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The NDP war room, feeling their oats


 

From the Inkless emailbox, two salvos aimed at the NDP’s principal opponents. A reminder — the rest of this post comes verbatim from the NDP, not from me:

REALITY CHECK: Stephen Harper is the new Paul Martin. Harper is playing the same partisan games with Quebec he used to denounce

Stephen Harper in 2005:

“The Liberals and the Bloc are playing the usual games, obsessed about fighting a referendum we’re not having, a referendum that nobody wants.” – National Post, December 9, 2005

Stephen Harper yesterday:

“…what Mr. Duceppe has said coming out of that PQ convention [Sunday] — he has said that they are moving towards, they are walking towards, his objective — the sovereignty of Quebec and another Quebec referendum…that is another reason why Canadians, we believe, must choose a strong, stable, national Conservative majority.” – CBC.ca, April 17, 2011

Stephen Harper is playing the same partisan games the Liberals used to. Real Leadership means getting results for Canadian families.

——————

REALITY CHECK: When will the Liberal Party take down André Forbes’ Liberal signs?

 After the public learned that the Liberal Party was running a candidate who had founded a white rights organization, Michael Ignatieff insisted Forbes would not be on the ballot. But the Liberals were unable to remove a candidate they had already approved and registered.

When Forbes was asked what he would do about the Liberal signs still up in his riding, Forbes had the following to say : “I’m not touching them, I could be accused of touching signs from a party I can no longer represent… They’ll have to send someone from Ottawa to take them down!” (Le Soleil, April 12, 2011)

To recap :

593—the number of days that have passes since André Forbes was nominated as Liberal Candidate in Manicouagan

0.09—the number of seconds it takes to perform a Google search of “André Forbes”

9—the number of days that have passed since Michael Ignatieff attempted to wipe his hands of Forbes

5—the number of days since André Forbes issued a challenge to the Liberal party to take down the red Liberal elections signs—because he won’t.

7—the amount of official Liberal party signs clearly visible in a picture taken of Forbes’ campaign headquarters.

???—the amount of time it will take for the Liberal party to take action on their own campaign materials being used to support this candidate.

If Michael Ignatieff really believes that Mr. Forbes does not represent the Liberal Party when will he take down his signs?


 
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  1. My understanding is the election signs are paid for and authorized by the local candidate's campaign and so I would have thought they could only be removed by them. Of course, in a war room salvo, that would be a moot point, in any case.

    I'm sure attacks on the Liberals, whether direct or back-handed attacks, spur on the NDP base. I wonder how they play with swing NDP-Liberal votes on the whole though. The main result of the last election was a decrease in Liberal votes, not an increase in NDP votes. Perhaps that is goal of the attacks.

  2. blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

  3. My understanding is the election signs are paid for and authorized by the local candidate's campaign and so I would have thought they could only be removed by them. Of course, in a war room salvo, that would be a moot point, in any case.

    I'm sure attacks on the Liberals, whether direct or back-handed attacks, spur on the NDP base. I wonder how they play with swing NDP-Liberal votes on the whole though. The main result of the last election was a decrease in Liberal votes, not an increase in NDP votes. Perhaps that is goal of the attacks.

  4. blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah

  5. In every campaign I've ever been through, there comes a moment when the NDP thinks it's winning, and they start celebrating.

    On election day they drop back to their usual die-hard numbers.

  6. "Real Leadership means getting results for Canadian families."
    Uhm Ya.. so getting rid of Liberal signs is results?

  7. In every campaign I've ever been through, there comes a moment when the NDP thinks it's winning, and they start celebrating.

    On election day they drop back to their usual die-hard numbers.

    • Ontario. 1990.

      • We're talking federally here….please don't remind us of the strategic voting gone awry that landed Ontario in the Dark Ages….LOL

  8. "Real Leadership means getting results for Canadian families."
    Uhm Ya.. so getting rid of Liberal signs is results?

    • all the same

  9. For the longest time, I believed that Macleans magazine tried to contribute to the national debate. I had always believed that Macleans' reporters could be counted on to be objective when it mattered, andt that they would step back from the gutter when they would see others stepping into it.

