September 19, 2006

Bob Rae Top 11!

From the man who said he had experience and some things are "too hard" to do, Bob Rae emerges with another gem.

Apparently, Liberals should not choose the candidate with the best ideas. Pardon me? While I have to admit this was not part of Jacques Saada's pitch when he tried to get me on Bob's team, it does seem to explain how Ontario was run for the early 90s.

Does Bob plan on making this the Liberal pitch against Stephen Harper?

I can see the ads now…Sure the Tories have better ideas, but I am Bob Rae.
(Bye Bye Brampton, Bye Bye Ajax, Bye Bye Scarborough, Bye Bye Beating Harper)

I remember Marc Gendron's event flier in Drummondville this year "Who needs money when you have ideas?" so…

In honor of Bob's ridiculous statement, I have compiled the

Top 10 Bob Rae Qualities Which Are Better Than Ideas

10) Plays the piano…favorite song of Ontario Unions…I don't wanna work, I wanna bang on the drum all day.

9) Has buttons big enough to fill the holes in his credibility

8) Really adept at quoting NDP premiers

7) Rhymes with political favorites like Tom DeLay and Stockwell Day

6) Won "905 Premier of the Year" 17 years running

5) More days named after him than all other Canadian premiers combined

4) History with the color red consists mainly of his budgets

3) Has a sharp tongue…especially when he calls Liberals lepers

2) Turned cutting and running into a political modus operandi on issues ranging from Afghanistan to constitutional talks.

1) Made Kim Campbell's "elections are not a good time to talk about policy" the No. 2 worst political statement of all time.

So if you believe the people going around calling Bob Rae the "safe choice", there is a snowball salesman in Nunavut I would like you to meet.

UPDATE: After today’s revelations, I decided to include a number 11.

11) Thinks the Liberal Party is SO GOOD, he donates money to their opponents to make the challenge even harder!

Time for some investigative journalism…I’ll try and slot it in…in the meantime, click on my friend Kyle’s blog and take a look at the story. To think he was here this whole time and never bothered donating before.

20 Commentaires:

Blogger Rank & File Liberal a dit...

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9/19/2006 4:33 PM  
Blogger Rank & File Liberal a dit...

You forgot to include:

Faster than a speeding bullet, able to leap tall buildings in a single bound and can claim to be a Liberal while simultaneously refusing to put a Liberal election sign on his lawn and making fundraising contributions to federal NDP candidates in very tight elections: http://liberallifeandtimes.blogspot.com/2006/09/how-can-liberal-be-so-un-liberal.html

Oh, and he sure does talk pretty and is actually proud to call himself (several times) a "professional politician".

9/19/2006 4:34 PM  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

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9/19/2006 4:57 PM  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

Rae is by far the best political speaker and debater of the group. You are taking his comment out of context. As you know i do not support Rays candidacy as I think it would be devestating to the Liberal Party particularly in Ontario. I also don`t trust the man after his premiership of Ontario.

That being said, the man runs circles around everyone else at the podium, without question. If you can`t see that Antonio, you are just plain thick. Iggy is not a good debater. he is dour, says strange things and is easily shaken. Does he still have a cold by the way?

9/19/2006 4:58 PM  
Blogger goonandbleed a dit...

How many Liberal signs did Ignatieff plant on his lawn in London and Boston?

Just out of curiosity, when did Ignatieff take out his Liberal Party of Canada memebership?

9/19/2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger Alex Plante a dit...

Antonio,

You missed something in your list. Bob is a very generous guy, especially with NDP candidates...

Alex

9/19/2006 7:57 PM  
Blogger Kyle Carruthers a dit...

Fuddle Duddle should really cover the Rae donation to the NDP story.

9/19/2006 8:03 PM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Tongue and Cheek ladies and gents

I was told I was wrong by a few rae supporters...apparently Bob does not play the piano...my apologies

but I will look into the NDP thing when I have time...prolly about October 2nd!

9/19/2006 8:19 PM  
Blogger grit heart a dit...

Hey SB,

I also dont support Bob Rae.

But I do agree with you that he is by far a better speaker and debater then Iggy.

Antonio: Stop drinking all that kool-aid!!

