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Clear Cut Winner

April 13, 2011 @ 08:34

I assume those people who thought yesterday's posting was serious will be the same ones who will argue that Stephen Harper didn't win last night's debate.

It was a slam dunk.

As the incumbent in a debate your left wide open, you're being attacked for what you've done, while it's difficult to counter because the other guys haven't done anything.

In the end, Stephen Harper handled the debate like he's handled the country for the past five years.

Steady, straight ahead and rational.

It's amazing. If the so-called scandals that Harper is being accused of are anywhere near the magnitude of what the opposition and Toronto Star would have you believe, why couldn't any one of the three stooges deliver a knockout punch last night?

It was the perfect set-up. The debate format allowed for full fledged attack but we got nothing more than a few feeble attempts - some minor pushing and shoving.

And you know why that is? Because all of them have skeletons in the closet and political maneuvers that they aren't necessarily proud of. Open another man's can of worms and he could open yours.

Here's the bottom line. We know what Stephen Harper is all about and we know what he's accomplished as Prime Minister. Along with that we can balance the bad stuff and come to a pretty clear cut decision about the man.

Now tell me, after last night what do you know about Michael Ignatieff? He spent way too much time attacking instead of telling. After last night's debate I still don't know what he stands for.

Although I must say, for a guy who doesn't show up for work a lot of the time it was weird for Ignatieff to bark about contempt of Parliament. You can't get any more contemptuous than not showing up.

The other guys? Whenever Jack Layton talks about being Prime Minister I piss my pants.

Gilles Duceppe? He's a turn coat treasonous prick, but in a weird way, a likable one. I often wonder if he wasn't a traitor, and actually loved his country, what kind of a leader he would be?

Probably a good one.

Not surprisingly, the most sensible thing that was uttered last night was uttered by the Prime Minister.

"What we are asking -- in an election we didn't want, in an election Canadians didn't want -- we're asking Canadians to make the decision: Do you want to have this kind of bickering, do you want to have another election in two years? Or do you want a focus on the economy?"

Conservatives heading for a massive majority.

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22 Responses to "Clear Cut Winner"


Pauly Walnuts
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...


Liz
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.


Mike from Lowville
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.


Mikey
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.


Slim Whitman
April 13, 2011 / 11:58

Hey, what happened to once a week politics ???


Glenn Pelletier
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.


Freddie P.
April 13, 2011 / 13:29

@Slim
Prorogue me!


Trish
April 13, 2011 / 14:26

Wow! Harper at 45%. Sounds great, but I'll believe it on election day.


Anonymous
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.
Now there's a savings.!!!!


4 x 4 Time
April 13, 2011 / 15:53

My wife says Duceppe is the spitting image of the old Laugh In guy Henry Gibson who plays a judge on Boston Legal.


Speyside Phil
April 13, 2011 / 16:44

4 X 4 Henry Gibsons dead isn't he??
To bad Duceppe wasn't. A Traitor is a Traitor.
Any other Country he would be hung.


Lumby
April 13, 2011 / 16:50

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.


Argie
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'.


Bob B
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.


4 x 4 Time
April 14, 2011 / 09:04

@Speyside - Not sure about Gibson, we are watching Boston Legal DVD'S. I agree wit you on Duceppe.


John
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.


Freddie P.
April 14, 2011 / 09:31

@John
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?


PM Stephen Harper
April 14, 2011 / 09:35

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.


Irvine
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.


Anonymous
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.


Irvine
April 14, 2011 / 15:47

@Anonymous:

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.


John
April 15, 2011 / 15:34

@Freddie P

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.


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