    But I no longer believe any of it.

    It's long been clear to me that Wherry is more than willing to step into the gutter, day after day, feeding the frenzy of the one-liner anti-Harper mindset.

    Now Wells and Coyne aren't far behind. I don't understand why they even pretend to write serious opinion pieces any longer when all they would have to do in order to accomplish the same effect, is to write:

    Harper ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,,ba,ba,bad

    and the rest would simply follow – as always.

    What a waste of time reading and posting on this site.

  10. For the longest time, I believed that Macleans magazine tried to contribute to the national debate. I had always believed that Macleans' reporters could be counted on to be objective when it mattered, andt that they would step back from the gutter when they would see others stepping into it.

    But I no longer believe any of it.

    It's long been clear to me that Wherry is more than willing to step into the gutter, day after day, feeding the frenzy of the one-liner anti-Harper mindset.

    Now Wells and Coyne aren't far behind. I don't understand why they even pretend to write serious opinion pieces any longer when all they would have to do in order to accomplish the same effect, is to write:

    Harper ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,,ba,ba,bad

    and the rest would simply follow – as always.

    What a waste of time reading and posting on this site.

    • Interesting. Not being a partisan, I read the above blog post and did not have the same reaction. PW's point, to me, was about the NDP getting feisty. Heck, it's even in th etitle of the post. I found myself focusing more on the Andre Forbes half than the CPC half.

      • Paul Wells is no dummy.

        He's sure to take a so-called distance from the piece by starting off saying "A reminder — the rest of this post comes verbatim from the NDP, not from me" as if Wells had no choice in what he would post!! You are that easily fooled by Wells?

        First he chooses to twist Harper's comments out of context once more, and just in case we think Wells's choice is a bit too much anti-Harper (once again, and eventually it does become apparent, not?) we get a bit of the Liberal negative news, just so we think Wells is trying to be objective.

        Never seen such juvenile reporting in my life. Never seen so many readers fall for it either.

        • Well, I'm probably just wallowing in my own ignorance, but I don't feel like I'm falling for anything. Sometimes an inkblot is just a splotch on a page, sometimes it's my mommy doing bad things with the milkman.

          • Hey, Be_Rad, you're a free man! No skin off my back if you think Wells doesn't deliberately posts what he has posted.

          • I feel it's only fair to admit that I do deliberately post what I post.

          • Fair enough!

          • Busted!

    • then why don't you go somewhere else?

      • Because he is paid to squat here.

    • And in your case, what an awful lot of time wasted reading and posting on this site.

      Buh-bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

    • KTHXBYE!

  11. LIARS! It took my 0.12 seconds to perform that google search! I knew I couldn't trust the NDP.

  12. LIARS! It took my 0.12 seconds to perform that google search! I knew I couldn't trust the NDP.

    • It took me 0.12 seconds too! I think we all know what this means… the NDP gets faster Google service than the rest of us.

      • Clean living?

  13. the NPD will lose seats this election.
    Jack should be attacking the real threat to his party…..the Liberals. Conservative voters don't go NDP, but NDP voters go Liberal. That tactical failure is proof enough that Layton isn't ready for Prime time, and even his own supporters know it.

  14. The NDP is the last party I would go to for a "Reality Check" not that I would ever go a political party for a "Reality Check" to begin with.

  15. Interesting. Not being a partisan, I read the above blog post and did not have the same reaction. PW's point, to me, was about the NDP getting feisty. Heck, it's even in th etitle of the post. I found myself focusing more on the Andre Forbes half than the CPC half.

  16. The NDP is the last party I would go to for a "Reality Check" not that I would ever go a political party for a "Reality Check" to begin with.

  17. then why don't you go somewhere else?

  18. "Conservative voters don't go NDP"

    Not sure if this is true… I would ask Bob Rae, Dipper voters definitely go Conservatives.

  19. "Conservative voters don't go NDP"

    Not sure if this is true… I would ask Bob Rae, Dipper voters definitely go Conservatives.

