Blaze wrote:1eye wrote:Off to the debate!
OMG! OMG! OMG! Are you really going to be there?!? I am Sooooooo Jealous!
The Liberal leader, in no particular order and with varying degrees of stridency, said Harper couldn’t tell the truth, had no respect for democracy, no respect for Parliament, no respect for Canadians.
He portrayed Harper as the type of man who just blows up things that don’t suit his fancy, a man who must be in control.
“You are a man who will shut down anything you can’t control,” Ignatieff said.
“That's the core of your vision of government ... and it’s hostile to the values of democracy upon which this country is based.”
He (Harper) tried to galvanize his argument for a majority government by pointing to the “bickering” and personal attacks on display Tuesday night.
On that, Ignatieff rightly corrected him.
This was not bickering, but a debate, Ignatieff said.
With that, the essence of the Conservative leader seemed to have been captured.
For Harper, the election is unnecessary, the rules of Parliament are mere political games, his opponents are best ignored and the leaders’ debate was an exercise in bickering.
~Tim Harper, National Affairs Columnist
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