Saturday, June 27, 2015
The Real Reason the Con Regime Killed the HarperPAC
Three days ago I wrote about how a group of well known young conservative activists had created a monstrous HarperPAC.
A political action committee that would collect money from Big Business, especially Big Oil, to attack the progressive parties and the unions.
But before the rapidly swelling beast was able to crawl out of its crib, it was brutally squished by Stephen Harper himself.
HarperPAC, a conservative third-party group, has shut down operations less than a week after its launch.
Or more precisely by his faithful flunkies, like Kory Teneycke, who faithfully follow their master's orders.
Conservative Party spokesman Kory Teneycke said the party took issue with "the fact that they were using the prime minister's name to raise money and to run advertising," without input, control or association with the campaign.
"What we were concerned with in this particular case is to a reasonable person, it appeared to be us. It appeared to be the Conservative Party, it appeared to be the prime minister," he said in an interview with CBC News.
But while I'm sure the Harperite cult was outraged to have a conservative group crawling around out there that was not under their TOTAL control.
And was concerned they might damage their master's image even more.
If that's possible...
I think its more than that, and it tells you a lot about where the Cons would lead us.
Because although Kady O'Malley does an excellent job of chronicling the short tragic history of the HarperPAC.
And the pathetic tale of how Stephen Taylor, its co-founder, tried to keep up a cheerful front.
“It’s been a heck of a week!” Taylor chirped on Thursday night as a lead-in to his announcement, via screenshot statement, that HarperPAC would be closing up shop— although not, it seemed, without taking credit for having “brought political financing out of the shadows.”
Even as his baby fell apart. Or disappeared into a black hole.
Those tweets, alas, are now gone — as is the group’s first — and, apparently, last — YouTube video, while the HarperPAC website now redirects to a default WordPress login. It appears the dream is not just over, but rapidly disappearing down an internet memory hole.
Along with the pictures and names of some of the Cons on the HarperPAC's advisory council...
Like they used to disappear in Stalin's Russia.
Taylor himself can't offer, or dare not offer, an reasonable explanation for its sudden demise.
While determinedly upbeat in tone, he was downright vague on the reason behind the shutdown. “If our friends find our efforts to be unhelpful we are more than happy to focus our efforts elsewhere,” he noted.
Which leads me to believe that the main reason Stephen Harper whacked the HarperPAC is because he wants to keep his nose clean, so to speak.
So he can go after Tom Mulcair and the NDP, for very good reason...
To try to portray them as the stooges of Big Unions and try to smear them beyond recognition.
And this in my opinion only confirms it.
Conservative senators took the highly unusual step of overruling their own Speaker Friday in an effort to force a controversial union disclosure bill into law before Parliament shuts down.
Bill C-377 is a private member’s bill from Conservative MP Russ Hiebert that would force unions to publicly disclose a wide range of financial information including salaries and expenses.
For he is clearly seeking a confrontations with the unions, he is clearly trying to create yet another wedge issue. And he is clearly capable of anything.
How badly does Stephen Harper want anti-union legislation — odious, punitive and almost certainly unconstitutional as it is — passed into law?
On an early summer Friday, while you were longing for your weekend, the Prime Minister’s Office choreographed another headlong behavioural plunge down the mineshaft for your Senate.
Capable of turning the Senate into the home of his Con puppets. And using the union issue against the NDP AND the Liberals.
The bottom line is that the Conservative majority has bullied itself into a position to pass a law that allows Harper to campaign against those omnipresent “union bosses” and tell Canadians how a former Liberal Senate caucus went to the wall for those bosses on orders from Justin Trudeau.
Because as you know when it comes to attacking Justin Trudeau...
There are no limits to how low he will go.
And the good news? I don't think it's going to work.
I think most Canadians hate Harper and his filthy Cons more than they hate the unions.
And that progressives will be glad to have the unions on our side. Because no group fights Cons harder than they do.
And that they will welcome the attack ads they are helping to put out, like this latest one from Engage Canada...
Because the more Canadians find out what the Cons are up to, the more they will despise them.
And the easier it will be to defeat them and their monstrous leader...
He is crazy, he is desperate, he is leading us into the dirtiest campaign in Canadian history.
But his monstrous evil will come back to sting him or bite him.
And we will use it to defeat him..
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