Monday, April 11, 2016
Who Knew Harper Is Now Working For The Republicans?
As soon as I saw that picture of Stephen Harper a few months ago, posing for a selfie outside a Shake Shack in Las Vegas, I was almost sure I knew why he was really there.
Not to soak up the sun, or stuff himself with the Shack's crinkle cut cheese fries, or its almost legendary frozen custard.
But to pay his respects to this creepy Republican billionaire.
Sheldon Adelson, the casino king, the uber Israel supporter, and one of the Republican Party's most generous sugar daddies.
And sure enough, now it seems Harper got a personal invite to Adelson's mega mansion...
To apparently offer some advice on how to bring the warring Republicans together.
While the RJC spring meeting is traditionally a celebration of Adelson, with politicians of all stripes venturing to the Venetian to pay homage, this year’s was different.
On Thursday evening, Adelson hosted some of the organization’s top officials at his palatial mansion. While former Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed how fractured parties can unite, Adelson listened but said little, according to three people who were present.
And since Michael Harris alerted me to that story, I thought you might want to read what he had to say about Las Vegas Steve, and the desperation of the Republicans.
Harper’s contribution to this Republican glitzerama was to sing for his supper with a speech about how to unite divided parties. You get some idea of how badly split the Republicans really are when they ask a guy like Harper for advice about healing divisions. Steve is a gold medalist in the sport of apple-of-discord throwing. Since entering public life, he has tossed it into any organization he found himself associated with, in an effort to dominate.
For it's always good to remind Canadians that Harper was the most divisive Prime Minister this country has ever known.
And any claims to the contrary are fraudulent.
And it is also necessary to remind them about Great Failed Leader's multiple political personalities, and who he really is...
Harper has always had multiple political personalities. It’s just that a lot of people either never knew, or have forgotten.
In his earliest days, Harper succumbed briefly to “Trudeau-mania”. Then there was Harper the Progressive Conservative. Next came Harper the Reformer. After that he was Harper of the Canadian Alliance; finally he morphed into Harper the Conservative Party of Canada member.
Behind it all, like the Wizard of Oz concealed by his curtain, is Harper the Republican.
And this is a good question too:
It appears that Canada’s one and only Tea Party Republican politician has found his natural home in the Nevada desert. I wonder if this was a paid gig.
Because it would tell you something about how low Harper has fallen.
And needless to say I have my own questions.
Why was he really in Las Vegas rubbing shoulders with all those billionaire bagmen?
Is he just a paid whore for the Republican Party, or is he trying to raise money for some kind of Harper Foundation? One with close ties to Israel, as I have heard rumoured.
What party and what country was he really working for all those years?
And of course, aren't you glad we defeated him?
Who was that monstrous RepubliCon?
That tool of the One Percent.
And how did he ever become Prime Minister?
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