Who's afraid of an election?

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Jack Plays with Fire...And We May All End Up Getting Burned

http://www.nowtoronto.com/news/story.cfm?content=171323

"...the price for the NDP of thwarting a fall election opportunity, as Layton currently threatens, could be a political stain that never fades among a large core group of the country's most politically active progressives...Perhaps the NDP will lose a seat here or there in a new election, but something larger is at stake.."

janfromthebruce

oh Alice Klein - NOW - reknown for bashing the NDP since Martin lost the election - co-creator for votefortheenvironment.com [with another liberal from BC]. The favour of last election was the environment - now they will need to change that cover to votefortarsands.com

 

janfromthebruce

so let's pick apart Alice down the rabbit hole pretend opinion piece because she really cares about the federal NDP -

"This country urgently needs an election, and despite the pundits who say Canadians don’t want one, there is a truly mammoth base of non-Tories who are in fact anxious to head to the polls before the winter."

REALLY - did Alice do a poll and got something different?

Looking at the latest EKOS poll, EKOS prez Frank Graves writes, “Interestingly, there is a substantial number of Canadians – perhaps on the order of 10 million of them – who favour an early election notwithstanding the fact that it may not change much.”

“Not surprisingly,” he goes on, “most of them support one of the opposition parties.”

Graves is a Liberal pollster and is alined as such.

Alice goes on about the environment but picking liberals is never going to get to her dream of environmental sustainability - not with Iggy being all goo-goo eyed with the tarsands.

SparkyOne

Yes elections every 6 months!

Plenty of money for that!

Stockholm

i nominate Alice Klein for the "tedious bore of the year" award!

HeywoodFloyd

George Victor wrote:

And, to completely clear up any confusion, Reefer, the "bastards" are the Cons who buy their tacticians in the U.S. and "play" the electorate, the Great Unread, one against the other.

Didn't I read on babble about some sort of NDP convention with US Democratic Party strategists etc?

janfromthebruce

hi Heywood, I really miss your tag - our resident con. I must admit I do like how you post - never rude and always ironic - NDP convention with US Dem.... good one.

HeywoodFloyd

Why thank you Jan. It took me a second to make sure that I wasn't dreaming or something.

http://www.ndp.ca/press/new-democrats-learning-obama-ground-game

 

I don't miss the old tag though.....it was a different babble.

Michelle

Long thread - continue in a new one. :)  (If you want to talk specifically about the EI reform aspect, there's a thread in Labour and Consumption on that.)

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