Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Stephen Harper: When the Bully is Beaten
Well there he was in a classroom in Vancouver, in yet another tightly controlled phony photo-op.
Handing out E.I. benefits to the parents of sick kids, posing as Big Daddy, but still sounding like Big Brother.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is defending the independence of the environmental review process underway for Enbridge's Northern Gateway pipeline, telling reporters in Vancouver the project will be evaluated scientifically and a green light to proceed would not be based on politics.
I mean can you believe that eh? When everyone knows that for the Con Regime EVERYTHING is political. It's destroying research stations all over the country, firing or muzzling scientists.
It has just imposed an arbitrary deadline.
To prevent any more delays in the National Energy Board-directed study of the feasibility of the $6-billion plan to ship oilsands-derived crude through northern British Columbia, the Conservatives said the review must be completed by no later than December 2013.
Given itself the final decision.
The government also formalized new rules that for the first time give the Harper cabinet the final word on whether the pipeline should go ahead, even if the arms-length NEB-led panel concludes the project is environmentally unsound.
And today's brief photo-op ended with the hand of a PMO operative blocking the lens of a camera...
For they are thugs. And they must think we're fools. Who can be conned into becoming the slaves of foreign interests.
And the good news? It won't work. And I think even Great Ugly Leader understands that now.
Because I've rarely seen him look so awful and so BEATEN.
Like a ghastly bully who's just realized he's his own worst enemy.
Harper’s hope was that this combination of toughness, smear and crass ideology — particularly if repeated endlessly in the right-wing media — would convince a big chunk of the broad Canadian middle. The strategy does, after all, work in the U.S.
But it hasn’t here. Public opposition to the scheme is so intense in B.C. that even the avowedly pro-business, governing Liberals have joined in.
His bullying has backfired. He's scared to get involved in the battle between B.C. and Alberta, because he can only lose. Global warming is becoming a bigger and bigger political issue. The Premiers are revolting. In Quebec, the separatists are using his policies to win votes.
In all of her speeches, Ms. Marois says Mr. Harper has attempted to impose values on Quebecers that most don’t embrace. These include a tough new law on young offenders, pouring money into building new prisons rather than daycare spaces and buying military planes and ships.
“I’m willing to make a deal with the Harper government,” Ms. Marois has said repeatedly in her speeches throughout the campaign. “I’ll trade him the royalty for Quebec sovereignty.”
The country is falling apart, and he can't do anything. Because he's not the solution, he's the PROBLEM.
And the best news of all? Sooner or later most Canadians will come to understand that horrible truth. Understand that Stephen Harper is not just his own worst enemy, he's Canada's worst enemy as well. And then it will finally be over.
The bully will be beaten.
And the tyrant will be toppled....
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