Tuesday, October 13, 2015
The Last Shabby Desperate Days of Stephen Harper
There couldn't have been a more bizarre sight, or a clearer sign that Stephen Harper is losing his grip on reality, as well as losing the election.
And is now even willing to debase himself to try to avoid being humiliated by Justin Trudeau.
For there he was yesterday, looking incredibly bagged and grubby, while a young woman threw wads of cash in his general direction, to the cash register sound of ka-ching, ka-ching, ka-ching.
Looking and sounding like a sleazy carnival barker, or a third-rate Bob Barker.
It couldn't have looked more tacky, and he couldn't have looked more desperate.
And if you want to know why he's so desperate, just watch this Bob Fife report...
He's facing absolute disaster. He's in danger of losing some of his biggest ministers.
He just can't stand the idea of being humiliated by Justin Trudeau.
And needless to say his Bob Barker impersonation had Twitter going wild, with a hashtag to name Harper's new show.
And this one was my favourite...
Because there can no longer be any doubt that Harper and his grotesque stooge Pierre Poilievre, in a last desperate attempt to save their jobs, have made voting as hard as possible.
Elections Canada is apologizing after many people complained about long waits to cast ballots at advance polling stations on the weekend.
That is a form of vote suppression, and only the voices in Boss Harper's head know what he might have planned for election day. So we do need to be prepared.
But the good news is that more Canadians voted at the advance polls than they did last time.
On Saturday, the second day of the advance polls, 780,000 people voted across the country. That's a 34 per cent increase from the first two days of advance polls at the 2011 federal election. Elections Canada estimates another 767,000 people voted on Sunday. This brings the total for the first three days of advance polls to 2.4 million.
If the same thing happens on election day the Cons are doomed.
And the best news is that a lot of people are working very hard to make sure that happens.
Including a lot of young Canadians...
And that's important, because as Frank Graves points out, if they turn out in larger numbers than ever before, they will seal the fate of Harper and his filthy regime.
Quite simply, this segment will be critical to the outcome of the election. In the last election, Ekos polls overestimated this segment’s willingness to vote. This time around, that cell-phone-only population is at least three times larger and tells us they are much more certain to vote than they told us last time. When polled, they insist they are extremely engaged and motivated by the values war that has come to underlie this election.
What that means: if they show up Harper loses; if they don’t he wins.
And I'm betting they will show up.
I said before the election began that the internet would play a bigger role than ever before. Now the cellphones are humming, and the message is going out: Get ready to march on the polls.
Get ready to vote strategically for Anyone But Conservatives.
Stop. Get ready. GO...
And with only six days to go before the election, I couldn't be more excited.
Because although I realize the election is not yet won, I do want to see the Cons crushed. I want to see their depraved leader humiliated.
I want him to pay for his crimes against Canada.
I want that grubby political pervert sent to the place he belongs...
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