Quote: Originally Posted by Sparrow
I don't know if you are like me but I cannot watch the parliment TV channel, they look like a bunch of children in a schoolyard fight. They look like idiots!
As they say in Parliament: "Hear, hear!"
Anybody else wondering about the root cause here? The party politics system that just doesn't work?
Never mind the fact that they DO argue like kids, the entire "Whatever I say is right, and whatever you say is wrong" concept on which the entire leadership of our country is based is fundamentally flawed. It means that we get one party in power who does what they think is best, while the Opposition rants "No, no, no, that's wrong!" Then the old Oppostion gets elected to govern and does what IT thinks is best, while the new Opposition screams "No, no, no, that's wrong!" and we muddle along that way from election to election.
I mean, c'mon. Everybody knows that there are times when you are wrong and they are right. The Opposition just opposes and fights the Gorvernment tooth and nail for every dollar allocation or new legislation. This is not leadership of a country. It's control of a power. A real leader would admit that "Yes, we screwed up, we're human". And it would be nice to hear the Opposition say "We commend the Government on this fine initiative", all in the best interest of the Canadian public. There's another thread in here on elections, and I for one would like to see some major changes happen sooner rather than later.
Perhaps I'm asking too much; it takes a big person to admit publicly that they are wrong, or that the adversary is right... and I haven't seen a big person on Parliament Hill in quite a while.
My 2% of a dollar.