Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Great Makeover That Failed
It's hard to believe, but it has now been more than four months since Stephen Harper set out to try to remake his image, and recast himself as the kinder, gentler, Great Leader, of the new/nouveau Con Regime.
By among other things, launching his own video channel, 24 SEVEN, to portray himself as the Father AND the Mother of the Nation...
With more kids, kittens, and dogs than you could count.
His wife Laureen as the Canadian Evita, to soften his image further...
And guest appearances by Ben Harper, in the role of Great Hockey Dad's son...
But that was then and this is NOW...
It's all gone horribly wrong.
He's still trying to pretend he's a real dog lover.
Anyone who kills or injures a police service animal could face stiffer penalties under new legislation named after an Edmonton police dog that was killed on the job last year, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Monday.
But only of the kind that can sink their teeth into a criminal or an environmentalist. Or any one of his many enemies.
Laureen is under strict orders not to even mention the word KITTEN...
After the so-called furry fiasco.
Ben hasn't appeared on the show since that unfortunate swim suit party at the Harper Mansion...
And as for his new/nouveau government it has never looked so old or so tired. Or as Bruce Anderson describes it, in such a state of natural decay.
One truism is that governments defeat themselves. Another is that voters eventually get tired of governments, and become restless for change. Which is it?
History suggests both. Voters know governments lose a step or two as they age, and people start to wonder if there might be something better on offer across the aisle. This is a natural cycle. It can’t be prevented, it can only be managed.
They're out of ideas, their economic policies are a disaster, only good for Alberta, or foreign workers.
He's losing his marbles...
Every criticism is judged as bias, rather than examined for its merits. Every critic is judged an enemy. Offence is taken when none is intended.
His cult-like Cons see enemies EVERYWHERE.
They see bias in extraordinary places and imagine forces plotting against them around every corner. Auditors-General, Chief Electoral Officers, Parliamentary Budget Officers, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and a bunch of their own Senate appointees. They have even found a way to fight with veterans, military widows and families, and to draw fire from the Canadian Legion.
And if you want to know how crazy desperate Stephen Harper is, all you have to do is look at the date he has chosen to hold four byelections.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has called four byelections for June 30, a date smack between a weekend and Canada Day. Voter turnout, always low for byelections, may be even lower.
Which not only tells you that he hasn't changed. He's still the same old Harper who would do ANYTHING to win or steal an election.
It also tells you all you need to know about the state of his old, tired, and morally corrupt government. Which is now so unpopular it can only hope to win by suppressing the vote.
Bruce Anderson thinks Harper and his depraved Con regime can still "rejuvenate" themselves. But I very much doubt it. I think it's too late for that.
The Great Makeover has failed.
The natural cycle of decay was just too advanced.
The monster is still at large.
But time is now his greatest enemy.
And his ghastly horror show will soon be over...
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