Friday, September 18, 2009
The Liberals and the Election Madness
As I stumbled down to the beach today I couldn't help thinking about the last scene in the Bridge Over the River Kwai. When the bridge blows up, all the main characters die, and the British doctor comes stumbling out of the jungle muttering "Madness. Madness."
Because that's how I feel these days when I gaze at the smouldering wreckage of the Canadian political scene. Except I'm not sure whether it's madness or IDIOCY.
The Liberals accuse the NDP of caving. Even though they did the same thing 79 times in a row... for exactly the same reason.
Ignatieff joins the "Socialist/Separatist Coalition."
Not because he wants to help the unemployed. But so he can bring down the government sooner. Force the NDP to fight an election it can't afford.
And he can't win.
But could lose badly.....and hand Harper a MAJORITY.
Huh? What's wrong with this picture?
Look NOBODY wants to see these hideous Cons toppled more than I do. But whatever happened to you don't CHOOSE to fight an election unless you can win it ?
And if you choose to fight it anyway, what's the difference between a Liberal and a lemming?
Because here's the hard and ugly truth: Ignatieff's message is falling flat and his numbers are going south. Harper has the wind in his sails. Launching an election before letting out some of that air, could be a disastrous mistake.
One of the worst mistakes in Canadian history. Period.
Oh boy. Lucky I went to the beach eh?
Because talking politics with my dog always clears my mind. Makes me feel like a genius.
And this is how I see it.
Unless we get our act together. Focus all our attacks on the REAL enemy. And choose the right time to strike. We could wake up in the darkness of November.
In a country we don't recognize.
P.S. One more thing.....
Gimme a parachute .....and order a lot of them body bags.
Because I fear we're going to need them....