April 13, 2011 / 10:22
I found it funny that Ignatieff took issue that Harper's statement about all the bickering... Then he promply bickered about how it is democracy and not bickering... and the bickering continued...
April 13, 2011 / 10:29
Harper spanked that arrogant Mao-ist paraphrasing prick.
Loved when Jack bent the Ignoramous over about his 70% absenteeism rate. You can't get a promotion if you don't show up for work - dickweed.
And then there's Gilles. It was getting tough to hear "the provinces and Quebec". Separate already.
April 13, 2011 / 11:34
....an election we didn't want? Then why all those attack ads sooo many months ago Steven? What a f'in liar! His best line over and over again was...."That simply is not true"....yeah RIGHT! Deny, lie and its business as usual eh Steve.
April 13, 2011 / 11:37
Harper handled the debate the best way he could: by not engaging the other candidates and just staring into the cameras to speak. He won the debate if you don't get uncomfortable having him look you in the eyes and lie....I do, so the whole experience was creepy.
The thing I find interesting is how he totally misleads people on how parliamentary democracy works...and his followers eat it up!! He stands there and blatantly lies to people, without shame.
I agree with you about Duceppe, Fred. He's a smart guy and quick on his feet, even in his second language (or third? Not sure).
I just can't wait for 5 years down the road, when all those great tax credits kick in!! LOL, if the Conservatives can continue spending like crazy, cutting corporate taxes, sticking with GST cuts, and be able balance the books 5 years from now, I'll vote for them the rest of my life.
April 13, 2011 / 11:58
Hey, what happened to once a week politics ???
April 13, 2011 / 12:24
Freddy, very well-written, and I agree with you. I like what you had to say about Duceppe. You are so right. There is something likeable about him, despite his being a separatist.
April 13, 2011 / 13:29
April 13, 2011 / 14:26
Wow! Harper at 45%. Sounds great, but I'll believe it on election day.
April 13, 2011 / 15:33
I like Gil too. But you know he has to balance Fed politics and Provincial. If Que separates he and the other Blocks are OUT of jobs.
April 13, 2011 / 15:53
Now there's a savings.!!!!
My wife says Duceppe is the spitting image of the old Laugh In guy Henry Gibson who plays a judge on Boston Legal.
April 13, 2011 / 16:44
4 X 4 Henry Gibsons dead isn't he??
April 13, 2011 / 16:50
To bad Duceppe wasn't. A Traitor is a Traitor.
Any other Country he would be hung.
Funny country we live in huh? A vote for the Liberals is a vote for the NDP, and a vote for the NDP is a vote for the Conservatives.
Iggy's only there 30% of the time. If this doesn't work out maybe Burke will hire him to coach the Leafs.
April 13, 2011 / 18:49
Its not enough if Harper gets a majority - I want the Bloc to sweep in Que so they can get another Referendum on the table. This time its going to be 'oui'.
April 13, 2011 / 21:47
I find it weird that Gilles Duceppe partakes in the debate when he has only one agenda, which is his "country" Quebec, but we won't let the Green Party participate. Go figure.
April 14, 2011 / 09:04
@Speyside - Not sure about Gibson, we are watching Boston Legal DVD'S. I agree wit you on Duceppe.
April 14, 2011 / 09:20
Funny how a right wing paper (Toronto Sun) has Harper (right wing) leading with 45%, when EVERY OTHER POLL, in the country has his lead at around 40%. Just sayin.
April 14, 2011 / 09:31
April 14, 2011 / 09:35
Funnier how it doesn't matter what Harper accomplishes, it's shot down by the usual suspects. What if the other polls are Liberal driven?
Freddie thanks for all the support throughout the years. Finally Canada has realized that Conservatives are the best choice and we’re on our way to a Majority Goverment.
On a personal note, I’m glad they changed the debate so I can watch Boston beat the habs. To be quite honest, I wish I could go postal on Duceppe like the Bruins will tonight with the weakling habs. Both are despicable and ultimate losers. Not to mention the American Iggy and carnival barker Layton.
April 14, 2011 / 12:24
Setting aside my political slant, I thought Jack Layton did pretty well. His retort to Ignatieff's "you'll never be in power anyway" was quick and witty.
Funny thing is Ignatieff might be dead wrong. Since the fall of Chretien, Liberal support has continued to slide. NDP support has continued to grow. It's nothing earth shaking but it is solid organic growth. People see the NDP as an "option" over the Liberals.
We may well get to a stage where we will have a Conservative versus NDP country. The Liberals will be dust.
And that my friends would just be awesome. I can't stand the NDP but I'd sooner have a beer with old Jack than I would with Ignatieff.
April 14, 2011 / 12:58
The Conservatives once dropped out of sight due to poor leadership. The NDP had some steam with Bob Rae and Ed Broadbent. If Rae hadn't screwed it up. Ed was by far the best party leader in decades.
April 14, 2011 / 15:47
The Progressive Conservatives dropped out of site, not the Conservatives. Get your facts straight
The Progressive Conservatives made the mistake of ignoring Western Canada and focused on appeasing Quebec (in the name of votes). From this came something called The Reform Party under the helm of Preston Manning. The West united under the mantra "The West Wants In". They later became the Alliance then took over the PC's who were essentially dead. From that came the Conservatives.
If any party is dropping out of site it's the Liberals. Ignatieff may well land less seats than what's his name before him. He had the lowest totals in history.
And the Liberals have nothing in the pipe that is anywhere near constituting a leader. Especially one that has appeal beyond Highway 10 in Ontario.
April 15, 2011 / 15:34
Even funnier is the fact that for the most part I'm a conservative. Every paper leans one way or the other, but ever the Star's polls can't bump up the liberals numbers and they don't or haven't yet.