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Use the summertime wisely, Libs.

The Liberals have decided that they will again hold their fire on bringing down the Conservatives for another time of their choosing. Everyone who reads me here knows what I’ve been saying about what I think we should have been doing the past several months, so I’m not going to repeat it. I have great sympathy for those again expressing frustration at this strategy, but it is apparent from observation (ie. seeing this title at Garth Turner’s blogpost) that the Liberals feel they are only going to get one shot at taking down Harper and defeating him in an election.

Many of us election “hawks” in the Liberal blogging camp have sort of been resigned to this fact the past couple of weeks that there likely wouldn’t be an election before the Autumn. I will say what others have said – if this is the strategy, we’d better use the time wisely to do some explaining of our details-still-to-be-hashed-out carbon tax proposal, and also to get some fund raising going.

If Dion and the Liberals can do that, then I’ll bide my time along with them. I think others in the hawk camp will as well, if we can see that’s being done – and I think from posts I’ve seen from other Liberal bloggers like Far and Wide for example, or at A BC’er In Toronto, and elsewhere, there is the notion we can go along with this delay in an election if we spend it productively.

3 comments to Use the summertime wisely, Libs.

  • tdwebste

    Sorry, to disagree.

    Every time the Liberals stand up during the coming election and say why Canadians shouldn’t vote the Harper back in for another term. You will hear, “Why didn’t you vote out Harper if he is as bad as you say?”

    Justice is a federal issue. And this is where the federal Liberals NEED to take action!!

    And green house gas reduction and the environment are primarily provincial issues. Economic incentives without implementation are just painful.

    If you read my blog, you know that I believe land usage tax changes are more direct than a carbon tax. I am not against a carbon tax, just land usage tax changes are more direct. Land usage is a provincial matter.

    The best federal strategy is to map out a plan and help coordinate provincial strategies.

    Sadly I am not so optimistic for the Liberals any more. But I don’t want to see the left vote split and Harper’s right wing BIG OIL Conservatives re-elected.

    When I stand up during the coming election and say why Canadians shouldn’t vote the Harper back in for another term. Should I say I am not a Liberal to avoid the predicted ridicule. I hope not.

  • I would love to be a fly on the wall, when Rae and company go to the myriad of ethnic festivals over the summer. I am sure they will have some splainin’ to do.

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