    • I agree….'Cons' often go NDP…because they're both populist parties….and that's the appeal.

  20. I agree….'Cons' often go NDP…because they're both populist parties….and that's the appeal.

  21. And in your case, what an awful lot of time wasted reading and posting on this site.

    Buh-bye, don't let the door hit you on the way out.

  22. Because he is paid to squat here.

  23. Layton reminds me of a used-car salesman.

  24. Layton reminds me of a used-car salesman.

    • Look, you're the one who wanted a Lada. Can't blame that on the salesman.

    • totally agree on that. he is the reason we have had Harper since 2006 anyways, he wanted to cut off Martin, look what we have had since!!! Jack Layton is bad news for Canadian progressives.

      • CPDP wrote:
        "Jack Layton is bad news for Canadian progressives"

        progressives? Hmm…is that what we call dead beats who want EVERYONE else to pay for their pet projects?

        • I call them "Tony Clement Conservatives" myself

  25. In the interior of B.C. or on the Prairies, or even small, rural manufacturing and resource town NDP and Conservative voters are definitely the same.

  26. In the interior of B.C. or on the Prairies, or even small, rural manufacturing and resource town NDP and Conservative voters are definitely the same.

  27. I for one, know a number of so-called "Cons" who'd vote NDP. NDP are much more respected than the Liberals, who need to cleanse their party of some very nasty mud rakers. NDP would be better off without the hysterical Pat Martin though.

  28. I for one, know a number of so-called "Cons" who'd vote NDP. NDP are much more respected than the Liberals, who need to cleanse their party of some very nasty mud rakers. NDP would be better off without the hysterical Pat Martin though.

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    • And then there's Harper….

      "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator,"

      • Clever, Emily, to put those in quotation marks, just like a real quotation!

        • It IS a real quotation.

          • Oh for the love of God, you're not even TRYING with the lies you fabricate anymore. it's a quote from GEORGE W. BUSH, not Stephen Harper!!!!!!!!!!

            I think Canadians are going to be very turned off by this LPC strategy of outright lying about things that Stephen Harper did or did not say. Besides, it's a game that both sides can play quite easily:

            Michael Ignatieff: "To read too many books is harmful." Presto! Iggy's channeling Mao again.

  30. But Paul, what we really want to know is your take on the whole Philadelphia Orchestra situation.

  31. It took me 0.12 seconds too! I think we all know what this means… the NDP gets faster Google service than the rest of us.

  32. But Paul, what we really want to know is your take on the whole Philadelphia Orchestra situation.

      • Bake sales?

      • Because it is the city of "brotherly love"?

  33. And then there's Harper….

    "If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier, just so long as I'm the dictator,"

  34. Recent polls show the NDP nipping at the LPC's heels, boosted by Layton's debate performance. The NDP is also surging in Quebec. This race could get interesting in the last two weeks if recent trends continue.

  35. Recent polls show the NDP nipping at the LPC's heels, boosted by Layton's debate performance. The NDP is also surging in Quebec. This race could get interesting in the last two weeks if recent trends continue.

    • ……Interesting enough to see that the results of the Election will show the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place parties may all have between 45 and 55 seats and if the youth vote goes NDP, if the Bloc squeaks up the middle in Quebec, and if there is a continued lack of interest in a Liberal-led-coalition, then those Liberals could find themselves as the 4th place party.

    • …..interesting

  36. Those numbers have increased every election that Layton has been their leader…It's nice to see the Star reporting that the NDP and Liberals are tied for second place, that might help dispell the misguided notion that switching your vote from the NDP to the Liberals is somehow "strategic".

  37. Judging from the comments I can conclude that New Democrats canvass while CPC and Lib activists read blogs. Advanatage: Layton.

  38. Judging from the comments I can conclude that New Democrats canvass while CPC and Lib activists read blogs. Advanatage: Layton.

    • Yeah, Layton is only on average about twenty points behind Harper. Brilliant.

  39. Obviously you don't remember Ed Broadbent.

  40. Obviously you don't remember Ed Broadbent.

    • I certainly remember him becoming my MP under Jack's leadership. Perhaps you don't remember Audrey McLaughlin or Alexa McDonough. In fairness, few do.

