Sunday, June 07, 2009

Hey Iggy, Tough Guy...

Maybe you should be talking to your American contacts about this, not Canadians.

Ignatieff warns U.S. of 'Buy American' backlash

Bradley Bouzane, Canwest News Service

What a misleading headline! I thought Iggy was in the US talking to his buddies, turns out he was here in Canada and I doubt very much that anyone in the Obama crowd was listening to Iggy tough talking.

Ignatieff, speaking at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities annual conference in Whistler, B.C., said the new legal restriction on U.S. anti-recession spending -- which dictates that none of the stimulus cash can be spent outside the United States -- threatens to undermine the Canada-U.S. trading relationship in both directions.

"We need to remind the Americans that we've got a multibillion-dollar municipal and provincial procurement market in this country," Ignatieff told the municipal delegates. "Americans have unfettered access to it right now, but if they shut down their markets, there will be consequences."


There will be consequences? Like what Iggy? Are you going to post another picture of yourself with Obama in Times Square, but this time you will be shaking your fist at him? That should do it, not.

Of course you then have to read the comments. Some people suffer so badly from HDS (Harper Derangement Syndrome) that they live in an alternate universe:

Bill W, Sunday, Jun 7, 2009

It's a sad day when the Leader of the Opposition is the one defending Canada when our Prime Minister is vacationing in Bermuda.


This guy doesn't even realize that PM Harper was in France this weekend right along with Obama, for the D-Day ceremonies. (Or he was being sarcastic and did too good a job!) I bet PM Harper actually talked to Obama about the protectionist issue. The media won't mention that. Funny, the Liberal MSM must be torn, they desperately want to cover everything Obama does, but they hate having to include PM Harper in their coverage. With Bush they gleefully covered every handshake and pat on the back that they could, all the while telling us how close Bush and "Steve" were, and now they try to hide any contact between Obama and Harper.

The power of blogs is that we can continue posting during the weekends, newspapers rely on media services to cover the news instead. CTV, for example, closes down it's comments on the weekends, leaving us bloggers to take up the slack.



Iggy, tough guy or bully? Too bad the Liberal MSM doesn't ask Iggy why he agreed with invading Iraq, thought torture was okay and runs back to his Harvard elites whenever he needs a shoulder to cry on.

40 comments:

mystereeoso said...

Are you switching from CPC to Libertarian Huntsy?

sor said...

Duh!!!! It was Iggy that went to bermuda while he told all of his MP's to stump in their ridings.

wilson said...

Iffy just keeps rolling out Cons and Dipper initiatives, as if they are his...lol

Dipper idea: $3 B to municipalities thru gas tax
Govt budget action: doubled and made permanent gas tax share to municipalities.
Iffy restates other parties ideas:

http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/grit-leader-vows-3b-of-gas-tax-steeves-47195207.html

Iffy once again thinks Canadians are stupid,
blames Harper for the Mayors 'buy Canadian' resolution because he did nothing to stop American protectionism.....
wow, Iffy thinks that Harper is one powerful guy eh,
thinks PMSH single handedly could have but refused to stop the American Congress from passing a bill!!!

Oh, and another...'Liberals were wrong in the 1990's, but I will fix it'...with another expensive national program,
national housing!

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/647098

Is anyone keeping tabs on the spending promises Iffy is making?
This is the Green Shift repackaged.

mystereeoso said...

wilson begins by saying:

"Iffy just keeps rolling out Cons and Dipper initiatives, as if they are his...lol"

and wilson ends by saying:

"This is the Green Shift repackaged."

LOL!

Southern Quebec said...

"I bet PM Harper actually talked to Obama about the protectionist issue. The media won't mention that."

You are projecting. The media reports ACTUAL news, not the voices in your head.

"...but they hate having to include PM Harper in their coverage."

Not true. HuffingtonPost had a picture of PMS Harper with PM Gordon Brown. The caption was
"doppelgangers?"

East of Eden said...

SQ - The PM did speak with Obama about protectionism when it first came up months ago. I read it in AMERICAN media.

Stereo - the Green Shift was not even a Liberal idea - it came from the Green Party, according to the Green Party.

wilson said...

ONE idea, give me just one original idea Iffy has come up with mystereeoso.

If he isn't passing or regurgitating PMSHs ideas, he's restating Dipper ideas.
Or Iffy does both,
coalition is good...coalition is bad.
The unelected leader of the LPC doesn't have a clue what he's doing.
Mr Hopey Changey was counting on the recession killing off the govt, so he could waltz in just like he did with the LPC, and just scoop up the spoils.
Not gonna happen!
Canada is not a train wreck like the LPC is.

Now he scours the history books for old Liberal ideas that were tossed out or promised for years and years, and wants to resurrect them.

National daycare, national housing...then fine the crap out of Alberta's oilsands and raise the GST (hurting Canada's poorest citizens) to pay for it.

We've seen this movie before.
Next comes the 'wipe out poverty' a year 2000 promise.

The Green Shift repackaged is where Iffy is headed, no doubt about it.

