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May 10, 2011

Liberal Party implodes with infighting

CANADA - The Liberal Party of Canada, which suffered its worst defeat in Canadian history and has been reduced to a mere 34 seats in the Canadian parliament, has turned to fighting amongst themselves over who's fault it is and what to do next.

Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff did try to claim some of the blame for himself, but really the problem is deeper than that. The Liberal Party is a DINOSAUR on the verge of extinction. The party has aligned itself with moderate-centrist voters during a time when Canadians have been polarized to the left and to the right. There simply are not enough moderate voters to support the Liberals at the standards they are used to. They've become obsolete.

Normally what would happen now, the wisest course of action, would be to hold a leadership convention and determine who should lead the Liberal Party (and hopefully push it either to the left or the right, but not both).

But instead the party is bickering about when they should even have a leadership convention, which should happen around the end of October. But instead some party members have decided to have a special convention on June 12th to vote on amending the party’s own constitution so they can delay picking a new leader until 2012.

They argue they need time to pick a good leader. Hogwash. The obvious leader is Bob Rae, who it is believed will lead the Liberals towards unification with the much larger and more to the left NDP. This merger would be the wisest route and bring about the necessary change the Liberals so desperately need.

But instead the Liberal Party members have decided to fight amongst themselves over the best course of action, delaying the leadership vote, delaying any possible merger with the NDP, and are basically imploding their own party. Apparently political suicide is preferable to surrender.

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