Monday, November 23, 2009

The Absence of the Liberal leader from Ottawa is explained: In search of new believers

Researchers exploring the deep ocean have discovered hundreds of species unknown to science, including strange worms, crustaceans and other creatures that live beyond the reach of the sun’s rays.
Michael Ignatieff isn't a Tim Horton's kind of guy - and that suits his new chief of staff just fine
Donolo has been warning Liberals not to expect a quick turnaround, to keep in mind that they're "playing the long game" and it will take some months to pay off.
When Ignatieff and his team threw the grass roots democratically elected leader under the Bus they were talking about a January election and the need for the Liberals to have a new leader in place. They also were prepared to shut down the leadership race suggesting the timelines were too short for the January budget vote. The Liberal executives informed Bob Rae of the math and the lack of resources available to ask the grassroots to pick the next leader.
Democratic Safeguards are eliminated for sake of  "URGENCY"
In less than 72 hours as HOC is porogued on Dec 4, until January 27, 2009 the Liberal caucus executive strike fast to eliminate any democratic grassroots race.
Were German tactics deployed in removing the democratic safeguards at the LPOC?
Blitzkrieg was based on speed, co-ordination and movement. It was designed to hit hard and move on instantly. Its aim was to create panic amongst the civilian population. A civil population on the move can be absolute havoc for a defending army trying to get its forces to the war front. Doubt, confusion and rumour were sure to paralyse both the government and the defending military. 

The Grassroots and the supporters of Bob Rae were unprepared to defend from the coordinated strategy from the Liberal caucus executive. The time-lines and inability of two leadership candidates, their supporters appeared paralysed and confused and were unable to marshal their forces including the grassroots.
  • December 7, 2008 - Liberal caucus executive meets and decides to recommend an accelerated two-stage leadership selection process.
  • December 8, 2008 - Liberal Party national executive meets to decide upon an expedited process for choosing a leader. They agree to a process that will choose an interim leader by December 17 and involve the caucus, riding association presidents, club and party commission presidents and defeated candidates.
  • December 9, 2008 - Bob Rae withdraws from race, leaving Michael Ignatieff as the presumptive winner by default.

That Krieber manifesto, short version I believe the Liberal Party of Canada is destined to become a miserable component of ephemeral coalitions, like the liberal parties in Europe, because it refused to submerge its identity in an ephemeral coalition, the way the liberal parties in Europe did.

(Angus Reid Global Monitor) - Public support for Stephen Harper remains steady in Canada, according to a poll by Angus Reid Strategies. 34 per cent of respondents approve of the prime minister’s performance.
Only 12 per cent of respondents approve of the way of Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff, is doing his job, and 24 per cent are satisfied with the performance of New Democratic Party (NDP) leader Jack Layton.
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