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From the Ottawa Craigslist Personals…

Attn: Federal Liberal Party (Canada)

If you incompetent bastards want to overthrow a government elected by the voters of Canada then how about you all pass the hat around and pay the THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS that it costs to put on a federal election OUT OF YOUR OWN POCKETS.

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  1. Funny – I swear the same poster was trying to sell Pierre Pollievre's tricycle.

  2. Andrew, the sentiment may sometimes be similar but the language is far more civilized (well, on most days) here at Blog Central.

  3. I'm just astounded…I was looking for immigrants to build my gazebo and I ended up with a guy who's willing to write angry political letters. How did this happen?

  4. OK, I'll bite…

    What the hell are you doing in the Craiglist personals?

  5. What, the CONs check for the last election finally cleared?

  6. I'm concerned about you trolling Craigslist again on company time.

    • I just assumed he was editing your work.

  7. 300 million represents a mighty one tenth of one percent of our yearly federal spending. Or more tangibly, about ten bucks per citizen.

    Even if it were more than that paltry sum, the election cost rhetoric is one of the more stunningly stupid complaints to make. Elections are the most fundamental process of a free society.

    Perhaps these folks would prefer an efficient dictatorship.

    • Hey Conservatives don't go throwing millions of dollars around willy-nilly…

      • You're right. The amounts are more in the billions these days.

    • Hear, hear. $10 per person is a small price to pay for a democratic election.

    • Not to mention that much of this money goes to paying temporary elections staff, most of whom are students, seniors and the otherwise underemployed – its practically a stimulus package.

  8. 300 million represents a mighty one tenth of one percent of our yearly federal spending. Or more tangibly, about ten bucks per citizen.

    Even if it were more than that paltry sum, the election cost rhetoric is one of the more stunningly stupid complaints to make. It is the most fundamental process of a free society.

    Perhaps these folks would prefer an efficient dictatorship.

  9. Except the last election was just a year ago,

    there hasn't been a major scandal, nor even any major policy initiatives proposed that appears to warrant opposition. In fact, it was just a few months ago when the Liberals were propping up the CPC.

    In short, the only apparant reason the Liberals will try to take down the government is because they want to be in power – hence Iggy's grab bag of complaints that amount to nothing new since the last election.

    It's widely accepted that the real reason is that things are getting BETTER in Canada economically, and if the trend continues it will be increasingly less likely that Iggy will get his shot in the near to medium term.

    The die hard Liberal base will support such bare power grabs for obvious reasons, but the general public will have no tolerance for "because we want to be in power" rationales.

    Iggy's gamble could very well hand Harper a majority.

    • "Iggy's gamble could very well hand Harper a majority."

      Now I'm confused. I thought you were in the business of increasing the Conservative vote.

  10. Only in a country as peaceful and democratic as Canada could suggesting you're going to force an ELECTION be referred to as an attempt to "overthrow a government elected by the voters".

    Quick! Someone call the UN! The Liberals are about to subvert our democracy by asking the people to cast votes!!!

    By this logic, the Liberals would be almost duty bound to agree to any legislation the Tories ever put forward, no matter how crazy, lest they be accused of fomenting a coup!

    Beware the tyranny of the electorate!!!

  11. And Liberal supporters may want to avoid references to 300 million being a "paltry sum."

    It's that sort of tone deafness and a willingness to treat taxpayers' "paltry sums" as if was theirs to play with that banished them from power.

    Also, I wish to correct my above post: Iggy did appear to promise to take control of the world economy with the utopic promise to end the recessionary cycle as we know it.

    Perhaps that's what his China trip is all about.

    • For the last time, I'm not a Liberal supporter. I'm speaking as a Canadian citizen. One who hates bullsh*t from any corner. Compared to the blood that's been spilled by Canadians to protect our freedom, the sum is indeed paltry.

  12. What's next, Potter? Trawling through "Biff's" blog for content?

  13. This demand might make sense had Harper been fined $300M for breaking his own fixed-date election law.

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