Ding dong the bitch is gone! I always liked BC NDP Leader Carole James’ resume. I liked her less than I liked her resume. She sounded like exactly the kind of person we would want as Premier. But that was the problem too–she’s trying to be someone.
Carole James is too concerned with validation from all the reasons that she was better than BC Premier Gordon Campbell. There is a big difference between bitching about the failings of the BC Liberals and having a plan. The province needs a plan. Let’s hope we get one from both leadership races.
Now that Carole James is gone, there is still one other politician in BC that has been asked to resign by many respected party members. The criticisms of Elizabeth May are the same criticisms that plagued Carole James. Specifically that she is too controlling, power hungry and incompetent to win. Will Green Party of Canada Leader Elizabeth May resign now that the Greens were almost wiped out in the recent by-elections?
Watch the video about the Pirate Party almost beating the Greens in the by-elections:
Check out the video lol
With the results of November 29th, 2010 by-elections, a few observations can be made:
One: No one gives a shit! Voter Turnout was in the twenty to thirty percent range.
Two: The Green Party is still afloat, but sinking fast, after almost being beaten by the Pirate Party. That’s right… A political joke party called the Pirate Party was twenty votes away from beating Elizabeth May’s Green Party in Monday’s By-election. In Winnipeg North, the drop was from a poor 4.75 percent to an embarrassing zero point seven percent. In the Ontario riding of Vaughan, the Greens’ popular vote dropped from 6.9 percent in 2008, to only 1.2 percent.. Greens received only 1404 total votes in all by-election races combined. Even Elizabeth’s organic farming star candidate and Green Party Federal Counsellor Kate Story could only inspire 809 votes in Monday’s By-election. The results for the Greens’ was just 5.6 percent of the vote, which is worse than the same candidates 2008 finish.
People are sick of being misled by politicians. Elizabeth May called the 1.2% finish for the Green Party in Vaughan a “strong campaign” in her press release. How is losing 80% of your popular vote a “strong campaign”… or honest?
Elizabeth May’s cartoon double (that looks like Sarah Palin) was on my blog show tonight answering questions about the Green Party of Canada and her leadership. This is my first video effort and I’m only using the free online version of the software. It has limitations. Enjoy the video. Booya!
For entertainment purposes only… lmao
The debate began with BC Green Party Leader Jane Sterk positioning the Greens as an alternative to the other parties that have screwed up BC for the last twenty years (or more). Then NDP Leader Carole James attacked Gordon Campbell by saying, “Bla, bla bla… seniors,” to which Campbell replied, “Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla… economy.”
Then Jane Sterk said that to solve a social problem like crime we need to look beyond jails and cops. Then Carole James attacked Gordon Campbell by saying, “Bla bla bla, cops, cops, cops,” to which Campbell replied, “Bla bla–jails–bla bla–cops–bla bla–gangs–bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla…”
The Green Party Leader spoke about the sensibility of a carbon tax, but one that is designed better than the Liberals plan, so that our behaviors will actually change. She also reminded the NDP that a cap-and-trade system will have costs that will also filter down to consumers just like a carbon tax, but that people in other countries will also get rich off of it. Then Carole James attacked Gordon Campbell by saying, “Bla, bla bla unions be afraid of the Liberals,” to which Campbell replied, “Bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla… small business be afraid of the NDP.”
Carole James finished off by attacking Gordon Campbell by saying, “Bla, bla bla,” to which Campbell replied, “I know you are but what am I? Bla bla bla… economy.” Then I yelled at the TV, “You fucking lying sleezballs have had your chance to deliver on all the promises you have broken! Shut up already!”
If STV fails, this is also going to be the transcript of the 2014 debate, except that Gordon Campbell will be replaced by Surrey Mayor Diane Watts, Carole James will be replaced by Dawn Black and the Greens will have a Leader that you have actually heard of, unless the whole thing is cancelled because of poor ratings.
Posted in News, Politics
Tagged BC, Carole James, debate, election, Green Party, Grodon Campbell, Jane Sterk, leaders debate, Liberal, May 15, NDP, STV
It is odd to see America moving left while the the federal Liberals, led by Michael “Torturing Tar Sands” Ignatieff, move to the right of Stephen Harper. Harper went on CNN recently and said what the NDP has been saying for years, that the insurgency in Afganistan can not be defeated militarily.
Now, both provincially and federally, the NDP are attempting to move to the center, by moving some policies all the way to the right. WTF is going on?
The NDP is trying desperately to become a “law and order” party, hoping to scoop up undecided voters that often respond to the crime issue. But will it work? It is difficult for me to believe that the NDP will differentiate themselves by saying the exact same things as the Liberals and Conservatives.
Both Jack Layton and Carole James are walking away from progressive policies and should be careful not to lose the idealist vote, or progressive non-union voters. Does the NDP have any credibility as “tough on crime”? No, they are they better to stick with good progressive policies like ending prohibition and concentrating on harm-reduction, drug treatment, and reducing poverty.
The NDP will undoubtably lose some of its base by being “tough on crime”. The federal “Conservative” budget, that looks like a BC NDP budget, could cost the CPC some of their base. The pro-war, pro-torture, pro-tar sands stance of Michael Ignatieff will cost the Liberals some of their base. As the second choice of voters of all parties, maybe the Greens will finally get their breakthrough when the Canadian people see that the dominant ideology of all the old-line parties is “give me power”.
One reason for the success of the Conservative Party of Canada is that there was a united right, with three other parties fighting over the left. Now three parties are fighting over the center…
Posted in Politics
Tagged Carole James, crime, Green Party, Jack Layton, Layton, Liberal, Michael Ignatieff, NDP, progressive, prohibition, Stephen Harper, tough on crime