The other day I wrote about how Stephen Harper's slide in the polls was beginning to resemble a one-way ride on an asteroid.
Not just a mere tumble through space, but a clear and definite negative trend.
And I pointed out that this blazing trajectory couldn't come at a worst time for the Cons.
So what better time to remind them that pulling out of that death dive is going to be REALLY difficult.
Though their slide in the polls almost two years into their mandate is nothing new, the situation the Conservatives find themselves in is unlike what they experienced in the past. In both 2007 and 2010, the Conservatives were consistently polling ahead of the Liberals with little overlap (as is clearly visible in charts #2 and #3).
The New Democrats were firmly ensconced in third place. Now, the three parties are massed together and Mr. Harper is facing off against a tough opposition leader in Mr. Mulcair and, in Justin Trudeau, the Liberals are about to choose a wildcard leader. The trends may not reverse themselves this time.
Especially since the economy is now heading in the same general direction as the Harper asteroid.
Jim Flaherty is about to provide more evidence that he doesn't know what he's doing.
Flaherty said recently the surprisingly flat economy is undercutting Ottawa’s expected tax revenues, which means his budget may require federal spending cuts beyond the $5 billion a year in reductions already introduced by Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s government.
Remind us that he is so obsessed with the deficit, and killing government, he would bleed our sickly economy instead of stimulating it.
And now we're going to remind him, and Great
Canada has slipped out of the top 10 countries listed in the annual United Nation’s human development index — a far cry from the 1990s when it held the first place for most of the decade.
For you don't need to be an economist, or a psychic, to predict what we might do with this negative trend eh?
It's a falling star !!!!! It's a meteorite !!!!! It's Peter Penashue !!!!!
It's our human development index !!!!! It's King Harper !!!!! It's Con Canada !!!!!!!
Because a negative trend when the economy is doing reasonably well can give a government a bad case of indigestion. But a negative trend when the economy is doing badly, and a government is scandal ridden, can be positively FATAL.
Gawd. I just had a horrible thought eh? Just after that nice fuzzy one.
What if the Cons try to claim that number eleven is better than number twelve? Better than Belgium... or Niger. Like two number ones, or two thumbs up.
Or start screaming: Who believes that U.N. list anyway !!#@#!!
Oh please, please, I hope they do.
For then we'll know for sure where they are going...
Heading in the right direction, straight to the garbage dump of history.
Duck and cover everybody.
The sky is falling !!!! The sky is falling !!!!
Here come the Harper Cons !!!!!!!!
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