April 12, 2011– Stephen Harper wins English debate!!!

Since so many in the mainstream media are predicting the sky is falling for Prime Minister Stephen Harper and we can almost predict the headlines for later tonight and tomorrow — that surprise, surprise, Michael Ignatieff won the English language debate, I thought I would get out in front. There is no comparison. There is no contest. Canadians will know exactly who won tonight’s debate and it will be the man who has guided this country through thick and thin over the last five years. The man who has had to withstand sticks and stones to break his bones.

Well done Mr. Harper. You have won tonight’s debate by just surviving the gotchas, the innuendo, the fake corrupt charge and the never-ending faux scandals. You have won, if for no other reasons, than because you are still standing and you are still the best leader this country has had in a very long time, if not in all time. And, no that is not because I am a partisan. It is because I have lived long enough to know what I say is true.

Let’s also not forget what the Harper government has accomplished either.

Update 9pm: So, the debate is now over and it came out just as I and commenters at Blue Like You thought it would: Harper — first, Layton — second, third — Ignatieff and Duceppe — off the back.  What a pile-on. Layton got in the only zinger and that was Ignatieff being absent from his place in the House of Commons, 70% of the time. However, there was clearly only one person in that debate who was capable of being prime minister and that was our current one — Mr. Harper.

20 thoughts on “April 12, 2011– Stephen Harper wins English debate!!!

  1. Great post, just by showing up in the lions den the PM is a winner. Nanos says libs rising, undecideds at 28%, who are the libs getting those voters from. Should we say good bye to Layton. LOL
    I don’t thing that 28% includes on conservative voter.
    NFLD better get with it, or their deal over the church hill falls will go the way of the dodo bird.
    What about the AG report, the money was spent on supplies, businesses, jobs, materials etc, not tossed around in brown paper bags, or phoney ad contracts.
    Those business and workers will be filing their tax returns to include all that money, and pay their taxes.
    Why are libs and media living in the past, the projects will not be destroyed because of some accounting error.
    Get over it media.

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  2. Ignatieff couldn’t even stay on his feet for the one ZINGER from Layton and this Prime Minister had to endure 2 hours of it from 3 different directions?

    Ummmmm yes, THIS IS the guy that can handle pressure for ALL Canadians!

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  3. Loved it. HARPER owned the room with class and intelligence Iggy was embarrasing with his ” at least we get into government” comment to layton. Layton was trying hard to feel important, didnt work. And sorry… who was the 4th guy?????? HARPER MAJORITY THANK YOU

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  4. I agree Bec, JMW and Marshal. Actually there were times when I cringed for Ignatieff. He was so much out of his element. He is used to students listening, not someone smarter and better briefed. Mansbridge saying the PM didn’t look at the other leaders. Well, Ignatieff couldn’t look at Harper either. I swear Ignatieff is completely intimidated by Harper. And, so he should be.

    I loved the comment on SDA that the “liberal war room must be on suicide watch.” Bad humour for sure, but very funny under the circumstances.

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  5. If the PM and conservatives can handle the recession facing the globe and Canada to where she (canada is today; he can handle the opposition coalition.

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  6. i love that picture of Stephen and Laureen Harper on the bus. i bet they are texting their kids.
    Canada is blessed to have a busy family man leading our country. Thankyou Stephen Harper. Thankyou Laureen Harper for sharing your husband with Canada.

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  7. No question who won the debate, Stephen Harper The only man who showed up with a the intent of talking to Canadians. The rest just continued to throw insults and argue. Canadians don’t want that. Thanks to Stephen Harper

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  8. I thought I would approve Kazimir’s comment so that my readers can see how classy opposition supporters are. Pitiful really. This is supposed to be a democracy, but only if you agree with them.

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  9. Wow, if you couldn’t get a sense of what these ‘leaders’ are really like from last night’s debate, you are missing the boat. Layton is a grandstander with little based in reality. Ignattif spoke with the understanding of someone who missed 70 percent of class, but still feels he is owed an A grade. Our Quebec friend was brutally honest but just doesn’t speak for all of Canada. Harper, big shoulders, forceful (but I think we need that to come out on the world stage) fact driven. I give Harper the win hands down and have now decided my vote will be small c!

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  11. There were no big surprises last night, except for Iggy being scolded for missing 70% of the vote sessions. That’s the only thing I will give Layton credit for. Harper clearly has a plan for this country; one that’s helped us survive a recession, have one of the best economies around, and doing this all during a 3 votes in 5 year minority session. I flat out do not trust Iggy or Jack. And “keebeckers” need to realize they are a part of Canada and do not deserve special treatment. Why the Bloque is even in this debate is beyond my understanding as this is not a Provincial election. At least the Green Party is a federal party. Yes, Harper has work to do on the world front, but he’s done exactly what I would have done…take care of what’s at home first, then build on the international front.

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  12. By the way, to all those people who left comments condemning me and Stephen Harper, I did not approve your comments because I disagreed with you but because of the way you argue your position. In every single case, you criticize me as a person and say that neither I nor Stephen Harper understand democracy. Well, duh? We are in the midst of an election campaign. There is freedom of speech in this country so I can write what I want. What is more democratic than that — apart from the fact I am a conservative.

    Moreover, to suggest that Harper, in his “minority” gov’t, was not accountable or acted like a King is just plain silly. How different was it with Jean Chretien during 13 years of majority governments? If it was different it was because you didn’t have an opposition that was constantly looking for faux scandals. Instead, we got a real scandal and an example of corruption — and remember, because of the Sponsorship Scandal, $40 million dollars is still missing.

    So, to Liberal and progressive visitors, provide a reasoned argument and I will debate. Trash and condemn and I am simply not interested.

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  13. I always love the line that goes, ” the majority of voters didn’t vote for the Cons so they don’t speak on behalf of the citizens… Sorry, kids, but using that line of reasoning we’d never have a government. As long as you have the vote split between five parties having an actual majority of voters is a pipe dream. I suspect the same argument wouldn’t be tossed out if their favorite party ran the government 😉

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  14. I just love the comments that Harper acted like a King.

    What these people don’t understand, and perhaps the democratic process is beyond them as well, is that Harper COULDN’T act like a king or unaccountably without the consent – tacit or express – of another party. The fact that Mr. Ignatieff’s party kept getting “spine flu” on the day of important votes is more of an affront to democracy because the people who were supposed to keep Mr. Harper’s party “in check” weren’t doing their jobs.

    Thanks to Jack for letting that little zinger off the leash last night.

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  15. Mr. Harper did an amazing job, he was composed and in control of his EMOTIONS. I personally do not have any interest in Ignattief or Layton running my country, they should be ashamed and embarrased at their behaviour, I felt embarrased for them especially Layton, the only thing he was missing was a soother and a diaper. Now that we have been notified of Ignatteifs attendance for votes I’m surprised he showed up for the debate. LOL

    Lets get the majority government that Canada deserves. We love Mr. Harper.

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  16. Doug can use his own site as a soapbox, although not allowing comments over there doesn’t inspire confidence in his willingness to get the views of others. He claims to have tens of thousands of subscribers and not one of them can respond or communicate with any of the others. Anyway, Sandy, thanks for limiting his participation here.

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