Tom Flanagan has come up with the latest term for what the Liberals, the Bloc and the NDP are planning. A Virtual Coalition is as good a name as any. They plan to overrule the will of the people if they can. Many senior Liberals have independently confirmed the plan while simultaneously denouncing a narrow definition of a Coalition. I've prepared a value added video of Tom Flanagan's discussion with other political strategists.
They think that if they just don't call it a Coalition, Canadians will be okay. Their collective contempt for the mind of a citizen is astounding to behold. They think we can't put it together. If they called it cotton candy, they believe we would suddenly think a coalition with these three was sweet and fluffy.
Not only would a virtual coalition be a betrayal of the electoral mandate and illegitimate. It would be inherently unstable, weak and wasteful. Unstable and wasteful because the Bloc would strong arm it into paying ransom above and beyond what is fair to the rest of Canada, and weak because this situation would leave Canada vulnerable to external shocks to the economy that a natural loser like Micheal Ignatieff is unfit to cope with. The Troika would put us at a competitive disadvantage with huge deficit spending, large tax hikes and general policy instability.
This is why a majority is so important. Winning the election is not enough. We can't count on the word of the opposition parties, especially when they lie so openly about their bid for power. This is truly a two party system. The only problem is that the left wing party is schizophrenic. We don't want a schizo government. Iggy himself doesn't know who he is half the time. He doesn't know he isn't entitled to be Prime Minister.