Tuesday, January 24, 2006

It Could have Been Worse

It could have been a majority government, and that would have forced me to move to a liberal country somewhere in the world, but I am not sure if there are any left. Cuba looks good right now.

I am amazed that Canadians have such ridiculously short memories. The Conservative Party (once known as the Progressive Conservative Party, and are now better described as the Regressive Conservative Party) brought in the GST. And now we elect them on a promise to reduce the tax? They should not be elected for undoing part of a stupid tax that they created.

The Conservative party is homophobic and wants to trample on the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The Conservative party supports big business and wants private health care. The Conservative Party likes George Bush and his missile defense plan. Let us not forget that Harper wanted Canada to send our troops to Iraq. The Conservative Party likes pollution and, given any chance, will kill Kyoto.

I am not happy about this, but I hope that Canadians will see the error in our ways by the time the next election rolls around.

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10 comments:

LeafGirl77 said...

I also kept saying this to myself.

This result sucks, but it could have been much worse.

Chris Nolan.ca said...

It's a scary world we woke up in today.

Miss Kimberley said...

I like quiche.

Cooper said...

I heard that , and although I don't know all that much about Canadian politics I wondered WTF.

mister anchovy said...

at least with a more powerful NDP, and a bare minority, the scary right should be kept in check....

running42k said...

The scary thing, if the Bloc align with the Conservatives, they can do whatever they want, the NDP and the Liberals don't have the numbers to stop them. Thankfully the Bloc are left of centre party that is ideologically different then the Conservatives.

Superhappyjen said...

I enjoy how in Harper's victory speech he praised Paul Martin for his loyal service to the country, but the whole reason we had this dorky election was because Captain Dork and his Dork Bregade voted non-confidence in PM's leadership. I think the problem is too much hairspray.

G said...

Agreed, ZF.

That said, it is a minority, and as such little will get done as every move Harps makes will be challenged. He has fewer seats in this minority than the Grits had in theirs - how does he expect to win any of the "free votes" he wants to hold?

In other words, brand new day, same old shit.

Good enough for me - we didn't suffer too much last time around, so if status quo stays where it is, we'll be all right.

Jeff said...

This was a huge letdown! What a huge surprise. I can't imagine Canadians are going to appreciate the new leadership getting cozy with Washington and Bush.

And then there's that soft lumber thing...

Tricky said...

Talking of short memories...... the party was originally the Reform school party. If Joe Clark made a run for it when the two parties banded together what the hell did they think that meant.....oh yeah they'll drum up the stupid nickname some other political imbesol called him "yesterdays man". Well I got news for you if you think a majority by the Conservatives would be worse you were right in your thinking. We'd be fighting with the Americans in Iraq right now - If Harper was in at the time. The guy reminds me of a halfwit, rednecked pantywaste mommas boy with seagull eyes. We should never entrust this nation in his partys hands with a majority.