Nov 5, 2012 at 18:13:25
“I think Martin Sheen and his family are all fine actors. However, they are all hardcore Democrats. Now I am not saying anything about their political views other than that the Sheen Family is very partisan. I don't believe that Martin Sheen would ever have anything good to say about a Republican presidential candidate no matter who it happened to be.”
“I love all those talking separation of Church and State. There is no such thing in reality and especially in politics! People of faith, regardless of what office they hold are going to be guided in some way by their beliefs. The only issue here is that Zimmann is a Christian. If she is elected, it won't be as a Pastor, and it won't because of her being an ordained minister.”
Nov 4, 2012 at 21:41:14
“I have to say I feel great when we gain any hour. Do we really? No but it's a great illusion for a few weeks. As a returning college student and someone who has also had to punch a clock, I love the feeling of having that extra hour even if it's a lie.”
“This is why capitalism is a great thing. I agree with those who say that more wealthy people should give more. George Lucas is a great example. But lets look at it this way, the guy has made millions, heck probably billions over 40 years. He's got so much money already that 4 billion dollars doesn't matter and he can afford to give it away and be as generous as he wants. He could give 90% of his earnings from any venture away and still be rich.
Example: If I had 4.3 billion in the bank, I'd give 4 billion dollars away too. Why? I'd do it because I want to help people but I'd also do it because I know that myself and probably the next five generations of my family could live very well off of the remaining 300 million!”
DonG90806 on Nov 4, 2012 at 20:20:55
“So why does multi-multi-millionnaire Romney only donate to the Mormon Church?”
Nov 4, 2012 at 15:17:15
“People who play the "If they win I'm out of here card" are weak. No matter who wins, the celebrities in Hollywood and New York and everywhere else in the US are going to be just fine. So are the super rich!
It kills me that people talk about Romney's wealth and how he has so much more than the average person. Oprah is a big Obama supporter, and she gave him all her support when he was running for President 4 years ago. Her net worth is over 2 billion and she made almost 300 million back in 2011. How about people like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett? How about George Soros? All Democrats and all super rich Obama supporters. Although, I guess Oprah is small potatoes compared with those three.
Obama may not have as much money as Romney or Oprah or Donald Trump. But anyone who thinks he's this average guy is mistaken. No President ever is or will be. Obama uses his rich supporters in business and elsewhere just as Romney does. Not one celebrity is going to leave the US if Obama actually loses.”
Rob Vann on Nov 4, 2012 at 17:13:24
“Weak..? Maybe it has less to do with money and more to do with principles.”
Nov 4, 2012 at 14:34:58
“Dalton McGuinty has allowed Ontario to degrade so badly that I can't see any good reasons for anyone to want to take on the Premiership once he leaves. He only won the last election because Ontarians didn't get a clear alternative from the PC and NDP parties. It's the old saying, "Better the devil you know..." They gave him a minority government not out of trust but out of familiarity laced with caution. Was it smart? That's debatable. He's leaving a big mess for his Liberal successor to have to take control over. Come General Election time, whoever is sitting in Dalton's old chair might wish they weren't!”
Nov 5, 2012 at 18:40:16
“Don't presume to speak for other Canadians. The Conservatives won a Majority of the seats in Parliament, so obviously, the majority of Canadians who actually bothered to vote did so knowing that he was going to be Prime Minister.
Also, Stephen Harper is well liked around the world and is regarded by many as a pragmatist. Everything the Canadian left went on and on about with regards to him should he become Prime Minister was just fear mongering. We still have Universal Healthcare, Gays and Lesbians can still get married, Abortion hasn't been restricted in any way and the Military didn't takeover our streets.
So tell me why should Canadians have a huge problem with Harper.”
Torontosaurous on Nov 6, 2012 at 07:46:23
“Maybe it's the fact that he believes in an invisible being that rules over people from the clouds.Is that not enough insanity for the Canadian people to swallow? That one point alone is enough for me to want him out of power.There are many reasons for Canadians to hate Harpo,but this one reason trumps them all for me.”
