Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Stephen Harper Goes After the Media and the Bigot Vote
As you know I am increasingly concerned about Stephen Harper's state of mind.
Because it's pretty clear to me that he is showing signs of cracking under the strain of all those bad polls, and is becoming even more aggressive. Or even crazier.
For in just a few days he has managed to attack Justin Trudeau like a bat out of hell.
Rant and rave about how the elitist conspiracy is out to get him.
All but declare war on the Russians.
And now he's going after the MEDIA !!!!.
The Conservative Party of Canada fired off a provocative fundraising appeal to supporters on Tuesday, taking a shot at the “urban media elite” in Ottawa.
On Tuesday — in an email with the subject line “Just disgusting” — the party appealed to its members for $5 donations to help fight what it argued was an Ottawa press corps that is “mobilizing against us.”
Or more specifically his ghastly minions are going after the Star's Heather Mallick for writing this story.
And seething with false outrage, or HYSTERIA.
“Friend, This morning, I picked up a paper to read with my morning coffee. You won’t believe what I found inside. I discovered a 740-word column by the Toronto Star’s Heather Mallick, full of disgusting personal attacks on the Prime Minister,” reads the Conservative fundraising email.
“I won’t go into detail, but it included the word ‘sociopathic.’ Not even trying to hide her bias, Mallick ends her column hoping that when it comes to Conservative majority, ‘next year it will be over.’ This was too far… even for the Liberal cheerleading Toronto Star. We’re not going to stand for disgusting personal attacks.”
Just because she tried to explain why she thinks Justin Trudeau is so much more popular than their Great Leader...
Which must have had the PMO gang howling like hyenas.
And Stephen Harper rolling on the floor biting the carpet.
Or since he was up north, melting his igloo...
Even though he clearly is a dangerous sociopath, and no decent Canadian can argue with Mallick's conclusion:
At some point, a line was crossed and Harper now emits the kind of toxicity a politician can’t kill. It’s like a house where meth was cooked. That house is done.
It’s like when the journalist Caitlin Moran called British Prime Minister David Cameron “a C-3PO made of ham.” After that, all bets were off.
And for the Cons to accuse others of "disgusting personal attacks" is absolutely hilarious. Or delicious.
Or should I say HAMACIOUS...
Because that one's pretty porky too eh? Honk. Honk.
But of course it's not funny, not when Stephen Harper is taking his grotesque Cons even further to the right than they have ever been before, into the bowels of tea bagger territory.
Into the Land of Limbaugh and other right-wing American nut bars.
And why? Because he needs to shore-up his rabid base, he craves their grubby dollars, and he will do anything to get them. And I mean ANYTHING.
The federal Conservatives are telling core supporters that "traditional family values" are a party stance, a phrase that so far has not entered the prime minister's public speeches or official Tory documents.
Under a section entitled "I stand with the Conservative Party on the following issues," the members are asked to check off those that apply. "Respecting traditional family values," is one of the options, along with "safe and sensible firearms policies" and "tough-on-crime approach."
But you know what "traditional family values" mean? It's a codeword for misogynists and homophobes.
A dog whistle for those who want women jailed for having abortions, and believe LGBT people are less than human.
Which only shows how low he is prepared to go to try to boost his polls:
Pollster Nik Nanos says the party is likely making the electoral calculation that it should position itself clearly as socially conservative, differentiating itself from progressives Justin Trudeau and Tom Mulcair.
"Probably what they're trying to do is say, even if you're angry with us, we're still closer to the values that you have compared to the other choices," Nanos said of the survey sent to Conservative members.
And how Harper in his final agony is reaching out to the most extreme members of his Reform Party base.
Back to his bigot days...
Which makes him even more DANGEROUS.
And the good news?
The fact that he must go to such lengths to hold on to his rabid base, means that he must be desperately afraid of losing them.
That even some of them are abandoning him, as polls show, or not sending him enough money.
And the more tightly he clutches them to his breast, or rides that hog....
The more he will alienate moderate voters, and the more he will hurt HIMSELF.
For we WILL use it against him, to degrade him beyond recognition.
So while Heather Mallick is right to call him a monster. Or the Hair that killed Canada...
Something un-good lurks. There’s a heart in my pocket and it isn’t mine. The call is coming from inside the house. I’m being suffocated by a toupée.
She's right about this too:
And then . . . I look at Trudeau dancing with his wife, his ease with his fellow humans, his best wishes for his — and our — children, the feeling that I am back in a world of plausibility, sanity, arts and science, good cheer. I had a bad dream and next year it will be over.
It was a bad dream. It was a living nightmare.
But it's almost over...
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