Apparently it was coined by some university professor which in itself is remarkable since it took two former profs to create this fiasco.
If it wasn't so serious it would be hilarious. Here you have a party which should not even be in the House of Commons because it is not a national party and two former ivory-tower profs who swore up and down in the electoral debates they would NEVER join with separatists. To be fair, If Quebec can have its own party, then shouldn't every province be able to have one too?
But that was before Mr. Dion saw his dream of becoming PM shattered while he was also shattering the record for the biggest loss for the Liberals in Canadian history! Now Mr. Layton is no fool, at least he wasn't before this, and it is rumoured that he and Mr. Duceppe, neither of whom had anything to lose, actually sketched out this scenario previous to the election.
I cannot quite get my head around the idea that Canadians sent a very huge message to Mr. Dion in the election that he should go home and plant green shifts in his back yard all by himself and yet here he is gleefully rubbing his hands in delight at being a "coalition" PM if they could just get rid of Mr. Harper peacefully.
Seems like Mr. Dion has trouble getting it or maybe he is just as stubborn as a mule on a mountain pass. Either way he has now achieved a place in history. Maybe that was it all the time. He figured he had nothing to lose so why not try for a record? If you cannot be succesful any other way, try ignominy.
Failed being elected, failed party leader who won't go away, now failed "banana republic coup with snowflakes" leader. That is a hat trick he could call in to Guinness!
I knew up there in academia they get out of touch with reality but this is one for the records. I guess I said that.
Then we have the revival of the three stooges going against everything they said about each other in the election and joining forces for the program. I imagine it will look funnier in hindsight. And hindsight can't come soon enough for me anyway.
I guess it was one of those delusional hypotheses that academics can be attempted to draw up from time to time. Thinking that being in charge of a class in school makes you more adept at being in charge of Canada's economy than an economist.
Sort of like me applying for a job at the Toronto Star as a conservative blogger with no other trace of a record of publications other than about 20 blogs and websites. That kind of thinking.
There is even a rumour that Duceppe was trying to buy some guns through a military magazine from the US but Canada Customs stopped the package at the Peace Bridge when they found out they weren't registered. They put them in recycling so as not to increase landfill. Location confidential.
I wonder if looking back this will be the kind of story they will tell their grandchildren, with a few enhancements... that is if they have grandchildren. Sorry I didn't do my research. If you're so great, you check it out!
As it turns out, Stephen Harper was right that the Canadian people really don't want to fund the parties by a whopping 61%. Of course not with the three stooges. They didn't get the call.
Also with 72% "truly scared" for the country, how ridiculous is it to think that an experienced loser, ignorant of economics, would think this was a good time to change the government??? Do I hear a "duh" somewhere? And what about all that talk about caring for seniors and the common people of Canada?
The common people of Canada who have retirement money in the market have just got whacked over and over again in the head and now they want more of the same??? And for we seniors, there are only so many Walmarts in Canada where you can be a greeter, not nearly enough for all of us.
I hear that we will soon be the largest age group in Canada. With only 5 or 6 parties in Ottawa, now may be the time to start the NATIONAL GEEZERS PARTY otherwise known as the NGP! Nothing like a good party! We will have to think up a new design for the signs tho, all the good colours are gone! BLUE, RED, ORANGE-turned-ORANGY-GREEN, GREEN, BLOCY-BLUE, and BROWN ... did I miss any? After all if Quebec needs to look out for its interests, shouldn't we?
Then you have the intellectuals of Quebec thinking it is a great idea vying against the West who was preparing a plan to leave Canada if the disaster was to occur.
I mean if it wasn't for the gun registry, we could have a civil war! Thank goodness that all those guns are registered, at least the ones owned by honest citizens.
It's not funny now but I expect some day it will be hilarious. I mean hindsight is 20-20, especially some people's hinds! Present company excepted, of course.
That's all folks!