Sunday, February 28, 2010
Stephen Harper and the Golden Moment
There have been many magnificent moments during the Vancouver Olympics, but I think it's safe to say this isn't one of them.
The pathetic sight of Stephen Harper desperately trolling for a golden moment, like an old hooker on the last day of a Baptist convention. Pretending he's a hockey fan, rubbing up against Wayne Gretzky like a cat in heat. Hoping he can ride a wave of patriotic sentiment all the way to a majority.
I mean seriously eh? Look at those eyes. Does that look like a hockey fan....or the kind of man you're parents warned you about ? Is he thinking about owning the podium or is he thinking about owning us?
The good news is I don't think it's going to work.
Because if all they got was two points from their Haiti photo-op and the Olympics, nothing is going to save them once the cheering stops.
He won't be able to buy votes like he once did. He won't be able to run away from allegations that he covered up torture.
And since the Cons shutdown Parliament we know so much more about the secret war these rabid ideologues have been waging against decent Canadian institutions like KAIROS and Rights and Democracy.
Now we know all about the brutish bullies in the PMO. And so do Canadians.
Stephen Harper says the Senate needs reform, but more Canadians think that it's the Prime Minister's Office that has too much power.
"It's not just the usual suspects," said pollster Nik Nanos. "There are more Canadians that think the office of the prime minister is one of the parts of our democracy that requires a second look."
And the moment we shine a light into that monstrous darkness, the Cons will run like roaches, and the game will be OVER.
Oh boy. Once I thought we were losing our beautiful country.
But now I've changed my mind...