Monday, January 10, 2011
Stephen Harper and the Great Deceiver
We may not be in an election campaign, but I guess somebody forgot to tell Stephen Harper eh?
Because these days he's EVERYWHERE. Handing out big cheques to pump up his polls.
Promising there won't be any "drastic cuts" in the budget. i.e. he won't kill the CBC this time.
Telling everybody that HE doesn't want an election, only the evil "Separatist Coalition" does.
And when he was asked why he was announcing a national volunteer awards program in Welland, Ontario (look it up on Google Earth, I did) this is what he said:
Welland, the Prime Minister replied, is a perfect example of a community that has had its challenges due to the recession yet is a shining example of volunteerism and volunteer spirit. “You ask me today why Welland? The answer is why not Welland.”
When in fact the REAL answer is that the Cons lost the riding in 2008 by only about 500 votes to the NDP.
And they want it BAD. Because Stephen Harper needs every riding in Ontario he can get, so he can get his precious majority and screw Canada until it BLEEDS.
But of course he can't say that because it might make him look crazy and dangerous eh? Or like he's using OUR money to campaign for an election HE says he doesn't want.
Gawd. The Great Deceiver. Thank goodness he's so transparent.
Those fearful that Harper has mellowed need not worry. The Prime Minister has a long game in mind. Part one involves getting re-elected with a parliamentary majority.
He’s given hints to his party’s old fighters that the light still shines bright — hence his otherwise inexplicable attack on the census; hence his insistence that help for women and children abroad not include abortion aid; hence the gratuitous, if muted, attacks on pay equity (uppity women) and public sector workers (uppity navvies).
So, no. Harper hasn’t mellowed. He was never the born-again caricature painted by some critics. But he has a view of how the world should be. In the long run, he hopes to put this world view into practice.
While in the short run he continues his deranged campaign to remake Canada in his own image.
Because now it's not the Government of Canada. It's the Harper government.
All hail Great Leader. All hail the Great Deceiver.
Time to prepare for an election.
Time to rip off the MASK...
Time for progressives to get their act together.
Before the monster STRIKES...
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