Well as you can probably guess, I'm really enjoying Stephen Harper's Halloween Horror show eh?
It's not often that you get to see somebody scaring the
But beyond what Mike Duffy had to say yesterday, beyond the cheques and the payola, what really horrifies me, and always has, is how casually and how blatantly Stephen Harper lies.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper, clearly concerned over the damage to the Conservative party’s reputation for fiscal responsibility, now says he fired his former chief of staff Nigel Wright.
It is a marked change from Harper’s public statement May 19 that he accepted Wright’s resignation with “great regret.” At that time, the government was trying to tough out the unfolding expenses scandal.
Because that's what really shocks me. I just can't figure out how he ever thought he could get away with such a whopper. After all he's said before.
After all the times he's used the word RESIGNATION...
It's absolutely outrageous, madness really.
And all I can conclude is that that either he can't help himself. It's compulsive, something that erupts like lava, or vomit, from the depth of his inner darkness.
Or he thinks that Canadians are so stupid and docile, he can fool them into believing ANYTHING.
Or brainwash them, as he does all the time, into thinking that the truth is what he says it is...
For no leader in Canadian history has assaulted the truth, or muzzled it, or tried to bury it as much as he has.
And that's the real horror of the Senate scandal, and the main reason he must be removed from office as soon as is humanly possible.
For who can trust a leader who lies so often and so blatantly, and whose very approach to governing is a mortal threat to our democracy?
A crass brutish demagogue who depends on the ignorance or the indifference of Canadians to cling to power.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has leaped upon this gaping hole in the public’s grasp of their governmental institutions like a cat on a mouse. Since taking office, he has strode like a bull in a china shop through our enfeebled parliament and confused electorate, overturning virtually every precedent and standard of parliamentary democracy.
One who seek to save himself by abusing due process.
Peter Russell is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Toronto. He believes Harper’s determination to force out Senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau (to whom the PM may have offered a lifeline) “is an abuse of power…it conforms with (Harper’s) authoritarian style of government and his lack of respect for institutions.”
“I have never seen a prime minister as bad, no, he is the extreme one. I don’t think anyone comes close to him… “He is not a parliamentarian,” Russell continues. “Not really. He’s a throwback to an absolute monarch. He’s at the extreme limit.”
And appealing to the lower instincts of Canadians.
Nearly three-quarters of Canadians say the three senators at the centre of an ongoing expenses scandal should be suspended “without pay,” which is what the federal government is attempting to do this week.
Or the howl of the rabble.
And one who if he is not checked, forced to resign, or eventually defeated could lead us to a very dark place...
“There’s a whole literature on it, leaders who are clever enough to appeal to the anti-intellectual element in society. A lot of people are ripe to be appealed to by an authoritarian leader who knows how to push the right buttons…
“I am really afraid Canadian democracy is threatened. A majority of Canadians don’t like what they see in this authoritarian style and if they get it none the less, then we’ve got an undemocratic government despite the will of the people.”
Yup. Enjoy Stephen Harper's Halloween Horror show everybody.
But remember the real horror, and the real question.
Will it be darkness?
Or will it be Canada?
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