Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Trudeau - Ignatieff Dividers

Ian Davey son of rainmaker Keith Davey
Keith Davey, the Liberals' campaign strategist, put it bluntly during the Liberals' 1980 federal election: "Screw the West, we'll take the rest." 

Political Map 2008: Liberal Abandoned West?
The NEP became code for Western alienation; a famous Alberta bumper sticker urged: "Let the Eastern bastards freeze in the dark."

Two mistakes don't make a right.

Wedge Politics has been default strategy invoked by Liberals through Laurier's conscription in Francophone Quebec, Frank Graves Pollster advice to Liberals,to the Green Shift , opposition to liberal policy is idiotic. The Long Gun Registry and the pattern is the same. 

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The legacy of Trudeau will not be repeated by Ignatieff as voters no longer look to big government to solve their problems or trust Liberals with power. Canadians since 2000 have been rejecting the political games of the Liberals in larger numbers. The General Election in October 14, 2008 delivered the worst popular level of support since confederation. If the New Brunswick results are an any indication  Ignatieff is going to reach a new historic low.
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