Western Grit - Clowns To The Left of Me, Jokers To the Right
Can you say D-U-K-A-K-I-S???
Gotta love chickenhawks... Always the first to jump up and down: "ra ra, let's go to war!". Always the first to get an exemption from actually serving...
I'm 99% sure you won't approve this post but ....http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a350/kowell2/helmetl.jpg
Trevor: It's all about the context. Everyone knew JC was gutsy... Heck, he punched out an intruder, and choked a protester... He was a street-fighter in life and in politics. The "poseur" photo-ops can be excused... and we know they had no impact on his political success - OR - his legacy and image...Harper, on the other hand, hailing from the West, came across looking like Festus from Gunsmoke? when he wore his tight (belly-enhancing) vest and backwards stetson at a Stampede Breakfast. He looks like someone trying FAR too hard in this pic. Trying to portray a tough image, when he is not one to take a stand for the convictions he claims to have. He is a meek backroom operative that is more comfortable and secure under his rock, than in the public eye. Context... All context...
Cute post WG. Now can you tell us how to get the LPC to exploit the glaring weaknesses in the SHarper government?I know you think/thought this Ignatieff drift to the right was fine but surely even the party's right wing must how see that Canada only has room for one conservative party.We can mock Harper all we like but it's meaningless until it translates into a stable, 5 point lead in the polls. When, WG, is your man going to deliver the goods? If we can't capitalize on perhaps the worst Canadian administration in half a century, we need to look at what's wrong with us.
incidentally..Iggy and Harper are both born in the Chinese 'Year of the Pig'
MoS: Good points... We have not had the mettle to get our ideas out there for the past few years.I'm going to choose not to talk about the left/center/right of the party for now, because our problems ran much deeper than that. We had no money. Money hamstrung us, and our ability to get the message out. We have begun to turn that around, and most of the true believers are back on board - including bringing along their purses.I think that we do need to "run from the left-center and govern from the right-center" as we have done over the past 50-odd years... but, in order to successfully fight an election - in this modern age - we need a lot of funds, that our primary opponent has. Money will twist public opinion. We've seen that with the Cons. They have bad ideas, and loud mouths. Ideas which harm the country as we know it... But... their pocketbook gives them a pulpit from which to voice their ideas. The average "Johnny Canuck" will hear the Con rants, and in these tough times believe what they hear - especially with no dissenting voice. Ah... dissent. Yes, you heard me. It will come. it HAS to come. I think we are playing the same game Dion did right now. We are biding time. I think in the Fall (we will go to polls then), we will come out swinging. The fact that we are embracing EI reforms is certainly NOT an idea of the "right". There are environmental ideas that we are bold on. Even JC said nice things in Alberta about the oil patch. Stay tuned for our "real policy" in our next Red Book. We will also be looking for more regulation... in various areas...Stay tuned. A solid Liberal policy platform is coming. Soundbytes from various speaking engagements on the BBQ circuit, and over the past few months is not a good indication of where we will go vis-a-vis policy. A lot of ideas are being "protected", as we can all see what Harper does when he steals an idea from his opponents... even if it goes against the grain of his own conservative being. Harper incorporates "ideas from the left", but does not use them. Instead, he claims "we're doing this", then utterly destroys the idea and the principle. But... in the offing, the public just gets a bad view of the original thought/policy/idea.Wait for the new Red Book...
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