April 28, 2011

The Difference Two Weeks Can Make...

(title serves as a link to The Globe and Mail article entitled "Harper ramps up attacks on NDP, warns against 'smiles and snake oil'")

If you would have asked me a month ago how I thought the current election would pan out, I certainly wouldn't have even bothered mentioning the potential of the NDP. Up until two weeks ago, well, there wasn't any.

But recent polling numbers have put the NDP substantially ahead of even, now hold your breath folks, the LIBERALS. I can't say that I'm unhappy with the wind being pulled from Ignatieff's sails. What can I say? I just don't like the man.

Alas, I digress. The point of this entry is to talk about the reality the pollsters are portraying. And that reality is that the NDP have a real chance to form the official opposition to a Harper majority (or, minority) government. This revelation is quite disturbing to a right-winger like myself. I always thought of Layton's NDP as the party that would continue to form up the rear in Canadian politics, always behind the Liberals. But for a solid number of Canadians to move even farther left than the "weeble-wobble" Liberals (Mackenzie King reference for those who don't know) is a shocker in the rawest form.

I'm eagerly anticipating the results of this election and I most certainly will be staying up until everything is reported Monday night.

It is my hope that non-partisan Canadians don't get clouded by the actions of the once-Liberal supporters jumping their sinking ship and being pulled from the water by Jack Layton's NDP. It is my wish that anyone who is uncertain will look to the party platforms themselves and see which party has the more realistic and implementable plan to move Canada forward from here.

Tell me: is my bias that obvious?

The Conservative Party of Canada is the only party that can realistically get things to where they need to be in Ottawa. I'm dearly grasping to the hope that Canadians come to this realization before its too late and Tuesday morning dawns with results we will all regret.

The Conservatives need a majority.

It is the only way to ensure Canada doesn't move three steps backward before we've even had the chance to move one step forward.

On Monday, May 2nd 2011:



April 11, 2011

Ignatieff: A Totally "New" Man

(title acts as a link to the Toronto Sun article entitled "Iggy caught double-talking" posted on April 11th 2011)

Well folks, another milestone has been reached by Michael Ignatieff. Apparently he no longer believes his past fits into his new "Canadian" Liberal persona.

So he is re-writing it.

Surprised? I didn't think so.

Mr. Ignatieff has been quoted saying that he has never voted outside of this great country of ours. Unfortunately his efforts to identify himself with Canadians is seriously backfiring. The Toronto Sun has found quotes from the man himself saying that he planned to vote for John Kerry in the 2004 American presidential election. Because he is a "dedicated American democrat".

Now, one could say that these allegations are only well...allegations. And they'd be right. But more proof was uncovered when looking at his political allegiances while he was living in Britain. The electoral records of the United Kingdom show that Michael Ignatieff voted for the Labour-Democrats in 1997. He even states this as a fact in a 1998 book he co-wrote with a Brit by the name of Sean Neeson.

The controversy here is quite obvious, I'd say. But I'll go ahead and delve into myself:

Mr. Ignatieff,

I would like to advise you that trying to re-write your own history is not only a poor choice, it is also dishonest and quite deceitful. If not to who you represent but to your family and your roots. But above all, LYING to Canadians is simply unacceptable.

Canadians cannot afford to elect any leader that has proven he is perfectly fine with double-talking and outright lying about who he is. The problem with being in the spotlight is that everything you've ever done will be uncovered by those intent on knowing the truth. The ideal outcome of this is that your story and theirs MATCH.

Unfortunately for you, Michael...this is not the case. If you stop lying now, you may just save yourself from be hurriedly ousted from the position of Liberal leader when you are disgraced in the upcoming Federal election.

All the best,


And that is my take on the situation. Not only has the Conservative Party orchestrated a character assassination of Ignatieff, what they miss he himself makes up for plainly lying to those he relies on to vote for him.

The political strategy, or whatever you'd like to call it, employed by the Liberals under Ignatieff already has more holes then a a fresh piece of Swiss cheese, and he certainly isn't helping their cause.

That is not how you win elections in this country.

Proof of that will be seen through the evening of May 2nd, broadcast across the country.

Thanks, Iggy for helping us Conservatives. When this is all over, I'm sure I'll accept a handshake from you...as you get on the plane for Cambridge, Massachusetts.

April 03, 2011

Liberal Candidate for Nepean-Carleton Wakes Up to Shocking Revelation

(title acts as link to the full Ottawa Sun article, including embedded video)

The Liberal candidate for the Ottawa-area riding of Nepean-Carleton woke up to a shocker on the morning of April 3rd.

More than 100 of his election signs had been spray-painted with messages of hate and in many cases, featured crosshairs over his picture.

I won't go into detail about the story, because I've linked the title to the Ottawa Sun article on the same matter that should serve to better explain the situation. What I will go into detail about is my feelings on the matter.

Whoever executed this effort of widespread vandalism should be ashamed of themselves. Despite the fact that I am a supporter of the Conservative Party and there is no doubt that whoever did this certainly won't be voting Liberal, there is a line that has been crossed in these acts. Purposely going throughout the riding (most definitely at night) and making the effort to deface more than one-hundred signs is not only illegal, it is shameful.

It is my hope that whoever did this will either get caught and be forced to understand the disgusting nature of their actions. Politics certainly is cut-throat in many ways, but NONE of these are meant to be taken LITERALLY. Metaphorically speaking, the message portrayed on the defaced signs is the goal of any political party in opposition to another. But this isn't done by vandalizing. Its done through structured and informed debate!

Acts like these should be viciously discouraged.

They lend a bad image to Canadian politics, and the perpetrators should realize this and apologize by turning themselves in.

Keeping any political battle clean is of absolute necessity.

I could go on, but I'll cut it short and let you, the readers, formulate your own opinions on the matter.

But before I go...

Don't do it.