Friday, December 12, 2008
The Coalition and the Latest Bad Poll
The Great White North can be so dark and depressing at this time of the year. Sometimes I just feel like jumping on a plane and never coming back.
Especially when I read a poll like this one.
Almost two-thirds of Canadians say they want Michael Ignatieff, the new head of the federal Liberal party, to seek a compromise with Prime Minister Stephen Harper to keep the Conservatives in power instead of joining the New Democratic Party and Bloc Quebecois early in the new year to defeat the minority government.
And there is enough bad news for EVERYONE.
The survey results said the Liberals have not improved their electoral prospects - so far - by picking Ignatieff earlier this week to replace the unpopular Stephane Dion. Those surveyed favoured the Conservatives over the Liberals by 45 per cent to 26 per cent when no leaders' names were mentioned. The 19-point gap was repeated when the question was rephrased to name Ignatieff.
And all I can say is aren't we lucky we have Quebec?
The only place the coalition had majority support was in Quebec, were 62 per cent gave the idea a thumbs-up. Opposition was strongest in Alberta where 80 per cent were opposed.
And WTF is happening to the rest of the country? Does it really hate Quebec....or Gilles Duceppe... THAT much?
Of course I'm not giving up. As I said yesterday I believe that the only reason the Coalition has done badly in the polls is because it hasn't been sold properly. And because it's just a baby.
With no money, no newsers, no photo-ops, no videos, no songs. Just a whole lot of HOPE for a new and better Canada.
But if we want to change all that we'd better start soon. Canadians can't support something when they don't know what it looks like. Or what it has to offer. And the baby is DYING.
I still think if English Canadians can be shown how beautiful it is, and how it can provide the stable government we need at a time of crisis, they would choose it over the evil Con government of Stephen Harper. The tyrant who has raped our country, and shutdown our Parliament.
But for the first time a small sliver of doubt has crept into my soul. Maybe Canadians aren't the fighters I thought they were.
Fear can do terrible things to people.
Maybe the Great White North isn't the place I thought it was...
Gawd.You know what they say. First they feed them. Then they shear them.Then they cut their throats.
And the poor creatures are too dum to know what is going on. And what is going to happen to them.
Oh Canada. BAAAAAAAAAH.
I hate the dark days of December.
Long live the Coalition !!!
Down with the tyrant !!!