While the text of the Liberal motion calling on the HoC to condemn the NDP, the BQ, beer brewers, popcorn makers, and your mom for making us lose the last election is certainly generating debate, through senior Liberal Ottawa sources I have obtained the text of the motion they intend to introduce on their next opposition day after this one.
WHEREAS the Liberal Party of Canada is too afraid of its own shadow to actually risk challenging the government on a confidence vote
And WHEREAS this lack of a backbone has allowed the Conservative Party to govern as if they had a majority, to the detriment of the nation and against the will of the majority of Canadians
Therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that this House condemn us for our actions, and agree that we totally suck for allowing a government that we agree is hostile to the rights and needs of vulnerable Canadians to continue to govern.
In all seriousness, what genius thought an opposition day motion condemning other opposition parties was a whiz-bang fantastic idea? I mean, seriously. I totally think the NDP and BQ suck, although for reasons that have nothing to do with the reasons in the Liberal motion. But a motion to call them names? It's stupid. And as for the last election, just get over it already.
UPDATE: Paul Wells has been by, and he explains the Liberal master strategy with their motion back at his place:
The Liberals need to introduce motions that sound like no-confidence declarations but won't actually command a majority of votes in the Commons. Hence the motion the other day about the government's "NDP-like" lack of fiscal discipline. And now a motion that says the government's mere existence is the fault of the NDP and the Bloc. The Liberals need motions the other parties can't support, because when Stéphane Dion tells his campaign officials to prepare for a campaign, they refuse to comply.That makes sense. Not in a 'man that's a genius strategy kind of way', mind you, but in a this is clearly what the Liberal “braintrust” is thinking kind of a way. As Paul says, it is pretty clear really. I guess I was just hoping there was some bigger master strategy that actually, you know, made sense and might work that I was missing here. Sadly, it appears there's not.
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