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het heru
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posted 13 January 2006 05:43 PM      Profile for het heru     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
I.e. a Conservative MINORITY...

So, they (the CPC) can muzzle their more rigid nutbars for the duration of a campaign - can they keep them quiet for the x-many months until the next election?

Seriously, what are the odds of their winning a majority after being in office for any length of time?


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Michael Watkins
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posted 13 January 2006 05:50 PM      Profile for Michael Watkins   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
very high.

Do not forget: Harper managed to a) keep the nutbars largely silent during the campaign and, more importantly, b) keep the nutbars largely silent for all of the last parliament.

That speaks to control of the higest order. They won't blow a majority for the sake of having to wait another 12-24 months for their majority in the NEXT election.


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GreenNeck
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posted 13 January 2006 05:54 PM      Profile for GreenNeck     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
It would depend on the extent of the damage the Liberal Party will take after the election.

The first Harper can do is ask the AG to go over the books of all the 'foundations' set up by Martin, where many billions have been stashed away with no possibility to find where that cash has gone.

Who knows what skeletons are lurking there. Anything bigger than AdScam will absolutely kill the Liberals for a generation.

Then Harper will be unstoppable, unless the NDP does it.


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ceti
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posted 13 January 2006 07:00 PM      Profile for ceti     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Even if the NDP does it, the Conservatives will win out. Adscam is not a winning issue for the NDP unfortunately.

The problem is worse, if the nutbars are actually tamed -- they would do a lot less damage if they were raving looney nutbars than quiet ones who went quietly about their business.

A Con Minority would still control all the cabinet posts, and there will be nothing in parliament to stop them from representing Canada in the way they would -- as in the Bush Administration's best friend. The Bush, Blair, Howard, Harper (BBHH) axis for short.

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Michael Watkins
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posted 13 January 2006 07:03 PM      Profile for Michael Watkins   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
quote:
Originally posted by GreenNeck:
The first Harper can do is ask the AG to go over the books of all the 'foundations' set up by Martin, where many billions have been stashed away with no possibility to find where that cash has gone.

Very good, someone else watching this. I've been waiting for years to see the AG get the power to dive into these so-called "arms length" trusts and foundations.

And no matter what the AG and other investigations find, there is the no-small matter of the on-going Liberal civil war which will be running battle after battle starting Jan 24th... carrying on for at least a year. And then the rebuilding, that whoever the winner is must then carry out.

Ah, ceti has created an acronym for the new axis. Some of you might call it an axis of evil

BBHH ... but how about B2H2 ?

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mary123
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posted 13 January 2006 07:11 PM      Profile for mary123     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
If the Cons win a majority the nutbars will be the norm. The nutbars will roost and run the asylum. Look at the religious crazies running US policy right now.
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Berlynn
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posted 13 January 2006 07:24 PM      Profile for Berlynn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post


B2H2 Axis of Evil
(or the Rich White Men Who Rule the Western World)


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het heru
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posted 13 January 2006 07:38 PM      Profile for het heru     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post
Great.

Instead of "axis and allies" for WWIII I guess we'll simply have a "longitude and latitude" of evil.

Somewhere Pat Robertson is rolling around in glee at the prospect of the second coming getting all the much closer...


(Edit: we'll have a "latitude" with the right amount of Ts, duh.)

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