Wednesday, June 03, 2015
Queeg Harper and the Sinking Con Ship
He's still the Captain of the dilapidated Con ship, the rusty tub that should have been scrapped long ago.
And like the crazed Captain Queeg in The Caine Mutiny, he's still going after his bloody majority, like Queeg went after the strawberries.
But unfortunately for Stephen Harper that majority is proving as elusive as those strawberries.
Because as yet another poll suggests, the Con ship is slowly sinking.
He's still heading in the wrong direction, heading further and further away from his precious majority. While the Liberals appear to have stopped their steep slide, the NDP is still surging.
The desire for change is still growing.
Our latest results show a 7-point jump in the number of people who think it would be good to have a change in government in Ottawa, and a corresponding drop in the number of people who thing “it’s definitely best to keep the Conservatives in office”.
In this wave, 76% say they would prefer to see a change, although not all of these people feel strongly about the need for change.
And on the bridge of the Con ship, Queeg Harper must be growing increasingly desperate...
The results are sobering news for Conservative election planners. While our data had shown an uptick in support based on the recent budget, this effect has dissipated. With 20 weeks to Election Day the incumbents are struggling to build enthusiasm around their economic record or plans, and as our next release will reveal, the terror/security issue is losing momentum for the CPC as well.
Nothing is working for him. The economy is sinking or shrinking. The War in Iraq is going disastrously, as is his Great War on Terror.
And to make matters even worse, thanks to his dangerous anti-terror bill C-51, even some of his most faithful supporters are threatening to jump ship.
As the government's proposed anti-terror bill heads towards the legislative finish line, some of its more conservative-minded critics are warning Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his caucus that its passage could carry a heavy cost for his party when it hits the campaign trail later this year.
Libertarian-leaning voters who have backed the Conservatives in the past may choose to throw their support behind the Libertarian Party of Canada or independent, small-c conservative candidates, it says. "Although these might not attract large vote totals, they could drain off enough votes to deny the CPC a victory and lead to the return of the Liberals, or insert the New Democrats or a coalition into government."
And when even the gun lobby is angry at him, you KNOW he's in trouble...
And as if all of that wasn't bad enough, it now appears even more likely that as the Con ship heads for the official start of the election campaign, blowing propaganda out of every funnel or orifice.
It's heading for an almighty collision with the humungous iceberg called Duffy.
Could the prime minister’s former chief staff and several senior Tory senators wind up testifying at Sen. Mike Duffy’s trial just as the federal election campaign gets underway? This scenario is becoming increasingly likely, as the pieces move into place for extra trial dates to be set aside in August to hear Duffy’s case.
Which would only increase that already strong desire for change.
And help send him to the bottom...
You know, the more I think about the great voyage we are about to embark upon, the better I feel.
The winds of change are in our sails, the rusty Con tub is slowly sinking.
And whether or not he's still sane enough to know it.
Queeg Harper is going down...
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