Yesterday I shocked some of my gloomy friends by telling them there was a silver lining in the stinky cloud of a RepubliCon minority.
Because Stephen Harper must be screaming like a banshee that he didn't get a majority.
But today I'm even happier because I'm now convinced that the BEST is still to come.
Because becoming a Con Prime Minister at a time like this, is like having an ideological anvil around your neck.....at a shipwreck.
While we get to watch him drown.....or SHRINK...
He promised he won't raise taxes. He says he won't take us into a deficit. Even though most serious economists don't think that can be avoided.
"If the government is to restore balance, taxes will have to be raised and/or spending cut, further pressuring an already weak economy. If the government accepts a deficit, then the premium in Canadian assets – and in voters' minds – deriving from years of sustained fiscal balance will be lost."
So where will he find the money? Eh? Will he be a liar AND a deficitmonger? Or will he cut services to Canadians in the midst of a brutal recession..... and make himself the most HATED man in Canada?
Which would practically ensure his early departure.
By next year, the Liberals will have a new leader who will be much more popular than Mr. Dion. There is likely to be a deepening, American-induced recession. Circumstances for the Prime Minister will be twice as tough as they were in this campaign.
And BURY the RepubliCons for a generation.
Oh no. How HORRIBLE. Do you like the idea of watching Great Garden Gnome Leader shrink inch by painful inch? Or try to swim with his rabid neocon ideological anvil around his neck? Glug. Glug. Glug.
As I said before, if you like your revenge served cold and DELICIOUS. And in about a YEAR.
And you don't mind treading water until then...as our economy tanks.
The BEST is still to come....