I see Great Spidey Leader tried to lure the Liberal Senators into a trap.... or his tangled web of lies. But the Senators escaped in the nick of time. And so did Iggy.
Ignatieff said Liberal senators acted "with dispatch" after learning that some EI claimants would lose five weeks of benefits if the bill didn't get passed immediately.
Something the Tories had conveniently concealed.
So now these slimy Cons are feeling the heat...like Ted Menzies did today on the Don Newman show. When he tried to claim that he had told Parliament on March 27 the E.I. benefits were retroactive.
Only to have Newman consult Hansard ....and point out he didn't.
You can watch how he carves Menzies a new one here... by clicking on the Thursday show and advancing the tape to 7:24.
The bottom line: Stephen Harper and his Cons are so desperate for an election they were prepared to make ordinary Canadians suffer. Just like they are prepared to lie about anything. Or use tax payer's money to fund blatant campaign ads.
Don't you just love the BLUE tax credits falling from the sky?
The bad news? Even in these ominous economic times they're STILL playing political games.
The good news? Only because they're DESPERATE.
The Harper camp is seemingly more intent on the idea of an early election: They don't want to give the Liberal Leader time. They fear him. It is why they're going back into gutter mode and preparing attacks ads to dirty up his reputation. For a while, it looked as if the Harper team would refrain from this. Not now.
You know I can't help feeling if we give these sleazy creepy alien Cons a little time...and a little rope. By the time fall arrives, they should be just about ready to hang themselves in their own tangled webs.
Or eat flies.
Can you imagine how much damage they could inflict on themselves if they are seen to be playing cheap political games at a time like this one?