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Wednesday, February 22, 2006
It's your fault!
The Liberals are not taking responsibility for anything:
Former finance minister Ralph Goodale, who is now the Liberal House Leader, repeated his party's position that the Tories should not count on them to prop up the government.
Mr. Goodale said it will be up to the Bloc and the NDP to play that role because those parties joined with the Tories to defeat the Liberal government.
It includes fighting to maintain the Liberal deals with the provinces on child care and the Liberal cuts to personal income taxes, even though the Tories promised to scrap those items to pay for a $1,200-a-child tax credit to parents with children under 6 and an immediate one-percentage-point cut to the GST.
[Mr. Goodale] said the NDP should have kept the Liberals in office if they wanted a national daycare program.
"The NDP can't have it both ways. They have to assume their responsibility. They've made their bed and now they have to lie in it," he said.
You could take issue with the NDP tactics and strategy leading up to the last election, but for the Liberals to claim that it was the NDP's fault that we don't have the Liberal's nationalized daycare seems to ignore that there was indeed an election!
If Canadians wanted the Liberal program, the Liberals would be in power today.
Instead, Conservative policies, a new one announced every day for the first two weeks while the Liberals dithered, impressed Canadians with their common sense approach. Lower GST. More money for parents to spend as they see fit. A stronger military.
The Liberals were unable to fight against that, not while under multiple investigations.
Perhaps Liberal House Leader Ralph Goodale needs to be reminded about the nuclear-powered bombshell that most observers claim delivered the killing blast -- the announcement that the RCMP was opening a full criminal investigation into the possibility that a leak had occurred in the finance minister's office on the day of the income trust taxation announcement.
The finance minister's name? Ralph Goodale.
But then I guess that would explain trying to blame everyone else.
Posted by Steve Janke on February 22, 2006 | Permalink
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...and yet the fine inbreds of Saskatchewan saw fit to vote this thief in.
Birds of a feather?
Posted by: tomax | 2006-02-22 4:36:23 PM
Liberals not taking responsiblity.
Why not, they didn't vote themselves in...
Posted by: tomax | 2006-02-22 4:47:59 PM
In Liberal Never-Never-Land, the last election hasn't actually taken place. It's all a bad dream. "Surely Canada wouldn't---couldn't vote THEM out of power? NO, no, we'll wake up in a few minutes and find the world is as it should be. That Mr Hopper, Heeper---whatever---is just a bit of toasted cheese we ate before bedtime".
Ralph Goodale sums it up: the Liberal program musn't be touched. It's the equivalent of Holy Writ---and it'll be such a nuisance putting it all back again after the illegitimate Tory "government" is removed from power in a few months.
The Bourbon Kings of France were said to learn nothing and forget nothing. Ralph and the boys are sounding a lot like them these days.
Posted by: Patrick B | 2006-02-22 5:23:31 PM
Has Goodie Goodie Ghouldhail forgotten that the King of the Liebrals, himself, pmpm, drowning in melencholy, tearfully blubbered to the Canadian people that the liberanos would call an election right after the Gomery Report? This really happened. On TV. In Canada. In the cities. What was that 'act' all about? Goody just didn't say..he just didn't tell us.
Posted by: jema54j | 2006-02-22 5:47:34 PM
I wonder how come Goodale is lib leader since he is under investigation?
Posted by: Rémi houle | 2006-02-22 6:38:16 PM
Goodale is now the Liberals' "House Leader"? So, what exactly is Bill Graham then? And just what is Pauly's official status? There seem to be as many Liberal leaders as Team Canada 2006 had coaches.
Posted by: CJ | 2006-02-22 7:01:39 PM
Responsibility would mean having to say they're sorry(oh, and returning hundreds of millions of dollars that they stole). Liberals are never sorry and will never return your money. Jail would be more than appropriate for some Liberals - after all, if any regular joe stole even one percent of what the Liberals stole - they would go to prison.
Posted by: simpleton | 2006-02-22 8:19:40 PM
Come on Libranos! Pull the plug:
Posted by: metalguru | 2006-02-23 6:16:57 AM
Forgot the link:
Posted by: metalguru | 2006-02-23 6:18:00 AM
Just a note on Ralph Goodale's continued electoral success in his Wascana riding in Regina.........Wascana is one of the highest income areas of the city and contains the U of R, as well. It is a combination of high income and the more socialist university crowd. Don't blame the rest of us "fine inbreds of Saskatchewan" for this one! Sometimes the facts can be revealing...
Posted by: WildRose | 2006-02-23 7:42:44 AM
----I wonder how come Goodale is lib leader since he is under investigation?
HE IS NOT WORRIED EVEN UNDER S HARPER NOT ONE BAD LIBERAL HAS SPENT A DAY IN JAIL FOR THE MPS TEND TO PROTECT THEIR OWN.
You an only be crimminaly convicted likley if a citizen or an MLA, MP goes against the Jews, gays and Muslims?
for everyone else in Canada is not important to the governments, even in Alberta// Pathetic
Posted by: EX LIBERAL | 2006-02-23 11:03:20 AM
"If Canadians wanted the Liberal program, the Liberals would be in power today."
64% of the country voted against the Conservatives. We, the majority, DID want the Liberal program.
Posted by: Youreallcrazy | 2006-02-23 6:24:57 PM
WildRose: "don't blame the rest of us inbreds...facts..." etc.
Hmmm ok, a bit harse on the inbred tag for flatlanders, but hey nice handle "WildRose", which province or where does it represent?
Posted by: tomax | 2006-02-23 9:40:48 PM
Youreallcrazy - mmmm. Care to tell me what proportion of the popular vote the Liberals got in a each win during their last 12 years?
I for one, may be crazy. However, I'm not poorly informed.
Posted by: Prometheus | 2006-02-23 9:47:49 PM
The wild rose represents Alberta, but that's not why I chose it. No problem about the "inbred" thing........you just ran into one of my thorns.
Posted by: WildRose | 2006-02-24 10:31:12 AM
"We, the majority, DID want the Liberal program."
If the majority wanted the Lib program, why did so many vote NDP, BQ and Green? Sounds like the majority DID NOT want the Lib program.
Posted by: Kathryn | 2006-02-24 11:03:34 AM
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