August 16, 2007

The Big Green Machine

Things are a-changing in my former party. The Liberal Party has gone Green. Between a pillar of environmental sustainability and the Dion-May non-compete pact, the environment has become the new issue that will drive the Liberal Party.

The Outremont by-election is seen to be a litmus test for Stephane Dion’s shaky leadership, especially in the former Liberal fortress of Quebec. So how does the Liberal Party and their fearless leader plan on showcasing their candidate?

…naturally, they went Green...maybe a little too Green

How many people would guess this is the Liberal poster?

I guess the real question somebody should ask Dion is, why did you lose the red?

I guess we will now see the Big Green Machine in action on September 17th.

Props to Tarek for the pictures…


14 Commentaires:

Blogger leftdog a dit...

"the Big Green Machine" is one of the beloved names and titles that are the property of those who constitute the Rider Nation. Saskatchewan Rough Rider fans will NOT tolerate Liberals or anyone else laying claim to this handle.
The Rough Riders ARE the Big Green Machine - no one else qualifies ... I am ready to drop the hockey gloves over this one ....

8/16/2007 10:09 p.m.  
Blogger A BCer in Toronto a dit...

I like it, looks good. There's still a lot of red, and the green is very understated.

But then, as long as it used the words Liberal and not "Stephane Dion's Liberal Team" I was going to be pretty happy...

8/16/2007 11:51 p.m.  
Blogger Peter Loewen a dit...

I am guessing anyone who can read will figure out it is a Liberal sign, given that it has Liberal written on it.

8/17/2007 12:08 a.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

It doesn't matter, people vote by candidate name, not party or colour, or leader. I venture many people don't even know what Party a candidate is running for when they see the names. Even I, a political junkie, have been surprised a ballot boxes by many names that I could not match to parties. Coulon is running against the former popular environment minister of Quebec who was ditched by the Liberal leader because he oppsed development in/around a provincial park. No one will confuse Coulon for the environmental candidate in this race.

8/17/2007 12:59 p.m.  
Blogger Tarek a dit...

Shoshana, what planet do you live on? People don't vote by party or leader? Are you telling me Francis Scarpaleggia would still win if he switched the NDP?

8/17/2007 1:13 p.m.  
Blogger Kyle G. Olsen a dit...

Would be nice if the Liberal logo was a little bigger, other than that it is a.ok

8/17/2007 3:03 p.m.  
Blogger Antonio a dit...

The sign is still green guys there is no way around that.

Who knew red would one day be at the margin of a Liberal electoral sign...

Liberals were upset at Paul Martin when he refused to call his platform a "red" book.

And leftdog, no intent to offend anyone from Rider nation...I took the expression Big Red Machine and substituted Green...

I do think somebody should ask him why the color red has been banished to the fringes of the Liberal electoral would be a fair question to ask.

8/17/2007 3:51 p.m.  
Blogger Bill D. Cat a dit...

Hammer and sickle ? ..... nah , too freaking commie . Prius and offsets , hmmmmmm ......... just the right amount of commie .

8/17/2007 6:54 p.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

Tarek, the ballots don't have political parties on them. They have names on them only. Ergo, people vote for the candidate by name not political party, as mandated by the Canada elections act.

And like I said, no one in Outrement is going to confuse Coulon with the green Party or with an environmentalist or former environment minister, no one.

8/17/2007 9:21 p.m.  
Blogger s.b. a dit...

Interestingly enough, I might add, it is much more likely he gets confused for a woman, given the name Jocelyn, than a green Party candidate.

8/17/2007 9:23 p.m.  
Blogger Alex Plante a dit...

Unfortunately Shoshana,

Ballots have the name of the party written underneath the name of the candidate. Would people like Roger Gaudet or France Bonsant be MPs if Bloc Quebecois wasn't written underneath their name. I doubt it.

Campaigns are won or lost based on the leader's campaign. A candidate accounts for less than 5% of the vote.

8/17/2007 10:30 p.m.  
Blogger Tarek a dit...

Shoshana, if you're too dense to notice, the last time you voted, that the a political party was listed on the ballot alongside the name of the candidate it presented, it does not in any way mean that people in Outremont will be confused by an actually very common masculine first name, in this province. It's female equivalent Jocelyne (with an E, just in case you didn't notice) is far less common.

8/19/2007 12:44 p.m.  
Blogger Peter Loewen a dit...

SB is probably just confusing provincial and federal ballots. Federal ballots indeed have party names on them - they have since 1970. However, provincial ballots in Ontario (and NFLD) do not.


8/19/2007 2:59 p.m.  
Blogger burlivespipe a dit...

Leave it to ol' rebel Anotoine to think that a picture of a tree is only the propriety of one party. There's nothing wrong with the colours, red's there, the name's there, the party's there. That it also includes a tree in full foliage doesn't mean that it is 'green and only green.' It means life, you idiot. But let's take it a step further -- should the CONs only be allowed to use the back drop of a clear-cut? Liberals the leaves of autumn? The Bloc a large iceberg that's broken off from the mainland?
When are you going to come up with some legitimate moaning?

8/21/2007 1:54 p.m.  

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