Sunday, May 17, 2015
The Real Reason Stephen Harper Wants To Sabotage the Election Debates
A couple of days ago I wrote a post about Stephen Harper's plan to torpedo the party leader debates, or shrink them until he can drown them in a bath tub.
And I said how shocked I was to see many in the MSM, and even some progressives, swallow the Con line hook, line and sinker.
And proclaim that this move was good for democracy, diversity blah blah blah.
When in fact it's a monstrous assault on our democracy, it's not good for diversity, and it's just another grubby Con scam.
So I'm glad to see that at least one person in the MSM, knows a scam when they see one.
In the debate over the leaders debates of the upcoming federal campaign, common sense suggests that the public interest would be best served by ensuring that they are available to the largest possible audience.
The latest Conservative proposal fails that test. Rather than build on an already large audience it stands to fragment it.
It's NOT a plan to make the debates available to more Canadians, it's a plan that would ensure that fewer people watch them. One that could be only cooked up in the reptilian brain of the depraved Stephen Harper.
And in the tiny brain of his fanatical fluffer and fellow Con artist Kory Teneycke...
Who wouldn't recognize democracy if it swam up his nose, or his rear orifice.
For this scummy Con plan is an affront to what's left of our democracy. And in an officially bilingual country it's also a slap in the face to all French Canadians who don't live in Quebec.
Under the Conservative plan, TVA would alone produce one of the French-language debates. That’s fine as far as Quebec goes but the province’s main private network does not reach far beyond its borders.
By excluding Radio-Canada from the list of organizations whose invitation to debate they would consider, the Conservatives stand to limit access to the French-language debate(s) outside Quebec to those who can stream it on a computer.
Can you believe that? Making French Canadians feel like second-class citizens in their own country. What are those Con clowns thinking?
And no, it's not just a plan to force Justin Trudeau to participate in more debates, in the hope of exposing him as a light-weight.
The Conservative proposal has been cast as an attempt to trap Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau into taking part in more than the usual two debates. Based on Trudeau’s question period performance, conventional wisdom has it that he will be at a net disadvantage on the leaders’ podium.
But Harper’s bid — as it now stands — is more certain to lower the profile of the debates and hence the risk that they could turn into a game-changer for one of his opponents than to put Trudeau on the spot.
It's a sordid scheme to protect Stephen Harper from having to publicly defend the ghastly record of his criminal regime.
And shield him from having to answer questions like these...
While his massive propaganda machine bombards Canadians with his versions of the truth. Or one lie after the other.
And of course, as I pointed out the other day it couldn't be more cowardly...
But the danger is that some suckers out there, including some progressives, might think that it would be GREAT if the debates went ahead without Stephen Harper.
As the consortium is planning to do.
Even though that would only be playing into his hands.
The next election is set to feature a three-way national battle on a scale unprecedented in the past and the Conservatives’ re-election prospects rest heavily on a division of the opposition vote in their favour.
Harper may feel that he has more to gain from letting Thomas Mulcair and Trudeau spend a few evenings in prime time going for each other’s jugular than from sparring with them.
And what progressives should be doing is pointing out all the above, and trying as loudly as possible to embarrass Stephen Harper into taking part in debates that can be seen by MORE not less Canadians.
Because if after that he STILL refuses to join the other leaders, he will be diminished,
and exposed as both a miserable coward AND a political pervert.
And consigned to the debate location he deserves...
You know, if we are going to defeat his criminal Con gang, with all their money and their lies, we are not just going to have to work harder than ever.
We are also going to have to be very, very SMART.
For the very future of this country is at stake. Idiocy will kill us.
And failure is not an option...
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