Jack Layton for PM?

May 31, 2010

The buzz has hit the papers this morning.  Turns out Quebec voters would flock to the NDP if they believed Layton had a chance to become PM.  The Liberals are dying under Ignatieff’s seat-filling leadership.

Maybe Layton as PM wouldn’t be so bad. What’s he going to do? Spend billions on vanity projects? Nationalize a major industry? Sell off Atomic Energy? Tax everything?

Wait! Harper’s already done these things with the H.S.T., the bailouts last summer, Olympics and Summit spending and the new omnibus budget.

So what’s the difference? Layton wants a balanced approach to foreign relations and Harper’s a Zionist all the way. Take a breath, Canada! This guy might be a pretty good deal.

The political spectrum has long since gone the way of the dodo, and with it any valid measure of ideological space between parties.

Far-right Harper blows billions on centre-left stimulus funding because that’s what it takes to remain in power.

If an NDP candidate were threatened by a voting block of anti-abortion crusaders, that candidate would likely vote against abortion to preserve his or her seat.

If we agree it’s about power and little else, then it comes down to choosing up teams.  At the moment the Right has combined two teams and so is winning against the other, fragmented squads.  This can change if the two most likely Left teams join forces.

Who cares if they call the new Left squad the Newer Liberal-Democratic Coalition?  As long as it gets rid of Harper’s gang, I’m for it.  Jack Layton might make a very good prime minister. Few others are lining up for the job. Remember what Lenin said, “I saw power lying in the street, and I picked it up.”

I was raised a fifth-generation Tory, but I wish him well.


4 Responses to “Jack Layton for PM?”

  1. Tony Izatt Says:

    One gang or the other … does it really make a diff. They all simply crave power, and at the end of the day will say and to anything to get it and keep it.

    • rodcros Says:

      I have to agree, with one important distinction. Stephen Harper is making Canada into an uncaring, even cruel country, and he must be stopped. It’s no coincidence that he’s the only supporter of Israel in its latest attack on human rights in Palestine. No other western leader is willing to risk sliding down that slope to outright fascism. Harper’s already on that slope, and approaching the point of no return with his power games on the hill and his purges of “independent” appointees. Canadians must stop him at the ballot box while we still can. If we don’t, he will cement his hold on the current de facto dictatorship and we will have lost our country.

  2. Tony Izatt Says:

    The Six-Day War of June 5–10, 1967 was a war between Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. The Arab states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria also contributed troops and arms.[2] At the war’s end, Israel had gained control of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, the West Bank, East Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights. The results of the war affect the geopolitics of the region to this day.

    If you wanna screw with the people there will be consequences. Gaza is in the hands of a terroirst organization who do not even recognise the existance of Israel. There is a blockade on. Turkey decided to back a floatilla to break that blockade. The people on that boat got out og hand and attacked the troops using sticks knives bottles and anything else they had on hand, the troops got out of hand too, but they had guns. So here’s a guy in front of you trying to bash your brains out with a tire iron and you have a gun ….. chances are your going to use it.

    In addition, the US should not have the gaul to question the blockade either, as their 40+ year blockade of Cuba (in essence), has caused many many hardships to the people of that nation, but the world seems to accept it.

    It’s always about Stephen Harpers eh. He probably hatched the plan to run the blockade !!!

  3. Tony Izatt Says:

    Furthermore, these Hamas guys fire rockets into Israel on a regular and sometimes daily basis, killing and wounding innocent civilians, women and children, but it must be Hamas’s “human right” to do things like that though eh, and yet you demonize Harper.

    Are you also suggesting that the Israelis lift he embargo and let convoys of “aid” ships in, and trust the “terrorists” don’t have guns, ammo and hand grenades hidden in the flour bags.

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