Green Meltdown

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A straightforward question about the cost of an election promise goes horribly wrong.

Holy smokes. Finance can be so confusing.

On the plus side, British Green Party leader Natalie Bennett's disastrous interview went a heckuva lot better than the subsequent press conference..


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Deliciously cringeworthy!

Too bad we don't have any "juh-nuh-lists" on this side of the pond...

During a radio interview in the last Provincial election campaign here in B.C., the Green party leader, Jane Sterk didn't understand the connection between collecting taxes and building housing for the poor.

Christy Clark had to patiently explain that if the government collects more taxes due to a robust economy,there will be more money to spend on social programs.

Jane just seemed puzzled by it all.

It's comforting to know that Green party leaders are just as economically ignorant in England as they are here.

If we could harness all the Hot Air then BARACK OBAMA,AL GORE and those Greenpeace idiots would be very useful

Green Parties exist to draw votes from the other leftist parties. A party named after a colour representing the pseudo-omniscient poseurs of all things environmental must, by definition, be comprised of pantheistic fascist or socialist thug wannabes. They should be encouraged as they help fracture the non-conservative vote. If a society chooses to elect them in a majority, it is too stupid to survive.

I almost felt sorry for her. Repeat, almost.

Thank you EBD for the "People Like Us" clip. It has been a very long time since I've seen an episode.

Natalie Bennett's interview was simply cringe worthy. No doubt, there is a plethora of university students and hipsters just waiting to have the chance to vote for her.

Math is hard, but ignorance is bliss.

She must be related to Mr bean.

Strong Australian accent. ...[looking up wiki]... Indeed, born in Australia. That's one export we can be thankful for.

In the unlikely event that Trudeau, Mulcair or May were given such tough questions to answer and stumbled as badly (and they most certainly would), the Canadian press would immediately skip to the next question .... "what was your favourite pet as a child?" or "what is your least favourite colour?"

"It's comforting to know that Green party leaders are just as economically ignorant in England as they are here."

Their followers as well.

John Chittick has a good point.

That was truly spectacular. I don't think I've ever seen political interviews turn into such a complete fiasco as those. It had all the elements: politician stumbling hugely over all the key questions about her campaign, and the aristocratic handler/campaign manager shrieking frantically in contradiction of just about everything a modern political party stands for.

See, Virginia? There is occasionally truth in politics.

A link from one of the articles above had this Green Party gem.

"A Green Party peer and London Assembly member who branded black cabs one of the capital’s “most polluting” vehicles today came under fire for claiming more taxi journeys than all her colleagues combined — including Mayor Boris Johnson."

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/baroness-jenny-jones-claims-for-more-taxis-than-all-of-her-colleagues-combined-because-she-lives-in-a-dodgy-area-9739773.html

Hey, she did the math. It's all good.

A straightforward question. Involving numbers and facts. The interviewer refusing to take bafflegab for an answer, and even commenting, "You don't know, do you?" What would it take to import some of that journalistic methodology here? JT, Lizzie, & co. would be just as erudite and convincing as Ms. What's-her-name.

And the big winner is ... Ed Milliband and the Labour Party. Maybe a bit of vote drift to the LibDems.

Now if we could get this interviewer to talk with the Hon. Thomas Mulcair and the Shiny Pony?

Reminds me of the one time the Canadian press asked a tough question and got "well, da proof is da proof..." Unfortunately, they were happy with the non-answer.

I suppose if she were numerate she wouldn't be a Greenie, eh?

Asking tough questions is not the Canadian way. When cretien was PM he rewarded the 4th estate with big travel to warm destinations...in winter. If you played ball, you 'got on the team'. When a big junket to China came up, you had a seat on the plane and of course your employer went along with the scam because they wanted their guy/gal there.

If you asked what exactly 'da proof' was you were banished from the inner circle. It's not quite like that today because of PMSH's distain for the press. He sees them for what they are. Poorly educated, unthinking sock puppets with agendas that professors lodged in their heads at jschool.

The RSPB has betraid the birds by supporting Windfarms Oh years betraid the birds for the sake of rediclous green ideologies

Last federal election at a local candidate forum, the question was to lower or raise corporate taxes. The conservative and liberal arguments were as you would expect. When the Green candidate was asked his opinion, he said
"Wealth happens. It doesn't matter where the money comes from. Its how you spend it that counts!"

My head still spins when I recall that.


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