Friday, January 29, 2010
While PM Harper and his government are busy working getting things done for Canada, what has Mr. Iffy been doing? He's been busy grandstanding and griping with his arrogance.
As is pointed out by Michael Bliss, historian and author, Mr. Iffy and his party should be working hard on policy and explaining to us the voters why he should be the next Prime Minister.
"Ideally, prorogation would also have been seen as providing a much-needed breathing space for the Liberal Official Opposition to develop policy ideas, improve organization, reintroduce the leader to Canadians and explain why he is qualified to be prime minister.
Instead, the dancers just kept on, encouraged by their media and academic acolytes, not noticing that the music had stopped and the audience had gone home. They were too manic to take a golden opportunity to rest, reconsider and recuperate. Prorogation appears to be wasted on those who need it most."
From James Murray Netnewsledger doubts whether Mr. Iffy will has enough grit especially during an election campaign. Mr. Dithers II anyone?
"Ignatieff's real problem is that he combines some of the worst traits of both Paul Martin and Stephane Dion.More
From Martin, Ignatieff borrows the mantle of "Mr. Dithers". Think about it, can you name some solid policy that Ignatieff has offered Canadians? There is no granite in the Liberal leader's policy process. Every now and then, Ignatieff comes out with a policy proposal. Then it quietly vanishes"
"From Stephane Dion, Ignatieff maintains the mantle of university professor. Rather than offer ideas and policies in a manner that people can quickly understand, the Liberal leader offers explainations that often require footnotes.
During an election campaign, where the media focus will be forever on the 10 and 15 second soundbites, Ignatieff will end up looking like the new incarnation of "Mr. Dithers".