Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Total Moral Corruption of the Con Regime
When I watched this stunning moment in Question Period today, at first I couldn't believe it.
Then I was outraged, and then I was disgusted.
For nothing could have summed up better the total and absolute moral corruption of the Con regime.
For there was Stephen Harper with a weird look on his face, surrounded by his clapping seals, after having declared that Peter Penashue was Labrador's best MP EVER.
“Peter Penashue has done the right thing under difficult circumstances. He is prepared to take his record and be accountable to the people of Labrador…. This is the best member of Parliament Labrador has ever had.”
You know, this Peter Penashue.
Here’s what we know about Peter Penashue: His 2011 election campaign accepted 28 ineligible donations, totaling $27,850. He also received $18,710 from Provincial Airlines. Innu Development Limited Partnership, which was run at the time by Penashue’s brother-in-law, loaned the campaign $25,000. In fall 2012, the Conservative party transferred a total of $30,000 in two payments to Penashue’s campaign, and then a further $14,350 this month to settle his debts. Records obtained by the CBC show Penashue overspent his allowed campaign limit by over $5,000.
Penashue is already preparing to run again, having taken out ads in local media and directing people to a campaign website — one that was registered days before he stepped down.
And this Stephen Harper...
Four years later (in 2006) Harper had a message for voters on page one of his Conservative party campaign platform. “For those Canadians seeking accountability, the question is clear: which party can deliver the change of government that’s needed to ensure political accountability in Ottawa?” Harper asked Canadians. “We need change of government to replace old style politics with a new vision.We need to replace a culture of entitlement and corruption with a culture of accountability .”
But if you thought he had finally hit rock bottom, or settled gently on the mushy layer at the bottom of the cess pool, you'd be wrong eh?
Because Harper also used Question Period to go after Tom Mulcair for having had the audacity to tell the truth about the Harper regime's appalling environmental record.
And warn our American neighbours that the Cons were trying to scam them, by lying through their large teeth, sticking flowers in their furry ears.
And posing as environmentalists...
Which had Great Ugly Leader today baring his own fangs, and howling abominably:
“I am rather surprised to be getting a question like this on the economy from the leader of the opposition after he travelled to Washington to fight against Canadian jobs,” Mr. Harper pleaded with a shrug and a shake of the head after offering a perfunctory sentence in response to the actual question asked.
“The fact is,” Mr. Harper now lectured, wagging his finger, “when we go to Washington or around the world, we promote Canadian jobs and we do it upfront and in the open.”
Even though the Cons aren't upfront or open about ANYTHING. Even though Harper is the one who wants to export jobs to China, while Mulcair wants to create more in Canada.
Even though the Cons ARE trying to scam the Americans, and their oil pimp drag show in Washington is one of the most deceptive and disgraceful campaigns this country has ever mounted...
The Big Lie, now in America. And shaming us ALL.
You know, of all the foul things the Cons have done, the thing that offends me the most is how they lie all the time, how they have made the Big Lie the new normal, and how they get away with it.
Because even in the huckster society we live in, the truth is the MINIMUM that we should expect from a Canadian government. It's the very foundation of democracy. And I don't want to live in some shabby petro-state where the truth is what some thug says it is.
So I honestly don't know how the Harper Cons can live with themselves eh?
For they are degrading our democracy beyond belief. And their moral corruption has reached the point of absolute DEPRAVITY.
But what I do know is that we have to make absolutely sure that they are defeated in the next election. And we must do all we can to make sure this catastrophe never happens.
Stephen Harper is going to win the next federal election. That’s a fact. That may horrify Liberals, presently re-experiencing Trudeaumania. It probably upsets New Democrats, too, because they were in third (and fourth) place for a long time, and they don’t want to go back. But the Conservative Party is going to win the next election. And federal Liberals and New Democrats are the reason.
For the stakes are now too high. Failure is not an option. And if we can't merge, then at least we should work together to defeat the Cons.
I know we can do it, I know we must.
For this filthy regime is morally unfit to hold office.
Our long winter of the soul has lasted long enough.
And our poor suffering country deserves better...
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