Thursday, May 15, 2014
The Day Stephen Harper Was Forced to Change His Story
He has apparently retreated to his bunker, surrounded by his shrinking inner circle, in the one place where he feels he's still in TOTAL CONTROL.
And his many enemies real or imagined can't get him.
The wild rage is over. But now, as Tom Flanagan recently warned us, comes the ghastly darkness.
“He can be suspicious, secretive, and vindictive, prone to sudden eruptions of white-hot rage over meaningless trivia, at other times falling into week-long depressions in which he is incapable of making decisions.”
And the desperate attempts to limit the damage.
Just a few days ago he was foaming at the mouth, smearing the decent Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, by accusing her of breaking the law, and of trying to corrupt him.
Now he's suddenly changed his story.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has revised his version of events around what he and his office first characterized as an “inappropriate” and “inadvisable” phone call by the country’s top judge over a vacancy on the Supreme Court.
Now Harper suggests he foresaw a court challenge and legal issue he previously said “surprised” him and his advisers because it had “never arisen” before.
Now he says he just didn't need to speak to the judge. Not because she was doing anything wrong. But because he somehow knew what she was going to say, even though the selection committees proceedings were CONFIDENTIAL.
Harper did not specify Wednesday what “information” he was acting on to conclude that the matter was “likely” to come before the Supreme Court of Canada.
And he's still not saying he's sorry.
On Wednesday, New Democrat Leader Tom Mulcair asked Harper to respond to a chorus of calls outside the Commons to withdraw the remarks and apologize to McLachlin.
Harper said he “rejected the premise” of the question, and also declined a direct answer when Mulcair demanded who in the PMO suggested to Marc Nadon, Harper’s ultimately rejected candidate, to quit the Federal Court of Appeal and rejoin the Quebec bar in order to qualify for elevation to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Because he lacks any sense of decency. He can never admit he's wrong about anything. And the only thing he probably regrets is that in his wild rage he exposed his inner demons for all the world to see.
Because as you know, it wasn't a pretty sight...
But the good news is that the damage cannot be undone.
His crude assault on the Chief Justice and the Supreme Court has disgusted many Canadians, including many of his own supporters. Some in the MSM are now even questioning his fitness to remain in office.
And as the ex-Con Brent Rathgeber points out, the only reason Harper changed his story is because he was taken to the woodshed.
I’m fairly confident the reason they changed that narrative is that they know they messed this one up, that they crossed the line and that their insinuation that the chief justice in her administrative (heads-up) acted inappropriately was beyond the pale, over the top and unacceptable by the entire legal, judicial and media communities.”
Made to look like a liar or a scuzzy Con artist...
And taught a humiliating lesson he'll NEVER forget.
Which will only make him angrier, even more paranoid, make his list of enemies even longer.
And make him look even LESS fit to remain in office. A man who needs an intervention more than he needs another election.
And of course for us the lesson is OBVIOUS.
When you stand up to him, when you're not afraid to speak out, when you rattle his chain.
The monster shows his face.
And the cowardly bully can be beaten...
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