Elections Canadian Federal Election 2019 Thread

Discussion in 'The War Room' started by Prokofievian, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Crazy Diamond

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    I hate to be that guy, but if it was Trudeau, let's say prior to the last election, who reportedly had nearly 10 times as much in travel expenses compared with all the rest of cabinet, people would still be complaining about it now. Ditto any other high-profile cabinet member. She doesn't get a pass.
     
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    Did you say something unnice about May to get the dubz?
     
  3. Crazy Diamond

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    Then I clearly didn't miss the point. You imply shenanigans are at work and I am saying no shenanigans are needed to explain this. However, I think that if political influence is a factor here, it's coming from the right, not the left. The Liberals gain far more from showing that Conservative MPs are arrogantly wasteful, especially compared with the Trudeau cabinet, than getting one over on Raybold. No, the fact that none of the Conservative MPs names or expense totals are even mentioned suggests they were being protected from exposure to me. Global is not pro-Trudeau, I can tell you that much. In fact, they received the "tip" that broke the whole SNC scandal if you recall, and led the charge to make as big an issue out of it as possible.
     
  4. IGotAHugePeckah

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    If you think the Conservatives are the ones benefiting from a JWR hit-piece, then I'm sorry to inform you that yes, you've missed the point. You and the point are not even on the same continent right now.
     
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    I'm not saying people can't or shouldn't complain about it, but anyone with a 3-digit IQ should also wonder why there isn't a cap put on these expenditures, rather than being happy with politicians given a blank check and expecting them to police themselves.
     
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    No, a certain mod said that I was "advcating for the indiscriminate killing of farmers".

    Damn I'm an angrier vegan than I thought. First time getting carded and it's dubs....
     
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    Mods be crazy.
     
  8. Wet Blanket

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    True.
     
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    How cute Canada's elections get its own thread.
     
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    And that's why everyone hates Americans.
     
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    Disagreeing with it and missing it are not the same. Keeping her name in the news is effectively keeping the SNC-Lavalin story in the news and that is not a help to Trudeau. And a hit piece would be if someone combed over tons of records and wrote a story about every last thing one could find a negative slant on. This is one single issue, and a glaringly clear one at that (unless travel costs are just plain astronomical to get to her constituency, which is Vancouver so nah).

    You can't call it a hit piece out of one side of your mouth while agreeing that it's a valid and newsworthy complaint from the other. Does not compute.
     
  12. Devout Pessimist

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    I'm hoping for Trudeau to be blown out and completely embarrassed, but realistically, I am also thinking we will be seeing a liberal minority government. :(
     
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    Possibly a majority.
     
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    It looks like Trudeau is trying to avoid exposing his idiocy by limiting the amount of debates he will participate in. He will only be stuttering and mumbling about the previous government, virtue signalling and shamelessly pandering through three debates. Though it is not entirely Trudeau's fault. The debate commissions sound like a complete joke.

    National Post:
    Trudeau is gaming the election debate system, just like Harper before him
    What we are left with is a position that is every bit as cynical and self-serving as the one that preceded it, only with the added pretence of high principle

    Liberal director of communications Daniel Lauzon said his leader [Trudeau] would only show up for debates organized by the federal Leaders’ Debates Commission — the one designed and implemented by the Liberals.

    Harper ended up participating in five debates; Trudeau seems determined to limit his exposure to three.

    That’s the tragedy of the debates commission. It was an opportunity to overhaul the debates, transforming them from the disgrace to democracy they have too often been in the past into a vital new instrument of it. Instead the Liberals once again promised one thing and delivered another. The point of the commission was supposedly to prevent leaders from gaming the system, not to enable them.


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    Sadly, shit-for-brains getting another majority is a tragic possibility. :(
     
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    I think it will be a minority regardless of who wins. I don't think there is enough support for Scheer nation wide. Probably with good reason.
     
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    I would love nothing more than to see this baffoon have to go off of script as many times as possible. It would be absolutely catastrophic for him. With that being said, as much as I hate it and don't think he should be able to do it, this is definitely his best move.
     
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    At least he was fair, I got my dubs for advocating the indiscriminate killing of vegans in that same thread. lol
     
  19. Wet Blanket

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    Ha!
     
  20. KBE6EKCTAH_CCP

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    Yeah it went downhill fast from the Chrétien years.
    I used to make fun of him back in the days but at least he was an honourable guy.
     

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