Thursday, May 02, 2013
Stephen Harper and the Fatal Boondoggle
Oh. My. Gotterdammerung. Not even Sybil the Soothsayer could have predicted it would end like this eh?
Who could have known that Stephen Harper's rotting Con regime would collapse this way?
Not with a bang, but a boondoggle.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper is rejecting suggestions the Conservatives are embroiled in a “boondoggle” after a federal watchdog revealed the government lost track of $3 billion in spending earmarked for anti-terror initiatives.
Because it doesn't really matter what Harper says, or what happened to the money, this is going to hurt his Cons. Big Time.
As my colleague John Ivison noted on Tuesday, even worse than the fact that money was wasted — what else is new? — is that no one even knows how it was wasted, when it was wasted, or even if it was wasted. That’s embarrassing.
And a godsend to the opposition. Not just because they get to crow about wasted billions, but because until and unless the government can figure out where the $3.1-billion went or is, it has no response to the opposition attacks. Thomas Mulcair can get up every day in the House and demand an update. Every time the government has no answer, they look stupid.
It's good for the NDP. It's good for the Liberals. And of course it's fatal for Great Ugly Leader.
Because while many Canadians might overlook some of his other crimes, like his decision to weaken Elections Canada.
The Harper government is under fire for cutting Elections Canada’s budget even as the agency struggles to address rampant procedural errors and widespread allegations of cheating during the last federal vote.
So Pierre Poutine and his gang can more easily steal the next election, like they stole the last one.
And while many might also ignore Harper's chilling assault on the CBC.
The government is threatening the journalistic independence of the CBC with legislation that will give Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Cabinet power over CBC collective bargaining with unions representing several thousand news and current affairs personnel, MPs and critics say.
To make sure its crippled by a long lockout during the election campaign.
The government move, which will give Cabinet control over all aspects of contract settlements with its employees, comes as five of the CBC’s six collective agreements are set to expire prior to the 2015 federal election and the other, which expired last September, is under negotiation.
Even the dumbest Canadians will NEVER forgive the Cons for losing all that money.
Canadians are a forgiving lot, but they don’t tolerate that degree of mismanagement. A government that spent $176-billion it didn’t have may be brought down by $3.1-billion it might not have spent at all.
That they can understand: "We wuz ROBBED !@##!!
And when you can hang a boondoggle like that around the neck of a rotting government, and around the gizzard of a depraved leader who is revolting even his own cult followers with his kinky behaviour.
Conservative MPs have been quietly approaching Justin Trudeau to tell him they’re refusing to take part in their party’s planned mass-mail attack against the new Liberal leader.
The stench of decay hangs heavy in the air.
And it's almost game over...
Wow. What a great horror show. The Cons are crumbling to dust before our eyes.
And how ironic eh?
The Boondoggle raised them from the hellish place they came from.
And then came back to destroy them...
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