Saturday, July 04, 2015
Stephen Harper's Most Sad and Pathetic Calgary Stampede
Well there he was in this PMO picture, at the Calgary Stampede in his black bad guy cowboy hat, framed between a horse and a horse's ass.
Watching the parade and trying to put on a brave face, or smile like a winner. Or at least open his mouth and show his teeth.
But it couldn't have been easy. Not with Rachel Notley, the new sheriff of Alberta, riding triumphantly past him...
He must have had lockjaw by the time that was over eh?
And of course the latest EKOS poll didn't exactly make him want to stand up and shout "Yee haw or hee haw I'm still a Great Leader !!!!
Because while the guys in the good cowboy hats both had something to celebrate.
The political landscape appears to be shifting in subtle but important ways. The Liberals seem to have stopped the bleeding and are now statistically tied with the floundering Conservatives who are over 12 points back from their majority achievement in 2011. The NDP continues to hold on to a narrow but significant lead which would be more decisive save for the entry of Gilles Duceppe into the Quebec race.
Harper has absolutely no reason to whoop it up.
He's heading downhill on a burro backwards...
Most Canadians think he's leading the country in the wrong direction...
And the future is looking really bleak for him and his Cons:
The Conservatives, while insignificantly ahead of the Liberals, are the party with the sternest challenges ahead. They have extremely scant second choice consideration and, as such, they have very meagre room to grow.
The overall sense we have is that nothing is very clear in terms of next fall, but barring another security shock, it is increasingly hard to see a path to victory for the Conservative Party.
So you can imagine how black hat Harper, the cowboy from Toronto, is REALLY feeling...
Especially with the country teetering on the brink of a recession, and giving the opposition leaders even more ammunition to shoot holes in his disastrous economic record.
Canada’s opposition leaders have blasted Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative government for failed economic policies that have put the country on the precipice of another possible recession.
Canada’s economy has shrunk for four straight months for the first time since the last recession in 2008-2009. The economic contraction is due in large part to plummeting oil prices that have walloped the rest of the country’s economy.
By just pointing out the obvious...
In reference to the Conservative government’s reliance on the oil sector for economic growth, Mulcair said: “We’ve put all our eggs in the same basket. And when the inevitable cycle occurred, everybody was hurt.”
“For 10 years we’ve had a government that hasn’t understood the way to build and to diversify our economy,” said Trudeau.
Yes it's true, he didn't know what he was doing. But because he fooled so many suckers in this country into thinking he did, now we're ALL going to pay for it.
And then of course there are those horrible scandals...
With the Duffy trial starting up again next month, and Nigel Wright expected to take the stand.
So he can explain what exactly Harper meant when he said the deal was good to go.
And Dean Del Mastro, his former parliamentary secretary, unable to make it to the Stampede...
For obvious reasons...
Which can only taint him further, make him and his government look even more incompetent and corrupt.
And make Great Cowboy Leader's comeback almost impossible....
You know, July has always been my favourite month, and I think I'm REALLY going to enjoy this one.
Yee haw or woo hoo !!!
Throw another shrimp, or another Con, on the barbie.
And have a great weekend everybody!!!
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