Tuesday, April 13, 2010

What's In the Liberal DNA?

First you have the Federal Liberal Party.  They have no direction, no policies except to raise the corporate tax rate and are a party with no real unity.  They have leader who is out of touch with regular Canadians. He was coaxed to come back to Canada in hopes of becoming PM asap after being out of the country for 34 yrs. They have lost touch of who they are and what they stand for. They are a party adrift. Canada's Liberal Party has lost it's way.

Next you have the Alberta Provincial Party where a popular MLA yesterday quit the Alberta Libs  to sit as an Independent.  Dave Taylor former radio talk show host turned MLA for Calgary-Currie Calgary has sat in the Ledge in Edmonton for 6yrs. under the Liberal banner. The reason he sited for leaving  was under
leader David Swan, the party has gone adrift.  Swan is out of touch with Albertans.  They weren't getting any traction, no one was talking about them.

Then you have the Quebec Liberal Party where they are in the middle of a mess.  There have been  allegations where "stacks of cash were forked over by construction company bosses and illegally funnelled into party coffers."
The claims are too, that Premier Charest knew what was going on.  Wow! Sound familiar? Looks to me they have lost their way too.

Is it in the Liberal DNA or what?  I think we can clearly see at least two provincial Liberal parties are very much like their federal cousins.  Alberta Libs like the federal party-"adrift".  Federal Libs-"adrift"
              Quebec=cash funneled back into party coffers    Federal Libs=cash funneled back into party coffers
At least the Alberta Libs haven't been accused of any corruption but then again they haven't had the reins of power either, thank God.

What Is the Political Class?

Mr. Iffy claims he's part of the political class. 
"Even more unusual, is his characterization of himself as someone in the "political class." He's used this term before, including at the recent thinkers conference the Liberals hosted in Montreal. According to some definitions, the term political class was originally coined to describe a "ruling class".
Mr. Ignatieff is someone with great talents as a wordsmith, so one has to surmise that he really does think of people in politics as a somehow different "class" from other people. If he doesn't think that, his advisers should encourage him to stop using this term. If he does, he'd best prepare to explain what he means because he can likely count on hearing his political opponents bring this up as part of a renewed effort to cast him as an elitist."
Well what is meant by the political or ruling class?
 Here you can find  great explanation.

.Barbara Yaffe says Scott Reid, yes "beer and popcorn" former communications director for Former PM Paul Martin, Scott Reid, said that was a dumb and makes him look like an elitist. Well, duh, that's what he is. Consider his heritage, How could he possibly connect with us, the little people?
 Recent remarks by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff about his being a member of "the political class" have left him wearing a dunce cap. Political commentators Bruce Anderson, Scott Reid and Tom Flanagan have stated that use of such phrases leaves Ignatieff looking elitist and bolsters Conservative Party attacks suggesting that the Grit chief is too full of himself.
Dumb, dumb, dumb, said Scott Reid, whose criticism is surprising because he's a die-hard Liberal and former communications chief for former Liberal PM Paul Martin. Reid says this type of talk only reaffirms the fact that Ignatieff doesn't seem to know how to connect with ordinary voters, the great middle class out there who should be directed to focus on the Conservative MP's misbehavior rather than Ignatieff's own insulted status as a member of the ruling class.
 If that's how you see yourself, Mr. Iffy, you might as well call up your former employer at Harvard and see if there is a position open for you.  Most Canadians want someone who can relate to them, someone who knows what it's like to work at a real job, raise children  and pay the bills etc. and enjoys regular activities that most Canadians enjoy, such as hockey for instance.  Hmmmm..........I think we already have someone like that in the big chair.