Friday, December 21, 2012

Who are these Greens, really?

Candidate choice splits B.C. Greens in Saanich South, Rob Shaw, Times Colonist
"Sterk said her election readiness committee will unilaterally acclaim Branko Mustafovic — a local photographer and chef — as the riding’s Green candidate. The move bypasses any vote by members in the Saanich South constituency association."
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12 comments:

  1. When Laila was considering a run at politics, I shared a feeling of reticence based on this kind of party shenanigan. The game is gamed, and even an elected independent would simply be sidelined, sadly. It will take a massive upswelling of citizen revolt to ensure that the legislative process became meaningful again.

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  2. If only opposition politicians could park their egos at the door and co-operate, it would be a slam-dunk to defeat unworthy, corrupt governing parties. The math is simple; alas, co-operation, not so simple apparently.
    Norm, I hope you do not mind the link but Kai Nagata is discussing this very issue over at The Tyee.
    http://thetyee.ca/Opinion/2012/12/21/Force-Cooperation/
    Mark B

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  3. The Greens? The Left of the Left...or to the left of the NDP.

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    1. Or maybe another would-be farm team of the BC Liberals.

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    2. Greens, conservatives that fly a green flag.

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    3. Exactly there is a strong conservative element to the GP. They are not really a political progressive alternative option. However if we moved to Pro Rep then they could have seats at the table as determined by voting strength. FPTP has run its useful course IMO.

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  4. Isn't it interesting how the various political parties espouse democracy as the foundation for our governance yet choose to ignore the concept when less than convenient. It's crap like this that deters me from ever donating one red cent to any political party's coffers, joining any political party or campaign for any of them.

    They are all just self-serving hypocrites.

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  5. Well said Norm, "farm team of the BC Liberals", like in 2005 and 2009 for Campbell!

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    1. I'll never forget Gordon Campbell grinning like a shit-eating hound as he welcomed Green leader Adrienne Carr to her party's first ever televised campaign debate; he knew the higher profile awarded the perennial fringe party would win votes at the expense of his main rival, the NDP.

      The Greens also decided whether BC got an NDP or a BC Liberal government in 2009.

      (Maybe a little off-topic, but the Greens did the same thing for the federal Conservatives...same number of times, too: two times, or four-for-four if you include both provincial and federal elections. Just sayin'...)

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  6. Andrew Weaver told a luncheon group at UVIC shortly after his nomination that "some disaffected liberals" had asked him to run.

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  7. I remember the Green's warning? Harper gave Communist China the right to sue, any Canadians blocking Red China's takeover.

    Seems there are BC miners needing jobs. However, BC's usual corrupt courts awarded, the BC mining jobs to Red China. We all knew back in, Campbell's reign of terror, he works for Harper. He sold BC's resources and resource jobs out to Red China long ago. CSIS did warn Canadians of China's takeover. BC was specifically mentioned. China already owned BC.

    Same if Canadians try for jobs at the tar sands. Those jobs will automatically, be given to China.

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    1. Sorry...but I'm going to come over and take your comma (,) away.
      Sheesh!

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