Friday, October 03, 2008
The Monster, The Warning, and Strategic Voting
Earlier today in another post I had a little fun with the way the progressive party leaders hammered Stephen Harper last night. @%#$&!.... POW....SMACK!!!
I mean now that Stephane Dion says we should have fun, I guess EVERYONE must be happy. Eh?
But after the fun comes the WARNING.
I'm glad to see the Liberals seem to be recovering, that the NDP is giving them a run for their money, and that Elizabeth May is a STAR.
And of course that Margaret Atwood and I both think Gilles Duceppe is a Canadian hero.
In Toronto on Friday, Bloc Quebecois Leader Gilles Duceppe launched a blistering attack against the Harper government, saying the Conservative leader's vision is "alien to Quebec and, I suspect, to Canada as well."
Because he's right of course. A RepubliCon majority WOULD be a disaster for Canada.
And the cold hard facts are that as each progressive party gains in support,the MORE the split on the left is magnified. And the LOWER the threshhold for that hideous majority becomes.
Once they needed about 40 percent to be sure of a majority. Today or tomorrow they might need only need 37 percent..
Yeah yeah I know. There are more encouraging polls. But one should always plan for the worst case scenario. What if Harper's Cons ARE within range of a majority?
Even though he is a dangerous puppet of the failed Bush regime. Even though he would rape our beautiful Canadian values. Even though he will lead us to disaster. Even though he would turn this country into a neocon jungle.
Even though the monster is a threat to EVERYTHING we hold precious.
So that's why I plan to vote strategically. In a calm, intelligent, educated manner.
Using all the tools at my disposal.
And I urge everyone to at least consider doing the same.
Because our beautiful country is in danger.
And defeat is NOT an option....
P.S. I see on the CBC News that Harper is now telling people NOT to vote strategically.
What does that tell you?