Comment 63359

By mb (registered) | Posted May 11, 2011 at 00:27:38

You obviously didn't understand my point. The Conservatives got less than 40% of the vote. By any rational view, that's a minority. Due to the failings of our current system, they have a majority. You are choosing to believe that I feel this way due to the conservatives being the victors. It's wrong, but it's your choice.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. 'Majority' does not mean 'majority of votes'. It means 'majority of seats'.

Again, you're choosing to suppress millions of voices and seem to be comfortable with that.

Is anyone removing the fringe parties from the ballot box? Are people not free to vote for the fringe parties? When you vote, you let your voice be heard. Whether the candidate that you voted for wins or not, your voice was heard.

You are the one claiming that it represents the will of the voters. I'm looking at what the voters actually said and seeing a disparity between what they asked for and what they got. You don't see the difference between the two.

Where is the disparity? The Conservatives got the most votes and therefore the most seats. The NDP got the second most votes and therefore the second most seats. And so on.

Funny, I seriously can't remember this being such a big deal when Chretien was racking up big majorities. A couple of disgruntled murmurs, but nothing like I'm hearing now. I guess Conservatives understand how the system works and how it is to be interepreted, and respond with class. Left wingers on the other hand, will cry til they get their way.

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