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January 21, 2008

First, the Liberals abstain. Then they say they want to bring the government down in February. Now, they are not so sure.

Boy, this must be painful for Liberal partisans to bear.

The common criticism against the Liberal Party is that it is directionless. The common criticism against Dion is that he is a wishy-washy, indecisive leader.

If the Liberals want to get away from such criticisms, and thus maybe get into a position where they might be able to win an election, they need to make a choice in regards to propping up the government and stick with it.

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  1. Ron
    January 21, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    This isn’t a whole lot different than what the NDP did with Martin – granted, the NDP were able to bribe Martin to ammend his budget, but in general the NDP complained about them and voted to keep them alive for quite a while. Both the Bloc and Conservatives were quite willing to drop the hammer much earlier. Looking at the current situation, I am not quite sure why the NDP is so anxious to go into an election. I can’t see them doing even as well as they did in the last election. Perhaps if they concentrate on attacking the Liberals they may make a gain or two but by dumping the Conservatives and bashing them, it is more likely the ABC vote will go to the Liberals and the NDP will be left out again. The only time the NDP has any say in parliament is during a minority — a majority, either way, and the NDP is toast.

  2. Northern BC Dipper
    January 21, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Looking at the current situation, I am not quite sure why the NDP is so anxious to go into an election.

    While I personally think any election isn’t going to really change the minority setting, it’s easy to see why the NDP would like to go into election.

    The NDP’s finances and fundraising is solid, NDP member morale is high, the Liberal red machine needs repairs but its mechanics are fighting each other, and the Conservatives have left some exploit to attack. And in election, media attention is easier to come by.

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