Saturday, October 26, 2013
Could Stephen Harper Really Escape the Senate Scandal?
Well he made it to the end of the week. On all fours. And at least we now know how he hopes to try escape the Senate scandal.
By portraying the three Con Senators he appointed as the real villains, and himself as the victim of their corruption, and the only man who can clean things up.
Gambling that reason can be replaced by the howl of the angry mob.
And already some in the MSM believe that might be enough to allow him to waltz away from the problem.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is betting that most Canadians don’t care who knew what when about the Senate spending scandal. He’s also betting that voters will be pleased to see three senators widely viewed as fat cats cast out in the cold. These are cynical calculations. They may also be correct.
If the fairness of financially penalizing Duffy, Wallin and Brazeau remains the dominant issue, then Harper is politically safe. There’s not much sympathy for this well-paid trio of senators out here where most of us live.
That most Canadians don't care about whether Harper is lying when he says he knew NOTHING about the hush money scheme that was being cooked up by a baker's dozen of Con operatives in his own office.
And that they would rather take their frustrations out on the three Senators and give Great Ugly Leader a pass, or a get-out-of-jail card.
But although I suppose anything is possible in Harperland eh? This poor violated country where so many have been broken, or muzzled, or have succumbed to despair. I think Walkom is dead WRONG.
Firstly. because as he himself points out, Harper may lie all the time but this one is a WHOPPER.
His insistence that he knew nothing about the complex web of arrangements surrounding his government’s attempts, first to first protect Mike Duffy from scrutiny and then to throw the embattled senator overboard, defy belief.
And at a time when the Con regime is distrusted by so many Canadians, and after so many Big Lies, that can only reinforce this wider question...
The one that when applied to questions about his plans to steal pensions, or cripple medicare, or a host of other things, can be absolutely DEVASTATING.
For you can't separate the Senate scandal from all the other foul actions of the Harperite cult. It can only damage an already tarnished brand further. And that damage is cumulative and is eating away at his government like acid on metal.
And secondly, nowhere is it written that Canadians can't take out their frustration on the Senators AND on Stephen Harper, and make them wish they could get rid of them ALL.
For you can summon up a howling mob like Great Ugly Leader likes to do, but who can control it ? And nobody should underestimate the visceral hatred so many Canadians have for his rotten Con regime.
For as Stephen Harper himself told Duffy, the perception of his base was more important than reality.
And since the perception of most Canadians is that his is a corrupt government, whose time is paast due, and all the lipstick in the world won't make him Mr Clean, he doesn't have a chance of escaping this Senate scandal.
The one that if he is ever required to testify under oath.
Could still still lead him to a very bad place...
Yup. Don't listen those who can't see the forest for the trees. Or those too weary to fight, or those too eager to surrender, or too happy to live on their knees.
Just fight him and his criminal rogue regime harder than ever, hold on to your hope and your righteous anger.
Let him hear the howl of an angry Canadian people. And sooner or later we WILL destroy him.
At least that what I have to believe eh?
For I said the other night, I will never surrender this country to him and his gang of thugs...
Or forgive them for what they have done to it.
Never stop demanding something cleaner, nobler, better.
And in the fall of 2013, all over my Canada.
I only hear the sounds of REBELLION...
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