Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby gordon_as » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:10 pm

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Andrew Wilkinson says 3 Liberal MLAs have already told him they are not running again. Won’t tell us who. #bcpoli


hhmm , I wonder if John Martin is one of those three ?
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Cactusflower » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:12 pm

*removed*

By the time the repercussions of the Plecas Report finish reverberating throughout BC, the BC Liberals will be busy inventing yet another new name. History proves that's the only way they can stay in the game.
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Urbane » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:19 pm

^^ Getting back on topic . . . the byelection results were no surprise. Despite one outlier poll that showed the Liberals ahead the other polls got it right and Keith Baldrey, as usual, got it right as well. Nanaimo is a strong NDP area but it was good to see the Liberal percentage of the vote way up. I think the most interesting thing was the collapse of the Green vote. What will Weaver do now? More of the same, i.e. supporting Horgan no matter what? We'll see . . .
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby flamingfingers » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:24 pm

And how are they going to try to do this?

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Just like @keithbaldrey stated tonight, the @bcliberals need to convince some of their long time folks to move on. The party needs to get younger, more women and have people from all different ethnicities or it stands no chance of winning in 2021.

If ignorance is bliss, why is everyone so unhappy?

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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Cactusflower » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:26 pm

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Andrew Wilkinson says 3 Liberal MLAs have already told him they are not running again. Won’t tell us who. #bcpoli


hhmm , I wonder if John Martin is one of those three ?
https://www.castanet.net/news/BC/248191 ... A-s-office


My, my..........the wheels of justice certainly grind slowly, don't they? And odd how this story isn't reported until after the by-election. How many others are waiting in the wings? And how long do we have to wait to see justice done in the Rich Coleman/logging company dispute. Then there's deJong, and........what? I strayed off topic? Sorry about that!
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Drip_Torch » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:30 pm

Urbane wrote:^^ Getting back on topic . . . the byelection results were no surprise.


Okay, the by-election results were no surprise, but that's not to say there weren't a few surprises along the way...

CBC National

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And, of course, the mainstreet research poll, but who didn't laugh out loud at that?
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:34 pm

flamingfingers wrote:And how are they going to try to do this?



They could develop a disgusting and evil racist and sexist policy banning people of a certain gender and race from being nominated, but no one is that stupid.
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Pete Podoski » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:47 pm

flamingfingers wrote:And how are they going to try to do this?

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Just like @keithbaldrey stated tonight, the @bcliberals need to convince some of their long time folks to move on. The party needs to get younger, more women and have people from all different ethnicities or it stands no chance of winning in 2021.



Who is Cody Younker to tell a successful political party that has won 5 straight elections what to do?

He's a young kid with a twitter account. Good for him.

The N.D.P. is imploding federally with a non-white leader. Is THAT something to be proud of, to tell others to have more people from minorities, when the bigoted N.D.P. won't even support their own leader because he's not a white boy from the union?

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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby baron1963 » Jan 31st, 2019, 3:58 pm

Am I the only liberal supporter that believed we could win this riding - we didn’t bring in all our big guns to finish second. I have my doubts about Wilkinson, he definitely doesn’t have ‘win at any cost’ mentality of Christy Clark.
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 31st, 2019, 4:39 pm

baron1963 wrote:Am I the only liberal supporter that believed we could win this riding - we didn’t bring in all our big guns to finish second. I have my doubts about Wilkinson, he definitely doesn’t have ‘win at any cost’ mentality of Christy Clark.


In some ways perhaps it was a win, in that they picked up votes, and this gives them more time to prepare for 2021, as well as time for the NDP to implode. Remember the fallout from a number of the NDP initiatives is still to come.

Most Liberal supporters were resigned to the fact that winning Nanaimo wasn't an easy task by any stretch of the imagination. It would be akin to what it would take for the NDP to win West Kelowna. :biggrin:
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby baron1963 » Jan 31st, 2019, 4:51 pm

OMG, when did finishing in 2nd almost count as a win. Reminds me when I was coaching hockey and we weren’t allowed to tell kids that they were cut from the team but somehow we had to explain to them that they weren’t good enough for the team without hurting their feelings

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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby normaM » Jan 31st, 2019, 4:55 pm

Goodness.. I hate to see what happens when a fav Sports team loses.
Throw yourself in a volcano?
And the name calling is beyond, yea, NDP supporters so stupid, blah blah blah
You all should have travelled to Nanaimo, driven voters to polling stations, sold your hair to send campaign Contibutions to your fave, etc.
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby mikest2 » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:33 pm

baron1963 wrote:OMG, when did finishing in 2nd almost count as a win. Reminds me when I was coaching hockey and we weren’t allowed to tell kids that they were cut from the team but somehow we had to explain to them that they weren’t good enough for the team without hurting their feelings


When the NDP formed government without winning more seats than the Libs
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby Urban Cowboy » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:42 pm

mikest2 wrote:
baron1963 wrote:OMG, when did finishing in 2nd almost count as a win. Reminds me when I was coaching hockey and we weren’t allowed to tell kids that they were cut from the team but somehow we had to explain to them that they weren’t good enough for the team without hurting their feelings


When the NDP formed government without winning more seats than the Libs


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Good point mikest2. Just ask any of the NDP cheerleaders baron1963. :biggrin:
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Re: Nanaimo: perhaps split the vote?

Postby baron1963 » Jan 31st, 2019, 5:44 pm

mikest2 wrote:
baron1963 wrote:OMG, when did finishing in 2nd almost count as a win. Reminds me when I was coaching hockey and we weren’t allowed to tell kids that they were cut from the team but somehow we had to explain to them that they weren’t good enough for the team without hurting their feelings


When the NDP formed government without winning more seats than the Libs


So now we are lowering ourselves to the NDP.
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