Re: Congrats to Albertans!
Well, what Harper needs to do, then, is actually WIN confidence.
Hopefully the atmosphere is not quite as shrilly polarized in Canada as
it is below border. I'd think that some in BQ seats would align with
Conservatives on specifics.. esp those who were threatened with close
races. And that should apply to several Libs, as well.
Some are saying here that the Canada vote is a warning for Republicans.
Not being an expert on Maple Leaf pol/idiots, my view is that the
situation is a little different.
Citizens sort of expect politicians to be on the take... producing
results for bribes, then covering it up by killing access to the courts
and documents is a little much, though.
"Jim Warman" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> The NDP didn't even win as many seats as the Bloc Quebequois....
> hardly a shining jewel, yes?
> FWIW, both the Bloc and the NDP are nothing better than vote spoilers
> (the provinvial NDP government in BC couldn't even rig bingo games
> without screwing the pooch). At a time when Canada needs a solid
> majority government, we have a minority that can be toppled at any
> given event with a simple non-confidence motion. While ones heart may
> be with one of these splinter groups, we may need to vote with the
> greater need in mind.
> FWIW, we have had a Conservative government in Alberta for many
> years.... our medical system is about second to none, we have
> travelled from deficeit spending to having budget surpluses (this
> year, every man woman and child living in the province will receive a
> $400 cheque), Alberta is debt free.... Alberta has no sales tax aside
> from the federal Gouge and Screw Tax....
Yeh, I'm a Krusty old Geezer, putting up with my 'smartass' is the price
you pay..DEAL with it!