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Old 10-20-2015, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Canada
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My riding did go Conservative as expected but the Liberals increased their support to about 40% up from 5% just a few years ago. But all rural ridings stayed Conservative here.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:48 AM
 
Location: Somewhere flat in Mississippi
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Just to show that I am not against all things Northern, I offer Canada a Bronx cheer.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:54 AM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Just to show that I am not against all things Northern, I offer Canada a Bronx cheer.
Isn't a Bronx cheer the same as a jeer?
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Isn't a Bronx cheer the same as a jeer?
I just googled that and it doesn't sound like a good thing.
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Old 10-20-2015, 09:55 AM
 
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I'd say Jason Kenney is a pretty interesting potential successor to Stephen Harper for the Conservatives.
He may be too closely associated with Harper to do the conservatives much good, especially if the world does not collapse under the liberals.
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Old 10-20-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: between three Great Lakes.
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Instead of a Bronx cheer (also known as a "raspberry,") I suggest a heart-felt wolf whistle.

Last edited by Zenstyle; 10-20-2015 at 10:37 AM..
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Old 10-20-2015, 12:31 PM
 
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Another more important point; conservatives, whether Republicans in the U.S. or Conservatives (or their predecessor the PCPC in Canada) don’t do well in arranging for an ideological future. While there were plenty of Liberals such as Chretien and Martin, fully prepared by Trudeau the Smarter, waiting to pounce when Mulroney built and then destroyed his party, Mulroney and Harper prepared nobody (Campbell doesn’t count). Reagan left behind GWHB, a RINO (Republican in Name Only). Giuliani as New York Mayor and Pataki as New York Governor left behind no ideological successors. We have to do better in having greater depth. Harper was a one man band, and when people grew tired of him there was nowhere to go.
well... if you come to think about it, there really is no reason for why, in modern day Canada, the conservative party (or conservative/right wing ideologies, in general) should have any political traction. ever. with the exception of the conservative party, all the other parties (liberal, NDP, Bloc Quebecois + Elizabeth May because that lady is pretty much her party) are to the left. if we operated under the 2-party system like the U.S. does, around 70% of the parliamentary seats would have gone to the"Democrats". which tells you that the right is in pretty flaky around here.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:13 PM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Maybe the conservatives lost because they only offer more wealth for the wealthy at great cost to everyone else. Here in the country just to the south of you our Republicans are very good at making the wealthy ever wealthier at the expense of most of us. The most of us are finally realizing this. I am glad that Canada has as well.

Good luck to you.

FWIW - My wife and I have always had a great time when we have visited Canada.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Well, one thing is for sure: we've got the best looking first couple in the world. lol


Honestly, I'm so glad Quebec has chosen to come back to the family. Maybe Trudeau is the guy to bring us back together.
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Old 10-20-2015, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Quebec has chosen to come back to the trough.

Fixed that for you.
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