Eskimo said...

Anyone who considers the Puffinstuff Post a source of news probably uses thier fingers to count with.

Gayle said...

Who cares wilson? The difference between Ignatieff and Layton is that Ignatieff will be Prime Minister, and Layton will not. If people like the ideas then they will have to elect Ignatieff to have them enacted.

Your desperation is showing...

mystereeoso said...

"ONE idea, give me just one original idea Iffy has come up with mystereeoso.

So first, you say he's out there ripping off the conservatives and the NDP. Then you say he ripped off the Greens. Then you say he's just not original in his thinking - period.

You never considered that he is the leader of a centrist party? I guess you imagine politics as completely polarized. I guess, in your world of lefties and righties you never imagined a moderate body that could accommodate a balance of political thought and ideas for the majority of people most of the time.

The idea OF YOURS, wilson, that M. Ignatieff is regurgitating the ideas of PMSH is really pretty novel though. Just go buy one of the guy's books and read it. If you want to talk about the originality of ideas that is.

mystereeoso said...

I still want to know why Huntsy is using Libertarian Party propaganda for her post. I wonder how much their smear job is costing them - relative to the Conservative effort.

Hork.

mystereeoso said...

I still want to know why Huntsy is using Libertarian Party propaganda for her post. I wonder how much their smear job is costing them - relative to the Conservative effort.

Hork.

mystereeoso said...

I only meant to hork once. Sorry.

Eskimo said...

Centrist? Give me a break. Iggy is the leader of a weathervane party. What ever the polls are saying at any given moment is where the liberal party platform is at.

Southern Quebec said...

Sort of like the cons talking about accountability, eh Eskimoo?

liberal supporter said...

Iggy is the leader of a weathervane party.
As opposed to one that can't tell which way is up.

What ever the polls are saying at any given moment is where the liberal party platform is at.
Somehow, listening to the electorate is now a bad thing. Nice to know, but not unexpected. It seems the CPC ignores the electorate even with a minority.

Southern Quebec said...

And lies, don't forget the constant lying.

Gayle said...

"Somehow, listening to the electorate is now a bad thing."

I suppose next we will see a negative ad that shows that Ignatieff only adopts policy that the majority of Canadians want.

mystereeoso said...

Sorry Eskimo - the Libs inhabit the centre. PMSH and his gang tried to play that part but they have dramatalurgical problems.

Eskimo said...

No, but we might see a video about Iggy being keen on torture and supportive of most of George Bush's policies. (Before he was against them, of course!)

He's Canada's John Kerry. He's aloof and arrogant. A self proclaimed elitist.

At least you didn't call them 'attack ads'.

Eskimo said...

So is Iggy's support of torture and high taxation centrist just how?

To me, centrist in Canadian politics is having no policy at all. You can't govern by sticking your finger in the wind.

As for the left whining about so-called attack ads, when Paul Martin had his behind handed to him by the CPC, the only policy the liberals had was a 'soldiers with guns' fear mongering campaign and that Adscam was just a slight blemish and they and they alone would determine how much money they would pay back to the treasury.

liberal supporter said...

No, but we might see a video about Iggy being keen on torture-
Except he wasn't.

and supportive of most of George Bush's policies. (Before he was against them, of course!)-
Like the CPC, the policies aren't really the problem, it's the fact that they are badly done, usually due to rigid ideology.

He's Canada's John Kerry.
Not likely. We still count our ballots by hand. There will be no Diebolding of the election.

He's aloof and arrogant. A self proclaimed elitist.
Unlike yourself, who sneers about how much money you make and how much taxes you pay, pretend all your opponents are collecting welfare, and that being poor makes you somehow less equal a citizen.


At least you didn't call them 'attack ads'.
No, they're laugh ads. It is hilarious watching you twist and turn harder and harder, like a dinosaur thrashing in a tar pit.

Hahahahahahahaha!

Eskimo said...
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Eskimo said...

Yawn.....

Whatever, LS.

liberal supporter said...

Yawn.....

Whatever, LS
.
Thank you for conceding.

Gayle said...

"...when Paul Martin had his behind handed to him by the CPC, the only policy the liberals had was a 'soldiers with guns' fear mongering campaign and that Adscam was just a slight blemish and they and they alone would determine how much money they would pay back to the treasury."

In other words, he was desperately trying to hold on to power, and threw everything he could at Harper trying to make something stick.

Kind of like what Harper is doing now...

Eskimo said...

I wouldn't concede to you, troll. Your rebuttal was nothing but a snoozefest, that's all.

liberal supporter said...

I wouldn't concede to you, troll. Your rebuttal was nothing but a snoozefest, that's all.
Your inability to respond other than to sneer from your elitist perch is the same as conceding, fool. Thanks again!

Hahahahaha!

Boy are they getting desperate.

Eskimo said...

Not desparate at all fair young troll. I get great satisfaction out of how the liberals have twice melted thier gold in such a short period of time for thier two latest false idols. The first being Dion, who I'm sure could barely dress himself in the morning. You guys actually voted for this clown! Now we have a smug carpetbagger of questionable citizenship who's worst enemy is his own C.V. It was his C.V. that formed the basis of the CPC ad.

