Sunday, June 6, 2010

And More About this Coalition...

of the UNWILLING....

Can somebody, nay, anybody, please tell me how you can have a coalition with one's self? Because, for the life of me, I can't find a single Dipper anywhere suggesting they want a coalition with this spineless rump of a party formerly known as the Natural Governing Party.

Anyone? Bueller?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Time to dump this "leader"...
http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/ignatieff-willing-to-lead-coalition-but-talk-of-merger-with-ndp-is-absurd/article1593791/

Brent said...

I believe the general consensus is that the NDP is simply too desperate to not go along with it.

Eugene Forsey Liberal said...

Dude! You know I'm not exactly famous for my Iggy-love. But this is the right policy - keep our options open, because Harper Must Go! #fakelake - watergate - lake boondoggle. Post-election, we'll see. If we win, one way or another, as I expect, I'm hoping Dion gets Treasury Board - like his old friend Massé, can reform Govt, and implement his govt-wide plan for environment. And be on every important cabinet committee. And basically be the brains behind everything. We have an expression in French - "l'éminence grise".

James Curran said...

Brent, as I said, I haven't found a dipper yet that even wants to talk about it. The only desparate acting people are the Liberals that are perpetuating this bullcrap.

Gene. What's the right policy? Iggy has shut the door on a coalition, and for once, he's talking tough.

Scott Tribe said...

There's a story in today's paper actually, James about the NDP reacting with cautious optimism to Iggy's statement today. Layton's press secretary was commenting on it.

PS - I have no trouble with Iggy's statement regarding coalition possibilities: Run to win, but if the next post-election result results in no clear majority for any party, then consider all options. I dont see how any Liberal couldn't agree to that.

Anonymous said...

Jim - et al.

Mr. Ignatieff missed a golden opportunity yesterday - but I suspect his reluctance to grasp the bramble is because so many old style members (including many of his closest advisers) are so hide bound they have difficulty shifting in their strait jackets to contemplate a new reality!
He did - though - IMO - throw a bone to frustrated and enlightened members when he spoke about our need to present more progressive policies. Some of the Red Tory "Liberal impersonators" who have been very vocal stating that they often find themselves closer to Mr. Harper's policies than Mr. Layton's must have graoned then...
My take - once they have accepted the inevitable - that this party works best when it is well left of where Mr. Martin and Mr. Ignatieff have taken it - and the voting public recognize that fact!

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