Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Harper and the Return of The Coalition
As I watched Obama's inauguration today I couldn't help but feel a bit envious. The Americans are so happy and full of hope. They have a new and cool President. While we are wallowing in the pit of despair because we got Stephen Harper.
The foul neocon bully nerd who doesn't know what he's doing, and has all the class of a guy who walks around in his underwear.
And then I saw this new poll and my spirits soared.
Polls conducted late last year showed a high level of opposition, especially outside Quebec, to a proposed Liberal-NDP coalition in the event the minority Harper government is defeated in the House. The new poll suggests Canadians' feelings have evolved, with 50 per cent of respondents favouring a coalition government, while 43 per cent are happier with the current Conservative government.
Imagine that eh? They buried it, nobody bothered to sell it. But the Coalition for Change came back anyway. Stronger than ever.
And what that means is that in less than two weeks Harper's Bush Cons could be toppled. And the coalition leaders can go to the Governor General and say that they are ready to form a new government.
And the only reason they have to offer to Canadians is that like them they just can't trust Great Naked Leader to do the right thing at a time of economic crisis.
Of the 1,000 respondents, 55 per cent disapproved of Mr. Harper's handling of his responsibilities, while 35 per cent offered their approval.
Which means that like the Americans we too have hope now. Hope that we can get rid of this foul sleazy regime that has raped our Canadian values, dragged our politics into the gutter, hurt women, children, poor people, torched the planet, and shamed our country in the eyes of the world.
And that we too can soon sing this freedom song, like the Great Pete Seeger and The Boss did the other day.
C'mon everyone we can do it. Let's stop worrying and wanking, show some passion for our country, and act ruthlessly to crush the Cons.
So we can sing it out loud. This land is my land, this land is OUR land.
The dirty Cons are rotting in the stinking garbage can of history.
And Canada is Canada again....