Nov 5, 2012 at 18:29:31
“My prediction (and I haven't read all 96 comments...) is that IF Romney wins you may see some riots down in the States (I'm Canadian, btw). Politics should not be about race, gender or any other statistic. It should be about who people believe will do the best job. Increasingly in today's society it is more about political correctness than it is about a proper path. And I'm Canadian, I know a lot about what political correctness can do. Like in most any situation there needs to be a happy medium/middle ground. North America in many ways has given up the middle and is either one way or the other. Sad.”
cowman on Nov 6, 2012 at 14:31:26
“I hate identity politics too.
Speaking as a fellow Canadian if Romney wins I may investigate building a bomb shelter.”
Nov 4, 2012 at 21:24:29
“At the end of the day, the buck stops with the PM. It is His/Her job to recommend to the Sovereign who to appoint as Governor General. I think it is very good that the Prime Minister is taking this approach. The appointment of GGs/LtGs shouldn't be a political anyway, so I think that giving power to a committee to nominate potential candidates for consideration makes sense.
I'm not one who believes that the Governor General or a provincial Lieutenant Governor should be elected. Canada is not a republic, and I think that the idea that our Queen is above politics means that her Governors General and other representatives should be as well. There is no law that says a Canadian prime minister needs to consult anyone when he advises the Queen or Governor General but again I think an advisory committee is a great idea.”
EQ8Rhomes on Nov 5, 2012 at 14:03:00
“So: What was Harper's complaint to the Republic of USA in 1987? We have not forgotten the National Citizens' Coalition! It was not a zit-loaded teenage political groping!”
Machine Head on Nov 5, 2012 at 07:01:28
“It's high time that Canada grew up, put on its "big boy pants" and became a republic. The monarchy is an anachronistic, undemocratic farce (much like the Harper gang) that has no place inthe modern world. Appointments (vice-regal and otherwise) are always partisan and open to abuse and although His Royal Highness, King Stevie of the Blue Sweater railed against them while in opposition, he has made sure that the trough has nothing but Con snouts rooting in it.”
Nov 4, 2012 at 16:27:00
“Is you think Stephen Harper is a despot, I feel so very sorry for you.
Everyone please take note of this:
Just because you might not agree with a persons political views, that doesn't make them the devil!
A Despot, by definition is: "A ruler or other person who holds absolute power, typically exercising it cruelly." Stephen Harper does not fit that mold in the least and saying it doesn't make it true. It just makes you look ill-informed.
Adolf Hitler, Saddam Hussein, North Korea's late Leader Kim Jong Il (and family), Benito Mussolini, Joseph Stalin, Josip Tito and company are all fine examples of Despots.
There are many more out there but Stephen Harper isn't remotely close. In North America we have no clue. Ask someone who has actually lived under a Dictatorship where the leader actually holds absolute power what it is like. I guarantee that they won't mention not talking to the press or going to a comedy roast!”
Liban CZ on Nov 5, 2012 at 08:48:27
“Captain America, look at home first, go and cast your vote, trouble in paradise.”
ABfield on Nov 5, 2012 at 00:47:08
“Nice to see that some on here can rise above the rhetoric and discuss facts.”
Cael Stigweard on Nov 4, 2012 at 18:24:00
“Harper is up there with all names mentioned. Anyone who places business before human life, or any life, is in the same boat too.”
Nov 4, 2012 at 15:46:24
In the last part of your post, you actually allude to possibly voting for a Conservative candidate in 2015? I highly doubt it. Usually, when someone states "You've lost my vote..." referring to any politician no matter the party, it's usually just a line.
This isn't a political issue at all. What happened to Ashley Smith is not Stephen Harper's fault. He's not responsible for a law that put Ashley Smith in prison. The law says that assaulting a Federal Employee is punishable with certain terms. The persons at fault here are the Judge that chose to put Smith into prison in the first place and the Corrections officials who allowed what happened to happen.
Anyone trying to score political points with this needs to check themselves. That includes the Conservatives, Liberals and the New Democrats and Green Party MP Elizabeth May! Don't make this about Stephen Harper, make it about the needless and tragic incident that it is!”