Saturday, November 22, 2014
How Stephen Harper Screwed the NDP AND Himself
He likes to think of himself as a Great Warrior Leader. And the greatest political genius this country has ever known.
And of course his faithful fanatics in the PMO groom him like a queen bee, and feed his delusions.
But these days I wouldn't be surprised if they are all sitting there in shock, watching Stephen Harper weeping like a baby, or biting the carpet in his closet.
After finally realizing he has made a horrible, possibly fatal, and definitely elementary mistake.
For although, as I pointed out the other day, his Great Warrior Leader act, and his Fear Factor, have helped narrow the gap between him and Justin Trudeau's Liberals...
The fading NDP vote means that he may not be able to count on vote splitting to help him win in many ridings. Which would just about KILL his chances of winning the next election.
And in the lizard part of his brain, in the tiny sweaty gland where his "political genius" is believed to reside, it surely must be dawning on him that he has only himself to blame.
He has hurt the NDP and shot himself in the foot, by inadvertently giving Justin Trudeau a leg-up.
The main authors of the NDP’s misfortune are not within their ranks. At least part of the credit for that belongs to the apprentice sorcerers who toil in the Conservative war room and who may, in this instance, have outsmarted themselves.
By systematically treating Trudeau as the leader to beat next year, they have helped to enshrine his status as the top Conservative slayer in the mind of an electorate that has rarely been more motivated to look for such a champion.
Gawd. Can you believe those Con clowns? And their depraved DUMBO.
They set out to destroy Justin, but instead made him BIGGER...
So much for Great Genius Leader. Feel free to call him by his new title eh?
El Grande Buffone, or just Mr IDIOT.
But of course, all of this is very depressing for the NDP.
By now Mulcair’s brain trust is near the end of its collective wits. Neither a leader who routinely performs at the top of his game, nor a caucus with enough talent to form a competent cabinet, nor a voter-friendly policy handbook seems to do the trick for the NDP.
For they do deserve better.
But the good news is the Harper PMO is even MORE desperate...
And their Great Leader is said to be on the verge of INSANITY.
And the best news is that while it's all bad for the Harperite cult, the Liberals can still dream of winning the next election, and so can the NDP.
For while David Akin points out one obvious truth here:
The problem for the Tories? Harper-haters have increasingly come to see Trudeau as their best option. Harper stays in office if more - though not too many more - think Mulcair is the best anti-Harper.
He forgets the other:
The so called Harper-haters, by definition, will vote for the candidate they think has the best chance to defeat that ghastly leader.
So if Justin Trudeau should flag, their support will flow to Mulcair. And we who hate Harper because we love this country, can't lose.
Which no doubt has Great Dumbo Leader either rolling on the ground biting the carpet.
Or reaching for his Miracle Closet Panic Organizer...
You know, there's a famous episode in Stephen Harper's life when thinking he was a genius he went on the show Reach for the Top, and was humiliated by a big fat whiz kid named Dino Zicone.
And I'm feeling this ghastly show is going to end the same way eh?
And the verdict of history will be harsh.
He wasn't as smart as he thought he was.
And he was no political genius...
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