Monday, February 16, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Dirty Secrets that Could Destroy Him
I don't know what is keeping Stephen Harper awake at night these days. But judging from his deathly appearance he isn't getting much sleep.
And I bet there are a lot of things on his mind, that keep him tossing and turning in his bed. Or wandering around the grounds of 24 Sussex Drive dressed only in a housecoat.
His biggest fear is probably the economy, which is threatening to envelop him like a shroud.
But as Michael Harris points out, the biggest monkey on his back is probably still Mike Duffy.
That giant pot-hole on the political highway in front of Stephen Harper is the trial of Mike Duffy.
Put it in the bank; there is no deal or deal-making in the works from Duffy or his legal team. If his trial is cancelled or postponed, it will be because of actions taken by the Crown, or God, but not Duffy.
Because Ol' Duff is apparently going for broke, and although Boss Harper has managed to dodge the bullet so far.
Prime Minister Harper has managed to convict and punish his enemies without the nuisance of a hearing. They enter their trials with the aura of guilt already upon them.
If what Duffy's lawyer says is true:
The evidence will show that Sen. Duffy did not want to participate in Nigel Wright’s and the PMO’s repayment scenario, which they concocted for purely political purposes. There is much that is offensive here. But the evidence will show that it did not emanate from Sen. Duffy.”
Harper will be in big trouble.
Perhaps it all emanated from the dark forces Hugh Segal warned of in his farewell speech last June. If so, April could prove the cruellest month for a prime minister who has so far been allowed to be the judge in his own cause.
And as if that wasn't bad enough, now he also has to worry about what his once faithful flunky flak Dimitri Soudas might also say about him.
Now that he has followed his beloved Eve Adams into the Garden of Justin...
Because Dimitri once said Harper was like a father to him.
But he knows where all the bodies are buried, and like Duffy he knows all the dirty stories, so who knows what he might say now that he hates Big Daddy for humiliating him and his darling Eve?
Or what filthy secrets he might spill?
Soudas has a long history in the party and was often the one who fixed problems for Harper. He'd know which MPs have colourful elements in their pasts that they don't want revealed "He knows what it is to play very tough hardball, as they say, to put on the brass knuckles," Day said.
Or what buttons he might press to drive Stephen Harper CRAAAAZY.
Along with his knowledge of debate strategy, Soudas would know more generally how the prime minister thinks. Day says Soudas was with Harper all day, every day when he worked for him — "probably like nobody else, because he was right with him in virtually every moment, especially related to communications and strategy."
Because if there is one thing The Muzzler hates, it's people who know too much about the real Harper.
And those who could squeal and pull the mask off the monster...
Which explains why he looks like he isn't sleeping well these days, and why he's trying so hard to distract us with the Great Terrorist Menace.
By making it sound like the ISIS crazies are threatening to behead us.
“Barbaric acts such as this do not shake our resolve but, rather, confirm the rightness of our cause and the vital necessity of our mission against ISIL. We will not be intimidated.”
While probably banging away in the basement praying or playing for a terrorist attack.
Because at this point that's just about the only thing that could win him another bloody majority.
And he is slowly going crazy, so he is capable of anything.
And the good news? The crazier and more desperate he gets, the more mistakes he will make.
The more Canadians he will scare, or disgust.
And the more easily we will defeat him...
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