  41. If the LPC picks up support from traditionally PCers and the NDP picks up support from the more left-leaning LPC, then that just further marginalizes Harper and his ilk to the periphery, where they really belong.

    That is all that matters.

  42. Yeah, Layton is only on average about twenty points behind Harper. Brilliant.

  43. Paul Wells is no dummy.

    He's sure to take a so-called distance from the piece by starting off saying "A reminder — the rest of this post comes verbatim from the NDP, not from me" as if Wells had no choice in what he would post!! You are that easily fooled by Wells?

    First he chooses to twist Harper's comments out of context once more, and just in case we think Wells's choice is a bit too much anti-Harper (once again, and eventually it does become apparent, not?) we get a bit of the Liberal negative news, just so we think Wells is trying to be objective.

    Never seen such juvenile reporting in my life. Never seen so many readers fall for it either.

  44. I certainly remember him becoming my MP under Jack's leadership. Perhaps you don't remember Audrey McLaughlin or Alexa McDonough. In fairness, few do.

  45. Are the NDP worried that the white supremacist who's still on the ballot is going to beat them if somebody doesn't get those lawn signs taken down?

    LOL

    Just sayin', this seems like quite the heated fight over who's going to come in third in the riding of Manicouagan, the racist or the Dipper.

  46. Then you know Broadbent did super well as leader of the NDP, and still didn't make it. Layton has yet to come close even to that.

  47. Are the NDP worried that the white supremacist who's still on the ballot is going to beat them if somebody doesn't get those lawn signs taken down?

    LOL

    Just sayin', this seems like quite the heated fight over who's going to come in third in the riding of Manicouagan, the racist or the Dipper.

  48. This news headline is not the least bit relevant to the article itself. Is this the new tactic of all major newspapers in Canada today?? If the New Democrats and Jack Layton are feeling their oats more power to them. They have reason to be happy because that's why they chose their name. NEW, means just that, a new approach to government- new and practical ideas,-new and practical solutions, new approach to leadership that has been sadly lacking under the old, tired, empty, destructive,"divide and rule" Liberals and Conservatives. It's time for a real shakeup in our approach to governing this great country of ours. Only Jack Layton can bring us hope for the real Canada that deep down we really are. Sorry, Maclean's, but your magazine is nothing more than a spokesman for the greedy financial corporations,our Corporate welfare bums, and their backers who have one goal only, make as much profit on the backs of our overtaxed and weary citizens by repeating the old cliches over and over.

  49. This news headline is not the least bit relevant to the article itself. Is this the new tactic of all major newspapers in Canada today?? If the New Democrats and Jack Layton are feeling their oats more power to them. They have reason to be happy because that's why they chose their name. NEW, means just that, a new approach to government- new and practical ideas,-new and practical solutions, new approach to leadership that has been sadly lacking under the old, tired, empty, destructive,"divide and rule" Liberals and Conservatives. It's time for a real shakeup in our approach to governing this great country of ours. Only Jack Layton can bring us hope for the real Canada that deep down we really are. Sorry, Maclean's, but your magazine is nothing more than a spokesman for the greedy financial corporations,our Corporate welfare bums, and their backers who have one goal only, make as much profit on the backs of our overtaxed and weary citizens by repeating the old cliches over and over.

    • They've been the 'new' party since 1961…and obviously no one finds their ideas 'new' or they wouldn't still be in the wilderness.

      Even the Bloc made Official Opposition….and the Reform Party made it to govt in record time.

      Meanwhile Jack is still preaching the same old things.

  50. Not to worry. If the NDP gets too far above their station, they will be put firmly in
    their place.
    In NS , when the local media was forced to face the reality that an NDP gummint
    had been elected, the immediate reaction was to make the CTF the go-to quote
    makers on all things economic. This, despite the fact that the spinner for the CTF
    had just managed the Tory campaign to a severe loss and whose only economic
    exposure (as far as I can find out) came from a brief period of sitting at SH's knee
    in the PMO.
    And this while there is a full slate of qualified economists at several universities
    within walking distance of most of the local media centres.

