4.27.2011

my fervert hope: ekos poll, please be correct!

Globe and Mail: Poll projects 100 seats for surging NDP

Ekos Politics: Orange Crush: Are Jack Layton and the NDP redrawing the boundaries of Canada's political landscape?

Wouldn't this be amazing??? And wouldn't it be the biggest comeuppance to Michael Ignatieff ever?? And wouldn't the Liberals dump his sorry ass immediately? Plus Harper wouldn't get a majority, so the Conservatives dump him, too. There would be many reasons to celebrate!

Go, Jack, go!!

Ekos, please be right!!

14 comments:

M@ said...

I'll caution you against being too optimistic -- but it happened in 1990 (in Ontario) and could happen again. Here's hoping.

And unless the Liberals get a very strong showing -- something not indicated by the polls right now -- you can expect Ignatieff to be kicked to the curb almost immediately anyhow.

laura k said...

Caution is always advised. But hope... it just won't go away. :)

Yes, I do expect and look forward to that Ignatieff curb-kicking!

Kim_in_TO said...

You kick Ignatieff to the curb. I'll kick him at the curb. =)

Project Maddie said...

re: 1990 and they made a royal fucking mess of things, didn't they?

I wish I could share your enthusiasm for another Conservative government Laura, and that's what an NDP opposition means. This go 'roud anyway. :(

laura k said...

Yeah, that's what I'm enthusiastic about. Real nice.

Chances are good we're going to have another Conservative govt. I'd much rather have an NDP opposition than a Liberal one. The Ignatieff Liberals are not forming a government either way, might as well get an opposition that knows the meaning of the word.

M@ said...

Yeah, I saw Laura just the other day. She would not shut up about how enthusiastic she was about a CPC government.

And because I had never heard her say any other political thing, ever, I knew that that enthusiasm was quite sincere.

Gunner said...

I'm pleasantly surprised at the NDP surge myself, maybe now the
NDP will never form a government meme of Canadian politics will be put to bed. Given Iggy the enabler's lack of opposition to the Harperites he doesn't deserve a vote though Layton hasn't been impressing me much either at least as the official opposition he might, oh I don't know oppose maybe.

laura k said...

Another thing to keep in mind is that the results on the morning of May 3 are not necessarily the government we'll end up with.

If the Cons get a minority, Harper will bring out the same budget... and then what?

As that scenario plays out, the smaller his minority, the weaker the Liberals, and the stronger the NDP, the better, IMO.

laura k said...

maybe now the NDP will never form a government meme of Canadian politics will be put to bed.

A bonus!

Another meme that I'd like to see dead and buried is this:

re: 1990 and they made a royal fucking mess of things, didn't they?

Leaving aside what did or did not really happen in 1990, it has fuck-all to do with what Prime Minister Jack Layton and a federal NDP government in 2011 - or an NDP federal government in any future year - would look like.

M@ said...

I notice that the more stable, popular NDP governments in Saskatchewan (for example) are never used as justification for a federal NDP government...

That said, it remains very difficult for ontarians to consider the NDP. Because left-wing governments with high deficits are not to be trusted. (Right-wing governments with high deficits though? Majority territory.)

laura k said...

That said, it remains very difficult for ontarians to consider the NDP. Because left-wing governments with high deficits are not to be trusted. (Right-wing governments with high deficits though? Majority territory.)

This is one of life's enduring mysteries. The "tax-and-spend liberals" (small L or big L, doesn't matter) contrasted with the "fiscal conservatives, good money managers" conservatives must be one of the world's greatest propaganda hoaxes, along with "liberal media bias" and "pro life".

M. Yass said...

Looks like Canada's Natural Governing Party is coming in third. They asked who could be worse for the Liberals than Dion? I think they have their answer.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the NDP forming government with the burnt-out husk of the Liberal Party. Hopefully he'll make good on his promise of proportional representation, which will be a final stake through the heart of the Harperites. No longer will a party that got 33% of the vote have 100% of the power, and Harper, Day, et al. will be relegated to the back of the back bench.

M. Yass said...

At any rate, Harper isn't going to be PM - he's gonna get kicked to the curb along with Iggy. Three strikes and you're out. Let's just hope the execrable Jason Kenney doesn't become the next party leader.

laura k said...

They finally admit it.

Go Jack Go!!!