Is there anything Michael Ignatieff has said that he is unwilling to reverse? It seems not. For example:
- Today Ignatieff said he never said he would immediately vote against a Tory budget if the Conservatives were to win another minority government. Yet, shortly after the election campaign started, he said he would if the budget was unchanged (second paragraph starting ‘Two Related Points) which is precisely the budget the Tories are seeking a mandate.
- Early in the campaign, Ignatieff is alleged to have said one thing about the “oil sands” while in Alberta but quite another about the “tar sands” while in Quebec, as Premier Stelmach complained, pitting provinces against provinces.
- Ignatieff is now alleged to have helped the U.S. government of George W. Bush plan the Iraq war while working and writing at Harvard’s Carr Centre, but after joining the Liberal Party of Canada, he apparently had a change of mind and attempted to distance himself from the war.
- At the start of this 2011 election campaign, Ignatieff said there would be no coalition, totally ruling it out as an option. Not going to happen. Then, yesterday we find out that Ignatieff told the CBC’s Peter Mansbridge that yes, they did plan on defeating the Conservatives at the very first opportunity to vote in the House of Commons.
Flip-flopping or lying? Readers can be the judge. At the very least, Ignatieff changes his mind constantly as this page of Iggyisms on Blue Like You indicates. My favourite? On December 10th, 2008, Ignatieff said: A coalition if necessary, but not necessarily a coalition. There you have it, flip-flopping in the same sentence.
The point of this post? That surely, whether Canadians are Liberal, NDP, Bloc or Green supporters, they would protest the outright abuse of democracy and the Canadian electoral process they are seeing and hearing from all three opposition parties — and vote for their Conservative candidate on May 2nd, 2011 for a Conservative majority government.
C/P Jack’s Newswatch.