Friday, August 02, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Great Surrender
He likes to pose as a patriot. Or go on and on about standing up for our sovereignty, in the True North strong and Conservative !!!!
He has bombarded us with propaganda about the War of 1812, to show us how we beat the Americans eh?
But now that the Americans are threatening to invade us again, it appears that Great Patriotic Leader is preparing to surrender.
According to the RCMP memo, Washington is demanding that its police agents operating in Canada be entirely exempt from Canadian criminal law. A U.S. agent who, for instance, shot and killed a Canadian while on Canadian soil would not be subject to a Canadian court.
Will all of this reduce Canadian sovereignty? Of course. Will this federal government balk at giving so much away? Don’t count on it.
And I'm sure not only because he wants to keep the trucks rolling across the border, but also because he is desperate for Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline...
But Obama is ignoring him, or laughing at him, and just keeps raising the stakes.
U.S. President Barack Obama pointed to the global climate implications of approving TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline during a wide-ranging Capitol Hill meeting on Wednesday with Democratic lawmakers.
"He pointed out this is a global issue, even more so than an American or a Canadian issue," Cardin said.
Which means that if Harper wants his pipeline he's going to have to come up with something like a carbon tax in a hurry to prove he's serious about global warming.
And since Harper and his Cons have spent the last year attacking the NDP for their non-existent "job killing carbon tax" if he does give in to Obama not only will he look weak, he'll look like an absolute IDIOT.
And if he doesn't get the pipeline he will also be blamed, for acting like an environmental terrorist for so many years, siding with the loser Republicans, and souring relations with the United States.
The ongoing Keystone morass has become so politicized that questions of whether Barack Obama’s rejection would damage Canada-U.S. relations have been supplanted by questions of how much damage has already been done during a protracted decision-making process which remains unresolved.
At a time when he's never needed the good will of the White House so badly.
And of course if he does allow the Americans to invade us and violate our sovereignty, he'll look like an absolute STOOGE.
So one way or the other he can't win. And we can't lose.
Golly. You know when I first heard the Con Carbon Tax Operetta as the last session of parliament was beginning I found it rather irritating eh?
But now I have to admit I find it quite entertaining...
Yup. Obama is laughing at him. Hey Harper how about that carbon tax? And those FIFTY jobs?
Ha Ha Ha Ha !!!
Soon Canadians will be too.
Great Patriotic Leader is shrinking before our eyes.
It was a pathetic show.
But his last act is almost over...
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