Friday, May 01, 2009

But ... but ... but ... that's DIFFERENT!


Unsurprisingly, Canada's wanks are trying desperately to suggest that this coalition with socialists and separatists is like, you know, totally different from that coalition with socialists and separatists.

Let's drop in at JoJo's place, where commenter "LC Bennett" tries his/her own spin on the topic:

This article is flawed tough. To compare Harper working with opposition parties to the December Coalition is a real stretch. The socialists and separatists will not be given Cabinet seats, Senate seats or a Quebec veto.

Curiously, the "separatists" in the earlier coalition would also not have been given Cabinet or Senate seats (emphasis tail-waggingly added):

"Under this deal the Liberals would form the government, the NDP would sit in it with cabinet seats and the Bloc Quebecois would support this new NDP-Liberal coalition from outside the government," said Fife.

I mean, Jesus, even the intellectually-crippled Jay Currie understood what was going on:

Ezra treats the dual agreements as, in effect, a contract. Which it might be. And it is pretty clear what the NDP is getting out of the contract – the consideration as it were. But what is the Bloc getting?

We don’t know and neither will the GG. Nor will we find out if the Coalition comes to power.

The NDP will get seats in Cabinet meaning, day to day, that their Cabinet members will have to answer questions in the House. The Bloc will not be in Cabinet and will not be subject to the scrutiny of the House. Whatever deals they do, whatever policy vetos they cast, will be in private.

Perhaps Jay should pop by JoJo's and try to clear things up. That would be monstrously entertaining -- watching Jay Currie explain something to people even dumber than he is. There isn't enough popcorn in the world for that.

AFTERSNARK: You really have to read the comments at JoJo's, in which you learn that having to count on the NDP and Bloc to keep his government afloat means Stephen Harper has them right where he wants them. The batshit craziness over there really is a sight, isn't it?

6 comments:

sooey said...

Actually, the separatists are pretty much socialists, too.

Pearce Richards said...

Just awesome... I mean, that the CPC, NDP, and BQ all need each other's help to avoid hemmorhaging votes to the Liberals in a fall election... There simply aren't words for how funny it is.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Wow, Liberals are pretty fucking stupid also...

Okay braintrust, how will Iggy the ignorant bring down the government? He did stick out his penis and announced that they were "on notice"...

Liberals, only slightly less retarded than Conservators, because Liberal Kool-Aid has vitamins and electrolytes....

liberal supporter said...

Okay braintrust, how will Iggy the ignorant bring down the government?-
He doesn't have to.

On November 6, 2006, the Parliament of Canada passed Bill C-16, An Act to Amend the Canada Elections Act. It requires that each general election is to take place on the third Monday in October, in the fourth calendar year after the previous poll, starting with October 19, 2009.
Current legal thinking is the fixed date does not prevent an early call, but it does set an automatic date.

They haven't repealed or amended it, have they?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Being only slightly less retarded is sufficient, given the situation resembles the one about how fast you have to run when being chased by a bear.

Cherniak_WTF said...

Like Harper followed fixed election dates last time.....

Still, I don't see how Iggy can call an election when he wants....

Shall be interesting then..

liberal supporter said...

Still, I don't see how Iggy can call an election when he wants....
He can't call one when he wants to, but he doesn't need that, since one will happen automatically.

The fixed date is a maximum, as we saw with the early call. The fixed date law does not prevent the GG from dissolving Parliament, but it does compel the government to ask for dissolution in time for an election on October 19, 2009.