What the heck did the Beatles mean by that?
With the election, not with life in general or anything. I shouldn’t be unhappy. Everything went the way I wanted. I wanted a majority government. I wanted significant change. I always have liked the idea of the NDP as the official opposition. I never thought the Bloc would curl up into the fetal position and die in a cold dark alley, but it turns out I’m pretty happy about that too.
In concept the election went pretty darned niftily. (The spell-checked is alright with niftily. Huh)
Come the cool light of day it turns out I’m not so happy. Nope not happy at all. It comes down to three points:
- I’m just not a fan of conservative policies. Sorry if this comes as a shock to anyone. It is true.
- I don’t think Harper likes working with Parliament. I think he likes to lead strongly from the front and make decisions. In the past with the minority he had to make concessions. Now I’m not sure so much.
- I don’t think Harper is the boogeyman with a hidden agenda. But there are elements of his party that are much, much, much too far right for my tastes (see point one for reference). I don’t think we’ll see them much in year one, but I’m worried about years two through four.
Four years. That is a long time. You get two Olympics. Four Stanley Cups. One leap year. Kids will be graduating who were born in 1997. That seems to be a long time to live with the things that make me unhappy.
What if they move from general things to specific things? It’s a good thing I have a blog to register my disgust throughout the world.
There I feel better now.