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Kenney says the Tories won’t make a deal with the NDP


 

Jack Layton is due to speak in half an hour tomorrow, but never mind, Jason Kenney tells Dave Rutherford the government won’t make a deal with the socialists anyway.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGvP7VkxTQk

A nod to National Newswatch for the catch.


 

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  1. Making Parliament work, Red Green style.

  2. Speaking of drinking your own Kool-Aid,…

    • I make it a point to never drink anyone else's Kool-Aid. Causes fights and you never know what's in it.

      • On a completely facetious note, the taste of blue kool-aid is better, but I don't like the colour it turns my lips and tongue. The red is much more flattering and doesn't make it look like I'm losing the oxygen supply to my extremities.

        • Thanks for replying in the spirit of the thread.

  3. Remember: The word of the decade (and quite possibly the century) is kakistocracy. If one observes everything from the perspective of "rule by the inept and the mediocre" everything makes more sense, including, but not limited to, this publication.

  4. If the Liberals stick to their guns it would seem to me that this is where the rubber meets the road. The Tories won't work with the NDP (bunch of socialists), or the Bloc (bunch of traitors), and besides which those two parties probably aren't much interested in working with the folks who call them names, so if the Liberals pull away there's no one to dance with.

    So now we get to have an election.

    And by Christmas we'll basically be right back where we started again.

    • I wanted to vote thumbs up because you are right and thumbs down because you are right.

    • On the contrary, it was the BQ that kept the government in power for long periods prior to the last election.

      • Ah yes, but that's before they were a bunch of separatists. Or something.

  5. If only they were actually socialist…

    • Why don't you give us your definition of the word, definition of "socialist" number 345323532.

  6. If they hadn't been such dorks leading up to this the CPC could have dragged this one out and controlled the message.

    heh

    this is going to fun.

  7. as if he could have said anything else.

    If they hadn't been such dorks leading up to this the CPC could have dragged this one out and controlled the message.

    heh

    this is going to fun.

  8. This means –

    The NDP are throwing Canadians into an unwanted election;
    The Bloc are throwing Canadians into an unwanted election;
    The Liberals are throwing Canadians into an unwanted election; and
    The Conservatives are throwing Canadians into an unwanted election;

    No need to memorize any of these speaking points my fellow partisans. You will be hearing them ad nauseam.

    • That is until the election actually starts and then no one will care.

      Seriously, I don't understand all the trouble politicians go to inorder to blame some other party for "forcing" an election "Canadians don't want." NO ONE is going to vote against a party because he or she perceives that party as being the cause of an unwanted election – anyone who does that is being stupid. People who are going to vote, are not going to allow their vote to be determined by voting for or against the party that caused the election, because people who vote have other issues that they care about. Some people on these forums might say that they are going to vote against the Liberals/Conservatives/NDP because they caused an unnecessary election but really, they're lying, because they probably weren't going to vote for this party to begin with.

      What will likely occurr, is that forcing a fourth election in five years will cause more people not to vote at all.

  9. Or maybe Glenn Beck is just proving your point.

  10. "The NDP don't deal with real people's money, it's all an abstraction to them."

    I know what Kenney's point is, but I feel the urge to rebut anyway: no, just the $1.75 multiplied by the tens of thousands of people who vote for them. Those people aren't abstractions at all!

    • All those people like to help themselves to other peoples' money. That's the definition of "dipper".

  11. That's interesting. I get the impression the CPC isn't too worried about an election. Either they think they'll do better than last time, or they think the NDP/Bloc will cave and avoid it, or Kenney is making a play to see Harper go down so that a new leader arises.

    My money is on option 1. There is nothing to be gained for the CPC from marginalizing the NDP.

  12. That's interesting. I get the impression the CPC isn't too worried about an election. Either they think they'll do better than last time, or they think the NDP/Bloc will cave and avoid it, or Kenney is making a play to see Harper go down so that a new leader arises.

    My money is on option 1. There is nothing to be gained by the CPC from marginalizing the NDP.

  13. That's interesting. I get the impression the CPC isn't too worried about an election. Either they think they'll do better than last time, or they think the NDP/Bloc will cave and avoid it, or Kenney is making a play to see Harper go down so that a new leader arises.

    Option 2 only makes sense if Kenney wants the NDP to hit a political speedbump by rattling their saber and then failing to carry through, a la Dion. Option 3 is unlikely since Kenney would not be saying these things without Harper approval.

    My money is on option 1. There is nothing to be gained by the CPC from marginalizing the NDP.

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