Are the Federal NDP the Election Spoilers?

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.

One thought on “Are the Federal NDP the Election Spoilers?

  1. WendiG

    I think we know why it doesn’t happen, and it’s all about Iggy..
    Layton was willing, nay eager, to ente into coalition with Dion, who frankly should have been an NDP member, rather than the left-leaning Liberal he is, but Iggy has no desire to share power, yes, even if it means a continuation of Harper’s dictatorship..
    The problem is Iggy, the solution is get shut of Iggy..when even the Grand Old Man of the Liberal party says that coalition is a good plan (say what you will about Chretieen, he kept us out of Iran) and all Iggy can raise is a half-hearted bit of bafflegab about how he’d be happy to lead a coalition government without a coalition, and yoou have your answer..Bob Rae is a patient man, an intelligent man..maybe his time has come..with Iggy we’ll all be stuck with the Ottawa Circus of Horrors for years to come…

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