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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue May 03, 2011 6:50 am

    61.4% of eligible voters turned out at the polls. That's up slightly from 58.8% last election. BTW, my riding had an over 70% voter turnout.

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    Post by wprager on Tue May 03, 2011 7:02 am

    Big Ev wrote:
    Hoags wrote:Harper majority Facepalm x 1000000

    WTF is wrong with this country.

    This country didn't want huge tax hikes, that's what.

    Or backdoor deals with seditionists.

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    Post by tim1_2 on Tue May 03, 2011 8:17 am

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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by wprager on Tue May 03, 2011 8:33 am


    For those who are click-averse, this candidate went on a trip to Las Vegas during the campaign, continued to work at a pub in Ottawa, and even though she has "questionable command of French" managed to win her riding of Berthier - Maskinong (she lives in Gatineau, the riding is around Trois Riviers -- closer than Las Vegas, but ...)



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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue May 03, 2011 8:34 am


    It's stories like this that should provide some solace to all those afraid of a Conservative Majority. The Conservatives will need to tread lightly because if they aren't in line with what the electorate wants then the rest of Canada may throw their votes to NDP in the next general election in the form of a protest vote a la Quebec.

    Would people prefer an NDP minority of even majority next election?
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by SeawaySensFan on Tue May 03, 2011 8:46 am


    She looks like a dirty, dirty girl. Drool

    Er, uh, GO SENS GO!!!
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by wprager on Tue May 03, 2011 9:30 am

    Cap'n Clutch wrote:

    It's stories like this that should provide some solace to all those afraid of a Conservative Majority. The Conservatives will need to tread lightly because if they aren't in line with what the electorate wants then the rest of Canada may throw their votes to NDP in the next general election in the form of a protest vote a la Quebec.

    Would people prefer an NDP minority of even majority next election?

    I don't think I could ever vote for Layton, but this major shift is probably a very good thing. It'll keep the PCs on their toes, it will tell the Liberals to get their heads out of their a$$es, and it'll tell the rest of Canada that Quenec is staying, so deal with it.


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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by Hoags on Tue May 03, 2011 9:34 am


    Tough to choose between that and George W. Harper



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    tim1_2 wrote:This is my favourite election story:

    It's stories like this that should provide some solace to all those afraid
    of a Conservative Majority. The Conservatives will need to tread
    lightly because if they aren't in line with what the electorate wants
    then the rest of Canada may throw their votes to NDP in the next general
    election in the form of a protest vote a la Quebec.

    They have a majority, they can pretty much do what they want. They haven't
    cared what the electorate wants so far, why would they start caring now ?
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by Cap'n Clutch on Tue May 03, 2011 9:39 am

    [quote="Hoags"]

    Tough to choose between that and George W. Harper



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    Cap'n Clutch wrote:
    tim1_2 wrote:This is my favourite election story:

    It's stories like this that should provide some solace to all those afraid
    of a Conservative Majority. The Conservatives will need to tread
    lightly because if they aren't in line with what the electorate wants
    then the rest of Canada may throw their votes to NDP in the next general
    election in the form of a protest vote a la Quebec.

    They have a majority, they can pretty much do what they want. They haven't
    cared what the electorate wants so far, why would they start caring now ?



    They'll care now because they won't want the NDP to get their votes in protest NEXT election. What happened in Quebec shows that protest votes work.
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by TheAvatar on Tue May 03, 2011 9:47 am

    I can teach her french Sarcasm
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by PTFlea on Tue May 03, 2011 9:53 am

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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by Hoags on Tue May 03, 2011 10:36 am

    Ignatieff resigns.



    The casualties are piling up
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by PTFlea on Tue May 03, 2011 10:45 am

    Hoags wrote:Ignatieff resigns.



    The casualties are piling up


    There we go. That's why I voted the way I did yesterday, so this Dung for brains would re-sign and hopefully the Liberals get their act in order.
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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by wprager on Tue May 03, 2011 10:49 am

    Umm, don't you mean "resign" and not "re-sign"?


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    Re: Get out and vote!

    Post by PTFlea on Tue May 03, 2011 10:55 am

    wprager wrote:Umm, don't you mean "resign" and not "re-sign"?



    Yes, this time I meant resign not re-sign.

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