Thursday, July 30, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Final Battle for Canada
For ten long years he has schemed and plotted to destroy the Canada he hates so much, by perverting our traditions, and dismembering our democracy.
And now he's got a new plan that he hopes will do both.
Force a long and exhausting election campaign upon Canadians, so he can bombard them with ads from his well funded propaganda machine, while draining the money like blood out of the opposition.
So he can claw them to death in the final stages of the campaign.
And it seems that the Final Battle for Canada is about to begin.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper will call an election as early as this Sunday, kicking off what would be the longest federal election campaign in modern history, CBC News has confirmed.
For not content with violating our democratic traditions again, or lying and cheating, and trying to steal the last election, he has also diddled the Election Act to give himself maximum economic advantage.
Until last year, the spending limits were set no matter the length of a campaign, the minimum amount of time for which is 37 days (with voting day falling on the 37th day). But the Conservatives' Fair Elections Act provided for the parties' $25-million limits to be increased if the campaign is longer than 37 days: for each additional day the limit is increased by 1/37th, or an extra $675,000.
Even if that means screwing the taxpayers he's always claiming to defend.
It's not just political parties that will be spending money hand over fist if Stephen Harper fires the starting gun for the Oct. 19 federal election weeks earlier than necessary. Taxpayers will be shelling out big bucks, too — millions in extra administrative costs and tens of millions more in rebates to parties and candidates for their inflated election expenses.
And wasting millions and millions of dollars for crass political purposes, even as the country slides into recession.
It defies belief. It couldn't be more outrageous, or more disgusting.
And the man couldn't be more of a monster or a maniac...
But if our mad tyrant thinks this latest sleazy move will help him win the election, I think he's in for an unpleasant surprise.
For starters I don't think Canadians will appreciate having Harper screw with their summer, when it's so short, and this early election call is so unnecessary.
And they definitely will not appreciate being bombarded with even more ghastly ads like this one...
They will resent that even more than they already do, and hold it against him.
Secondly, the early call will force him to campaign in the glare of this scandal.
The campaign's timing could also mean Harper will be more available than usual to reporters and members of the public at the same time that his former chief of staff, Nigel Wright, takes the stand at the trial of Mike Duffy on Aug. 12.
And answer questions or run for cover...
And either way it will do him great damage.
Thirdly, as I have mentioned before, our greater presence on social media will help counter his financial advantage and level the playing field...
And lastly, but most importantly, the main reason Stephen Harper's sleazy plan to extend the campaign won't work, is because the winds of change are blowing so strongly.
An exclusive poll commissioned for CTV News appears to contain bad news for Stephen Harper’s Conservatives.
Two out of three (66 per cent) of those polled agree it is “time for change,” while only 24 per say it is “not time for change” and 10 per cent remain unsure.
Canadians want change, and Harper's scummy move will only make them want it even more.
As for me, although I was hoping for a little more summer to rest up and prepare for the battle ahead, and I'll be in the heart of the Scottish highlands when the election call comes....
But don't worry, I'm taking my computer with me, we do have peat powered wifi.
And I couldn't be more ready.
I've waited so long for the Final Battle for Canada to begin.
So we can finally topple the tyrant...
And take our country back.
For a what a glorious day that will be, when the long nightmare is finally over and we are free at last.
When we are celebrating in the streets from coast to coast to coast. When the church bells are ringing. And the fireworks are exploding over my head.
Like they did the other night at the end of the Pan Am Games...
Glory, glory hallelujah.
Freedom. Freedom. Freedom.
The Final Battle for Canada is beginning.
And we are going to WIN...
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