A lot of us voted strategically, an "anyone but Harper" vote, thanks to the supposed NDP juggernaut that was going to depose the Furious Leader.
Seems Jack's "divide the centre/left" tactic worked really well - for Jack and for Harper - and left Canada screwed. The polls have only just closed out here in BC and the networks are already declaring Harper a big winner. All that remains to be seen is how big a majority has the opposition handed him.
Dippers, true to form, will decry the slightest responsibility for the outcome but that's what swine do. They did get their hands on Stornoway for the first time but Canada will have to pay the price.
Stephen Harper's good fortune + Jack Layton's good fortune = Canada placed under Conservative majority rule. Don't even try to pretend otherwise. You Dippers got what you wanted, a brief taste of second place. Canadians will have to pay the price for that. Your popinjay, Captain Rub'n Tug, will get to strut about for the next four years as though he mattered. Four more years that aren't Canada's to waste utterly gone thanks in no small measure to that little prick.
Instead of erasing and reversing Harper's abuses and excesses, we'll have to stand powerless as Furious Leader has at it. Fuck me but I loathe Dippers.
The only good news coming out tonight is that Ignatieff may be out of a job. He's at real risk of losing his own riding and there's never been a loss more deserved. Maybe now the Libs will get back to the business of being a serious political party. It's either that or the trash heap.
There is one other bit of good news. The freak show of NDP ascendancy was fueled by plenty of non-NDP votes that viewed them as the only way of stopping a Harper majority. Those voters will now realize they were played by the Dippers and plenty of them won't be fooled again.