Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Stephen Harper's Day of Defeat and Embarrassment
Well one thing is for sure. In his lonely loser bunker, surrounded by the last of his loyal Cons, somewhere between Alberta and Paraguay, Stephen Harper is having another bad day.
Another Con bastion has fallen.
And a red tide has swept over Newfoundland and Labrador.
Dwight Ball, a pharmacist who had struggled in the past just to get elected to the Newfoundland and Labrador legislature, has led the Liberals to a commanding victory Monday night in a general election that brought an end to 12 years of Tory government.
Brought about thanks to Harper, by the strong desire to vote for anyone but the Cons.
Ball said he plans to create a new tone for government as the Liberals take power, citing a change at the federal level.
"It was just a few weeks ago that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said positive politics is a powerful force for change," he said. "And tonight that has proven itself true again in Newfoundland and Labrador."
Leaving Saskatchewan as the only province in Canada with a Con government.
You know, Brad Wall's Saskatchewan...
Which is definitely a mixed blessing.
And to make matters worse, the painting of Great Leader in his birthday suit, Emperor Haute Couture, has been sold to the highest bidder.
The controversial nude portrait of former prime minister Stephen Harper has been sold for $20,000 to a Vancouver man who describes the piece as "biting political satire."
Bought by a man who wants to share the painting widely.
"I can't wait to get it out in front of as many people as possible," the new owner, Frederick Ghahramani, told Rita Celli on CBC Radio's Ontario Today.
And will give it, and Great Leader, the respect they deserve.
"Every time I look at it I burst out laughing," Ghahramani said. "I do that with all biting political satire. I also understand that it doesn't come from a vulgar point of making fun of the prime minister. It comes from a very dark, depressing point."
So Harper will have his monument after all.
Just not this one....
That one is being demolished for making fraudulent claims, and disgracing this country beyond recognition.
But one that will remind Canadians through the centuries, who he really was.
The leader who after ten years in power ended up living in an NDP province, in a city with a Muslim mayor, in an almost totally progressive Canada, with Liberal government, and a Trudeau as Prime Minister.
The emperor with no clothes, who will keep them laughing until the end of time.
It is quite a legacy.
And the one he deserves...
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