Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Help! The Liberals are winning me over!!!

This may be enough for me to actually consider voting Liberal in the next Ontario election - "Dion Losing Law-and-Order Votes, Leading Liberal Says" (Globe).

Ontario Attorney-General Michael Bryant:
...Worse, Mr. Bryant states, the Liberals have "very little substance to offer by way of alternative, and certainly nothing new or effective. The typical federal Liberal approach to crime, in a word, is a boomer approach that is stuck in the summer of love."

As a result, Mr. Bryant argues, "Crime is for Liberals what the environment is for Conservatives."

If nothing else, I think Michael Bryant could have a great career as a political columnist if the Attorney-General thing doesn't work out.


25 comments:

PGP said...

""While the Liberals argue that they are "smart on crime" by pursuing the root causes of antisocial behaviour, Mr. Bryant's paper argues that such a position has little traction with voters.""

"Being smart on crime is dumb politically if there are no wedges and little substance......."

Yep really, really smart! Can't you tell by the all the success in maintaining public safety?

Speaking of Liberal fantasies......

http://www.thehilltimes.ca/html/index.php

vicki said...

Joanne..is that all it would take? I know Tory hasn't come up with any real substance yet,but think...Dalton...again?...???

Anonymous said...

Is Bryant the monster that wanted a holocaust against pitbulls?

Neo Conservative said...

*
As I sit here thunderstruck, watching the Liberal Attorney-General channeling Charlton Heston, I start to recognise the sickly sweet smell permeating the air all around me.

It smells like... surrender.

*

Joanne (True Blue) said...

oanne..is that all it would take? I know Tory hasn't come up with any real substance yet,but think...Dalton...again?...???

Vicki, it kinda makes me look like a cheap date, eh?

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Is Bryant the monster that wanted a holocaust against pitbulls?

Yet another reason to like him!

Joanne (True Blue) said...

PGP, I checked out that link but it's not accessible. What was the title? Thanks.

Scott Merrithew said...

It is ironic that Bryant is saying these things NOT because it is good policy to fight crime, but because it might increase the Liberal chances of winning an election.
Don't be fooled Joanne.
It is all about perception with Liberals, never substance.

liberal supporter said...

"It is all about perception with Liberals, never substance."

That is true of all political parties, except ones you will never hear of.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Don't be fooled Joanne.
It is all about perception with Liberals, never substance.


Oh, I know that. And that is why I'm thinking about supporting the Ontario Liberals. It will help the CPC, ironically.

PGP said...

Apologies Joanne re the bad link...was the hill times via NAtional Newswatch.
Cant retrieve or relocate it now!
Shucks....In a nutshell!
Garth predicts election !
And gets a smoked by Jay Hill...
"Garth Turner says a lot of things. I don't know how he would know this [the timing of the election] unless the Liberals intend to pull us down. I think that perhaps the tin foil hat's a little tight on his head," Mr. Hill told The Hill Times. ....""

Anonymous said...

I think the liberals will win the next Ontario provincial election. PC leader, John Tory has been a disapointment and is trying too hard to be like Bill Davis.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

PGP - I heard that one! lol!!
Poor Garth.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Anon - Re: Tory. Agreed.

He really needs to rev it up a bit.

But urban legend has it that Ontario prefers to have one party in Ottawa and the opposite in Queen's Park.

Hence I'm rooting for the Liberals provincially. It would be good to have a change of leadership however, but that ain't gonna happen if they win.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers, criminals, judges - are all overwhelmingly Liberal Party supporters.

liberal supporter said...

"Lawyers, criminals, judges - are all overwhelmingly Liberal Party supporters."

And why is that, drive-by anon?

Is there even one redeeming quality of the Liberal Party?

Anonymous said...

Nope.

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Is there even one redeeming quality of the Liberal Party?

Tom Wappel, Irwin Cotler. That's two.

Anonymous said...

Lawyers, criminals, judges - are all overwhelmingly Liberal Party supporters.

As a criminal, let me say that I fully support the Liberal Party of Canada.

Zac

Anonymous said...

Tom Wappel

You want him, take him. He's all yours. In fact, Joanne, I'll sweaten the deal. Take Wappel and I'll drive to Waterloo in the summer time and cut your lawn in a speedo while singing Duran Duran. Deal?

Zac

Joanne (True Blue) said...

In fact, Joanne, I'll sweaten the deal. Take Wappel and I'll drive to Waterloo in the summer time and cut your lawn in a speedo while singing Duran Duran.

Mmm.. Would that 'sweeten' or 'sweaten' the deal? I'll have to give that some thought, Zac.

;)

Anonymous said...

My poor spelling should pave the way for me to my awesome future in lawn maintenance.

Zac

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Aw, I was just kidding you, Zac!

How's the new career going, BTW? Are you heavily into politics?

Anonymous said...

Not really. I'm finishing up this school year then Im off to Africa to do relief work in the summer time and then graduate school when I get back so I don't have too much time for politics anymore. Just enough time to bother you :)

Zac

Joanne (True Blue) said...

Just enough time to bother you :)

Ah, that's good, Zac. It always makes me happy to see a young person with their priorities straight.

I sure hope you bother me from Africa in the summer too. ;)