I believe that's me you were quoting, alan, not pietro. I'm glad the PLQ hasn't caused you much personal damage. It's caused me plenty, particularly as a student at various points during Charest's tenure. Supporting the second-farthest-right party to block the farthest-right was a bad argument during J.S. Woodsworth's time, and it's a bad argument now. I wouldn't have supported the Alberta PCs to block Wildrose, either. The CAQ/ADQ came out of the PLQ, and they'll probably return there one day as part of a unite-the-right movement. QS/NPDQ "don't stand a chance" the same way the federal NDP doesn't stand a chance -- that is, as the result of millions of individual voters deciding they don't stand a chance. (The same voting population, incidentally, that took the NDP from nowhere to a QC landslide federally in 2011.) And when the PLQ knows they can blackmail people into voting for them because either the PQ or the CAQ are "so much worse", their policy trajectory will continue to move rightwards. One of these days the PLQ leader will be André Arthur. And as can be seen south of the border, second-worst hostage-based voting doesn't work for long. A party whose only selling point is "Look how bad the alternative is!" will eventually lose.
Sorry for the insult I wrote at the end of my last comment. Understand that I am very concerned aboout my future,something that wouldn't concern me if the race was between the PLQ and the PQ.
Unfortunately,this election is like a colonoscopy with barbed wire and flames. The PQ have no one to blame but themselves for being irrelevant. They stand for nothing and the party has never recovered from the Lucien Bouchard era.
Honestly,I never voted for the PLQ,I never dreamed I would but the alternative is much,much worse and I'm helpless because I rely on disability to survive. I'm medically certified unable to work. My sickness makes it impossible to hold a job. I'm scared to be honest with you.Legauly is a demagogue a narcissist who has been doing everything in his power from trying to entice Anglophones to vote for him,then trying to entice sovereignists to vote for him,then back to the English community and just recently called for a new Quiet Revolution. He's an unprincipled asshole who is desperate for power and thinks the province should be run exactly like a business and not as the best interests of society (you really can't run a government like a business,just look South at the Trump administration,that's what they are doing and it's a complete horror show)
I usually vote my conscience. I vote QS and I'vd been voting for them since the old UFP party. They are not going to win the election this year.They have no chance,which is something that pains me to say but I'm just being realistic.
The NDPQ are not really an option because they just recently became a party in Quebec again and I can't even tell you the name of the party's leader. I don't see them fairing any better than QS,they should have become a party YEARS ago back when Jack Layton turned the province Orange. They are not positioned to win this election whether I vote for them or not. I have to resign myself to the fact that CAQ will most likely win and win a majority. It's a horse race in Montreal between the PLQ and CAQ which both surprises me and makes me depressed at the same time. CAQ has the regions in their back pockets,they will probably win Laval,I feel sick just writing down the words.
My riding is traditionally a Liberal strong hold. If it's a dog fight between those 2 parties in my riding,I feel I have no choice but to try to defeat CAQ.
I'm confused and disgusted. And as I said,I seriously fear my future,this is the sole reason why I'm even entertaining the thought of voting PLQ. But in the next few months,the fate of the election will be written on the wall,I may not have to vote against my values. By then CAQ will be gauranteed victory and I will just throw in my vote to QS knowing that it's all over.
What you said about the PLQ and what you say about the PLQ is true. I just don't buy them being worse than CAQ and I'm very sorry Charest fucked you over as a student. I seriously feel your pain and understand your disdain for the PLQ.
I'm just very concerned about my survival. That is all.