Saturday, May 02, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Great Turkey Budget
Gosh. What a difference a day makes. The other day I was lamenting that an Abacus poll seemed to suggest that enough Canadians had liked the Con's porky budget so much they had given given Stephen Harper a big boost.
But now an EKOS poll suggests that while nobody is complaining about being bribed.
The budget hasn't moved his numbers.
The good news for the Conservatives is that their massive, publicly-funded PR campaign is paying off on one front — three-quarters of Canadians say they’ve heard about the budget, and budget announcements made last week drew a high level of voter attention. The bad news is that this doesn’t seem to be translating into a shift in voting intentions. The budget simply doesn’t seem to be having much of an overall effect.
And the reviews are not good.
Overall, the budget was not well received. While it wasn’t a disaster, responses were underwhelming and negative reactions outnumber positive ones by a margin of two to one. Furthermore, the budget is seen as having almost no positive consequences for average Canadians. Those in the largest bloc of voters rate the budget as being neither good nor bad; of those who do have a firm opinion on the government’s fiscal plan, most see it as a net negative. This budget seems to be faring worse in terms of public opinion than the 2010 budget.
Which explains why the Cons threw in $13.5 million of their money, on top of the $7.5 million of OUR money, to promote it even harder. If that's possible.
Because by now Harper must be desperate. He's tried everything, fear, war fever, bribes and bigotry, but it's just not working.
His budget is a turkey, so he's apparently going to try bigotry again.
By going after Ontario's new sex-ed curriculum.
Ontario's new sexual education curriculum will be a "wedge issue" when Canadians go to the polls in October, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne predicts.
Wynne said she has heard federal Conservatives might try to mobilize opposition to the Liberal sex ed. program in attempts to hurt federal Liberal candidates on the campaign trail later this year.
And using his good friend the bloated bigot Charles McVety to whip up a little homophobia and disinformation.
Anti-sex education monger Charles McVety, leader of the Institute of Canadian Values, is twisting the curriculum’s new focus on “consent” by saying that “teachers will be forced to teach little children how to give permission for that child to engage in sex.” The curriculum actually teaches kids how to say “no” and to understand the concept of consent before engaging in sex.
So he can use it as another wedge issue in the next election.
Because at this point Great Depraved Leader will do ANYTHING to try to win another majority...
For that's how low that political pervert has fallen.
But the good news is that he wouldn't be doing that if he wasn't desperate. The Duffy scandal is closing in on him. The Great War on Terror isn't working either.
No matter how hard he tries.
His infamous Bill C-51 won't help make him more popular. And now he's blown all the bribe money and got nothing in return.
So no wonder he's slowly going crazy.
The budget is a turkey.
And so is Great Leader....
Now isn't that a delicious image?
We've survived another week in Harperland.
Have a great weekend everybody !!!
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