Oh no. What a disaster.
And how ironic eh?
An extreme weather event, the kind the Cons don't like to talk about, has forced them to postpone their convention.
The Conservative Party national policy convention which was scheduled to get underway in Calgary next Thursday has been postponed, as city officials warn Calgarians to stay away from the downtown core now engulfed by flood waters.
So now not only are their plans to try to put lipstick on an old hog delayed. So is Stephen Harper's last desperate attempt for a comeback.
For as Paul Wells explains, Harper's keynote speech to the convention is supposed to be the official unveiling of New/Nouveau Great Leader.
It will be one of the most important speeches of his career, a curtain-raiser for the second half of his majority mandate, a rallying call to the troops delivered at ground zero of the old Reform party movement. On May 3, six weeks ago, a source in Harper’s office told me Harper had already been working on the speech for some time.
But now he'll probably have to wait until sometime in late summer. Deliver it when most Canadians are more interested in barbecues than politics.
After the Pamela Wallin audit has landed...
Mayday !!!! Mayday !!!!
Or even better in the late fall !!!
Conservatives are hoping to reschedule their national policy convention for the fall at the earliest, Immigration Minister Jason Kenney told CBC News on Sunday.
"That may be a challenge because Calgary is a busy city for conferences and we are actually typically running close to full occupancy in our hotels here but we'll find a date. We really want to do it this year, hopefully in the autumn as soon as possible," Kenney said.
So the scandal will bubble on merrily for MONTHS. Instead of the reset button the Cons will be pressing this one.
And the discontent in the party will continue to fester and grow.
So how’s the mood in the party? “It’s s–tty,” one long-time Conservative political staffer, now recycled in the private sector, said the other day. “I’m a Conservative, and I don’t know what the government stands for.”
Because I can only imagine how the Cons must feel watching themselves on TV eh?
And it's not pretty...
And if Old Duff goes down it's going to be more like *Pop* *Pop* *Kaboom*
And what surprises me is that Wells and so many others in the MSM would think that Harper could undo the damage with one magic speech. When so many Canadians don't believe ANYTHING he says.
Or how so many in the media still cling to the illusion that he's a great economist.
When his insane right-wing economic policies are leading us into the abyss of creative destruction.
Harper wants the economy to be more competitive. To that end, his government is aiding in the destructive side of creative destruction by pushing wages down. Thus, it attacks unions. Thus, it imports temporary foreign workers to dampen down labour costs for business.
And when it comes to scandals you can't look to the past to predict what will happen in the future.
Between the 2008 and 2011 elections Harper endured a steady stream of allegations and missteps, including the controversy over proroguing Parliament, the allegations about abuse of Afghan prisoners, and former minister Bev Oda’s clumsy doctoring (“NOT”) of a memo from her department. Very little of it mattered on election day in 2011, and the Conservatives won a majority of seats in the Commons for the first time.
When we have had so much more of the Con regime since then. So many more ugly scandals. So many Canadians can't stand the very sight of Stephen Harper.
And you really can't put lipstick on a tired old hog.
Or a desperate leader like this one...
Without turning him into the leader of the New Reform Party who would lead them ALL to the slaughter.
Golly. Isn't that a great image eh?
And I can't get this image out of my mind either.
Or the image of all those Con climate change deniers having their convention torpedoed by an extreme weather event. Still clinging to the illusion they can turn their sinking ship around.
Sail on as if nothing had happened.
Or in the case of Great Ugly Leader and his PMO.
And so many true believers in the MSM.
Still clinging to ANYTHING...
OMG. Was that Pamela Wallin flying across the room??? Or Old Duff sliding by the piano ?????
The one Stephen Harper was STILL playing.
Oh boy. This is going to be better than the day the Love Boat hit the iceberg eh?
Heading for the bottom...
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