Thursday, December 04, 2008

The coalition missed an opportunity

I really wonder what would have happened today if the coalition would have done this yesterday.

The coalition idea should never have been an end in itself. It should have been a means to an end. If the Governor General would have been presented with a Prime Minister asking for the shutdown of Parliament when there was a proposal on the table she might not have granted his request.

At the very least, if she would have the media might have had to report that Stephen Harper asked for the shutdown of Parliament even though the coalition had thrown him a lifeline.

This should be a lesson to all of the opposition. If you present your coalition as a way to show cooperation in Parliament you should try to get the cooperation of the government as well as the other opposition parties. That way you look genuine and it is much more difficult for the government and their many, many, many friends in the media to depict you as "power hungry" bastards working with the seperatists.

3 Comments:

Blogger wilson said...

You tried to tell them, many times ottlib.

December 04, 2008 10:43 PM  
Blogger WesternGrit said...

There is still a month and a half for that... It's a good idea, that needs to be pushed... After all, this is what it was about - helping Canadians...

December 04, 2008 11:10 PM  
Blogger ng2000 said...

Valuable resource of canadian parliament news summaries: http://www.ng2000.com/blog/2008/12/05/canadian-parliament/

December 05, 2008 12:54 AM  

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