Thursday, February 4, 2010

About that Coalition...

Well if this isn't the stupidest...

Taber picks up the nonsense colleague Spector was spouting Monday and runs with it straight off a cliff. The new talking point, that I'm sure the CPC will hammer home in the coming weeks and definitely during an election, is that Liberal minority = coalition.

EKOS' latest seat projections (for what they're worth) give the LPC a minority government with 122 seats. Instead of saying that, and leaving it there, Taber suggests that it wouldn't be a LPC minority... it would be a LPC/NDP MAJORITY - er, wait, no - MINORITY!!! Taber doesn't tell us exactly what the LPC would gain from this that the tories don't already have with the current makeup of the House.

Taber writes, "The idea of a coalition fits with recent Tory spin."

No shit.


  1. This is what I've been arguing all along. As soon as someone argues that the idea of a coalition between minority parties is undemocratic, they are proposing that any collaboration is undemocratic.

    So the only alternative is that the minority party that forms the government gets de facto power to rule as a majority. The two concepts go hand-in-hand.

    Which leads to the amusing logical gymnastics Harper supporters find themselves performing.

  2. Ah yes, I'm sure the Blogging Tories will be screaming their heads off about the Conservative-Liberal coalition of the past few years.

    I'm interested in seeing how it plays out though. Contrary to Taber's odd statement that Canadians were "violently" opposed to a coalition, I think Graves has it right when he says the circumstances were more important than the idea itself.