Thursday, January 19, 2006

The People's Liberal Party of Canada

I don’t know who will win the election on January 23rd.

But there’s one thing I do know for sure: the Liberal Party has undergone a profound metamorphosis. No longer a party of the “centre”, the Liberals are now clearly a party of the extreme left.

Prime Minister Paul Martin has redefined his party as the socialist alternative to the Conservatives.

His cuddling with Buzz Hargrove, his wooing of “progressive” voters, his increasingly shrill class-war rhetoric – are all evidence of his conversion.

What does this mean?

Well it means if the Liberals win the election Canada will experience a dramatic shift to the left when it comes to our polices.

Our foreign policy will feature an unrelenting and ugly strain of anti-Americanism.

Our domestic policy will feature more spending, more taxes and more government.

Our federalist policy will feature division as the Liberals pit one region of the country against the other.

Not a pretty picture. You might even say it’s scary.

And if the Liberals lose?

If the Liberals lose we can expect a political death match between the Liberals and the NDP to determine who will assume the mantle of the voice of Canada’s Left.

That won’t be pretty, but it will be fun to watch.


Anonymous said...

At this stage of the game my money's on the NDP. Martin's got no cards left to play in his performance of desperation.

Quite frankly I can see the NDP coming out ahead of the Liberals this time around, leaving Liberals to take up fourth party status in the house.

Miles Lunn said...

I think Martin will govern to the centre would he form a majority and centre-left if a minority. The Liberals have a long history of running to the left and governing to the right. In 1993, 1997, 2000, and 2004, they did this too, since this is just to get votes. Paul Martin is a multi-millionaire so I have a tough time seeing him becoming a socialist and people like Scott Brison, Belinda Stronach, and Keith Martin certainly won't let it happen.

Anonymous said...

Hey...should we be watching for some kind of Left Alliance party for the few surviving lib/lefties
in the future...scary. Belinda would have another Party to go to. VF