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Jay Currie

One Damn Thing After Another


Wells on Martin

The good news for Liberals is that at this point in our history, Canadians can absolutely afford the luxury of thudding mediocrity at the centre of power. Our government stacks up surpluses so phenomenal even Liberals can't spend their way into deficit....

If I had to bet, I'd bet a tiny amount — precisely commensurate with the stakes — on Martin winning the next election and sticking around for another five years. Each of those years will look like the one we've been through. Making history? Fixing health care for a generation? Why even bother rebutting any of it? History's entry for Paul Martin will resemble the entry for Earth in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: "Mostly Harmless."
inkless wells
What keeps Martin in power is the absolutely lackluster performance of the Conservative opposition. They are behaving as if Martin has a majority government and they already have four years to fritter away before they can get another shot at the Liberals.

Dumb. had they followed up on their ammendments to the Speech from the Throne they might have kept the Grits on the hop. Instead they have wasted weeks arguing about exotic dancers.

Right now the Tories should have at least one and probably three or four privatemembers bills addressing real issues. They should be working closely with the Bloc to have those bills debated. Instead they are coming up with lamer ammendments on SSM which they know are almost certain to be defeated and will provide fodder for the Grits in the next election.