Sunday, January 28, 2007

Laugh Out Loud

Did you know that Stephen Harper "isn't concerned with polls"? The newly contrite Harper is now telling Canadians that he won't force an election. Canadians don't want an election, they want good government. Sounds good, except the Harper logic betrays the real motivations:
After all, Harper told The Canadian Press, there's little imminent prospect of a Conservative majority government.

"What would be the point of an election, especially if it would just result in another minority anyway?'' the prime minister said in an interview.

Oops! Watching the polls Mr. Harper? You mean the agenda does have something to do with personal fortunes and not the honorable spin you spew daily?

Let's go back in time and review the following, with dates included:

Wednesday, May 17, 2006:
A defiant Prime Minister Stephen Harper led off the debate by declaring he would extend the mission by a year, with or without the support of the House, and would be willing to call an election on the issue, putting the ultimate decision directly into the hands of Canadians.

"We cannot walk away quickly," Harper told the House. "If we need further efforts or further mandate to go ahead into the future, we will go so alone and go to the Canadian people to get that mandate."

Wednesday June 21, 2006:

Conservative Whip Jay Hill confirmed to The Globe and Mail last night that he told NDP House Leader Libby Davies late yesterday that a motion that passes through committee would be considered a confidence matter if the committee report is put to a vote this fall.

Any committee report can be put to a Commons vote if an MP moves what is called "concurrence". If the government is defeated on a confidence motion, it falls and an election must be called.

Thursday, June 22, 2006:
Environment Minister Rona Ambrose is daring opposition parties to bring down the minority Conservative government and fight an election campaign on the issue of climate change.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006:
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has already said he would treat the softwood lumber legislation as a matter of confidence that could topple his minority government.

There were so many more examples of the Conservatives bullying the opposition and threatening an election, it was almost a daily occurrence.

Okay, now compare the trigger happy Tories with the recent "Canadians don't want an election" Tories:

Notice a co-relation? This government is consumed with polls, and their posture reveals the true motivations. Who does Harper think he's kidding? Whether Canadians want an election or not doesn't even register in the mental math, it's all about YOU.

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