9/19/2006 8:46 PM  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

Bob Rae is a great speaker...I never said he wasnt...in fact he can quote NDP Premiers better than any Liberal I know!

9/19/2006 8:48 PM  
Blogger Alex Plante a dit...

Did any of our previous leaders ever gave money to any other federal party than the Liberal Party ?

9/19/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Kyle Carruthers a dit...

If they did, Im sure they didn't within a couple months of running when the wheels of their campaign had already begun to turn.

9/19/2006 10:10 PM  
Blogger Manitoba Liberal a dit...

Micheal Ignatieff's opinions on foreign policy and the constition make it pretty clear that he must have donoated some cash to his political role model Lying Brian Mulrony back in the 80's when Iggy was living with his American brothers.

9/20/2006 12:30 AM  
Blogger Ray Daze a dit...

Who said these words: "I always supported the notion that Quebec . . . is a nation, it is a distinct society, which we need to recognize in our Constitution and I have fought for that," Mr. Rae said. "The genius behind federalism is that we can be both a Quebecker and a Canadian."

WRONG! Bob Rae, at the non-televised debate in Quebec on August 9, 2006. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/LAC.20060810.LIBERALS10/TPStory/?query=Liberal+hopefuls+argue+over+Quebec+Only+120+attend+event+conducted+in+French

Who said these words: “the unilateral repatriation of the Constitution without Quebec must be fixed.”

Wrong again! Bob Rae, at a campaign stop in Quebec, May 17, 2006. http://www.scottbrison.ca/in-the-media-details_e.php?pid=29&year=2006

Discuss.

9/20/2006 12:55 AM  
Blogger grit heart a dit...

iggy is going down!

9/20/2006 9:06 AM  
Blogger Alex Plante a dit...

Very constructive comment, Grit Heart... We're getting used to it.

9/20/2006 9:24 AM  
Blogger Political Outsider a dit...

http://lfpress.ca/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=120921&x=articles&s=elections

"Both Rae and Boyd were thrilled with the NDP's showing in the election, winning 29 seats across Canada -- 11 more than in the last Parliament."

9/20/2006 9:55 AM  
Blogger Political Outsider a dit...

http://lfpress.ca/cgi-bin/publish.cgi?p=120921&x=articles&s=elections

"Both Rae and Boyd were thrilled with the NDP's showing in the election, winning 29 seats across Canada -- 11 more than in the last Parliament."

9/20/2006 9:56 AM  
Blogger Concerned YL a dit...

Did anyone see the poll from Strategic Counsel? I'll be the first to admit the Gregg has often been wrong with his polls but this one shows some interesting things that now seem to be confirmed yet again:

-Rae has big time baggage in Ontario (the last Liberal safehouse, by the way). Yes, it seems he can grow on subsequent ballots but that's the effect of about a 100 paid staffers running around making promises they can't keep.

-Overall public gives lead to Ken Dryden, yet again. One thing is clear, we cannot ignore Dryden's popularity amongst non-Liberals and traditional non-voters. Dryden can reach out, bring new people in, and give the Liberals a fighting chance. Plus, he has no baggage. Remember folks: we're trying to knock off Harper and win the government!

-Iggy seems to be fading fast. He's just not resonating. Of course, he still has solid support in almost all places so I still think he could grow.

-Kennedy is done

-Brison has run a good campaign but he should drop before he gets marked with the "loser" tag

-Dion seems to have osme big potential and I underestimated his support in Quebec.

Overall, after seeing two polls in the last week, both of the public and of Liberals, anyone who believes the top five not not include Dryden, Iggy, Dion, Kennedy and Rae, is nuts and simply trying to spin.

All that said, the best poll is coming up in 10 days.

9/20/2006 10:25 AM  
Blogger anna yanuk a dit...

I think its clear to most that Grit Heart is always right about everything. Grit Heart is all-knowing... what he/she says is undeniably the only right way of looking at a particular issue.

Grit Heart, we are so lucky to have the wisest person ever be living in Canada and being part of the Liberal Party. We are truely blessed.

Grit Heart, I salute you! Now go chop some wood.

9/20/2006 12:05 PM  

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