Thursday, February 28, 2013
The Slow Destruction of the Harper Regime
It's like a danse macabre. It's hard to know how much more he can take before he implodes.
Or does something crazy.
Because it's all going horribly wrong. The opposition has him in their sights.
And in all the years I've been watching him, I've never seen Stephen Harper looking so defeated and so desperate.
He's getting clobbered from every direction. His Senate Monster is mauling him.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper continued to defend the Senate Wednesday as opposition MPs took aim at the number who wouldn't answer CBC News questions about where they really live.
After weeks of questions about living expenses and whether some senators live in the right province and qualify for their seats, CBC News found 25 of 104 senators either refused to say they had proof of their primary residence or wouldn't respond to questions. Most of them — 21 — were appointed by Harper, who came to power in 2006 promising accountability and Senate reform.
Some are questioning his judgement, others are questioning his character.
Thomas Mulcair is pounding him on the EI issue.
NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair announced Wednesday he is beginning a cross-Canada rallying effort to protest against employment insurance cuts and the government's plan to send inspectors to the homes of some EI recipients. Ratcheting up the rhetoric at a press conference held in the foyer of the House of Commons, Mulcair called the civil servants tasked to make house calls the "Harper Macoutes."
So is Bob Rae...
"All you're doing is creating a greater demand for social assistance and a greater demand for welfare at the same time that the government is cutting its employment insurance," Rae said. "It's an affront to the nature of Confederation itself. All the government is doing is saving money on the backs of the provinces, and on the backs of working people."
And that one really hurt eh? You should have seen Harper jump like he'd just sat on a cattle prod. Because as I have explained before, that's how he plans to kill medicare, by making the provinces too poor to afford it.
Even as he leads the country to economic disaster.
Canada’s fourth-quarter GDP figures, out on Friday, are expected to show the clearest picture yet of the shift the economy has been undergoing for the per past year or so. For the first time in nearly seven years, monthly GDP numbers have already revealed, Canada underperformed the U.S. in 2012.
Even as hundreds of thousands of Canadians and their families will soon be fighting to survive.
Mulcair warned about what he called a "black hole" that would be faced within weeks by "hundreds of thousands of Canadians and their families as they have nothing to live on."
Oh boy. Can you believe what those ghastly Cons have done to Canada? This isn't just a car crash, this is a full fledged SHIPWRECK.
And the good news? If all those decent Canadians are heading for that black hole.
So too is Harper....
He has lost nearly one third of his vote since the last election, and now we have him and his foul Cons where we want them. Stripped bare and DESPERATE.
And soon to be screaming NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Golly. I wonder what that will sound like?
Will those Con cowboys scream like Steve?
Will they scream like Wilhelm?
Or will they scream like HIM?
Not that it really matters eh? I'm sure whatever animal sounds they make will be music to my ears.
The Cons are falling like a stone.
Down the hole darkly...
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