"Cowardice asks the question...is it safe? Expediency asks the question...is it politic? Vanity asks the question...is it popular? But conscience asks the question...is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because it is right." ~Dr. Martin Luther King

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

If The Vote Goes As It Should

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "We Stand Our Ground":

Maybe off topic...maybe not.
Danforth has remained solidly NDP, a credit to JACK Layton who
represented the taxpayers and the ' little guys'


The next test will be Saturday's leadership vote.

When you stand back from something , a picture presents with awesome clarity.

A number of factors influenced the last federal vote. Liberals  were in disarray and had been since Jean Chretien sabotaged Paul Martin.

The Quebecois  came unglued. They were always a left leaning party. Tey had stayed together longer than they should.

Jack Layton was; Quebecois in birth and upbringing.

He was there to scoop up the pieces that brought the NDP to opposition status with more seats than ever before.  No-one else could have done it. We will never know the price he paid.

Now we will see if it was worth it.

Political parties survive with discipline exercised from the top and within.

It's a problem when the country is governed by party discipline and not by pragmatic response to obvious problems.

We have that problem with Stephen Harper. He is not pragmatic H is not a politician. He is dogmatic and his government will collapse under his weight.There will be no loyalty.

The Liberals are still in disarray.

The decision this weekend will determine whether the NDP will build upon their opportunity .

If they listen to Ed Broadbent and vote for Brian Topp, party organiser, who exercises NDP party discipline, they will not.

If they value Jack Layton's legacy, they will vote for Thomas Mulcair ,keep the essential hold in Quebec and build upon it.

Mulcair has an impressive background. Government and Cabinet experience. He does not have a lean and hungry look.

He surely understands Quebec

Canadian politics could come to life again. Good men and women would no longer be treading water waiting for the doldrums to pass.

Passion and principle will rule the day.

Ah...if only the vote goes the way it should.

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