism, and now I am a victim of politics" - Maureen Basnicki, Canadian 9/11 widow, on the Liberal defeat of the anti-terror provisions.

"The despicable events"..."contrived, premeditated slander"..."a crock of unmitigated horse feathers!" - Ralph Goodale

"That's totally inappropriate. It's lewd, vesivius, salacious, outrageous!" - Jackie Chiles

Rex Murphy is pretty awesome. Adding him to the sideboard.


Dion rejects national security in display of insecurity

Shame. A real shame.

Stephane Dion today sold out his country in an attempt to boost his profile as a leader.

By whipping the Liberal caucus into voting against the extension of Canada's anti-terror provisions, Dion has chosen partisan politics over good governance.

Despite a chorus of senior Liberals, police officials, and national security analysts echoing Conservative claims that these provisions are necessary to combat terrorism in the 21st century, Dion stuck to his empty guns and forced his party into making a misguided choice.

If not, as Dion claims, to protect Liberal MP N. Bains' father from testifying at the Air India inquiry, then the only legitimate reason is to oppose for the sake of opposing. Despite what Dion thinks, that is not true leadership.

For the Liberals to applaud their "leader" after the defeat of the provisions, was a sad display, on a sad day for Canada.

We need an election to rid the country of this weakness in our national Parliament.

Truly an embarassing day for Canada.


Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Master political strategist Stephane Dion's latest PR stunt revealed!

A Le Politico Exclusive!

The way things are going, does anyone doubt this could happen?


Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Stephane Dion, master political strategist? No.

Conservative french language ads currently playing in Quebec are designed to play on the weak image of Dion in the province.

Your average political strategist would say that, when faced with attack ads, ignore, take the high road, talk about your plans, talk about your ideas, talk about your strengths.

So, in a campaign type swing through a Toronto day care, what is Dion talking about? National daycare, child health care, waiting times for child surgeries? No, he's talking about the Conservative ads!

Even worse, he is talking about how they are unfair, playing into a theme introduced by the English language Conservative ads.

So instead of focusing on Liberal Party ideas and plans, Dion is giving the ads MORE free press, and keeping them in the news cycle even longer.

Free word of advice Mr. Dion. Shut up about the ads already! And hire new communications people.


Friday, February 9, 2007

Conservatives should let "Police State" legislation die (updated)

Two clauses of Canada's anti-terror legislation are about to expire under a 5-year sunset provision. If if certain clauses in a Bill are not renewed by Parliament after a pre-determined period, then they expire and are no longer part of the laws of the land.

The two clauses in question give the authorities the right to (in a nutshell) arrest you and interrogate you if they believe you are an imminent threat, even if they have no proof (yet) that you actually are a threat. What I like to call, "Police State", type stuff. ie. The right of the State to detain you for no reason.

Never popular in a compassionate country like Canada. We Canadians like our security, but we like our personal freedoms as well.

The Liberal Party recently reversed course, and declared they would not support the renewal of this part of the legislation.

With the Liberals flip-flop, they leave the Conservatives alone to vote for these detention laws, and draw fire as the wardens of a, "Police State". The Bloc, NDP, and Liberals will all claim that this proves the Conservative "Secret Police State Agenda". They love to tar the Tories with that brush.

That is why the Conservatives should vote with the opposition and let these clauses expire.

But the Conservative Party is about safety and security!, you'll say. Well why be a martyr and lose the centre vote for two legislated powers, enacted by over-zealous politicians, in the wake of 9/11, when they have never even been used?

If the powers haven't been used, then that demonstrates that the authorities already have enough powers to monitor and make arrests when terrorist plots are uncovered. Recent arrests of terrorist suspects in Toronto shows that Canadian police can and will act when the country's security is threatened.

Even if these laws were deemed necesary again in the future, they could quickly be resurrected and passed into law.

The Conservatives should take this opportunity to soften their edges a little, shuffle over to the centre, and let these "Police State" measures expire.


What I actually meant was, should NOT let the legislation expire. :) I did not forsee how badly the Liberals would fumble this issue. The Party of the Charter (TM), has turned an apparent slam dunk into a huge miss. Rather than brand their own party as the defender of the people, the Liberals have instead allowed the Conservatives to portray them as soft on terror.



Jack, you're out of whack

So with Jack Layton's NDP almost a full four points behind their election night performance in the latest Leger poll, what does Jack do to try and build momentum?

He announces an initiative to bridge the prosperity gap and share the country's wealth with the poor. Ummm..isn't that preaching to the converted Jack?

Or maybe Jack's plan is to bring over to the NDP the 0.1 percent of Canadians that voted for the Marxist-Leninists in the last election.

Jack currently has been given a huge gift in a Liberal Party with a weak and ineffective leader at its head. The Liberals aren't stupid and they won't let it last too long. Iggy's folks are already organizing.

But while Dion IS Liberal leader, the NDP have to move quickly to seize leadership of the left wing, but not completely nuts, vote. That means moderation in the NDP policy platform.

Jack has a month, maybe two, to cast the NDP as a left of centre alternative to the Liberals. If successful, the NDP can approach, and maybe pass, the 50 seat mark. Dion is that weak.

If not, Jack, the NDP and their new-pseudo marxist agenda is doomed to irrelevance.


Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Dion stumbles again while Harper clears the air

Stephen Harper today had a major speech in which he outlined the Conservative Party's plan to put caps on industrial pollution, because Canadians demand it.

Stephane Dion today had a major press conference to announce that troublesome Tory cast-off Garth "me, me, me" Turner, was joining the Liberal caucus, because Garth demanded it.

Is it just me, or has everyone seriously overestimated Dion's political instincts?

Harper is grabbing the environmental reins, while Dion invites distraction into his caucus.

Dion's honeymoon period is over, and conspiratorial whispers are growing in volume in Liberal backrooms.

Perhaps this explains the boatload of Ignatieff organizers seen dining together recently in Ottawa..

I've heard that Dion does not like to be told he is doing things wrong, so no one in his circle does. But if his supporters want him to survive, they had better pull his head out of the sand, because there is a Mack truck called election coming, and it is right around the corner.


Friday, February 2, 2007

Mark Holland about to hit the bricks

So what is the best way to ensure that you do not gain a single seat in the west, and lose a good chuck of the seats you DO have?

I'd venture that saying you want to bring back the NEP, plus make it even more stringent by giving the oil companies limited production quotas would be the best way.

Maybe throw in a blurb about, "if what you want to do isn't in line with Kyoto, it ain't going to happen."

Well guess what secret Liberal agenda Liberal MP Mark Holland just let out of the bag on Charles Adler's radio program? That's right, Holland is calling for NEP2.

So, any takers on a bet that Dion won't get the 5 Liberal MPs he said would get elected in Alberta in the next election?