Saturday, August 30, 2014
Inside Stephen Harper's Head: The Trudeau Obsession
I have no idea why anyone in the MSM would want to psychoanalyze Stephen Harper.
It seems something better left between a psychiatrist and his patient. Or in Harper's case a trembling shrink and his maniac.
But Paul Wells, who would be his Boswell and his Dr Welby, apparently could not be restrained.
And has made a desperate attempt to try to understand Harper's depraved obsession with Justin Trudeau
And after reading it all I could think of was golly, I hope they paid Wells by the word, if not why bother?
Because for starters, nobody but NOBODY needs to know what Michelle Rempel thinks about Justin Trudeau...
I mean who cares? And the fact that even his videos apparently drive her into a "blind rage."
Seeing this clip, Rempel was fit to bust a gasket. “This man . . . spews a diatribe of non sequiturs and platitudes,” she told her Facebook followers. “I ask you to imagine this man at the helm of our nation while serious international conflicts arise. How would he position our country? What would the consequences to our nation be? To the international community?” she asked, calling Trudeau’s answer “so mind-bogglingly ridiculous, I have to post it.”
Is something she should see HER shrink about. And almost as bad as admitting that she watches the Ezra Levant show.
Because as we know watching Sun News is not something nice people do...
Just the lowest of the lowest, the human toilets, and of course hapless stooges like Rempel.
Who would work for a man who hates women so much...
Which is so "mind bogglingly ridiculous" it defies belief. And decency.
Then there's the part where Wells explores the foaming hatred Harper and his Reform Cons rednecks still have for Pierre Trudeau. Even though he's been dead for fourteen years.
Which does remind us of how only a crass classless Con like Stephen Harper could write this about Trudeau just a few days after his death:
Harper wrote that he had passed the elder Trudeau in the street a year earlier and been struck by “a tired out, little old man” who had once “provoked both the loves and hatreds of my political passion.” The loves came first for Harper, he wrote, the hatreds as he matured.
He called Trudeau “a distant leader who neither understood, nor cared to understand, a group of people over whom his actions had immense impact,” a man who “flail[ed] from one pet policy objective to another,” whose government “created huge deficits, a mammoth national debt, high taxes, bloated bureaucracy, rising unemployment, record inﬂation, curtailed trade and declining competitiveness.”
Before going on to accuse him of being a Nazi sympathizer and/ or a traitor.
But only says more about Harper, the little man, than it says about Trudeau the giant.
And quite frankly we don't give a shit what those western rednecks have to say about Trudeau, or for that matter about ANYTHING.
But what really bothers me about Wells' article, is that he over intellectualizes everything. Lards it with too much Con spin. When the reasons the Cons hate Justin Trudeau are really quite simple:
(1) He's so much more popular than Stephen Harper that it looks as if the son of the man he hated so much is going to humiliate him in the next election. And I mean HUMILIATE him.
(2) Justin is the living symbol of the resilience of the Liberal Party, that Harper thought he had destroyed, only to see it come back and threaten to destroy HIM. Because not only is Trudeau supported by nostalgic boomers who remember his father and the halcyon days of their youth fondly.
He is also supported by younger Canadians who see him as a symbol of change.
(3) Trudeau embodies that change without even lifting a finger or mussing a hair on his head. While nothing they can do can make Stephen Harper younger or prettier.
No matter how hard they try...
At a time when Canadians are desperate for change, and more and more of them can't stand the sight of Great Ugly Leader. He offends their eyes, and burns their nostrils.
So when the Cons talk darkly about how their killer attack ads will eventually bring Justin down, they're only inhaling their own fumes.
For as studies have shown, the more the deeply unpopular Stephen Harper attacks the wildly popular Trudeau the more creepy disgusting he looks.
But of course there is some good in ANYTHING. So it is good of Wells to remind us of the blind hatred the Cons have for Trudeau, so he can make sure to get some good SECURITY.
Through it all, Trudeau professes to be too busy focusing on Canadians to worry when the government focuses on him. He will need his insouciance. The stakes are so high, the echoes of history so insistent, that the Conservatives will continue to treat him as something more than just another opponent. The last few times they took a Liberal apart, it was business. This time, it’s personal.
Because those Cons are ugly political thugs, they are desperate, and they are CRAZY.
So they are capable of ANYTHING....
But fortunately for us, and unfortunately for Wells, whose new book is called Stephen Harper:The Longer I'm Prime Minister, Harper won't be Prime Minister for much longer.
Because we are going to take HIM apart.
With the most savage attack ads this country has ever seen.
Yup. This ugly tale of political depravity is almost over.
It has been a horror story.
But it will have a happy ending...
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