Friday, July 10, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Great Con Debate Fiasco
As we all know Stephen Harper was hoping to torpedo the political leaders's debates, by boycotting the ones organized by the big three tv networks. The ones that millions of Canadians watch.
And replacing them with a series of smaller debates, with friendlier moderators, on channels that hardly anyone watches.
And hoping that the big three networks would cancel their debates, because he wouldn't be there.
But sadly for him his bluff has been called.
Canada's largest broadcasters have announced the dates for this fall's federal election debates despite an ongoing boycott by the Conservative Party. The group of networks known as the broadcast consortium, including CBC News, has set the English-language debate for Thursday, Oct. 8, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. ET, and the French-language debate for Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET.
And although the timing couldn't be worse.
Negative reactions on social media were swift, with people pointing out the English-language debate is not happening in prime time in Ontario and Quebec, and is during the afternoon — and normal business hours — in Alberta and British Columbia.
And making Canadians in the West watch it in the middle of the afternoon couldn't be more outrageous.
The good news is that the debates will be rebroadcast, millions of people will get to see the three progressive leaders.
And Stephen Harper's absence will be noticed...
So now Great Shrunken Leader must decide whether to change his mind and join them in person. And that won't be easy.
Because that would make him look weak and wobbly, or just plain desperate.
And of course the main reason Harper doesn't want to debate the progressive leaders is because he's terrified of them...
He's afraid what they might do to him and his record of incompetence and corruption.
And let's face it, who can blame him?
It's all going so horribly wrong.
His polls are tanking, and so is the economy.
Neither him nor his senile servant Joe Oliver can put lipstick on this pig...
Not when the IMF is now on our case.
As uncertainty in Greece and China's stock market crash wallop global confidence, and more economists here in Canada predict a recession, the IMF is cutting its outlook for the world economy and taking an axe to its Canadian forecast.
And Harperland is Greece.
Not when despite his best efforts to provoke the ISIS crazies, with his big mouth, they still haven't attacked us.
And not when his Great War on Terror is also looking so shrunken.
Three months after a contentious vote to expand Canada’s combat mission against Islamic State into Syria, Canadian fighter jets have attacked targets there just three times.
And the only question now is is whether to deploy Jason Kenney to Syria, so he can incinerate the ISIS hordes with blasts of hot air from every orifice...
Or whether he should be filled with water, or some foamy fluid, and used as a water bomber to fight the fires in the west.
And then there are the scandals. The big tv debates will take place less than a month after Nigel Wright starts testifying at the Duffy trial.
So Stephen Harper will not look his best, not with the spectre of Dean Del Mastro haunting his dreams...
So it doesn't really matter whether Harper turns up at the big tv debates.
If he doesn't he'll look like a coward with something to hide.
And if he does he'll look worse...
It's all going horribly wrong.
He has been around for too long.
He's decomposing before our eyes.
And he'll soon be just a bad memory...
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