Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Liberal NDP Merger Talks

There are all kinds of musings out there about a merger between the Liberals and the NDP. CBC is reporting that talks are going on to form a new party. On the other hand there is a least one Liberal who doesn't like the idea. Mark Marissen thinks that the Libs should not be talking about a merger or coalition but instead concentrate on winning.
Third, coalition talk is loser talk. Liberals should focus on winning, not losing. You need to have faith in yourself if you want to succeed. It may seem crazy with current polls, but Liberals have had tough times before, and rose again to offer strong, effective government for Canadians.
"Coalition talk is loser talk " sounds a lot like what PM Harper was saying last week when he was in London to meet with the new British PM, David Cameron.

I wonder how many more Liberal supporters hate the idea of getting together with the NDP to form a coalition or a new party. I bet it would be more than we suspect.
How many blue Liberals would cross the floor to join the Conservatives? How would the grass root Dipper supporters feel? Who would lead such a group, Bob Rae, Jack Layton? So many questions.
Steve Janke muses about possible "Armageddon scenario" for the Liberal party and all the chaos that could occur in this so called merger.
With all the merger talk of the two parties, many compare it to the merger of PC's and the Alliance in 2003 but there is a difference. That merger was actually a family reunion with similar ideology. The right had split and formed two the parties. On the other hand the Libs and the Dippers are of really two different ideologies.
The Liberals were more of a party of the center but lost it to the Conservatives by drift more to the left in recent years. The Dippers are socialists which will probably not appeal to many Liberals. Would it work?, Who knows.

At least it will be interesting to watch what happens.

Liberals and NDP deny coalition talks So is this just a rumor or are they not telling us the truth? Like that's hasn't happened before! Guess we'll have to stay tuned.

1 comment:

  1. Of course Iffy was not part of merger talks.
    Doesn't mean it isn't happening behind his back.

    Dippers deny coalition talks?
    Not in that link they didn't.


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