Well I see that the Cons are furiously denying that Stephen Harper was ready to go down on all fours, and beg the Queen to save his job.
Even though he was clearly DESPERATE.
“He was resigned to defeat, prepared to give up the government,” Mr. Martin writes. “Staffers had never seen him like this, pale and shaken. He told them, in so many words, that it was over, that the government would fall.”
Even though we know that pathetic
Mr. Soudas brushed aside the charge that Mr. Harper is overly controlling, saying that the prime minister has had the responsibility to ensure the government implements the “right decisions” in response to the global economic recession.
“I have no idea what he’s referring to,” Mr. Soudas said. “If competence is a synonym for controlling, then we’re competent.”
And of course, we know that Dimitri Soudas is not just a lying attack chihuahua but also an IDIOT.
Because let's face it eh? Anyone who claims that Stephen Harper is NOT controlling is either crazy, a moron, or a masochist.
When in fact it's pretty obvious to me what Stephen Harper was up to in his bunker, why he changed his mind about blubbering and begging at the feet of the Queen of England, and why Michaelle Jean probably caved so shamefully.
All you have to do is read this paragraph:
But Mr. Harper’s mood and the government’s fortunes were transformed when Mr. Dion and NDP Leader Jack Layton invited Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe to attend the press conference and sign the document cementing the coalition. Galvanized, the Prime Minister vowed to do everything within his power to prevent what he called the Liberals coalition “with socialists and separatists” from forming the government.
Knowing Harper's twisted mind so well, I don't doubt that he instantly realized he had the Governor General over a barrel. Because now he could accuse Jean and her husband of being separatist collaborators, if she didn't give him the prorogation he wanted.
Because that's the modus operandi of those political thugs. And that was something Canada's Royal Stooges were particularly sensitive about.
Oh well. That's water under the bridge. The larger tragedy is that so many Canadians, including some progressives, allowed him to get away with demonizing the Bloc Quebecois. Even though it can do NOTHING to hasten the independence of Quebec, and is a social-democratic party that shares our Canadian values.
Because the day we allowed him to do that, we allowed him to wield the threat of a coalition like a club in the hands of a crazy man, and gave away our strongest weapon, that could have destroyed the Cons FOREVER.
Which sadly leads me to this last ugly but necessary question.
The Cons may be thugs and incompetent idiots.
And a threat to this country's survival.
But who are the real chihuahuas?
The day we stop dancing to Stephen Harper's foul tunes, and march to the sound of our own drum.
The day we form a mighty coalition that includes ALL the progressive people in this country.
Will be the day we WIN...