When I have too much time on my hands I get to pondering things. This weekend I got to pondering the Canadian federal party system. And specifically, I got to pondering the Liberals and the New Democrats.
I distilled my pondering down to a couple key questions. The first question; do the federal Liberals and New Democrats have so little in common that they would rather have the Stephen Harper Conservatives holding the position of Prime Minister?
The second question; at what point are the federal New Democrats going to realize that Jack Layton, or WHOEVER leads their party is NEVER going to move into 24 Sussex Drive? There is never going to be an NDP majority. There I said it out loud. There is never going to be an NDP majority.
So that brings me to my final question or point that I was pondering; at what point are the federal New Democrats going to realize that they are the spoilers in the federal parliament? They play the role of the Green Party in BC; enough people vote Green to allow the Campbell Liberals to hold onto power.
So going full circle and back to point to ponder number one, I ask once again, is there that much difference between the federal Liberals and New Democrats that they cannot come together to govern our great country for the good of all Canadians? Hey federal NDP and Liberals; come out of the wilderness, quit shouting from out there in the wilderness and come to the table and actually make a positive difference for Canada.