Wednesday, October 15, 2008

The Day After The Election

We're through another Federal election, and overall, I think everyone is a bit disappointed. Those who lean towards the Liberals will be disappointed to see the Conservatives increase their number of seats in Parliament. Conservatives are disappointed that they didn't get a majority. And the rest of them, well, they just didn't get what they wanted at all.

Here are a few brief comments on a few topics:

Conservatives

Missing a majority by a mere twelve seats is totally disappointing. I think they deserved it after what they have accomplished thus far. Still, their support base has grown, and I hope they put it to good use. I expect that they will be able to function much as a majority government would, as nobody wants to go through another election anytime soon. Good job, guys, and keep at it.

Liberals

These guys got the beating they deserved. Still, they got a good chunk of the vote, and that is the most unbelievable part to me. They openly promote a country wide carbon tax guaranteed to increase prices, have a leader who is barely understandable, and people still flock to vote for them. Even so, they've lost a lot of ground, and Dion will likely be the first Liberal leader to not become Prime Minister.

NDP

The NDP did well in BC, although they also lost ground. I don't think they did anything great, or made any mistakes. At this point, they are just an extra party, but not a contender for government.

Green Party

With the environment being such a hot topic these days, the Green party has really failed to get any traction. Zero seats won, although they got quite a few votes. Is it because the environment isn't really a key issue in elections? Maybe. Probably the real reason is that they aren't as solid on other key issues and aren't taken seriously. Lastly, Elizabeth May tried running against a very strong Conservative candidate instead of choosing a riding that might have actually given her a chance. It was either just a dumb mistake, or she was trying to take out someone important, but either way she failed.

And now we can all get back to our day to day lives and hope those who are steering the boat know what they're doing!

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3 Smart Remarks:

Blogger mrs. trooper said...

Good post! I agree with every word of it. Jack Layton (NDP) and Elizabeth may (Green) make me laugh!

7:23 PM  
Anonymous Susanna said...

I like it that at least you guys have 4 parties in the election. We only have 2 in the States, and I think there needs to be more options. :)

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Mr. H said...

Everyone...even those who bad mouth the current Harper Conservative Govt. have to admit that it is one of the better ones we have seen in this county in a many many years.

Unlike Dion who is good in French but only OK in English, and unlike Cretian who as one news commentator said, "You think his English is bad, you should hear his French", we can actually understand what this PM is saying!

You have to admit that the country is running very well (no major issues), the people are generally happy, the economy is in relativly good shape(even though the opposition parties likes to differ...because they are not in power of course, and if they were, they would be bragging about the good job they were doing compared to other economies).

Out of all the countries in the world, Canada is in the top 10 that are currently doing well...so lay back and enjoy...you could be in some place...like Iceland!!!

The markets will turn around again, and all the sniveling whiners will be happy again and after a couple years they will have forgotten that they lost and then regained wealth.

Like when gasoline prices rose so high, people panicked and dumped their nice cars to ride in shoeboxes. And now that the prices are down again, they can afford to drive the larger vehicle, but it is too late...they lost $10K in the trade down. oops!

11:37 PM  

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