  51. Not to worry. If the NDP gets too far above their station, they will be put firmly in
    their place.
    In NS , when the local media was forced to face the reality that an NDP gummint
    had been elected, the immediate reaction was to make the CTF the go-to quote
    makers on all things economic. This, despite the fact that the spinner for the CTF
    had just managed the Tory campaign to a severe loss and whose only economic
    exposure (as far as I can find out) came from a brief period of sitting at SH's knee
    in the PMO.
    And this while there is a full slate of qualified economists at several universities
    within walking distance of most of the local media centres.

  52. Clean living?

  53. They've been the 'new' party since 1961…and obviously no one finds their ideas 'new' or they wouldn't still be in the wilderness.

    Even the Bloc made Official Opposition….and the Reform Party made it to govt in record time.

    Meanwhile Jack is still preaching the same old things.

  54. Bake sales?

  55. Ever thought about joining the one-liners? It's easy. Just stop thinking and repeat: Harper ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,bad!

    Wells, Coyne and certainly Wherry will be proud!

  56. Ever thought about joining the one-liners? It's easy. Just stop thinking and repeat: Harper ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,ba,bad!

    Wells, Coyne and certainly Wherry will be proud!

    • So now I'm left wondering what my motive was on the three occasions during this campaign when I posted verbatim communiqués from the Conservative war room.

      • Paul, I could find the following postings which you have made coming out of the Conservative war room:

        "Duelling War Rooms: Ignatieff's RESP thing redux" – March 29

        "Duelling war rooms: the Ignatieff RESP plank " – March 29

        "“A bit rich” – April 9

        These are the three I could find. If I have missed any of your direct Conservative comminuque postings, I apologize, but would like to know which one's I've missed and where I could find them.

        We, as readers, will never know, of course, what other communiques were being released, and which ones you did not chose to use. I do find it interesting though, that for two of the Conservative communiques posted, you've opted for posting a Liberal response as well, within the same posting. I'm not even sure if such could be considered a Conservative direct communique per se, it gets a bit muddled there.

        By any chance, has the Conservative war room supplied you with a response to the posted NDP communique, and if so, would you care for posting such as counter, as you have done for the Liberals in posting their counters to war room communiques?

        Or better yet. This is what you wrote: "So Michael Ignatieff introduced his “learning passport” scheme this morning at Sheridan College. Very soon after, the Conservative campaign released its critique of Ignatieff's idea. I sent their press release to the Liberal campaign. Won't you join me as I watch them argue?"

        Would it not be interesting to find out what the Conservative response or 'argument' would be in regards to the NDP communique released this morning? Specially since the header of the NDP communique deals with the Quebec issue and such issue would be most important for voters to know much more about.

        • Ah, but did you see how Wells characterized the Liberal learning passport as a "scheme"? Sounds kind of dubious, eh? ZOMG, Paul Wells is a LIBERAL PLANT!!111!!

          • Yeah, of course, I noticed.

            That's why I'm wondering if he would care to let the Conservatives comment as he did for the Liberals, or if Wells himself would care to place a personal comment beside the NDP comments regarding the Quebec issue in the communique.

            That's exactly what I'm wondering about.

    • Didn't you leave?

      Do I have to cancel the cake now?

      • Social bots eat cake?

        I didn't know that.

  57. Well, I'm probably just wallowing in my own ignorance, but I don't feel like I'm falling for anything. Sometimes an inkblot is just a splotch on a page, sometimes it's my mommy doing bad things with the milkman.

  58. Hey, Be_Rad, you're a free man! No skin off my back if you think Wells doesn't deliberately posts what he has posted.

  59. Broadbent brought them to 30 seats after nine years as their leader. Jack's already beaten that – starting from a lower base. The Liberals don't have the deep pockets they used to have for beating the NDP back…

  60. Because it is the city of "brotherly love"?

  61. Broadbent brought them to 30 seats after nine years as their leader. Jack's already beaten that – starting from a lower base. The Liberals don't have the deep pockets they used to have for beating the NDP back…

    • 'Nonetheless, he was not successful in translating this into an election victory in the 1988 federal election since the Liberals reaped most of the benefits from opposing free trade. However, the NDP elected a party record 43 seats.'

