Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Iggo Waffle Has Egg on Face and Insults Voters

The Winnipeg Free Press this morning is saying Iggo Waffle has egg on his face.  Why?  Well the Waffle made a comment when asked a question on the weekend when he was in Winnipeg campaigning for the Liberal candidate for the by-election later this month. He accuses the CPC of playing games? because there is a candidate of Filipino decent running in the riding of Winnipeg North in the by-election to be held later this month? What? The riding does have a large Filipino population and is traditionally held by NDP.   The Waffle also claims CPC candidate Filipino Julie Javier is a fake candidate and will split the vote hurting Liberal's chances.  Well boo, hoo, hoo!
Does anyone know what Michael Ignatieff is talking about?
The Liberal leader was in Winnipeg on the weekend campaigning for Winnipeg North candidate Kevin Lamoureux when he accused the Conservatives of fighting dirty by running a Filipino candidate in the riding.
Voters, he said, deserved "a straight-up fight" and not "a bunch of games." He was apparently referring to speculation that the Tories were trying to weaken Mr. Lamoureux's support by running Filipino Julie Javier in a riding that traditionally supports the New Democratic Party and which has a high number of Filipino residents.
Once again, does anyone know what Mr. Ignatieff is talking about? Is he really suggesting that the Conservatives should have fielded a non-Filipino candidate to make it a fair fight for the Liberal contender? Is it his view that Ms. Javier is a fake candidate who has cynically offered her name to spoil Liberal ambitions and ensure an NDP victory?
Mr. Ignatieff's comments were an insult to voters in general and Filipinos in particular. To be fair, it doesn't look like he anticipated the question, but the leader of an institution like the Liberal Party of Canada should be smarter on his feet. In the big leagues, you're only allowed so many stupid mistakes.
Insult to voters? You bet! Does the CPC not have a right to run a candidate of any nationality if based on merit?  I have news for the Waffle, this is not kindergarten!  This is the big leagues!
 Good luck to CPC candidate Julie Javier and may the best candidate win! 





12 comments:

  1. Poor Iffy:

    ''..Julie Javier introduced Prime Minister Harper to the more than 900 people composed of Manitoba Members of the Parliaments, Senates, official candidates and supporters....''

    http://www.filipinojournal.com/feature-stories/community/prime-minister-harper-paves-the-way-for-julie-javier%E2%80%99s-candidacy-for-winnipeg-north.html

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  2. In order to win a majority government, not only do we have to retain what he have, but we have to make a play for ridings that are not traditionally Tory ridings. That means ridings like these.

    The Liberals don't OWN this riding. If Ignatieff doesn't like the fact that we are trying to win this riding, then he can go piss up a rope.

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  3. In order to win a majority government, not only do we have to retain what he have, but we have to make a play for ridings that are not traditionally Tory ridings. That means ridings like these.

    Exactly!

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  4. Just makes Iggy and the libs look raceist.

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  5. Meanwhile, Rey Pagtakhan, a Filipino, is a former Liberal Minister of Veterans Affairs and represented Winnipeg North from 1988 until 2004. Once again, Ignatieff demonstrates that the word "hypocrisy" isn't only an adjective to describe "Liberal", but that it is also a synonym.

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  6. If the volunteers helping Julie Javier needed any more motivation to keep working hard, then Iggy has just delivered it on a silver platter.

    It really is hard to understand why Iggy is so clueless about so many aspects of the political game, and here, totally misses the backlash effect of his comments.

    Here's a sports analogy. Calgary Stampeder coach John Hufnagel was asked last week which team he would prefer to meet in the CFL Western final. Here is what Huf would have said, if he analysed things like Iggy:

    "I'm sure we will be playing Saskatchewan. B.C. doesn't even deserve to be in the playoffs. It's only because of the CFL's ridiculous playoff format, allowing the third place team to compete, that B.C. is in the running."

    Maybe Iggy should have watched more sports, and read less Dostoevsky.

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  7. Here's a sports analogy. Calgary Stampeder coach John Hufnagel was asked last week which team he would prefer to meet in the CFL Western final. Here is what Huf would have said, if he analysed things like Iggy:

    "I'm sure we will be playing Saskatchewan. B.C. doesn't even deserve to be in the playoffs. It's only because of the CFL's ridiculous playoff format, allowing the third place team to compete, that B.C. is in the running."

    Maybe Iggy should have watched more sports, and read less Dostoevsky.


    Bingo! Great sports analogy,CJ.

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  8. Just makes Iggy and the libs look raceist.

    It sure does.

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  9. Wonder if Spinsella will comment on this,
    or if any other media will even pay attention.
    Surprised NNW even posted it,
    being a Libluvin news aggregator.
    Has the media finally given up on Iffy moving to 24 Sussex?

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  10. Wonder if Spinsella will comment on this,

    I'd love to hear what he has to say as well.

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  11. The Liberals have run ethnic candidates (in Richmond, BC for example) to attract votes in many ridings in many elections, and now Iggy is criticizing the Conservatives for running a Filipino candidate? What a disgusting hypocrite.

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  12. Iggy was just being perfectly honest in how a typical Liberal feels and thinks about such issues, unfortunately he will likely pay for this one. (real conservative)

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