Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Debating Season!

That's right, the party leaders are talking of debates. Be they big group debates, or individual one on one debates, I'm looking forward to them. Harper's robotic wit and emotionless dialogue pitted against Ignatieff's senseless promising and idiocy? Oh and can't forget Layton's mustache. This is going to be good. The tension is rising, both in parliament and now even the web. Apparently the leaders of the major Canadian political parties are now 'tweeting' insults and challenging each other. I really don't understand Twitter and can't say that I have my own account, though apparently everyone is using it now - even the leaders of my country. 

Check out that 'stache!
So apparently the story is Harper suggested in a statement he made that he and Ignatieff should have a one on one debate at some point. This prompted the Liberal leader to respond with a 'tweet' which read "Any time, any place." So not only is Ignatieff more American then he is Canadian, apparently now he's a twelve year old. The 'badass' remarks through Twitter are not helping your grown-up image Iggy. But honestly, that's terribly ridiculous. No doubt Harper has had some immature 'tweets' of his own and believe me, I don't support him doing it either. This has excited all the political leaders, including Jack Layton who, addressing Harper in regards to the 2008 debates, 'tweeted': "Don't blame you for not wanting to face me again." 


Clearly his mustache is tingling with anxiety. He's coming out of that left-wing corner swinging with credit caps and now apparently corporate tax cuts. That's right - the NDP wants to have more corporate tax cuts. I know, i know, what the hell are they thinking? I thought this is what all you lefty's hate about the right? Now you want to lower corporate tax? Sometime's I don't get you. But I digress, back to the debates.
Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May, the leader of the Green Party, is apparently not going to be included in the debates! The broadcast consortium decided not to include the Green Party in any of the debates. I don't really know what to think about this. On one hand the Green Party has a fair chunk of the vote in Canada while at the same time they have no seats in parliament. Hmm, what to do, what to do? I mean, I don't really see why not to include her, what damage can the Green Party really do? It would probably make the debate more interesting to get a little more emphasis on the environment in the debates. I say let her go for it, why not?

I'd just like to say that this whole Twitter business is too far. I don't know if it's because the leaders are trying to get their ideas across to a younger audience, to appear 'hip' and 'cool' or if it's any other reason. But just because you want to appeal to pre-teens doesn't mean you need to act like one. Next thing we know Ignatieff's gonna be calling Harper out to meet him by the flag pole outside parliament at lunch for a showdown.

Or, at least that's my 2 cents anyway.


  1. I like your view on politics, nice article!

  2. I agree on the twitter thing. To me, it's a inefficient way for them to put the message across.

  3. politics always makes my brain hurt!