Tuesday, May 3, 2011

We finally got it right!


It's a good day to be a Conservative.


The numbers fell perfectly into place last night.  Stephen Harper got the majority he needed.  Now he can get down to business and not have to deal with all the political pettiness -- well at least for the next 4 or so years, anyway.


I'm glad the NDP got to become the opposition in a majority government.  This way, they can froth away all they like but they can't really do any harm.  They'll be sort of like a eunuch at a bordello.  (or perhaps a "rub and tug", in this case)  Jack's "velvet touch" won the day and now he and Olivia can enjoy some subsidized housing just like they had back home in Toronto.  

If you're not a fan of the NDP, this turn of events is actually a very positive outcome.  Being in opposition will put the Party, its leader, and other high-profile party members (are there any other than Smiling Jack and Olivia?) under a microscope they may not be entirely prepared for.    

The Bloc?  Good riddance.  Just one thought.  I guess since they worked so hard against the government of the day, I'm sure former Bloc members of long standing will refuse their parliamentary pensions.

Didn't think so.

Iggy was sent a pretty clear message last night.  I was particularly gratified that the traditionally Liberal immigrant vote finally woke up to reality.  Now it's time for the party to rebuild.  And they should start by electing, not appointing, their next leader.


Now that Elizabeth May finally got her seat, I hope she takes it, shuts the hell up and enjoys the one term she will spend in parliament.  I'm not sure if her constituents entirely realize that they have effectively put themselves in the political wilderness.  Then again, that BC bud is killer.  Maybe we can set up a card table out in the hall where she can sit with the Bloc members so they don't get in the way of the grownups at the main table.



Whining about not being a "real" majority:

I've already heard the sour grapes from the progressives whining about how the conservatives won with only 40% of the popular vote.  Hardly a "majority."

That's true.  The conservatives did win with only 40% of the vote.  But the NDP had 31% and Liberals got 20%.

So, using this progressive logic, it should be plain as day that 69% of voters voted against the NDP and an overwhelming 80% voted against the Liberals.

Puts a whole new spin on the argument, doesn't it?


Four words that struck fear in the majority of the voters:

Last week, I had a spirited but cordial chat with a gentleman canvassing for the local high-profile Liberal candidate. (who lost, by the way)

We obviously were at odds politically, and we agreed to disagree on a number of points.

But one thing that we both agreed on completely.  Four words that gave us both a sense of genuine fear.

"Prime Minister Jack Layton"

I'm glad that 69% of voters saw it the same way.

At that, we shook hands and wished each other luck.



And now the conservatives can get some work done.

It's a good day.



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