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A realistic, prudent and responsible plan…


 

Talk like that really makes Conservatives hot. Also phrases like… Our caucus is broad.

And by hot, I mean eager to leave the Telus Convention Centre. The mosh under our newly re-elected PM tasted like low-lying cloud cover during his speech… Now little clouds of white, avuncular haircuts are streaming from the room, minutes after purple confetti laced the air.

Those who have worked with Stephen Harper strained to read his mood during the chitchat. They saw glee. Is “glee” synonymous with “inscrutable?”


 

A realistic, prudent and responsible plan…

  1. Thank you to the 58% of Canadians who voted. The rest of you might as well move to a place where you have no vote.

    I think tonight was actually a great victory for Canadians….. Thank you Quebec.

    We are so unsure of each parties conflicting and confusing presentations of what is best for us that we can ony give any of them enough power to produce or hang and I think we did that. We recognize a danger in a majority government of either stripe. I think the message to our politicians is clear, do what’s right for CANADA, and that means all of us not just vote rich areas.

    Congrats to you all.

    LMitch

  2. A very depressing result, all in all. Lowest voter turnout in history and pretty much the same Parliament we started with.

    And I’m sure many Canadians will take this as confirmation that we can keep on being one of the biggest per capita polluters in the world, with an inefficient economy and a severe lack of investment in innovation. The word “complacency” comes to mind.

    Oh well. Later generations can deal with it, right?

  3. I guess it’s what we deserve. Now where’s Harper’s just desserts?

  4. Props to Stephen Harper for returning as PM.

    But a terrible speech.

  5. It’s like he’s never read his own budgets.

  6. “I guess it’s what we deserve. Now where’s Harper’s just desserts?”

    I really do wonder what Harper’s gonna do with the next two or so years? He has no more money to play with. The country is probably going into deficit spending as we speak. The opposition will continue to harrangue him in committee, and oppose any small thing that isn’t a confidence vote.

    “And I’m sure many Canadians will take this as confirmation that we can keep on being one of the biggest per capita polluters in the world, with an inefficient economy and a severe lack of investment in innovation. The word “complacency” comes to mind.”

    Actually, politicians can take this as confirmation that
    A) Average Canadians don’t care about global warming or climate change.
    B) The hard core environmentalists will never vote for you even if you advance a tough environmental agenda. They will always vote Green even with that big bag of crazy that is Elizabeth May.

  7. I mostly agree with LMitch. I do think Canadians did exactly what Canada needed to do (thank you, Quebec and Newfoundland/Labrador). I hope the Parliament can take from this that we are still leery of letting Stephen Harper loose, but that we are also leery of large-scale economic changes as we head into a recession.

    Congratulations to all the winners, condolences to all the non-winners, and a deep thank you to all for running.

  8. Harper. What a dork. He could have given $100 million to the arts NOT called an election, and still saved a bundle. Sometimes you throw in your 7 useless Scrabble vowels skip and turn and get 7 MORE useless vowels. Oh, wait, I have a ‘B’ and 6 ‘O’s…

    BOOOOOO!

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