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14 March 2009

Stephen Harper: Civil Discourse, Exchange of Ideas, and ₤µ©λ You!

Stephen Harper flipped his lid and exposed his inner Steve for all to see this week.

The Manning Centre for Warmed-Over Refom Party Ideas gave a little party that was supposed to be private. Only fellationically devoted Conservatives allowed. During the party, the PM himself stepped to the mike to do what exactly?

Well, blame everyone but himself:
In a speech meant for sympathetic ears only, Prime Minister Stephen Harper blamed Canada's economic woes on "unconservative" U.S. consumers, chided President Barack Obama's economic policies and complained the courts and government are full of liberals.
~Via the Toronto Star
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The Prime Minister's Office, in the proud tradition of the Conservative Party of Canada, failed to notify anyone that the speech was to be given, and attempted to conceal its content from the press afterward.

Now we see the whiny, hectoring, little fusspot that the Conservative Party felt was their best choice to lead the nation. His speech blamed "unconservative" Americans for getting into debt, and claimed the justice system was somehow overwhelmed with "liberals":
In part, Harper was hoping to convince some of the diehard Tory supporters at a conference organized by the Manning Institute for Building Democracy that he hasn't lost his way, even though his government is going billions of dollars into debt to fight the recession.

"Just imagine how different things would have been if the Liberal left had remained in power over the past three years ... imagine how many Liberal insiders and ideologues would now be in the Senate, the courts and countless other federal institutions and agencies. I should say how many more," he said to laughter and applause.
Uh, Mister Harper? Hate to pop your bubble, but how many lib'ruls were in charge of the US economy recently? Over the past eight years, say?

And who exactly was it who, after watching us slide toward recession for three years, wasting $60 million to hold an unnecessary election, and spending the surplus you were left by "the previous lib'rul government" told us there was no crisis just three weeks prior to the election? Whereafter he suddenly about-faced and, having already squandered the surplus, declared himself ready to spend us all into a $30-billion plus hole? (At best--more realistic projections suggest up to $60 bn, but as you've previously demonstrated you're hopeless at economics we won't *a-hem* tax you with that.)

Would that man still, despite having abandoned every Neoconservative principle, good or ill (and I can't think of any good ones--I'm just being charitable) he ever stood for, describe himself as a Conservative, Mister Harper?

Well, would you?

Bring on the election. Even die-hard Conservatives are tired of this slimeball's continual and desperate attempts to cling to power.

It's like watching a really cute dog hump your leg. You feel for the guy, you know he's trying his hardest, but in the end you're gonna have to shake him off and punt him into the corner.

Only Harper's never been that cute.

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5 Comments:

At 8:35 PM, Blogger Wandering Coyote said...

What a fracking wanker.

 
At 3:11 PM, Blogger Silverstar said...

Much like catching W when he doesn't know the mike is on. Yeah, time to throw him out with his buddy George.

 
At 6:01 AM, Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

errr .... ummm .... harrumph

All this Colonial Whingeing about the Waste of a mere Can$60 million on a wasted election

At least you have Elections ... and you can still retire to the tub in your Garden with a bottle of beer and a rifle to protect yourself from the outRaged local Squirrels ....

Just compare the Mother Country where :

* we have long ago lost track of the Billions (or is it tens or scores or hundreds of Billions) being squandered by Her Britannic Majesty's Government

* a Government most incompetent even by British Standards (except when maximising MPs self-enrichment) does not see why it should have any Parliamentary Election

As your wv so perceptively observes :

haunl

That sounds a bit Austrian - is it a reference to that poor Josef Fellow

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Metro said...

@WC
There are a multiturd of other words for him too.

@Silverstar
W is so hated, do you know where he's headed to gather his speaker fees? Calgary--Harper's hometown.

@G Eagle
Is that true? I thought the British Government accounts were fairly scrupulous. As to the second point, at least your government hasn't spent the past three years trashing the system of government we actually have, and then dashed for its protections when a November vote of no-confidence loomed.

My wv is "forimple". Reasonably sure that's not Hungarian.

 
At 3:33 PM, Anonymous G Eagle Esq said...

Salve, Magister Metrovius

I think you would enjoy visiting the acerbic GUIDO FAWKES and reading his Pork-Buster Posts

and

Senor Guido's visitors would enjoy your brief but witty/incisive Comments !!!

Vale

Aquila non Candida

wv chedrele

 

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