Sunday, February 26, 2012
The Bright Side of the RoboCon Scandal
As the RoboCon scandal grows bigger and bigger. And our country begins to look more and more like a fascist state run by criminals. Even BEFORE they start reading our e-mails.
I thought I'd try to look on the bright side eh?
And that is, in no particular order:
(1) Great Ugly Leader is not going to get away with this one.
The crude effort to direct opposition party voters to wrong polling locations, perhaps in as many as 27 ridings, doesn’t bear the hallmarks of a competent strategy. Almost guaranteed to backfire, it was — in a word — stupid.
But that doesn’t absolve Harper of responsibility for this scandal. He’s like a hockey coach who assembles a team of goons, urges them to be merciless, and then claims no responsibility for the wild infractions and nasty concussions that inevitably result. In fact, he’s more to blame than anyone else.
And if Elections Canada and the police do their job it could be his Watergate.
(2) Some of his former friends are starting to sound like his enemies.
To Gomery, or not to Gomery? That is the question.
As the full weight of the robocalls scandal settles over official Ottawa and the players martial their forces for war this week in the House, it has become quite clear that the Conservatives have no decent line of defence, here. They’re flying blind.
The Conservatives won their majority with 166 seats. That’s a margin of 11. That means the legitimacy of the Tory majority is in question. It’s simple math.
And since the Con margin of victory is 25, and the number of robocall ridings is now 34, the legitimacy of the entire Harper government is now also in question.
(3) Since no sane person can now claim to be surprised that the Harper Cons are brutish and dangerous thugs, the time to mobilize Canadians has finally arrived.
We don't need to wait until 2015 to get rid of this government. Nor should electoral reform or cross-party cooperation be our only target, as valuable as those might (or might not) be. With mainstream Canadians questioning the most egregious of Conservative smears and strategies, it's an opportunity to broaden the conversation.
So let's all cut the righteous surprise -- it's time to mobilize.
Yup. As I always said. Organize, unite, take to the streets, occupy Parliament Hill.
Drive those fascist thugs from power by whatever legal means necessary.
And then arrest them.
Before it's too late...
Golly. I feel better already eh?
We've got the Cons where we want them.
Now let's DESTROY them...