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Liberals set to win a minority government

21 Oct

Better than them winning an outright majority again, I suppose; that wasn’t gonna happen.

But still.

Brief commentary on the results?

What I said last time.

(I directed y’all to Gerry last time; I’m sure he’ll again have an excellent, deeper dissection of this mess of an election, tomorrow or the next day…)

Okay, maybe I’ll offer a little more commentary this time, some initial thoughts, but still, once again:

Fuck.

Max Bernier isn’t even going to keep his seat, let along his party winning any others, it appears. Not even Ford Nation’s cachet could help Renata Ford, Doug Ford’s widow, take Etobicoke North.

Given the general short lifespan of third parties in this country after a poor showing after their first election, that’s probably going to be it for the PPC. I’d love to be proven wrong, but I doubt I will be. They didn’t even manage the 3% they were ostensibly polling at, getting only half that, it appears. They’re done.

Trudeau is a drama teacher – he’s not very good at acting, though he loves to play dress-up; he’ll pretend to be humbled and contrite, then go back to misgoverning as the last four years…

The main difference between this parliament and the last one, is the death of the NDP in Quebec, and the re-rise of the Bloq Quebecois, reborn not as sovereignist but more cultural nationalist.

That is good news, from a reactionary perspective; good for Quebec.

Too bad they won’t run outside of Quebec. 😉

Anyway, nothing much will change with this election. I’m sure the Liberals will coast along with their minority government since the opposition is quite divided.

Scheer will keep on being the shitty leader of the shitty Tories; he will take his party’s slight gains as a vindication of his leadership, even though any decent leader would have been able to capitalize on Trudeau’s shittiness and win. But then the Tory role in the game is to lose; that’s what they really want. Like Republicans before Trump / Never Trump Republicans. Damn them.

Jagmeet Singh will keep on being the shitty leader of the shitty NDP; despite his drubbing in Quebec, his holding onto his leadership seat will allow him to weather any storm, I’m sure.

The slight increase of the Greens may make them marginally more attractive next time, but probably not by much.

So nothing much will change, really.

Fuck.

I voted today, in this federal election; my first time voting in a federal election in 19 years.

Because at least I had an option I could believe in.

Which failed miserably.

Who knows when I will next bother to vote again federally. If ever.

“Put not your trust in princes…”

 

15 responses to “Liberals set to win a minority government

  1. Don MacKormick

    October 22, 2019 at 12:33 am

    Poor Max, and I mean that.

    Cons pissed it away by electing Scheer to begin with. All by design. They needed a lame duck placeholder until Kenny serves out his term as premier and Mackay can be persuaded to run again. And let the electorate really get tired of JT. Three possibilities:

    1. Mackay vs Kenny, Mackay wins because of broadest appeal. Minority Con gov for 1 term.

    2. Kenny but no Mackay. Kenny wins leadership race and loses federally but less bad than Scheet.

    3. Mackay but no Kenny. Mackay wins leadership race, pozzes party more and wins large minority, just shy of majority in 2023. One term only. Loses next election (2027) to McKenna or Sajjan.

    No party represents all my positions.

     
    • Will S.

      October 22, 2019 at 12:37 am

      No party represents all of mine, either; none ever has.

      But the PPC cared about the one issue that matters above all others, immigration.

      Either we will have a country in the future or we will not, because we will no longer be us.

      Or we’ll fall apart, separatism will rise out west, and return in Quebec, as frustrations with the status quo continue to build.

      Voting PPC would have been a good first step towards rectifying our out of control immigration policy.

      Now nothing will change.

       
      • Will S.

        October 22, 2019 at 12:37 am

        i.e. Canada will continue to change, become less Canadian.

         
    • Will S.

      October 22, 2019 at 12:50 am

      Do you think Scheer is NOT a lame duck placeholder?

      That’s on purpose.

      The purpose of the Tories is to lose elections most of the time, and let the Grits win most of them, only occasionally giving them brief breaks while governing so poorly during them that people return to the Grits with an even bigger majority than the time before. That even happened with Harper eventually.

      The Tories really believe, with the Grits, that the Grits are ‘Canada’s Natural Governing Party’ (TM), as the Grits are always fond of calling themselves.

      Scheer didn’t want to win, or he would have. He so easily could have…

      http://thronealtarliberty.blogspot.com/2019/10/election-time-grumbling.html

      if he had wanted to.

      He didn’t.

      The Tories are like America’s Republicans before Trump.

      They want to lose.

      They let the ratchet turn in the bigger more tyrannical government direction while out of power, then do nothing to fix things while in power.

      Politics has not been allowed on this continent since WWII.

      Only governance by a bipartisan consensus elite, pushing our two nations, as with the rest of the West, in the same, globalist, corporatist, multicultural, diverse direction.

      Max Bernier, like Donald Trump has tried, tried to offer an alternative.

      And failed, alas.

       
      • Dirtnapninja

        October 22, 2019 at 7:25 am

        This went down largely as i predicted to my wife, a liberal minority, PPC locked out, and NDP BTFO of quebec.

        1) it shows no one actually truly cares about blackface. Its just a flex.
        2) a rightwing alternative party cant succeed without a territorial base. Bernier is done, and so is the PPC.
        3) Scheer is a weakling. The only time i have ever seen the modern Tories project confidence was when harper lead them to the majority. If the tories had any sense they’d boot his ass.
        4) Jagmeet is a dickhead, has always been a dickhead, will always be a dickhead. Mulcair was much better

         
      • Will S.

        October 22, 2019 at 7:54 am

        Agreed on all counts, DNN.

         
  2. realgaryseven

    October 22, 2019 at 1:59 am

    Sad for Canada, which has just voted– albeit it indirectly– for the Chinese Communist Party. My prayer is that Canadians will find a way to take their country back and– forgive me– to make Canada great again. You are being swamped by foreigners. Of course, that is the plan of the CCP. Canada needs a Second Amendment, not a globalist/UN/ChiCom agenda.

    Pray.

     
    • Will S.

      October 22, 2019 at 2:16 am

      Alas, indeed…

      Pray hard. That’s all we can do.

       
      • realgaryseven

        October 22, 2019 at 2:20 am

        We shall indeed pray for Canada, a great country… for now. Said that your PM and ruling classes have sold out to GloboHomo, i.e. the Chinese Communist Party. Very sad.

         
      • Will S.

        October 22, 2019 at 2:23 am

        Indeed, RG7.

        Sad, indeed.

         
  3. electricangel

    October 22, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Maybe some of the smug will be wiped off JT’s face. He’s like a less intelligent Bill Clinton in his couching a retrograde personality in a liberal wrapper.

    JT is vulnerable any time the others want it to a vote of no counfidence, eh? We like that sword of Damocles over his head.

     
    • Will S.

      October 22, 2019 at 8:32 am

      I doubt it, alas. That man is so arrogant, he’ll have difficulty pretending to be contrite…

      Yes, in theory, minority governments are unstable. But he’ll be propped up by the left on anything ‘progressive’, including budgets, what with the NDP, Greens, Bloc (culturally nationalist but traditionally socially democrat and radically secularist), and former Liberal, now Independent Jody Wilson-Raybould likely to be on board as long as some bones tossed their ways…

      The only outcome that could have kept the Grits in office yet truly chastened would have been if there had been a much closer seat distribution between the Grits and the Tories, and if the PPC had a smattering of seats that could be added to the Tories to overwhelm the Grits. That might have kept the Grits less arrogant.

      Alas, Trudeau’s arrogant, smug ways will come back in full force, very soon. His Grit predecessor Paul Martin wasn’t chastened by his Liberal minority government status, nor will he be.

       

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