With ya there, gnu.
Like most so-called conservative governments, Harper has spent more money than people are even able to ferret out, depleting our surplus while crying poor and cutting or not adequately funding important programs. All the while barely deigning to tell Canadians what exactly the hell he and his crew of misfits are planning.
Yes, the Liberals have a past strewn with corruption and skimming of the national till, but they generally manage to do a damn good job of keeping track of the rest of the country's money and can be counted on to cough up if the public is grumpy enough about some lack.
The Liberals also don't have quite such a large and well-appointed closet full of currently gagged racists, religious whack-jobs and misogynists, just hangin' out waiting for their rewards when Harper gets a majority.
I don't even think Steven Harper is a bad person, heck, he loves to play the piano, and I imagine he'd be a pretty easy person to be friends with. I have friends with similar personalities and worldviews. But his ideology, his ideas of fairness, justice, how to offer citizens a good happy safe healthy life are ideas that have failed since the word 'conservative' was coined. He ain't no Diefenbaker, either, as my father-in-law would have said when he was still alive.
I'd be happy to see the NDP get a kick at the can, but failing that, I'll be almost as happy to see another minority government, either Liberal or Conservative. And I think that's what we are going to get.
I'd sure damn like to see Peter Mackay get his ass handed to him here, but no matter how many times I vote, Pictou County is not going to put the boots to Elmer's little boy, and by the polls, Louise Loredice and Elizabeth are just going to share out the rest of the votes. Elizabeth May should have run somewhere else, IMO.