Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sometimes, these people frighten me.

Oh, my:

An unknown person at a discussion forum has hit the nail on the head so furiously and so precisely that his words are now echoing all over political discussion forums.... according to my friend Irene.

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency."

That's kind of creepy, coming from a woman who mindlessly worships Sarah Palin. I'm just sayin'.


The Seer said...

In Canada the people they elect the prime minister, I think is the way patsy put it. This process, however you describe it, gave the world Stephen Harper. And youse guys want to throw stones at the US?

Gene Rayburn said...

Seer, in Canada we elect our members of Parliament. The leader of the party with the most seats becomes the Prime Minister.

Sheesh Seer, why don't you do a bit of basic research before you try to appear smart. This was being discussed not that long ago when the whole coalition thing went down.

sooey said...

Conservatives today are actually just anti-intelligent.

But Obama is anathema to them because he's black, not because he's intelligent.

The Seer said...

Dear Gene:

I know many Canadians feel that they elect members of parliament, who, in turn, select the prime minister, sort of.

That is not the way this thing is viewed in Calgary. One of the Calgary punditos, Pats Ross, I think it was, has remarked that "in Canada the people they elect the prime minister." I remember this specifically because of the Calgarian turn of phrase. This insight caused intense interest among commentators on this particular blog, because many Canadians, such as yourself, were not theretofore aware of this fact. Patsy brought this up at the beginning of the first prorogation debate, when certain minority parties unconstitutionally conspired to stage a coop de tat to oust the PM without even having a vote of the People, which, as we all know, is unconstitutional, in Canada, even if it imay still be constitutional in Britain, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or any of those other Statue of Westminster countries. The google gods have not been helpful finding Patsy’s original remarks, so I cannot directly cite Patsy as authority.

In making up my own mind on this important issue, I have to choose between believing the inspired Calgary punditos and the less daring, more conventional Canadians, who so often contribute to this blog. In the premises, accepting the traditional academic approach to the issue would seem to send me into the arms of Iggyites and into opposition to the current Prime Minister, whose elevation to that position, by whatever technicalities, indubitably was Providential.

Seriously, how do I get to a Divine Right Prime Minister if the prime minister is nothing but one of 308 politicians? Even if the prime minister is more equal than the other 307?

sooey said...

The actual problem is that the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) has more power now than does the Privy Council Office (PCO). It's been a problem for some time.