Wherever he is hiding, in Canada or Las Vegas, Stephen Harper must be staring at the picture of this billboard in Calgary, trying to jump up and down, waving his arms in the air, and shouting:
"You see, I told you, I told you. They love me, they really LOVE me !!!!!
Even if it such a small and pathetic token of appreciation.
And anyone who calls the Harper years "a decade of excellence" must either be out of their minds, or in Alberta, working for a repo company.
But then Harper is a broken man, it is his worst Christmas ever...
Whatever he tells the screaming voices in his head.
Or whatever The Muzzler is doing in Las Vegas...
Original graphic by UCCO SUPPORTER
But don't tell that to the equally shell shocked survivors of his Con cult.
They're trying to make it sound like we're all having a miserable Christmas, thanks to Justin Trudeau.
Which no doubt explains, in their twisted minds, why Trudeau is so popular.
But then of course they're all desperate. Thousands of Con operatives have been laid off. They're nicking for quarters on every street corner in Ottawa. And they wouldn't know the true meaning of Christmas if it jumped up and bit them.
Just ask Michelle Rempel...
Who is looking a little crazy herself these days, taking pictures of her sinister little dolly...
All over the place.
And as even the Con friendly L. Ian MacDonald admits, it was Stephen Harper's
Annus Horribilis. And he can only blame himself for making one mistake after the other.
The first was Stephen Harper’s decision to go for an 11-week campaign rather than the normal writ period of 37 days. That turned out to be a big mistake; Harper could have spent August with his feet up at Harrington Lake instead of being hounded by the press for three weeks over testimony at the Mike Duffy trial.
He called an early election hoping to exhaust and bankrupt his opponents. Only to exhaust himself, leave his own party wallowing in debt, and give Justin Trudeau a chance to shine.
The long campaign also played to Trudeau’s acknowledged strength — his retail game. He was good in crowds, fed off their energy and projected visuals of growing momentum. At 43 and in top physical shape, he also had more stamina than the other leaders — useful in a marathon campaign.
He claimed over and over again that Trudeau was not ready, which at the time seemed crazy evil...
But now seem just crazy desperate, or desperately hilarious.
And let's not forget the way he mocked Justin for suggesting we send winter clothes to Syrian refugees, which considering the latest news from that region...
Now seems as monstrous as Harper himself.
Or the two tipping points that finally finished him off.
The first was the announcement two weeks before the election of the “barbaric practices” snitch line, urging Canadians to spy on their neighbours. The second was the decision to have Rob and Doug Ford appear at Harper’s closing event in the Greater Toronto Area on the final weekend of the campaign.
The snitch line was disgraceful and disgusting. Having Harper appear with the Fords was merely stupid. But by then, the Conservatives were losing not only on the ballot question of change, but on issues of Canadian identity and values that weren’t even on the horizon in August.
Along with the death of this poor little boy...
Whose life the Cons might have saved but didn't.
Because as was recently revealed, the Cons had shut down the refugee process.
The halt to UN-referred Syrian refugee processing imposed by the Canadian government earlier this year lasted for 2.5 months, even as thousands poured into Europe as part of a massive exodus described as the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War.
Which when combined with Great Closet Leader's obvious attempt to try to provoke a terrorist attack...
For crass political purposes.
Made him only look more callous, or even more cowardly...
But did in the end combine to destroy him, bring out the best in Canadians.
The Syrian refugee story was a poignant and proud reminder of who we are, and what Canada still is: a nation of immigrants, a country with a heart, a country whose prime minister greets arriving refugee families at the airport at midnight. With that gesture, Canada gave the world a new image to close 2015 — this time, a hopeful one.
And give us a more decent and more Canadian leader, and a chance for a new beginning.
You know I've been going through some of the more than 600 posts I wrote about Stephen Harper's final year in power.
So I can share some of the highlights with you one last time...
Like that marvellous moment when Sun TV hit the ground with a sickening thud.
But I have to say that the first graphic I made for my first post of 2015, might have been rather humble and crude...
But now seems practically prophetic.
Baby Freedom did make it Stephen Harper's saddest and most miserable year.
We did make him look like a monkey...
He couldn't have been more humiliated.
And we really did destroy him...
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