Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Federal Budget 2010 bill passes both houses

With Liberals not showing up in both the lower and upper Houses of Parliament, the 2010 budget omnibus bill passes, likely thwarting a fall election.

What does this mean? 

It means that Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff thinks there will be an election anyway, so he begins his cross Canada tour kicking it off at the Stampede with smart things to say about our Prime Minister:

Ignatieff showed his true colours right out of the box when, during his Calgary Stampede kickoff, he plagiarized Venezuelan whackjob Hugo Chavez by stating that, when he is near Prime Minister Stephen Harper, "you smell the whiff of sulphur coming off the guy."

Being an acclaimed scholar, one would have thought Ignatieff would have attributed the source of such a truly vile quote, but he didn't.

It comes, of course, from Hugo Chavez who, besides playing Crazy 8s with a euchre deck, referred to U.S. President George W. Bush as the "devil" during a 2006 address to the United Nations.

"The devil came here yesterday," said Chavez. "And it smells of sulphur still today."
I hope this guy stays on as opposition leader for a very, very long time--especially for an MP who cries against prorogation but has the second worst voting record in the House.

It appears the Liberals have succumb to trash politics as a last resort.  Watch as they continue to demean Mr. Harper and Conservatives, making being a Conservative supporter "uncool".  And it's coming from their Toronto bunker, and it will try and grow from there like a short-lived fad.  It's all they have left, because really, what now do they have left to lose?


The_Iceman said...

If you watched the Soloman Show today, you would be convinced that an election was imminent. 63% of Evan's 500 viewers wanted an election on this matter, that Ignatieff approved in the lower chamber.

Then late at night, the budget passes. Voting attendance is not a Liberal strong suit, especially after happy hour...

Jeff said...

"I hope this guy stays on as opposition leader for a very, very long time."

Hatrock, I follow your sentiment. And I used to agree with it. For Conservatives to succeed, we need a collective discipline in our talking points, in donating our money to the party, and volunteering our time to the cause. But I fear Michael Ignatieff is making us lazy.

Anonymous said...

Don't worry Iggy is going to be around for a while yet, he is so useful really. (real conservative)