For his part, Prime Minister Stephen Harper is convinced that the country needn't go to the polls for shitty government when they already have shitty government.
"I haven't met a single Canadian who is saying they want to see an election right now. I just don't find that," Harper said.
"I think Canadians have been pretty clear. They want Parliament to focus on the economy."
For Conservative supporters, their leader's consistency is heartening. When the economic crisis began Mr Harper had reassured the country by calling a snap election in order to hide from the presumption of non-confidence. He had a wise desire to reaffirm his mandate before the prevarication by his Munchkin of Finance and bogus claims that there'd be no deficit were put to the lie. As the economic crisis deepened he chose to prorogue the government and leave the ship of state rudderless. That sort of sterling leadership was enough to make a plurality of voters forget that his party had played fast and loose with election finance laws in the In'n'Out Scandal. As any good cheesemaker knows, the scum always rises to the top.
Mr Harper will move forward confident that he has the will of the people behind him. After all, besides himself, what leader would dare call an unnecessary election in such difficult economic times? Mr Igatieff will have to rely on the support of the Filthy Commies and the Evil Frenchpeople's Party to get behind his call for a vote of no confidence. If the grinning idiot and the competent fellow that speaks a foreign language don't vote along with Ignatieff's shitty party to bring down Harper's shitty government, then Ignatieff will look like a bottomless douchebag. Should that happen, one can expect Harper to gloat like he has the only spoon at the dessert buffet. He'll likely wait a few weeks as Ignatieff flounders and then call an election of his own. At which point his caution about the economy will be quite forgotten because of shut up.
With the keen political acumen of a cabbage, it remains to be seen whether Mr Ignatieff's sudden burst of testosterone will lead to a change in government, a continuance of the already tedious status quo or if, in fact, an election will piss off enough folks to spur a Harper majority. Regardless of outcome, Canadians can rest assured that our recent tradition of inept, tone-deaf and incompetent federal government will remain intact. Oh yes, and a merry Adscam to you. Took all of four comments out of the more than three hundred on the CTV site before the dread paper bags o' cash got hauled out. Let the smears commence!