I wrote this on October 1, 2015, but never finished it:
Let’s examine the Conservative’s campaign thus far:
It began with them showing ads where men are being drowned, as an example of how they’ll protect us, but no one else will.
In the middle it had one of their candidates quit for being caught pissing into a coffee mug in a stranger’s kitchen (before dumping it and replacing the mug into the sink).
The PM suggested women with religious headwear may not be allowed to work in the public service, reminding me of the RCMP turban furor of decades ago.
That seems oh so long ago, as the yoke of Conservative oppression has lifted, and the yoke of Liberal oppression ;) settles into place instead.
With Sona destined to sit in jail, and Finely in a grave, it all seems a little bit of an academic discussion now, except the Con’s supporters are now clamouring for a referendum to salvage (savage?) our electoral system.
One of the notable moments of the Democratic Debate on CNN weeks ago was when Bernie Sanders bluntly said he was sick and tired of hearing about Hillary Clinton’s emails. Clinton infamously used personal email for government business, which is illegal. Sanders took the high road and refused to pillory her.
The Democratic Party is now locking Sanders out of their voter contact database after an apparent breach of Clinton’s voter contact information by Sanders’ campaign. It’s completely hypocritical of the party to favour Clinton after her illegal use of government computer communication, and punish Sanders for what could be a lower level volunteer’s misuse of a DNC system.
The alternate universe of sensible adults and fair outcomes would include a minority Parliament with Trudeau, Mulcair, and May all sharing the role of PM at different times over the next 4 years. But, we won’t get such an outcome, and are more likely to get [a Liberal minority without Harper in opposition]. If a Liberal majority, then status quo in a lot of ways for the next 4-5 years.
There’s too much change across the country to digest in one blog post about it all. I’m more optimistic about the future than in 2006 when Harper won, but I also have 9 years of experience, and the world has another decade lacking significant action to turn away from civilization destroying air pollution, and deforestation.
What is Trudeau going to do to inspire real changes? His advisers I don’t have much confidence in, sorry, I don’t. I hope he breaks party lines and appoints a few NDP MPs, and Elizabeth May to his cabinet, but that’s too much to hope for.
The result of the election is pretty much known by now, at 8pm Saskatchewan time (MDT), and Harper will no longer be our Prime Minister very soon. I decided this evening to post a prediction because of two tweets.
#BREAKING. I've locked my #elxn42 predictions in. They'll auto-post at 10 pm EST next Monday right here because you care. :)