Well I see a new poll has confirmed what everyone in Quebec already knew, the Harper Conservatives are getting their asses kicked.
The Léger poll indicates that the Harper government's support in Quebec remains at only 13 per cent, which could possibly wipe out most of its 10 seats in the province were an election held today.
"This is catastrophic for the Conservatives," said Jean-Marc Léger, president of Léger Marketing. "Poll after poll shows they are losing ground. It will be a tough time for them."
And all over English Canada pundits and bloggers are trying to figure out WHY...like soothsayers groping goat guts.
I think Chantal Hebert gets pretty close to figuring out the real reason.
If there is a common thread to the Conservative predicament in Quebec, it is the pervading sense that Harper's political philosophy runs against the grain of the province.
Pratte alluded to the phenomenon on his blog, noting when Quebecers look at Harper these days, it seems all they see is his ideology.
But as someone who has one foot in French Quebec and the other in English Canada, I think it's even simpler than that.
I believe that the real reason Quebecers hate Stephen Harper's Cons so much is because they consider him "mesquin" or MEAN. He has offended their strong sense of Quebec/Canadian values for a whole bunch of reasons.
From his plan to jail children and his failure to rescue Omar Khadr, to his meanspirited cuts to the arts and the way he tried to turn English Canada against the province during the Coalition Crisis.
And because they have looked into his cold, cruel, dead eyes.
And they don't like what they see...
It's a GUT FEELING.
And those ridiculous attack ads will only reinforce why they hate him so much.
Which explains why many of them are switching over to the Liberals. Not necessarily because they like Michael Ignatieff, but because they know he is the only political leader who can get rid of this creepy monster. And they want that more than they want ANYTHING.
Meanwhile in English Canada....where feelings are sometimes confused with weakness, and meanness is often mistaken for strength... we get this result.
And I can't help feel feeling sometimes that our side just doesn't get it.
Cold arguments may damage the Cons, if the political ignorance of the population, and the Big Lie doesn't blunt their impact.
But gut feeling will KILL them. Especially in a time of recession.
Which is why I've been making these videos...
Because the day more English Canadians have the same gut feeling Quebecers have for Stephen Harper and his cruel and creepy Cons.....will be the day the nightmare finally ends.
Which I guess is the lesson eh?
From the Quebec part of moi to the English Canadian part of me. It's time to get in touch with our FEELINGS people. Oooh la la.
And then CRUSH these nasty Cons...
P.S. Sorry about repeating the video, but I needed it to make the point. I'm happy to report though I'm working on a new one....Bully Harper and Little Jimbo. It's a tragicomedy of