Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Jack Layton: Making Parliament Work Since One Week Ago

A new NDP ad is out (which I assume won't actually air), where Jack chides the other parties...for doing what he proudly did for the past three years.



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  • I swear I almost saw a smirk near the end there.

    By Anonymous Kyle H, at 6:51 PM  

  • CTV showed it.

    By Blogger Lizt., at 7:17 PM  

  • How laughably bad.

    By Blogger Muskoka Liblog, at 7:20 PM  

  • At least he's not lost in the woods.

    By Blogger Ian, at 7:23 PM  

  • The funny thing is that I bet you lots of people watching that think by "On Your Side" he is speaking to them and not just the Conservatives.

    Not a particularly well thought out slogan.

    By Anonymous Thomas, at 7:33 PM  

  • I got my NDP 10 per center today. Bit out of date. It says, prominently:

    "Your Liberal MP is propping up Stephen Harper. Is that what you voted for?"

    As if Jack isn't spinning just as much as the other guys.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:50 PM  

  • Anon, that's those clever socialists at work! Not content with sending out one message to convince swing voters, they're sending out two! If the new one isn't enough reasons to vote for them, the old one may be enough to collect votes from aimless disaffected Liberals.

    I feel bad for you lefty swing voters. Lost between some Narnia wilderness and a vacuous orange realm.

    Don't you see? You should vote Harper! This is all because of his masterful manipulations! He is truly a superior entity, entitled to be PM for life.

    You know it.

    By Blogger Johnny Banananuck, at 7:58 PM  

  • Your party voted for Harper 79 times! 79 times, the Liberal Party of Canada let Harper have his way. Now ... why was that? Why did the party you support vote for a bunch of 'Bush loving' Right wingers - vote after vote after vote?

    I'll tell you why. Because all that 'Iggy' offers the Canadian people is more of the same ... merely a watered down version of what Harper has been flogging.

    Get a real party ... A lot of Canadians are wondering why the Liberal Party bothers to exist? Enough with the games.

    By Blogger leftdog, at 9:20 PM  

  • come on jack, stop. really. spare me. What a waste of your supporter's money. Comartin, please stage a coup willya?

    By Blogger Scott in Montreal, at 10:43 PM  

  • Actually some of us would like to see Justin Trudeau stage a coup on Iggy ... especially now that he has spilled the beans to the press that Ignatieff, in reality, DOES NOT WANT AND ELECTION!

    By Blogger leftdog, at 11:29 PM  

  • 'It's Prime Minister Stephen Harper who wants an election, and not his party leader, Michael Ignatieff' says Liberal MP, Justin Trudeau.

    Oh, but Libs are tabling a non-confidence motion, tomorrow, and they don't want an election?
    'I thought Harper's time was up'.

    Canadians are not stupid!

    By Blogger wilson, at 11:42 PM  

  • leftdog, just look at who Bob Layton was. Jack is his daddy's boy. Always was and always will be. Mulroney loyalist.

    By Blogger Scott in Montreal, at 12:13 AM  

  • That's pretty lame Scot in Montreal! I guess now that Libs are bankrupt of any substantive retorts, they are going to resort to nonsense!

    The facts stand!

    By Blogger leftdog, at 12:22 AM  

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    By Blogger Scott in Montreal, at 12:29 AM  

  • @ leftdog: dude, i am Green.
    i have interviewed both Jack and his dad. Jack was the perfect NDP leader for Martin govt. but that was yesterday. you would do well to distance yourself from this train wreck. Really.

    By Blogger Scott in Montreal, at 12:31 AM  

  • Oh puleeeesze! You sound like another Green who dabbles Lib as well. And talk about a 'train wreck'... her name is Elizabeth May.

    By Blogger leftdog, at 12:41 AM  

  • "...the Liberal Party of Canada let Harper have his way. Now ... why was that?"

    First of all, they did not vote for the CPC bills, however they did allow them to pass.

    Second I am surprised you have to ask this question. Are you going to pretend the LPC was ready for an election? Because if you are I have to tell you they were broke and had no organization. Maybe you missed this, but that is precisely why Harper and his pal Layton put all that pressure on the LPC, because they knew the LPC could not vote against the government as they could not have an election.

    Now that is Layton's position.

    Perhaps you would do better to forgo all those illusions of principled action by all parties.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 12:49 AM  

  • Simon, speaking of Mulroney loyalists, didn't your current leader used to work for the gentleman's government? At least Layton has one degree of separation.

    By Blogger Greg, at 6:43 AM  

  • I don't understand the logic of two coalition partners bashing each other in public.

    Reminds me of Denis Coderre affair.

    The NDP and Libs need to make up and play nice in the public sphere.

    The regular votes is watching the smaller parties take turns having confidence in the government.

    Instead of spending the next few weeks blaming each other, why not restart the coalition talks with the Bloc and stop playing posturing games in public?

    By Blogger CanadianSense, at 7:19 AM  

  • LOL - this voted 79 times (I guess they have enough finger and toes amongst them to count it) - is stale and stupid.

    You see, Layton voted 79 times against Harper (making parliament work afterll) and now suddenly, lighting, thunder - he has confidence in Harper.

    Notice - Layton and that blue shirt again and again and again. Oddly enough, Baird keeps wearing an orange tie.

    LOL - hypocracy of what.

    Lyn

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:56 AM  

  • Isn't that cute. CS is STILL trying to flog the coalition meme.

    It's over. Deal with it.

    I heard Bob Fife saying the conservatives have been directed to attack the NDP in the House because they know that will help Layton hang on to his base. The conservatives want to prop up the NDP because they take votes from the LPC.

    Looks like the only two parties working together right now are the wingnuts and the socialists.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 10:43 AM  

  • It's ALL games.

    By everyone.

    In EVERY party.

    If it weren't, then in 79 votes there would be maybe 25 with the government, 54 against, or 34-45 ... or something. Not 0-79 and not 79-0.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:45 AM  

  • Looks like the only two parties working together right now are the wingnuts and the socialists.

    Just so you know ... if you think a party that received almost 40% of the vote is that far away from you on the political spectrum, then YOU, by definition, are the one on a fringe and therefore a wingnut. By definition.

    To be clear, I'm not calling you a wingnut. Your characterisation of a party with almost 40% popular support as being on "a wing" is basically saying that you're on the other, and much further down the extreme of it, too.

    By Blogger Robert Vollman, at 10:49 AM  

  • Yeah, the bottom line is that the NDP and Liberals have both done 180s.

    But Jack made such a stink about the Liberals supporting Harper for 79 votes (see comments above), that it's a little rich for him to claim he has altruistic motives for now doing the same thing he bashed them on before.

    By Blogger calgarygrit, at 11:49 AM  

  • "Just so you know ... if you think a party that received almost 40% of the vote is that far away from you on the political spectrum, then YOU, by definition, are the one on a fringe and therefore a wingnut. By definition."

    It is a joke. Relax.

    Just following in Harper's esteemed footsteps - everyone who is not with me must be labelled and demonized.

    I also do not think the NDP are socialists, but that characterization did not seem to bother you.

    By Blogger Gayle, at 4:15 PM  

  • "Don't you see? You should vote Harper! This is all because of his masterful manipulations! He is truly a superior entity, entitled to be PM for life."

    I agree! Elections are unnecessary and wasteful. Let's do away with them completely and lower the GST another 2 points. Hurray!

    By Blogger Chris, at 7:35 PM  

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