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#1 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:33 AM

Falcon quit this morning.

This is gong to be the least-anticipated election in 20 years.

Welcome NDP, I guess. At least the Liberals are not even going to give you the satisfaction of even the pretense of a fight.
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#2 Hotel Mike

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:49 AM

A bit like the Socreds in the election when Rita Johnson was the erstwhile premier. All the old guard headed for the hills, and the party was wiped out.
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Posted 29 August 2012 - 10:51 AM

I feel badly for the entourage of Falcon political wannabees who thought that they were going to ride his coattails into juicy OIC appointments.

It is no suprise that people who feel that they are unlikely to win next spring are jumping ship, Jimmy P. has only so many open positions though!

#4 Nparker

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 11:34 AM

...jimmy p. Has only so many open positions though!


lol!

#5 Bernard

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 04:50 PM

Falcon quit this morning.

This is gong to be the least-anticipated election in 20 years.

Welcome NDP, I guess. At least the Liberals are not even going to give you the satisfaction of even the pretense of a fight.


It will not be as bad as 2001 was for the NDP

#6 spanky123

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 05:13 PM

It will not be as bad as 2001 was for the NDP


I feel your pain Bernard but that is hardly consolation! The big issue for the Liberals is that there is no base now to build from. As long as Ms. Clark hangs on it will mean dark days and then likely a few years until they can start the process again.

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:54 PM

I'm surprised people are predicting an NDP win. Doesn't BC have a long history of discontent with the ruling party right up until election day, at which the ruling party is re-elected? There were only a few exceptions to that rule.
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#8 spanky123

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 06:59 PM

I'm surprised people are predicting an NDP win. Doesn't BC have a long history of discontent with the ruling party right up until election day, at which the ruling party is re-elected? There were only a few exceptions to that rule.


I think that you have it backwards. BC has a long history of voting against parties and not for them. NDP in-fighting cost them the last two elections and the hated of the Clark NDP was what brought the Liberals to power before that. Now that the NDP has a credible leader, there it someone for the Liberal haters to vote for!

#9 LJ

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Posted 29 August 2012 - 07:44 PM

^ A credible leader? The perpetual frown and whining? There are others in the party I could have accepted but not Dix. Although it looks like we will get him regardless.
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Posted 30 August 2012 - 04:58 AM

^ A credible leader? The perpetual frown and whining? There are others in the party I could have accepted but not Dix. Although it looks like we will get him regardless.


I use the term credible loosely and mostly with respect to his predecessors.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:40 AM

John Les kicks off another day of B.C. Liberal resignations

VICTORIA -- Premier Christy Clark's parliamentary secretary, John Les, added his name Thursday morning to the growing list of Liberal MLAs who are announcing their departure from politics.

“This has been a difficult decision. Since first being elected to public office as an alderman in Chilliwack in 1983, there have been countless rewarding and fulfilling experiences” Les said in a written statement Thursday morning as he announced he will not be seeking a fourth term as the MLA for Chilliwack.

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#12 North Shore

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 01:08 PM

If I'm reading this correctly, there's a suggestion afoot that the rats are simply jumping ship intime to swim to another one - the BC Conservative Party..
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Bernard, your thoughts, perhaps?
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#13 LJ

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:57 PM

The Conservative leadership and some of its members are a little too "tea partyish" for me.

NDP way too socialist and beholden to unions, so where do I go?

A moderate secular conservative party would be good, a revived fiscally conservative liberal party would do, but honestly for the first time in thirty years I don't know who I am going to vote for.
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#14 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 08:59 PM

A moderate secular conservative party would be good, a revived fiscally conservative liberal party would do, but honestly for the first time in thirty years I don't know who I am going to vote for.


Me too.
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#15 Bernard

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:33 PM

Meanwhile the BC Conservatives will be holding a knock 'em down battle at the Sally Ann Citadell on Douglas near MacKenzie on Saturday - will they remove John Cummins or not?

#16 LJ

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 06:50 PM

^Hope so. With a new moderate, intelligent, secular leader they might have a chance.
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#17 Nparker

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 09:52 PM

This all seems strangely familiar to the self-destruction of the Socreds back in 1991, from which was "re-born" the BC Liberal party of today. If history repeats itself (and it often does) we're likely going to see the remnants of the likely-to-be defeated Liberals transforming themselves into the new BC Conservatives with the hope of defeating the NDP government in 2017. Only in BC could a party that calls itself liberal and another called conservative really be one-in-the same. :squint:

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 06:21 AM

Or in europe!
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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:43 AM

Given the appearance of total collapse on the part of Clark's government, is there any chance we will go the polls early or will she continue as a lame-duck until May? The longer she stays the more time the Conservatives have to get organized. I wonder who she would rather hurt more, the NDP or the Conservatives?

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 09:10 AM

^ The Conservatives are coming apart like a Fred Asher suit.

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