Pierre the Great Posted October 6, 2007 Author Share Posted October 6, 2007 1. 'Harper not liked in the West' is not a good summary of the article. He's not viewed as a westerner; guess what - neither is Stephane Dion. 2. Insurrection? Are you serious? Have you stopped following Canadian politics now that you're here? Harper is daring the other parties to defeat him because they're in such disarray. 3. "As I predicted once Harper goes, the Conservative Party will go with it." Why? Because he was elected due to the power of his personality? Being viewed as not Western Canadian means dissolution. The more he goes after Quebec the more he has to become PCer Harper. 2. Because Harper knows that he's government will be dead otherwise until '09. He's hoping Liberals take the bait and not bring down the government because the longer the time, the more Liberals will look super stale and a mess. (which they are) That window of "Harper the stalled government" is over. 3. Liberals will always be around because they're Liberals. They have two fighting camps. Much like the PCers had in the 80's. They can implode. Why does Harper have to be a little dictator when it comes to censoring his MP's? Because they're a liability. Why do you think everything said has to go through him to be approved? Because the rest of the party is a liability. Harper is the only one that can do this. When Harper goes, I don't see someone waiting in the wings. Day? McKay? Charest? the latter two are PCers and the first is a goof. Provincially who do you have Gordon Campbell? lol. Dion goes, you'll have the Liberal party split. Iggy shuffle is on the right, Rae is on left and Kennedy is in the middle/left. You at least know who its going to be. You can't say that about the Conservatives. Harper brought the party together, he was the only one who could have merged the right in Canada. He has to play a balancing act of appeasement to the West and the East while not offending anyone of the factions. The Conservative party is still a faction based party. Nothing is going to change that. Hence it is and always will be a powder keg. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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