Monday, May 2, 2011

Nixon North gets his 1972

We're in for an ugly 4 years.  Layton gets his wish, and maybe it will all work out for the best, but right now this is all a very high price to pay for a more progressive alternative governing party.  Well congratulations top one percenters, you've got free reign to plunder.  Worst, another four years without action on the global climate emergency, ruled by psychopaths prepared to run civilization off a cliff rather than pay moderately more taxes.


  1. oh crap, that's awful:

    "With 90 percent of the votes counted, the Conservatives were elected or leading in 166 seats, followed by the NDP with 104, Liberals with 34 and the Bloc Québécois with three and the Green party with one. A party needs to capture 155 seats to win a majority in the House of Commons.

    The NDP, who appeared to have nearly tripled their seat count, made a major breakthrough in Quebec, mostly at the expense of the Bloc. The projected loss of 45 Bloc seats in the province prompted party leader Gilles Duceppe to announce he would resign in days."

  2. updated: 167-102-34, 39.6-30.6-18.9

    but ndp+lib+grn=53.4. that makes you so mad. nn gets a majority with less than 40%. damn...

  3. I don't see anywhere the movement came from' stories

    I see on,_2011 says:

    con +24, ndp +65, lib -43, bq -43

    is it fair to say the ndp took 43 from bq and 20 from the libs and the cons took the other 23 from the libs?

    how can the left get the seats the cons took from it back? have the libs join the ndp?

  4. Under a majority government, the incentives for the Liberals and NDP are likely pointing away from a merger. The Liberals would have to accept being swallowed up by what they see as an upstart party, and the NDP probably think (with some reason) that most of the remaining Liberal voters will come over to them now anyway, so they might want to wait and see if the Liberal party just quietly goes extinct.

    Honestly now a further shift to the NDP would have given them a double digit number of additional ridings that the Conservatives won with less than 40% of the vote. But they will need to figure out how to really break into Ontario. If they can pull off better numbers in Ontario (and maybe BC), keep what they've got in Quebec they'll form government in 2015.