Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Reality is that the Conswervatives are Running out of Time

UPDATE: I'm told elections are on Mondays always. So, to that end, Dec. 3, 10 or 17th are election date possibilities.

That's right. They're running out of time. This could well be Stevie's Joe Clark moment.

Stephane Dion is going to give one hell of a speech today. He's fully prepared to take on this fraudster of a Prime Minister.

Back to my original point. Let's say the government were to fall next week. Let's say it's Wednesday. That would make the potential election call on the 25th. That would make an election date of December 5th or 6th.

Let's pretend now that the government doesn't fall next week. Let's say Stevie Harpercrite throws his Hohumnibus Crime Bill forward within the two weeks following that, and the government falls on the 8th of November. The potential election day would become the 19th or 20th of December. Does Harper really want to fight another Christmas battle? Would Canadians really want to see an election then?

No need to continue with those hypotheticals though. Suffice to say that the next opportunity to bring down his own government could not happen until after the Christmas break. Maybe he'll take another four months off to brew up some other concoctions.

As for the Liberal internal woes? They are done. That has played out. Stephane Dion tried to be friendly to his leadership foes, and, in the end, he found that cannot be done. Those that have vacated in Quebec were about to be vacated anyway. The writing was on the wall after Outremont.

As for the three MPs that dared to undermine their leader in Quebec? Be prepared gentlemen in your own ridings. Blame it on the leader if you can't hold onto your seats, but, ultimately, it was your own doing.

As for anyone underestimating Stephane Dion as a LEADER? Stay tuned. Watch and learn. He's dumb like a fox.


Jim said...

That is some pretty funny stuff right there. Good luck with your fantasy.

Jim said...

BTW, I'll drop back later and see if you have come up with a punch line.

burlivespipe said...

Hopefully more and more of our teammates are thinking the same way. Dion is not to be underestimated, but the window to change things is closing pretty quickly.
That being said, I'm leaning towards letting this Thorn speech pass and letting the CONs trip up on their own petard in the house, where their inept machinations have looked like a real horror show.
Plus, it would be nice to have a sitting on Oct 31st so Garth could stand up and ask for a minute of silence... said...

Wow - that really was one hell of a speech. He sure showed us Tories.

Surrendering to Harper, humiliating himself in parliament, and proving himself a liar [viz his ultimatum and televised statements] are part of a subtle plan to lull us Tories into a sense of complacency. He's playing possum right? Clever.

You must be proud.

James Curran said...

I am very proud of my leader. I'm looking forward to the Conswervatives telling us more about their environment non-plan, there illegal transfers their "clean" government used to try an ripoff money for election rebates, their immediate finding of 50 missing prisoners, explanations for supporting an Afghan gov't's notion to bring back the Taliban...and the list goes on...bring it on bubba!

Jim said...

How many hundreds of millions of dollars of taxpayer money did the Lieberals OUTRIGHT STEAL again? I know it is not enough, but how many Lieberals went to jail again? Does anybody know how much of that STOLEN money they have paid back?

Yep, a party to be truly proud of!

Keep up the mediocre work, leftbot.

James Curran said...

And where were the Conservatives during the yes/no vote again? Oh yeah, nowhere to be found.

Last time I checked, no Liberals went to jail, no liberals were convicted.

A bunch of advertising guys had some problems. The lawsuits are still ongoing by the "Government of Canada". No Liberal member was guilty of anything.

What fu&kin& inquiry were you reading about?

The criminal cases
On Feb. 1, 2006, Gomery released the final report from his inquiry, which cost taxpayers more than $14 million, according to a report later released by the Canadian Press.

But Gomery wasn't the only judge that Coffin, Guité and Brault had to face. The RCMP investigation led to criminal charges.

In May 2005, Coffin – the first person to face charges in the scandal – pleaded guilty to 15 counts of fraud. He was later sentenced to two-years-less-a-day to be served in the community. By the time of his sentencing, he had repaid more than $1 million of the $1.5 million he had been accused of taking. However, the Quebec Court of Appeal eventually overturned his conditional sentence and ordered Coffin to spend 18 months in jail.

On Sept. 21, 2005, Guité and Brault pleaded not guilty to six charges of fraud.

But, on March 2, 2006, Brault changed his tone and pleaded guilty to five of six fraud-related charges, leaving the charge of conspiracy. The former head of Groupaction Marketing was sentenced to 30 months in prison, and was granted a full parole after five months. Brault will later go to trial for the conspiracy charge.

Guité, however, headed to trial on five fraud-related charges involving a total of $1.5 million. In late March, he told a judge he couldn’t afford a lawyer, and he represented himself when he went into a Montreal court on May 5, 2006. The court heard that he authorized more than $2 million in contracts to Brault's Groupaction Marketing Inc. without proper competition. And, testimony revealed he also doubled the value of one contract to $500,000 without demanding any additional work. On June 6, 2006, Guité was convicted of all five charges.

On June 19, 2006, Guité was sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison. Crown prosecutors wanted a jail sentence of three to four years for Guité. The defence recommended a two-year sentence.

Platty said...

Nothing like a Liberal with his head in the sand.

Yea, what a powerful speech!!

I've haven't seen a, (so called), leader back down that quick since... well, ever!! What a wimp of a man!! What a wimpy caucus!! What a wimpy Liberal party!! LMAO

Keep sippin' that kool-aid....

James Curran said...
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James Curran said...

Talk about having their head in the're in it up to your eyeballs.

Speaking of wimps...Like when Harper backed down in March 2005 on the budget? Or when Layton backed down last year on the Softwood deal?

Go back to kidergarten and do some reading! And don't come back 'til ya graduate.