As a result of the Liberal track record of missing votes in 2009 and 2010 on key votes an election may no longer be necessary.
Here is the rationale:
The boost in fundraising, surge in grassroots stories have been debunked. The words natural governing and Big Tent are being cleansed from the Liberal Party.
Some of us believe a loss of another ten or twenty seats would force the Liberals to make the necessary changes. I no longer hold that view. I am of the mindset Liberals believe they being unfairly judged and incapable to make the necessary changes to restore the National brand.
Liberals believed they built Canada and made this country great. I believe Canadians in spite of inept government policy at all levels from all political parties have built this great country.
Leaders Dinner April 2009 (excerpts)
- What strikes me is the new sense of possibility. People talk about momentum. I can feel it. I hope you can too.
- There are times when history and circumstance demand vision and insight. When governments have to tell hard truths and make tough choices.
- National early learning and child-care for every Canadian child.
- My deepest instinct about this Prime Minister is that he is a divider.
- We Liberals are uniters.
- We won’t pass his bills.
- A Canadian cap-and-trade system with hard caps that attacks climate change instead of passing the buck.
- A strong, dynamic public broadcaster—CBC- Radio-Canada—that delivers culture, sports and news to all regions of the country, in both official languages.
I am not a politician, political operative, hold a vested financial interest in a company that would benefit from a specific policy change or party. Some politicians have a skewed realtiy, it must be in their D.N.A. to repeat their own hype of greatness. Liberals remind me of the Roman Senators in their white robes. It was generally believed the triumphators had a slave accompanied in his chariot by a slave holding a golden wreath above his head and constantly reminding the commander of his mortality by whispering into his ear. However, this is based on slender and disputed evidence. The words that the slave is said to have used are not known, but traditional suggestions include "Respica te, hominem te memento" ("Look behind you, remember you are only a man") and "Memento mori" ("Remember (that you are) mortal").
I am your typical Canadian that has seen the discourse for more taxes to fix things and create a more just society. In the last fifty years with successive government at all levels from all political stripes has our quality of life matched the growth of government and taxation?
In my lifetime a single parent could work outside the home and provide a modest lifestyle in Toronto. We did not have a highly developed nanny state that promised to protect, raise our kids and make our decisions for everything. We did not look to government in our daily lives or blame them for our choices.
My parents came here from Europe, made a life through hard work and sacrifice. They did not look to the entitlements and social assistance to close the gap of rich and poor. Liberals like to preach their vision and morality encompassing compassion and social justice. Just curious how many Liberals are living what they preach?
|Liberal Express July 2010|
When are the Liberals going to pay the note?