Thursday, December 04, 2008

Yoni School Federal (Re-)Election Watch 2008 Pt. 3

GG Serves Harpie Pierogies

That's the rather bad joke being served around the country today as the Governess-General agreed to prorogue Parliament so that Prime Mystery Harpie would have seven weeks to blanket the nation with propaganda and do whatever he can to undermine the possibility of the Unholy/Unpatriotic Triumvirate of Dion & the Belmonts, Jack Layoff and Gilles Deceit.

Am I bitter?

No. It was a long shot anyway, and in some ways a little too weird to contemplate. Mainly because, in spite of the opprobrium which the use of the word brings, Gilles Deceit is a separatist. (Of course, I believe him & the coalition partners when they say that the support agreement is narrowly defined and the so-called Quebec national question is off the table. But really, why should I believe this? Almost nothing a politician says holds good for longer than it takes to say, "What's in it for me?")

And secondly, M. Dion & the Belmonts has not, in almost two years, proven to be an effective leader. What has really changed in the last week? Last night's video response to Mr. Harpie demonstrates a certain lack of savoir faire.

And then today, Mothercorp and EKOS released poll results, (done, spookily, by auto-response telephone technology with no actual people involved including, presumably, the poll respondents...) which show that significantly more people would vote right now for Harpie than voted for him in the last election. Which means that, once again, my political views are in the distinct, (and according to the harrumphing talk-radio class) anti-democratic, unpatriotic, far-left loony, socialist, dangerous intellectual spectrum.

I am used to this. In 30 years, I have never voted for the candidate who won. How's that for not having your vote count?


Here's what I think is going to happen.

If the coalition actually does hold together over the next seven weeks, which is rather doubtful...

They will vote against the Harpie budget. Automatically a vote of non-confidence. Harpie will then go to the Governess-General and this time the fuzzy Parliamentary and constitutional issues will not be so fuzzy. He will present it as a straight case of defeating a budget, which should trigger an election. And the GG will again accede to his "advice" and we will be having yet another election. (Hence the Yoni School Re-Election Watch....) Just when even Finance Mystery Jim Blowhardy today admitted that we're in the worst economic situation in a generation...Another two or three months of governmental inactivity should help with that, eh?

And the Constipators will win the election, this time with a majority and we'll be stuck with Constipation for four more years. Because M. Dion & the Belmonts is a lame-duck leader, the Gliberals have no money, Jack Layoff never really stood a chance, and the Floc will be circling the wagons in Quebec. As a matter of fact, because the Constipators have managed to alienate many Quebecois in the last week, the Floc (which, need I remind you, is a separatist party) could very well end up gaining seats and becoming the Official Opposition again.

What a country!

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