Thursday, February 16, 2006

Bill Graham Passes Wind

(The Honourable Bill Graham, Leader of Her Majesty's Arrogant Opposition)

In today's Globe and Mail (hat tip to Neale News) we read that Bill Graham, the Leader of Her Majesty's Official Opposition is saying the Liberals will not vote with the minority Conservative government in parliament, laying the onus on the NDP and the Bloc Quebecois to keep the government afloat.

Ottawa -- Opposition Leader Bill Graham said he will not be afraid to defeat Prime Minister Stephen Harper's minority Conservative government, even though the Liberal Party will spend much of the year in a leadership race.

Mr. Harper must either accommodate Liberal positions on key issues such as child care and income-tax cuts or turn to the New Democratic Party and Bloc Québécois for support in the House of Commons, Mr. Graham said in an interview with The Globe and Mail.

He placed the onus for avoiding a quick election on the New Democrats and the Bloc, saying they triggered the last election out of political opportunism.

"We're not in the business of propping up the government," he said. "We're the Official Opposition. And that is our role, and we will stick to our points where they are important to the future of the country.

"Other parties will have to decide whether they want to compromise on this, because they're the ones - the Canadian public very well knows - that put us in this position. They're the ones that created the Harper government. They're the ones that are going to have to accommodate it."

Mr. Graham said he believes Canadians do not want to go to the polls again soon, and he recognizes the possible consequences of his warning: "It could lead to an election."

Consider that statement carefully. Mr. Graham is saying that it is other opposition parties that "put us in this position." He says they're the ones that created the Harper government.

No Mr. Graham. That is all wrong. It shows that you have learned nothing from your electoral defeat. Let us be plain spoken here. The opposition merely toppled your arrogant and corrupt government (Goodness gracious, it wasn't their role to prop up your government either.) But more importantly, the opposition did not, as you say, create the Harper government.


And a Decima poll just released says we would bloody well do it again if a vote were to be held today. You windbag.


At 10:24 am, February 17, 2006 , Blogger Ogilvie said...

This is not about Graham (not my favourite person in the world, either), but is a response to your comment on my blog. Yes, John, the 'Masses' story does have the flavour of an urban legend, but a witness who was present assures me it is true. Many Catholic schools, as you probably know, employ teachers of other faiths, and have students of other faiths, so I think the explanation lies somewhere in that direction. In the same Catholic school, while teaching a small class of 12, I had a problem selecting one student to be present at the blessing of the school chapel. I don't remember the exact breakdown, but three were non-practicing Catholics, and the rest a mix of other faiths: Jehovah's witnesses, Hindus etc. Mind you, you would think even non-Catholics would have heard of the Mass. Perhaps this fellow was a little tuned out generally.

7:10 AM

At 8:17 pm, February 20, 2006 , Blogger Candace said...

Back on topic, you're so right about "who" created the gov't - how sad that the media missed an opportunity to point that out.


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