Thursday, June 07, 2007

On the other hand ...

Dark Blue Tory has no patience with cut-and-run cowards:

Premier runs from accountability.

In my continuing onslaught against the provincial Liberal government of Dalton McGuinty (and my upcoming case for his removal as Premier), this Toronto Sun columnist points out how he decided to take the cowardly way out of this session of the Legislature.

This, my friends, is a Premier afraid to face an election and a Premier afraid to tackle real issues...

"...They left by the back door -- leaving on the order table scores of private member's bills. It is painfully obvious why Premier Dalton McGuinty and his Liberals took the coward's way out of this particular session.

In totally unrelated news:

Government leaders wouldn't let [Peter] MacKay speak to the issue. MacKay dodged reporters after leaving the house.

That is, of course, different.


Anonymous said...

From Kitchener Conservative's comments:

"It may be a little nip picking but the quote you referred to is from May 15th and relates to the budget vote that took place that night.

You seem to be a firm believer that context is everything. Is it relevant to this week? You be the judge.


Hon. Robert Thibault (West Nova, Lib.):
Mr. Speaker, tonight the House will vote on Bill C-52, the budget bill that breaks the promise to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador on the Atlantic accords.

Will the Conservative MPs from those two provinces do the right thing, do what they were sent to Ottawa to do, and support their constituents by voting against this broken promise?

Will the Chief Government Whip permit Atlantic Conservative members to vote in support of their constituents and against this flip-flopping funding fiasco?

Hon. Peter MacKay (Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, CPC): next intervention
Mr. Speaker, what I suspect Nova Scotia and Atlantic MPs will do is support the budget because it is good for Nova Scotia. It in fact allowed the government of Nova Scotia to balance its budget this year.

However, I can tell the member opposite what we will not do. We will not do what the Liberal leader did to the member for Thunder Bay—Superior North. We will not throw a member out of caucus for voting his conscience. There will be no whipping, flipping, hiring or firing on budget votes as we saw with the Liberal government.

Obviously he voted for it that night. What changed?"

"...I think context is everything. There's nothing I can't stand more than when someone is taken out of context for purely political purposes.

Now is this a case of hypocrisy? I don't know. Is the comment you quoted that was directly related to a vote from a month ago relevant today? Certainly circumstances changed for Casey didn't they? The budget was good enough to vote for one month ago, but not now.

I would agree with you whole heartedly that Conservative hypocrisy abounds, if Casey voted against the budget then it that was okay, but now it isn't okay to vote against it.

Is this a case where some of the hypocrisy lies somewhat of Casey's shoulders?

So the real question is "Was Casey ejected from the Conservative caucus for voting against the budget or for changing his mind half way through and being very vocal beforehand about it and perhaps playing a political game to garner support in Nova Scotia at the expense of his other colleagues from that region?"

I'm assuming that was you who said "your a pathetic mess," right Mr. educated?

CC said...

Um ... no, but thanks for stopping by and making an ass of yourself. Otherwiwse, we'd all have to go looking for entertainment. It's easier when it just shows up.

Anonymous said...

Does being that big of a loser come naturally to you? Or do you actually have to work at it?