Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Make no mistake. Ignatieff and Bob Rae both speaking of a Liberal take over of Parliament in the event of a Conservative minority is not a gift or a gaffe. It is a well calculated move.

It will be downplayed by the media and if Harper gets a minority they will then be able to say they did not hide their cards. They will then spin that the public voted as a monolith and did not want a Harper majority.

They know this. They know it will not be widely or repeatedly (and that makes a difference) reported.

But remember, there is a world of difference between following the word of the law and then having that reflect democracy.

These men confuse Marxism with democracy and democracy with fascism, hence Ignatieff's childish but dangerous "Rise Up" rant. Make no mistake, when progressives call conservatives, Nazis or Fascists...they mean it. His Mao reference was not a mistake. It was a real reference to this child's world view. They are unhinged. Irrational and illogical. The children of the baby boomers who believe up is down, down is up, black is white and white is black.

Beware...things are about to get very dirty. And yes, those Liberal phone calls were probably done by the party members themself.


At 10:01 PM, Blogger Rose21 said...

Perhaps, but do they not risk having a lot of people move to the Conservatives? I am hoping Harper's numbers will go up with this.

At 10:05 PM, Blogger L said...

For sure. I just wrote to the GG about this, as I an very afraid that Iggy will generate a break up of Canada!

At 10:15 PM, Blogger Alex said...

They will say what they will say. It doesn't matter. Conservatives have been clear and steady from the start. The coalition is duplicitous. They think people have a problem with the word and not the reality. They are so wrong.

At 10:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this is a calculated move they are looking at the wrong poll numbers because they've just conceded the election. Ads are being cooked up right now for sure and there will be huge hits coming all week on this going into easter weekend.

At 10:49 PM, Blogger Nicol DuMoulin said...

I certainly hope ads are being cooked up. Throw Rae and the Visiting Professor's words right at them. But that may be the plan. Right now, Harper does not have a majority. They want to act as though everyone votes as a monolith.

At 5:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that this is a very deliberate move on the part of Count Ignatieff. These comments open the door to establishing the coalition after the election if the Conservatives do not achieve a majority. This is part of an overall strategy with his coalition partners.
As I wrote in Dr. Roy's blog some time ago:

"The suggestion by the partners in Count ignatieff's coalition that there was a coalition agreement between the socialists, separatists and the Conservatives in 2004 is not only specifically denied by both the NDP and Bloc leaders in 20004, but is confirmed by the utter lack of any such coalition when the Conservatives won the 2006 election. The actual conduct of all parties since 2006 only confirms that there was no coalition agreement in place in 2004.
The fact that the Liberal/NDP/Bloc coalition partners fully intend to justify and implement a coalition government after this election is only confirmed by Duceppe, Layton and Count Ignatieff trying to use revisionist historical arguments that a precedent was established in 2004.
If they were really opposed to a coalition after this election they would simply stick to the fact that there was no coalition in 2004 and there will be none in 2011. The truth is they need to establish the push to defeat the Liberals as a "coalition" in 2004so that they can justify their actions to implement their coalition agreement after this election."

At 5:22 AM, Blogger Surecure said...

There is still a week and a half left before voting occurs. And is one looks at voter intention prior to Dion, Layton and Duceppe announcing their coalition and after, it didn't even take that long for the numbers to jump 10%.

The Conservatives don't even need a 10% jump at this point to firmly plant themselves in majority territory. They could do with half that and be at around 44%.

At the low key level of advertising the Conservatives have employed thus far, I certainly hope they have just been saving it for a final run blitz. They have what amounts to an admission of a coalition (by another name) in the works after Ignatieff denied it from the beginning of the campaign.

I don't see the less partisan undecideds / swing voters being impressed with that kind of double talk. I anticipate that if this becomes an advertisement point this week, there will be just enough of a bump to give Harper what he wants.

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Alberta Girl said...

Interesting post and food for thought. I believe that the three "coalition" partners have not joined forces because they need the $1.95 that each of them would be gaining - if they ran as one, they would have to give up 2/3 of the potential funding.

Whatever the reason - for how much TRUST has been the calling card of the coaltion to try to win votes - they have proven it is all smoke and mirrors.

At 7:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We need to make sure that the word gets spread as wide as possible because with the exception of Sun News TV, the MSM will give Iffy a pass on this. Spread it via facebook email whatever.


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