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  •  The idea of a coalition is sound... (0+ / 0-)

    constitutionally, but in this context, to whit, a weakened Liberal Party, an economic meltdown and a leadership crisis, it may not be good right now.  Iggy has to consolidate himself and the party before a major move like a coalition.  I just hope Rae steps aside for the general good.  And not because he's "damaged goods", i.e. former Ontario Premier; there's a lot of revisionist history going on about the crappy job he did in that post.  It's debatable.  He took over a huge (hidden) deficit from the Liberals and Tories, and did what he had to.  Compared to the nightmare of the later Harris years, Rae and the NDP were a dream!

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward. FDR

    by rufusthedog on Mon Dec 08, 2008 at 05:59:09 AM PST

    •  62% of Canadians voted AGAINST Harper (0+ / 0-)

      The Liberal party will reap huge dividends from Harper's undemocratic usurpation of power last Friday!

      •  No they didn't (0+ / 0-)

        it's not a presidential system.  Sadly, most Canadians don't seem to understand that the govt has lost the support of Parliament.  Harper has personalized the political crisis (Harper vs. Dion) and his numbers have gone up in the polls.

        •  The coalition still stands (0+ / 0-)

          What polls are you talking about?  

          I'm one of the 62% that supports the coalition.  I'm going by the last election results.

          Once the Liberals/NDP/Bloc unite, they will kick Conservatives butts.

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