      • Yes, that was thirteen years after Ed became leader. And Jack has already recorded the NDP's second best result – from the same wikipedia article you just quoted. Let's see where they are in 2015…

        • At the rate they're going, they might make govt by 3015.

  62. 'Nonetheless, he was not successful in translating this into an election victory in the 1988 federal election since the Liberals reaped most of the benefits from opposing free trade. However, the NDP elected a party record 43 seats.'

  63. My bad…I should have written "generally, conservatives don't go NDP"

  64. My bad…I should have written "generally, conservatives don't go NDP"

  65. Clever, Emily, to put those in quotation marks, just like a real quotation!

  66. Look, you're the one who wanted a Lada. Can't blame that on the salesman.

  67. Yes, that was thirteen years after Ed became leader. And Jack has already recorded the NDP's second best result – from the same wikipedia article you just quoted. Let's see where they are in 2015…

  68. It IS a real quotation.

  69. ……Interesting enough to see that the results of the Election will show the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place parties may all have between 45 and 55 seats and if the youth vote goes NDP, if the Bloc squeaks up the middle in Quebec, and if there is a continued lack of interest in a Liberal-led-coalition, then those Liberals could find themselves as the 4th place party.

  70. At the rate they're going, they might make govt by 3015.

  71. …..interesting

  72. Also the projected date for Canada's next majority government…coincidence?

  73. Oh for the love of God, you're not even TRYING with the lies you fabricate anymore. it's a quote from GEORGE W. BUSH, not Stephen Harper!!!!!!!!!!

    I think Canadians are going to be very turned off by this LPC strategy of outright lying about things that Stephen Harper did or did not say. Besides, it's a game that both sides can play quite easily:

    Michael Ignatieff: "To read too many books is harmful." Presto! Iggy's channeling Mao again.

  74. That's why the NDP should be disqualified.

  75. That's why the NDP should be disqualified.

    • Why do you hate democracy?

      • The NDP hasn't gotten anywhere in half a century….time to retire the party and give someone else a chance.

        • Imagine if the Lib-Dems had listened to you…

          • They're toast either way.

          • Why do you hate toast?

  76. Ontario. 1990.

  77. ????????? yes, I know that. And I presumed on a political site, other posters would know that too, since the quote is famous.

    Plus other posters would know Harper is considered a Bush clone.

    And no, Ignatieff isn't channelling Mao. Be serious.

  78. We're talking federally here….please don't remind us of the strategic voting gone awry that landed Ontario in the Dark Ages….LOL

  79. totally agree on that. he is the reason we have had Harper since 2006 anyways, he wanted to cut off Martin, look what we have had since!!! Jack Layton is bad news for Canadian progressives.

  80. I feel it's only fair to admit that I do deliberately post what I post.

  81. So now I'm left wondering what my motive was on the three occasions during this campaign when I posted verbatim communiqués from the Conservative war room.

  82. Fair enough!

  83. KTHXBYE!

  84. Busted!

  85. Didn't you leave?

    Do I have to cancel the cake now?

  86. Why do you hate democracy?

  87. CPDP wrote:
    "Jack Layton is bad news for Canadian progressives"

    progressives? Hmm…is that what we call dead beats who want EVERYONE else to pay for their pet projects?

  88. The NDP hasn't gotten anywhere in half a century….time to retire the party and give someone else a chance.

  89. Imagine if the Lib-Dems had listened to you…

  90. They're toast either way.

  91. all the same

  92. Paul, I could find the following postings which you have made coming out of the Conservative war room:

    "Duelling War Rooms: Ignatieff's RESP thing redux" – March 29

    "Duelling war rooms: the Ignatieff RESP plank " – March 29

    "“A bit rich” – April 9

    These are the three I could find. If I have missed any of your direct Conservative comminuque postings, I apologize, but would like to know which one's I've missed and where I could find them.

