Wednesday, May 04, 2011

The New NDP Caucus

A majority of the NDP's MP's are rookie MP's. Now I am not saying that they aren't up to the job. I think we will see in time to come whether they will be the inexperienced caucus that was a mistake to put as the official opposition or the amatures that ended up being was is needed in Ottawa. Only time will tell. Elisabeth May put it best last night "amateurs made the ark, professionals made the Titanic." Now Amateurs can still prove to fail like in Quebec the ADQ surged, and got 2nd place in the 2008 election then in 2009 the ADQ dipped all the way down to last place and no longer a official party in the province of Quebec. We will just have to wait and see how the NDP party will govern.

4 comments:

  1. Only time will tell. Elisabeth May put it best last night "amateurs made the ark, professionals made the Titanic.

    One thing Elizabeth May should keep in mind is that Noah got the designs straight from God. ;)

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  2. I guess no one has a problem with Elizabeth May mixing religion and politics. She is an ordained minister, you know.

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  3. I don't mind Ms May's "mixing" as the Rat calls it.

    And as for 'inexperienced' MPs, the Conservatives (in their various party manifestations) sent many rookie MPs to Ottawa between 1990 and 2006, and no one made a big deal about it and now they have a majority.

    Napoleon lost at Waterloo after years of experience. It was in early youthful years that the little corporal had his greatest victories which were based on his most innovative ideas. Experience or training can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on the circumstances.

    It is rumoured that Edison once said he was glad he was not an engineer because then he would have known that all the things he had invented were impossible.

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  4. And as for 'inexperienced' MPs, the Conservatives (in their various party manifestations) sent many rookie MPs to Ottawa between 1990 and 2006, and no one made a big deal about it and now they have a majority.

    The biggest landslide of this nature was back in 1984 for the Conservatives -100 of 211 MPs.

    It's not being a rookie that's the problem. It's the possibility that if they're a placeholder candidate that the party didn't do a proper check of the candidates background. If they're going to sit the backbench and just vote, it's best if they don't really attract any attention to themselves, which unfortunately, Ruth Ellen Brosseau isn't doing to not fault of her own at this point. (In some ways, it would have been better for the NDP if Brosseau lost the vote in her riding.)

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