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Old 09-08-2008, 02:42 PM   #31
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wake me up when it's over...
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Old 09-08-2008, 02:56 PM   #32
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I don't know why people think the election is boring.

If you're trying to compare Canadian and American politics you're wasting your time. Yes, we don't have politicians that have the mass appeal of a Barack Obama, and Canadian politics aren't as flashy as their American politics. The last time we had a politician of equal stature was Trudeau, and he burst onto the scene in the late 60s.

But each election on its own is important, with the possibility of setting the country on a different course. And for this reason, I find all elections interesting and exciting.

As for the current vote, it can have far-reaching effects. If Harper gets his majority, then that means 4 years of Conservative rule, and I, for one, do not want that. Even a minority win would spell the end of Stéphane Dion and would pave the way for Michael Ignatieff or Bob Rae to gain control of the Liberal Party. How that would play in Quebec, I don't know, but I doubt that Ignatieff would be any less popular than Dion is in his own province.

We shall see.
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:24 PM   #33
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cus it is boring? None of these people inspire me to watch any kind of debate let alone vote for them...

I will say that I only mildly dislike Dion and Layton while I truly despise Harper... Those fucking commercials of his make me want to harm myself and others
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Old 09-08-2008, 03:34 PM   #34
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cus it is boring? None of these people inspire me to watch any kind of debate let alone vote for them...

I will say that I only mildly dislike Dion and Layton while I truly despise Harper... Those fucking commercials of his make me want to harm myself and others
Why is it boring? You can't expect every politician to have charisma or whatnot. At its core, elections are about the policies and the direction someone wants the country to go in, which is why they're important and never boring. This is just my humble, objectively subjective opinion, of course.

Plus, we need a strong leader to fight off the impending invasion.

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YouTube - Canadians on Stephen Harper

especialy the part at the end
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But each election on its own is important, with the possibility of setting the country on a different course.
Really? I see very little difference regardless of who's in power, actually. The Harper gov't won't touch social policies with a minority, and he's not likely to gain a majority this time. Even if he did, I still can't see him doing that much damage, socially.

So, chances are extremely good that we'll see a minority gov't again, probably Liberal, but maybe Conservative, with the NDP playing their usual role as the third party spoilers.

That said, I like that our leaders are boring. We don't have the same cult of personality tendencies that they do in the US, and I think that much better suits our collective Canadian nature. I enjoy seeing my leaders go on Rick Mercer and make fools of themselves, dammit.
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wow. these just made me feel better about my own country.

he's so douchey.

thank you, Canada.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:14 PM   #38
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wow. these just made me feel better about my own country.

he's so douchey.

thank you, Canada.
isn't he though? Stupid dough-face, smarmy bastard
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I was going to say, is that 'fatherhood' video supposed to mitigate the fact that he drops off his children at school for the day with a handshake?
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wow. these just made me feel better about my own country.

he's so douchey.

thank you, Canada.
He looks just like a Lego man.

The little figurine I mean. Seriously.
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lol! I never thought of it that way but he does!

that last line in the second commercial seriously gives me the dry-heaves: "I'll be voting for the first time and I'll be voting for Stephen Harper"
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that last line in the second commercial seriously gives me the dry-heaves: "I'll be voting for the first time and I'll be voting for Stephen Harper"
No, no, the best is that woman who just randomly says "I like Stephen Harper because he has two young children" apropos of absolutely nothing at all.
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No, no, the best is that woman who just randomly says "I like Stephen Harper because he has two young children" apropos of absolutely nothing at all.


in other countries, it's customary to award women who give birth to DS babies the vice presidency.
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I will give Harper and the Conservatives some credit, in that they are airing ads, thus far, that make no mention of the other political parties. Syrupy sweet and vomit inducing, certainly, but it's all Harper and all Conservative.

Or maybe the attack ads will come later?
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I will give Harper and the Conservatives some credit, in that they are airing ads, thus far, that make no mention of the other political parties. Syrupy sweet and vomit inducing, certainly, but it's all Harper and all Conservative.

Or maybe the attack ads will come later?
Anti-Liberal attack ads by the Conservatives have been airing here off and on for a good 6 or 8 months now. Very eyeroll-worthy, when an election was months from being called. A pre-preemptive strike, I guess.

Layton's still spamming my inbox.
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