Friday, September 24, 2010

Ignatiff To Use Ecole Polytechnique Tragedy Against Muclair

Plaque on the exterior wall of École Polytechn...
Wedge Politics: Liberals vs NDP
Long Gun Registry Fallout continues for the Democrats.
Round Two: The Liberals say they'll remind voters in Outremont that Mulcair's NDP allowed MPs to vote to scrap the long-gun registry. The registry narrowly survived a vote on its fate Wednesday. It's an issue with great significance because Monday's event will take place just a few kilometres from Ecole Polytechnique, the site of Marc Lepine's murderous shooting rampage in 1989, which led to the creation of the gun registry. - Brian Lilley
The Liberals did this against the Western rural party called Reform in the 1990's. The NDP are now going to be targeted by the Donolo and Graves advice.
Still, even a poll skeptic such as myself was surprised to read in The Globe and Mail this morning that Ekos’s Frank Graves is simultaneously polling for the taxpayer-supported CBC and providing partisan political advice to the Liberals: “Frank Graves of Ekos Research … has told the Grits that the wedge politics of the Conservatives provide them with an opportunity to stake out a stark alternative. Stop worrying about the West, he’s told them. No need to fear polarizing the debate. It’s what worked for Mr. Chrétien against Preston Manning and Stockwell Day.
In his advice, Mr. Graves could hardly have been more blunt. ‘I told them that they should invoke a culture war. Cosmopolitanism versus parochialism, secularism versus moralism, Obama versus Palin, tolerance versus racism and homophobia, democracy versus autocracy. If the cranky old men in Alberta don’t like it, too bad. Go south and vote for Palin.’ The Grits haven’t told him whether they favour this approach or not. But they are keen on projecting a more activist agenda for the party.”

 A Liberal supporter invokes the fact Toronto and Montreal is a Liberal bastion. 

GTA Scarborough 6 seats Liberal 53.7% turnout

GTA Toronto South 60.8% turnout

GTA North 54.3% turnout

GTA Etobicoke 57.7% turnout

"There are more people in the GTA than in your entire province. Add the population of Montreal, and you've got almost a third of the country.

You know the way this country works? It's called "representative democracy". That means that you do not get to dismiss the concerns of a fifth of the country because you're jealous because they're more important than the little hamlet that you hail from."- Searching For Liberty

What this Liberal from Toronto does not understand: the coalition is blocking Democratic Reform of our Parliament. Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia is under represented and the EAST  is over represented.

Does the GTA + Montreal reflect the political mandate in 2004, 2006, 2008?

Why do the Liberals turn to the Separatists to save bad policy on a regular basis?
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