OMG. Duck and cover. He's back in Ukraine again, posing as a champion of freedom and democracy.
Canada has and will continue to stand with the people of Ukraine. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/NUgLXw4slz
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) June 7, 2014
While crushing them both at home.
And of course, in relentless pursuit of the ethnic vote, trying to make it sound like he's leading the charge against the fascist dwarf Putin.
Even if it makes him look ridiculous.
While other G7 leaders softened their stances towards Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday, Prime Minister Stephen Harper hardened his line.
“I’m not meeting with Mr. Putin and neither is President Obama,” Harper said in an exclusive interview airing Sunday on The West Block with Tom Clark.
Or out of the loop.
But Harper appeared caught off guard. Shortly after his interview with Clark, the White House and the Kremlin both confirmed U.S. President Barack Obama met with Putin briefly on the sidelines of a leaders’ lunch in Normandy, France.
Or look like an increasingly desperate maniac, who would stir up a dangerous crisis to win votes and pimp for Big Oil.
Canada is about to win a major concession from the European Union, which is on the verge of removing the “dirty oil” label from Alberta oilsands product, the Financial Times and Reuters reported Thursday.
Observers credit years of lobbying by the Harper government for the expected change, but the recent crisis in Ukraine also played a role. With Russia looking like a less secure source of oil and natural gas, European policymakers have been looking for new energy partners.
But of course another reason Harper is acting so aggressively is because he's psyching himself up for another kind of oil war. The one that will erupt within him in a few days time, when he must announce his decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline.
And he will be forced to choose between Big Oil and voters in BC, with no easy way out.
If the Conservatives are to be consistent with what has become a defining mantra, the choice may come down to taking a sip out of a poisoned chalice — by tying cabinet’s approval of Northern Gateway to some additional conditions — or drinking it down to the last dregs.
On election night 2015, B.C. could make the difference between a Harper victory and a defeat, between a majority and a minority government. Anything short of a cabinet rejection of the Northern Gateway pipeline later this month will ensure that the issue is on the election radar next year and it will not become part of a winning formula for the Conservatives between now and then.
Which must be driving him crazy. And no doubt explains why he is picking fights with EVERYONE.
Bruce Carson, a senior aide from 2004 to 2009, said the PM is becoming increasingly isolated and is prone to losing his temper and shouting profanity at underlings.
Gerry Nicholls—who worked closely with Harper a number of years ago—tried to defend the PM, saying, “Only once did I see him erupt at somebody, and he later told me it was just an act. He was trying to send that person a message.” Riiiight—the old “I was totally just kidding about having an inherently volcanic nature” excuse.
Still, there are political implications. Whether he likes it or not, Harper is carving out a reputation as a cross between Howard Beale and Howard Hughes. I’m as mad as hell and I’m going to let my fingernails grow as I sit alone in this darkened room!
Golly. Isn't that a nice image to take into the weekend eh?
An increasingly desperate Great Warrior Leader picking fights with everyone.
Trying to start a war in Europe, about to start one in BC.
One he can't win.
Slowly going crazy.
And heading for his just reward...
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