1 Anxious Liberal

Strategic Voting Means Vote NDP
April 30, 2011, 10:56 am
Filed under: Democratizing the Liberal Party

So the Angus Reid poll out today shows the Liberals in third place in EVERY part of the country.  So if you’re going to vote on Monday and want to defeat the Conservatives, and help out the Liberals by forcing them to finally and truly rebuild their party, then the NDP is the most likely choice for you – no matter where you live in the country.  The Liberals, by the way, were at 19% in the poll.


SunTV is Disgusting
April 29, 2011, 11:18 pm
Filed under: Democratizing the Liberal Party

Everyone knows my plan was not to go vote this Monday.  However, SunTV has got me seriously thinking of voting for the NDP.  I wrote a post once saying that SunTV could be a very good thing for Canada and Canadian politics.  But I never thought their plan was to deliver such cheap, low-ball journalism.  I also wonder who had the most to gain by releasing this information?!  I’ll be reconsidering things this weekend.  I may still not vote at all but I think its more likely that I’ll be voting NDP.

Canadians Don’t Like Ignatieff
April 29, 2011, 10:02 am
Filed under: Democratizing the Liberal Party

The debates marked roughly the half-way point of this campaign.  Prior to those debates Ignatieff’s Liberals were polling around 29% and were basically stuck there.  That’s three percentage points higher than the previous election.  That makes it seem good, but using a broader comparison than just one election one can see these are massively below previous lows for the Liberal Party.  Then the debates happened.  This is an important event, because the Ignatieff team always believed that pre-writ polls were low because the Conservatives defined Ignatieff and in an election he could show voters his true self.  That’s why they went into an election at a time that made absolutely no sense for the Liberals.  The debates were the best opportunity for Ignatieff to show his true self to Canadians.  From the debates forward there has been a slow and steady decline in Liberal support.  So now Canadians have spoken, and they don’t like Ignatieff – not at all.

Who’s Undemocratic: Harper or Ignatieff?
April 28, 2011, 9:15 pm
Filed under: Democratizing the Liberal Party

Does anyone else see the irony in Ignatieff trying to make the ballot box question whether Harper is an undemocratic leader or not?  After all, the Liberal Party cancelled their leadership race and anointed Ignatieff as their leader.

Birthers Trump Stupidity
April 28, 2011, 7:21 am
Filed under: U.S. Politics

This is hilarious, from birthers.org

A natural born citizen is a person born with unalienable and undivided allegiance to the United States of America. And this is something the current occupant of the Oval Office never had.

The only thing I had an undivided allegiance to when I was born was my mother’s nipple.  But I guess Birthers believe that if you’re a real American you’re born with an allegiance to the U.S. of A. – unless you’re black, of course, then not so much.

Just Die Already
April 27, 2011, 4:59 pm
Filed under: Democratizing the Liberal Party

As Liberals begin to realize their fate some of them are protesting that 3rd party status is not a good place to rebuild the party from.  They’re right.  That may seem contradictory to my previous post, but it isn’t.  Near annihilation means the party is as likely to become irrelevant, if not non-existent, as it is to successfully rebuild.  In the past the Liberal Party has always rebuilt from the position of Official Opposition, a much easier task.  However, the modern Liberal Party has proven itself incapable of rebuilding from this position.  Ignatieff himself is partial proof of that.  Can you imagine a modern political party in the western hemisphere forcing an unlikeable, uncharismatic individual into the position of leader of the party without any input from its membership?  Never mind that on far too many core issues he stands opposed to the values of most of its members.  Its unthinkable.  It also proves that the only shake up that might finally force Liberals to rebuild is near annihilation.  Go off into the desert and figure out why the majority of progressives in this country no longer support the Liberal Party.  And if the Liberal Party can’t figure it out, truly figure it out, then just die in the desert, because that might just be the best thing for progressives in Canada.

April 26, 2011, 7:15 pm
Filed under: Democratizing the Liberal Party

I’m very excited about the Liberals fall and NDP rise.  Almost enough to vote NDP, but Layton had to go pandering to the soft federalist/separatist vote today.  So my plan continues to be to sit on my hands come election day.  And keep in mind, I’m not happy about this situation because I wish only bad things upon the Liberal Party.  Very much the contrary.  I’ve realized that nothing short of near annihilation will wake up the Liberals – they’ve proven that already.