Thursday, September 3, 2009

The NDP shows its Hypocritical side . . .

As promised I will be among the first to call the NDP hypocritical when circumstances demand it. The NDP has, of course, not supported the government, nor will they, I believe, when the time comes to actually vote in the House of Commons. But Brad Lavigne is being deeply hypocritical recently by suggesting that the NDP will take events on a “case by case” basis and could support Harper if he is willing to do something about EI, credit card fees, etc. Well I presume that parties always take it on a case by case basis, however only last spring the NDP said they would not vote for Harper’s budget even before they read it because it didn’t really matter what was in the budget because Harper could not be trusted, period. I happen to agree with that position. However, what has changed Mr. Lavigne? Has Mr. Harper suddenly become more trustworthy? Why suddenly is it possible for you work with the government now? Hypocrisy, pure and simple. 

2 comments:

Darwin O'Connor said...

I wouldn't call it hyprocracy, more like changing their mind. They where criticized for rejecting the budget without seeing it, so they are trying to avoid that criticism now.

I think we shouldn't support the Conservative government because of their repeated disrespect for Parliament, and therefore democracy, but that wasn't the reason given by the NDP.

kirbycairo said...

I know what you are saying Darwin, the NDP should never have taken the position that they wouldn't read the budget before deciding, if for no other reasons than that the optics of it. But they should hold to their position that the Conservative government has shown time and again that they misrepresent their positions and go back on their promises (like income trusts for example) and that they therefore cannot be trusted regardless of what they say. Unfortunately last spring when Harper kept saying in House that Layton would''t even read the budget before deciding against it, Layton hardly ever took the opportunity to make this point clear. So it goes.