Saturday, August 22, 2015
Stephen Harper's Nightmare Week in Campaign Hell
I can only imagine Stephen Harper's state of mind, after what must have been for him a week in the hell of his own making.
For it was the week the Duffy scandal shredded what was left of his credibility. The week his campaign went off the rails.
The week that revealed the ugly face of his angry old Con base...
And ended with Great Desperate Leader defiling young Canadians.
Stephen Harper's promise to spend $15 million to protect salmon habitats was overshadowed on Friday by a complaint from Scouts Canada officials who said they didn't agree to have some of their young members stand in uniform next to the Conservative leader.
For he will use ANYONE for crass political purposes.
CTV News has learned the Scouts Canada leader who gave the okay for troops to be used in a photo-op alongside Conservative Leader Stephen Harper was a known Conservative supporter.
And he does corrupt EVERYTHING he touches.
But of course the greatest damage to his already soiled reputation came at the Duffy trial.
Where the great Donald Bayne assembled some of the missing pieces of the puzzle...
To reveal the monstrous face of an unmistakable cover-up...
Which has not only has made his claim that he knew NOTHING sound criminally absurd.
It has reduced his beloved aide Ray Novak to a shadowy presence on the campaign trail. Kept far from reporters and cameras...
While his depraved Big Daddy agonizes over whether he should fire him.
And the whole sordid scandal is having a measurable and potentially devastating impact.
Days of bombshell revelations and conflicting testimony over who in Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s inner circle knew what, and when, regarding the Mike Duffy Senate expense affair, are bringing bad news to the fight to lock in “soft” Conservative voters in the midst of a federal election campaign.
Three-in-five Canadians (59%) say they don’t believe Stephen Harper’s version of events This includes one-in-five (23%) voters leaning towards but not yet totally committed to the Conservative Party of Canada (CPC) when it comes to their voting intention on October 19th.
More generally, a majority of all uncommitted voters (59%) reject the Prime Minister’s account.
Most Canadians don't believe his ridiculous story, and it is colouring or reinforcing their views of him and his morally corrupt regime.
When asked to choose between framing the Duffy trial as a “distraction” from other, more important campaign issues or framing it as evidence of a deeper scandal that will become a key issue in the campaign, fully three-fifths (61%) off all respondents choose the latter.
To make matters worse, Harper can hardly hope for relief when the Duffy trial recesses at the end of next week, so he can try to portray himself as a Great Economist Leader. Again.
Not with the economy in this calamitous state.
Made worse by his criminally incompetent decision to put all our economic eggs in one oily basket, or frying pan...
And not when his new/old Great War on Crime and his fascist Life Means Life slogan rings so hollow.
Like much of Harper’s “tough on crime” agenda, it sounds reasonable, or at least hard to argue against. After all, who much cares about the fate of the very worst criminals? In reality, though, like much of the government’s litany of harsh crime laws, this legislation would have almost no impact on crime and amounts to little more than a political gesture.
Which leaves the Con campaign running on fumes, and no doubt praying for a terrorist attack.
And the best news? The CBC's latest poll tracker shows the progressive parties heading for victory...
So Harper's week in hell couldn't be better for our side. Or come at a better time for me.
For I have to admit that I am so sick of living in this foul stinky Harperland.
I need to feel the clean fresh wind of change and freedom blowing in my face. While the summer is still here, and before the final battle for Canada begins.
So you know where I'll be today and tomorrow...
May the winds of change raise your hopes for a better future.
And have a great weekend everybody...
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