Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Let's Hope This Becomes a Reality

 Can't wait for this, I pray it comes to pass.
 Quebecor eyes Fox News-style TV for Canada 
 The former chief spokesman for Prime Minister Stephen Harper is spearheading a bid by Quebecor Inc. to set up a Fox News-style TV station in Canada with an unabashedly right-of-centre perspective.
Quebecor has filed an application with the CRTC, Canada's broadcast regulator, to operate an English-language news channel. The application has not yet been made public but a source says an announcement on the venture is “imminent.”
One thing is for sure, we need something like this. 

Another Unhappy Liberal

Liberal blogger, Jeff Jedras expresses how unhappy he is.
Sure, we’ll tank the next election. But then, new leader! Valhalla! Small price to pay!
I’ve had it. I’ve had enough. I’ve had it with the petty games and the back-stabbing and the power-plays. We’ve been running on this same hamster wheel of bull since the 1980s, so you think we’d get a freaking clue at some point. But I’m sure they’re convinced no, I thought it was wrong when Chretien’s people did it to Turner, or Martin’s people to Chretien, or everyone’s people to Stephane Dion, but me, ME, no I’m on the side of the angels! I’m the righteous one!
No. You’re not. You’re really not.
We have a leader. His name is Michael Ignatieff. And unlike some people, I stay loyal to our leader, whether he was my guy or not. And let’s face facts. Had we finished a proper leadership race Ignatieff would have won it handily. Yes, he hasn’t performed well. Frankly, he has disappointed me too. He has made mistakes. But he’s showing signs of learning, of making the right decisions on where we need to go, and how we need to get there. But make no mistake: it’s going to be a long road. And no leader can get us there alone.
The only way we’re going to get there isn’t through the Hail-Mary quick fix of a merger, or those that hope to exploit such talk because they think they, somehow, can do better, or just think it’s their turn. We’ve been looking for easy answers for years now. THERE ARE NONE. If someone says there are, they’re lying to you.
What it’s going to take is long, hard work. What it’s going to take is everyone on board, on the team, rowing in the same direction. And if you don’t have the patience to do the hard work, or if you think your personal ambition is more important than the team, then I don’t have time for you, because you are part of the problem.
Lead, follow, or get the hell out of the way.
Yikes!  Jeff is really an unhappy Liberal camper! Wow, if they're more Liberals out there that feel the same way, that party IS in trouble!

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.