    We, as readers, will never know, of course, what other communiques were being released, and which ones you did not chose to use. I do find it interesting though, that for two of the Conservative communiques posted, you've opted for posting a Liberal response as well, within the same posting. I'm not even sure if such could be considered a Conservative direct communique per se, it gets a bit muddled there.

    By any chance, has the Conservative war room supplied you with a response to the posted NDP communique, and if so, would you care for posting such as counter, as you have done for the Liberals in posting their counters to war room communiques?

    Or better yet. This is what you wrote: "So Michael Ignatieff introduced his “learning passport” scheme this morning at Sheridan College. Very soon after, the Conservative campaign released its critique of Ignatieff's idea. I sent their press release to the Liberal campaign. Won't you join me as I watch them argue?"

    Would it not be interesting to find out what the Conservative response or 'argument' would be in regards to the NDP communique released this morning? Specially since the header of the NDP communique deals with the Quebec issue and such issue would be most important for voters to know much more about.

  93. Paul, I could find the following postings which you have made coming out of the Conservative war room:

    "Duelling War Rooms: Ignatieff%E2%80%99s RESP thing redux" – March 29

    "Duelling war rooms: the Ignatieff RESP plank " – March 29

    "“A bit rich” – April 9

    These are the three I could find. If I have missed any of your direct Conservative comminuque postings, I apologize, but would like to know which one's I've missed and where I could find them.

    We, as readers, will never know, of course, what other communiques were being released, and which ones you did not chose to use. I do find it interesting though, that for two of the Conservative communiques posted, you've opted for posting a Liberal response as well, within the same posting. I'm not even sure if such could be considered a Conservative direct communique per se, it gets a bit muddled there.

    By any chance, has the Conservative war room supplied you with a response to the posted NDP communique, and if so, would you care for posting such as counter, as you have done for the Liberals in posting their counters to war room communiques?

    Or better yet. This is what you wrote: "So Michael Ignatieff introduced his “learning passport” scheme this morning at Sheridan College. Very soon after, the Conservative campaign released its critique of Ignatieff%E2%80%99s idea. I sent their press release to the Liberal campaign. Won%E2%80%99t you join me as I watch them argue?"

    Would it not be interesting to find out what the Conservative response or 'argument' would be in regards to the NDP communique released this morning? Specially since the header of the NDP communique deals with the Quebec issue and such issue would be most important for voters to know much more about.

  94. Nah. It's the NDP. They underestimate the true cost of all their programs, so why not underestimate the true time cost of the online search, too?

  95. I was about to say that only one or two polls show them that high, but then I took a look and it appears I was wrong. They really are surging.

    Can you imagine if the Liberals finished third? Or even fourth? It's not likely to happen, but that would be historic if it did.

  96. Come on, NDP. Really. The signs of a racist ex-communicated candidate who was going to lose anyways? THAT is what has your attention?

  97. Come on, NDP. Really. The signs of a racist ex-communicated candidate who was going to lose anyways? THAT is what has your attention?

  98. Ah, but did you see how Wells characterized the Liberal learning passport as a "scheme"? Sounds kind of dubious, eh? ZOMG, Paul Wells is a LIBERAL PLANT!!111!!

  99. Yeah, of course, I noticed.

    That's why I'm wondering if he would care to let the Conservatives comment as he did for the Liberals, or if Wells himself would care to place a personal comment beside the NDP comments regarding the Quebec issue in the communique.

    That's exactly what I'm wondering about.

  100. Social bots eat cake?

    I didn't know that.

  101. Why do you hate toast?

  102. Absolutely. It would be a sea change.

  103. Absolutely. It would be a sea change.

  104. LAYTON MANIA!!! :-)

  105. LAYTON MANIA!!! :-)

  106. Exactly. Fill your pants, Dippers.

  107. I can't wait until Harper gets his majority and ships all the Dippers off to camps in Kugluktuk for re-education.

  108. I can't wait until Harper gets his majority and ships all the Dippers off to camps in Kugluktuk for re-education.

  109. I call them "Tony Clement Conservatives" myself