Thursday, June 10, 2010

Ignatieff: This Dog Won't Hunt

Cover of "A Hole in the Head" 
Thirty Liberal MPs missed another budget vote this week. Liberals are not interested in doing their job in Parliament. Political theatre and games are the tools of this political party. They are unprepared or unwilling to face the wrath of the voters.
The immigration consultants that promised him the PM job should be held responsible. His own party insiders that are putting their self-interests should be stripped of their shadow cabinet posts. Ignatieff should be allowed to debate the Prime Minister on national tv and a six week campaign.
Many of us don't believe it will do any good, we also did not buy Nortel at $ 120 a share during the Tech bubble.
Let's hope his summer tour helps pay down the leadership debts and his party does not throw him under it.
Republicans for Ignatieff here. It has been an interesting ride with him at the helm since December 2008.
I have included a few articles that alluded to the missteps in 2009. They are a good read.
Everyone agrees that Ignatieff had a lousy last couple of weeks. First, he took an entire weekend to figure out how he felt about the government's latest accountability report, then promptly laid out four ridiculous "conditions" for supporting an upcoming supply motion. He tried to play chicken with the government, and Stephen Harper plucked him bald. The Liberals have now lost virtually all of the momentum they had built up since Ignatieff took over as leader, and as some wag had it, he's gone from being "lionized" to "Dionized." Oof. Rough times for Ignatieff  June 23, 2009
There has rarely been a federal government as unpopular in Quebec as Stephen Harper's. Yet, in another ominous first for the PQ, unhappiness with the Canadian government of the day does not translate into increased support for sovereignty. PQ plan to anger us hints at desperation June 23, 2009
Ever since Trudeau left office, Canadians -- or at least, Liberals -- have been moping around waiting for a replacement, for an inspirational leader who would join the twin virtues of reflection and action to a statesman-like and principled approach to government. Philosophers make bad kings Sept 10, 2009

High Hopes
Words & Music by Sammy Cahn & Jimmy Van Heusen Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1961
From the 1959 movie "Hole In The Head" (Academy Award Winner, Best Song) Writer(s): cahn/van heusen
Next time your found, with your chin on the ground
There a lot to be learned, so look around
Just what makes that little old ant
Think hell move that rubber tree plant
Anyone knows an ant, cant
Move a rubber tree plant
But hes got high hopes, hes got high hopes
Hes got high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time your gettin low
stead of lettin go
Just remember that ant
Oops there goes another rubber tree plant
When troubles call, and your backs to the wall
There a lot to be learned, that wall could fall
Once there was a silly old ram
Thought hed punch a hole in a dam
No one could make that ram, scram
He kept buttin that dam
cause he had high hopes, he had high hopes
He had high apple pie, in the sky hopes
So any time your feelin bad
stead of feelin sad
Just remember that ram
Oops there goes a billion kilowatt dam
All problems just a toy balloon
Theyll be bursted soon
Theyre just bound to go pop
Oops there goes another problem kerplop
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The_Iceman said...

All that fuss over prorogation and "parliament is the soverign" let the politicians get to work garbage, which party doesn't show up to work? What was the final count on absenses this session? Last time I checked 10 of the most absent 15 were Liberals.

Hoarfrost said...

When I read your headline here I began thinking of the pending immigration bill and the effort put in with the Liberals to get some constructive results. You mention it in your statement here. Perhaps the Liberals might stay home to allow the passage of the bill to allow it's passage.


CanadianSense said...

The Liberals are unprepared to trigger an election they know they can't win.

A simple fact the lazy media keeps ignoring.