Saturday, November 23, 2013
Has the Time Come for Stephen Harper to Resign?
I like the look on Stephen Harper's face these days. He's starting to look like a deer caught in the headlights.
For the first time you can see fear in his eyes.
The man who likes to scare and bully others is now scared himself.
Because even he must know by now that his story just doesn't make sense, no matter how many times he keeps repeating it.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper continued to defend himself Friday as serious questions persist about his potential involvement in an arrangement for his former chief of staff to pay Sen. Mike Duffy’s ineligible expense claims.
Prime Minister Harper has continued to insist that the “good to go” meant the green light on Mr. Duffy repaying his own expenses, not having the party pay for them.
For why would Nigel Wright need to get the green light for Duffy to pay back his OWN expenses? Who could believe that?
And even he must realize that his Con regime has just been hit by a massive torpedo.
Make no mistake about the RCMP torpedo that has hit Stephen Harper’s ship of state this week. It has thrown the prime minister into uncharted waters with barely more than a plank to hold on to and keep his head out of water.
Not only did Conservative strategists not see the hit coming until it was almost upon them, but they had cause to hope that the RCMP would eventually throw the prime minister a lifeline instead of leaving him to sink or swim in the debris of his own Senate scandal narrative.
And that after making a mockery out of the truth for so long, he is getting entangled in a web of his own lies...
So all his stories are turning out to be just stories. Like the whopper he told us when the scandal broke. The one about how his buddy Nigel Wright was just a nice guy doing a personal favour for his old friend Mike Duffy.
Which like all the others turned out to be not true.
When news first leaked about the transaction last May, the first explanation offered by unnamed insiders — but later denied — was that Wright and Duffy were friends. The RCMP documents suggest nothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, as the negotiations over Duffy's repayment dragged on and the true extent of his expense claims became clear, they show Wright and other top PMO aides became increasingly exasperated with the senator.
Golly. What a surprise. Did anyone really think that Wright and Duffy had anything in common?
Could anyone really see Wright, the ascetic religious fanatic, sitting in a bar getting drunk with Mike Duffy? Or could anyone imagine Ol' Duff jogging through the dark streets of Ottawa at four in the morning, like Wright likes to do all the time?
Right. When I heard that one I KNEW they were lying. I remember that clearly eh? Because I almost gave myself a hernia I was laughing so much.
But of course now Stephen Harper is the one feeling the pain.
So I'm not surprised to see that some in the media are calling for his resignation.
It is time for Stephen Harper to declare victory and announce that he will step down as prime minister. The Senate scandal adds an air of urgency. But it is not the only reason why it makes sense for Harper to announce, perhaps after New Year’s, that he is ready to relinquish the country’s top job.
As Brian Mulroney found, once political damage reaches a critical level it is impossible for a leader, or his party, to recover.
Because if they don't you can be sure that it won't be long before Jason Kenney does.
I expect Employment Minister Jason Kenney understands this. That’s why he is taking the risk of differing with Harper on minor but telling matters — such as how to deal with Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. In effect, Kenney is signalling to his party: Yes, there is life after Harper; and maybe it should begin now.
That's why he attacked Rob Ford. Not because he was speaking in Harper's name as some naively suggested. But because he was sending Great Ugly Leader a not so subtle message:
Don't you dare destroy the Conservative Party before I become Prime Minister !@#!!!!
Which as you know is why I am such a strong supporter of Kenney's campaign eh?
And plan to put up these posters in all the areas of Toronto infested by the Ford Nation...
Or wherever morons gather.
Because I know that the day Kenney becomes Prime Minister, the Cons, as we know them, will be gone for a GENERATION.
Of course, we still have a lot of work to do. We must explain this scandal to our friends and neighbours or fellow workers, or all those who don't follow politics as closely as we do. And we must attack the Cons harder than ever before.
But we have come a long way haven't we? When we can read the words Stephen Harper and the word RESIGNATION in the same sentence, in the MSM, after so many depressing years.
Yup. It's still horribly dark out there. The darkest time of the year...
And it's still Harperland.
But the writing is on the wall. Brighter days are coming.
And Great Ugly Leader is almost good to GO...
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