I'm sorry if my 'inability to respond' to you has your frillies in a twist. I'm sure there's a support group for you somewhere.

Eskimo said...

In other words, he was desperately trying to hold on to power, and threw everything he could at Harper trying to make something stick.

With this re-write of history I pray to God you're not a social studies teacher Gayle. How elitist of you.

Paul Martin was a lame duck, stammering fool. He held onto power by enticing Belinda Stonach to cross the floor and it was only a matter of time that the recent memory of Adscam (and a growing CPC momentum) would de-rail the liberal gravy train once and for all.

Kind of like what Harper is doing now...

The 'soldiers with guns' was pure bunk meant to scare the electorate. All he had was a campaign of lies because the public demanded that liberal heads roll over the outright theft of taxpayer money. The recent CPC ad is a simple statement of the facts that Iggy is only passing through. It's a truth ad.

The left wing fears the truth. While it's fine to trot out Haper's statement of an Alberta firewall (and use it completely out of context), you lefties are sure quick to whine 'not fair' when we read from Iggy's C.V. or muse that we might play back some audio/video of his past statements.

Adscam ins't over either. Names are supposed to be named soon. The cockroaches are scattering already!

maryT said...

Of course Iggy is concerned, it is his america to.

Gayle said...

"The recent CPC ad is a simple statement of the facts that Iggy is only passing through. It's a truth ad."

Do you know what the definition of "true" is?

Got any proof Ignatieff is "just passing through"? (And before you rely on that "I will return to Harvard" thing, I should remind you that he stayed on after losing the leadership.

Not that you care - because to you, "true" is what you say it is.

As for those attack ads, I wonder if you noticed what Nik Nanos had to say about them today?

Gayle said...

Oh wait, don't tell me.

It is the evil liberal media's fault those attack ads don't work. That must be why they are hurting Harper more than they are hurting Ignatieff.

To quote the smartest guy posting here:

hahahahahahahaha!

maryT said...

Gayle would you please inform us all of who the great impersonator is that played Iggy so well in those truth ads. Perhaps you should read all his books and replay any tv interview with him to discover that he did say those things and he did write those things. It is all out there via google.
Did you see the interview of him, on BBC (I think) after the last referendum. He made some very uncomplimentary remarks about Quebecers and our country as a whole. And he has never been a professor, just a visiting lecturer. And he couldn't get tenure in BC, so he left the country.
And he did say he would return to Harvard if he never made PM. Considering Harvard is cutting staff, professors and other programs, maybe there is no place for him and that is why he is still here.

Eskimo said...

Perhaps he stayed because look who he lost to! It was only a matter of time that Dion would fall on his sword. (Even though Iggy thrust it into his back for him).

As far as what a pollster has to say, I'll wait for the real poll on election day.

Iggy still said he'd return to Harvard if they'd have him back. Do you think the public should not know this? (Perhaps the CPC is doing the job the MSM refuses to do.) He has one more shot at the brass ring. When he loses, he won't stick around. There's nothing here for him. Canada is hardly the market for his books/lecturing.

Gayle said...

Personally, I have no issue with Ignatieff returning to Harvard should he choose to do so, but as you point out, he will not do that until he either wins the election, serves as Prime Minister and retires, or he loses the election, loses his leadership and retires from politics.

Here is your problem - the public really does not care that much about the fact Ignatieff had a career as an academic before he returned to Canada for a career as a politician. One can be a Canadian overseas.

I certainly do hope your team continues with the ads - spend all your money confirming Harper's reputation as a rabid partisan and confirming the perception he is desperate. I love it!

Oh, and nice jab at that dreaded MSM. It must be odd supporting a party that never has to be responsible for its own failures...

Eskimo said...

It must be odd supporting a party that never has to be responsible for its own failures...

Waxing poetic about the Chretien era, are we?

Yes, one can be a Canadian overseas. But he also claimed to be an American. So who is Michael Ignatieff? THAT is the essence of the CPC ad.

I hardly beieve Harper is desparate. The CPC is flush with cash and ads like this barely amount to thier 'walking around money'. It's a prudent time for the ads which affords the CPC the ability to spend even more, should this dovetail into a summer election. Translation: they have too much money to run an effective campiagn and a grassroots base more than willing to top up the coffers.

Now that unions and big business can't (legally) donate to the LPC and NDP, thanks to Chretien, both of these rump parties lost thier base.

Gayle said...

Like I say Eskimo - I hope you are right and Harper continues with these ads. They are working so darn well for him...

hunter said...

Oh those ads are working. I did a very scientific test and asked my hubby, a non-political voter, what he thought. His response, I have no clue who this American guy is.

There you have it folks.

Gayle said...

I did a similar test on the Raitt story. My father has cancer and is undergoing chemo. My very conservative mother is angry at the cavalier attitude displayed by Ms. Raitt.

Another conservative vote down the drain. There you have it folks!