Once again, the "strategic voting machine" gears itself up for another federal election - where this time - SURPRISE - the only alternative is to vote Liberal to stop the Harper Agenda.
The latest kid on the block is Vote for Environment, where it advocates - surprise - vote for a liberal minority government, with Bloc, New Democrats, and one Green becoming de facto liberal cheerleaders. It says that its site is very sophisticated and based on science. It pretends to be doing it for a noble cause, but it presumes - wrongly - that a liberal minority government would be good for the environment.
The Liberal Record in and out of power
- Is the same liberal party who signed
but let greenhouse gas emissions grow by 24% under their watch for 12 years. Dion was the Minister of the Environment and Natural Resources under the Martin Liberal government and "did not get it done". Kyoto
- Is the same liberal party that backed Harper's agenda of ending
Canada's involvement in . Liberals helped by: Abstaining (24 October 2007). Kyoto
- This same liberal party helped the Harper’s agenda stay in power by defeating a NDP non-confidence motion criticizing the Conservatives for rejecting an all-party bill that environmental groups called the "breakthrough bill" to tackle climate change. Liberals helped by: Abstaining (10 March 2008).
The vote for the environment site is listed with Elections Canada as a Third Party site and the Financial Agent is Kevin Grandia, who has been responsible for managing many of B.C. Liberal/Socred Premier Gordon Campbell's centre-stage announcements. Before that, Grandia was LIBERAL Richmond MP Raymond Chan's former constituency assistant.
What is it about supposed progressive writers who make them lose their heads and hearts during elections, and forget their alternative roots?
Tell me that Nelson Mandela would have settled for that!
Throughout Canadian history voting NDP has never split the progressive vote. Since 1962, the Liberal Party has governed
Which brings me back to Dobbin.
"You don’t have to change people’s values if you can convince them their values are impractical"
Polling data indicate ordinary Canadians support progressive government but are resigned to the more conservative political and economic agenda favoured by elites - in the very limited role of government. Meanwhile most Canadians stick tenaciously to the view that government can be and should be a force for good. They are more progressive in their attitudes.
When asking Canadians what goal they would pursue for
* Best quality of life in the world: 66 per cent.
* Best health-care system in the world: 64 per cent.
* Lowest incidence of child poverty in the world: 62 per cent.
* Best-educated population in the world: 57 per cent.
And yet, supposed progressive authors and strategic voting websites are once again telling us to vote strategically” for liberals. "There is no alternative". TINA rules again. Our natural yearning is “impractical”.
It explains why liberal cheerleaders are pushing it and New Democratic progressives not so much. Let's not buy into the purposeful manipulative and misinformation provided by MSM and those strategic voting sites - it's the same old, same old.
We will never get the actual progressive government we yearn for, if we are convinced, once again, that our CHOICES are "impractical" and buy into the TINA mentality.
It's a great way of ensuring the New Democrats never become a contender for power
"The Kind of
The NEW DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM 2008 meets those value choices wholeheartedly. It is those values that Canadians continue to yearn for in government and in leadership.
Jack Layton is the strong leadership we need: A prime minister who will put our families and communities first, for a change.
That's why I am strategically voting for - Layton and the New Democrats -
NO TINA for me!