Conservatives new Teflon Party

Posted on Tuesday 14 October 2008

The Conservatives added moderately to their minority government, winning 143 seats in the October 14th federal election, 12 short of a majority.  Still, in many ways it was surprising they were able to obtain this, despite Harper denying the economy was in trouble, days before the biggest drop on the TSX in history, then announcing a $25 billion bail out; despite blaming immigrants for western Canada’s (okay Alberta’s) crime rate – claiming to be tough on crime, yet not knowing who causes it; despite allegations of bribery, with Harper himself caught on tape; despite election financing fraud, with elected Conservative MP’s subjects of an ongoing RCMP investigation and despite evidence coming out that Mulroney really did take a lot of money from a lobbyist, despite previously claiming not to know him; and of course the Canadian Medical Association Journal blaming the Listeriosis outbreak on the Conservatives, and countless other gaffes, insults and miscues, before and after the election.

Perhaps re-elected Conservative MP Tom Lukiwski summed up the Conservative approach best:

3 Comments for 'Conservatives new Teflon Party'

    December 30, 2008 | 3:34 pm

    Now the Conservatives seem to have accepted a $30 Billion Deficit – sure a lot different than the surplus they were promising a few months back in their denial phase!

    January 11, 2009 | 4:13 pm

    Longer version of Lukiwski comments, political motivated, but funny

    January 22, 2009 | 7:57 pm

    The Conservatives seem to have upgraded deficit projections to $34 Billion
    After Harper denied ANY deficit up until 2 months ago
    Some surplus!
    $64 Billion in the Hole over 2 years

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