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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-05 10:38 PM
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33. Yes, but...
The current prime minister is not the prime minister who kept us out of Iraq. I'm not convinced that we wouldn't be there had Martin been the prime minister. He does tend to suck up to the US administration more than his predecessor.

On the other hand, Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe were the two party leaders running this time who last time who were on record as being against involvement. Those two we know for certain. Martin I'm still not sure of; there are times I just wish he wouldn't bend over and grasp his ankles every time the president of the United States undoes his belt buckle.

You sound very much like someone who would just prefer to see the NDP go away. You must realize that in minority government situations, the NDP has been the only thing preventing the Liberals from acting like Conservatives. I still want to see the LIberals returned to power, but with an unassailable and definite NDP balance of power that will keep the government in line and behaving like Liberals.
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  -Force an election over the winter months??? Chimpys_Last_Stand  Nov-13-05 10:09 PM   #0 
  - I Disagree  CHIMO   Nov-13-05 10:21 PM   #1 
  - What we DO KNOW is that Harper went on Fox TV and apologized to  glarius   Nov-13-05 10:41 PM   #2 
     - I Think  CHIMO   Nov-13-05 10:52 PM   #3 
     - Actually, I'm satisfied with how the Liberals are running things.  glarius   Nov-14-05 07:52 AM   #4 
        - I like Paul Martin. I'd take him as our President over Bush.  AX10   Nov-14-05 05:50 PM   #10 
           - gee, did we deserve to be cursed?  iverglas   Nov-14-05 06:15 PM   #11 
     - Yes, but...  IntravenousDemilo   Nov-22-05 10:38 PM   #33 
        - I don't know why you think I feel that way about the NDP  glarius   Nov-23-05 09:07 PM   #35 
  - Agree, there is simply no benefit to the NDP to cooperate  Spazito   Nov-14-05 09:34 AM   #5 
  - I disagree...  V. Kid   Nov-17-05 05:28 PM   #25 
     - The reason, imo, the NDP's numbers have gone up is precisely  Spazito   Nov-17-05 06:37 PM   #26 
        - I don't think that's the point though...  V. Kid   Nov-17-05 11:49 PM   #27 
           - Canadian voters, by and large, are centrists and pragmatists  Spazito   Nov-18-05 01:35 PM   #29 
              - Again your missing the point about political posturing and malaise...  V. Kid   Nov-18-05 07:24 PM   #30 
                 - I must admit I am totally lost as to what you are saying  Spazito   Nov-18-05 10:03 PM   #31 
                    - Yes, they're doing this for political gain...  V. Kid   Nov-19-05 06:03 AM   #32 
  - -15.. i wish :D  Logiola   Nov-14-05 09:42 AM   #6 
  - Frankly...  Bassic   Nov-14-05 01:14 PM   #7 
  - What would a ruling political party, what would a ruling government be...  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Nov-14-05 05:10 PM   #8 
     - True that corruption goes hand in hand with power  Bassic   Nov-15-05 06:43 AM   #14 
        - It's a sad reality isn't it...  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Nov-15-05 09:45 AM   #17 
           - Niether am I really  Bassic   Nov-15-05 09:54 AM   #18 
              - Don't forget to bring a clothes-pin for your nose!!  Chimpys_Last_Stand   Nov-15-05 09:56 AM   #19 
                 - Right, I'll remember  Bassic   Nov-15-05 10:48 AM   #20 
  - And May Paul Martin be elected to a majority government!  AX10   Nov-14-05 05:48 PM   #9 
  - oh well  iverglas   Nov-14-05 06:19 PM   #12 
  - 160 seats would be nice!  glarius   Nov-14-05 07:13 PM   #13 
  - Do you understand what you are REALLY saying?  Mother Jones   Nov-15-05 09:00 AM   #15 
  - The NDP will regret this.  Swede   Nov-15-05 09:41 AM   #16 
  - But I wonder: why shouldn't Layton want his cake and eat it too?  Lautremont   Nov-15-05 07:59 PM   #21 
  - The NDP is the "so called party of the Left"?  Telly Savalas   Nov-16-05 09:58 PM   #23 
  - Oh, I should have said this earlier...  V. Kid   Nov-17-05 11:55 PM   #28 
  - I'll be donating my 75 cents  HamiltonHabs32   Nov-16-05 07:41 AM   #22 
  - By the time people vote...  V. Kid   Nov-17-05 05:19 PM   #24 
  - Gamblers Take Note  CHIMO   Nov-23-05 08:06 PM   #34 

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