Thursday, January 23, 2014
The Shabby End of King Harper's Ghastly Junket
Well I see Stephen Harper's bloated junket to Israel has ended not with a bang but a whimper.
Not with Great Leader riding triumphantly through the streets of Jerusalem as no doubt he was hoping.
But being towed by a tractor through a muddy field.
After a ceremony to dedicate the cornerstone of the building, Harper and wife Laureen boarded a tractor-towed-trolley to see close up the thousands and thousands of cranes feeding in the fields.
As the tractor drove slowly through the noisy masses, Harper lifted the binoculars around his neck for a closer look at the birds crowded together in the field and filling the air. But the trailer carrying the media following Harper got stuck in the mud.
After being all but ignored by the Israeli media.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can’t seem to get enough of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, stealing the microphone briefly during a big private dinner in Jerusalem last night to gush that he was hosting "a Canadian rock star!”
But beyond Official Israel, Harper’s impact here has been minimal; his visit barely creeping onto the front page of any Israeli newspaper, especially the big Hebrew-language ones, or on radio or TV.
Or criticized for having tried to sabotage the U.S. sponsored peace talks, by emboldening his buddy Benny to resist American pressure to make a deal.
"If the Prime Minister of Canada thinks that his words in the Knesset will advance peace," Ravid writes, "it seems that the opposite is true. His speech only served Netanyahu’s repression instinct and strengthened his feelings of victimization and isolationism that already exists in him. Harper put Netanyahu back months from the standpoint of his attitude concerning the peace process."
By blowing Benny like a balloon.
And of course here in Canada the reaction is bound to be even more BRUTAL...
Because we're the ones who are paying for that outrageous junket. That shabby convoy of Cons, religious fanatics, and ghastly bigots.
He's supposed to be the Prime Minister of Canada not the King of Israel.
And now that he's heading into the Arab world, where absolutely NOBODY cares what he has to say about ANYTHING, I wouldn't be surprised if even Harper now realizes that the trip was a horrible mistake.
Because I defy anyone to listen to his version of Hey Jude...
And not think that he is losing his mind. Or want to throw up.
But then he must be desperate eh?
He's spent the weeks since Parliament closed trying to buff up his image with OUR money but it just hasn't worked.
According to a new national survey conducted from January 14 to 18, 2014 by public opinion firm Abacus Data, the federal Liberal Party has a six-point lead over the Conservative Party among committed voters. The federal NDP is in third with 24% support while the Greens and the BQ are at 7% and 5% respectively.
Since our previous survey at the end of October, the Liberal Party is up one point, the Conservative Party is down five while the NDP is up two points.
In just a few days his golden coach turns into a pumpkin, and he must return to Parliament to face the music, and the SCANDALS.
And this King ain't going anywhere...
We'll make sure of that. If the police don't first.
Hey, as I keep saying.
We really do have them where we want them.
And we are going to destroy them...
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