So, Ignatieff is going to hold his nose, or swallow hard, or whatever and allow harpo to govern.
I kinda expected this. I thought at the beginning of the prorogation that harpo would take this idiotic "do-over" and put together a compromise budget and that either the Liberals or the Liberals AND the NDP would cave.
It's too bad really. Now we've got a third-rate "stimulus" program, crafted by a monkey-brained doofus with no understanding of the role of government in any year after 1914.
I hope Liberal supporters take heed of Layton's admonition. If you want more of the same spinelessness, vote for the party that hides from parliament during confidence votes, the party that has been terrified for the past half-decade of facing the electorate due to its lack of any coherent platform. The reason it doesn't have a platform is because what it really believes in is the same unpalatable neoliberalism it pretends to decry. After Paul Martin's reign of austerity followed by listless incoherence, Canadian voters are pretty unenthusiastic for more of the same. But that's all the Liberals have got.