Monday, August 19, 2013
Stephen Harper's Cowardly Prorogation Move
Well I told you last night he was trying to run for cover.
Trying to run away from all the sordid scandals dragging down his corrupt Con regime.
And today he proved me right eh?
Because he can spin it anyway he likes, but this is just another monstrous act of political cowardice.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has confirmed he will ask the Governor General to prorogue Parliament until October, when his Conservative government will introduce the next speech from the throne.
And now he's running like a CHICKEN....
Proroguing Parliament like he always does when he's in deep doo doo, and scared SHITLESS.
It will be the third time since Harper took office in 2006 that he has sought prorogation. He first used the tactic in 2008 to successfully out-maneouvre the opposition's attempt to unseat him and form a coalition government. He prorogued again in 2010 in the midst of a controversy over Canada's treatment of prisoners in Afghanistan and ahead of Vancouver's hosting of the 2010 Winter Olympics.
Tom Mulcair couldn't be more right.
"People aren't going to be fooled. This is clearly a desperate government worn out by ethical scandals and mismanagement. Stephen Harper refuses to answer legitimate questions from the public," the NDP leader said in a statement released Tuesday.
And what makes Harper's cowardly move even more scandalous is that he can't even guarantee Parliament will be back in October. That's just "tentative." So it could be November before it resumes, after the Con convention and not long before MPs leave on their Christmas break.
Which means that when they come back in late January, Parliament will have sat for about THREE weeks in SIX months.
And only a Prime Minister who thinks he's a King, and acts like a mad emperor, could call that DEMOCRACY...
And the good news? The suspension of Parliament will force the opposition parties to find new ways to fight the Con regime. Force them to think bigger and be more creative.
And that could motivate progressive Canadians to get involved, get off their asses, and take the struggle into the streets.
Like we did last time...
When in a shining moment young and old joined together to say enough is ENOUGH.
Will that happen again? I don't know. This country has been slowly ground down, and far too many Canadians are only too content to live on their knees. Many of the old are tired and many of the young have been beaten down or are still sleeping.
But what I do know is that we need to find a way to publicly register our protest. And if the call comes to take to the streets I will definitely answer it.
For I can still remember how it felt to stand up to the cowardly bully who would act like a King.
And it was AWESOME...
I can still remember how great it was to see so many of my quiet people in the streets saying enough is ENOUGH. Finally.
So when I see that some in the MSM are suggesting we should just relax, because it has happened before. And it's summer eh?
I think they're definitely right about the summer part.
But I also think they should remember that when you boil down the bullshit, or the weary cynicism, and translate it into Canadian. Stephen Harper is running from a scandal like a scared CHICKEN.
And that we should not surrender our precious democracy so easily.
Yup. Now more than ever. By whatever peaceful and creative means possible.
Fight them, fight them, fight them.
Don't let him win...
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