Thursday, October 24, 2013
Tom Mulcair and the Pounding of Stephen Harper
Whatever progressive party you support you have to enjoy the sight of Tom Mulcair going after Stephen Harper in the House of Commons.
Because he has been relentless. Grilling Stephen Harper like a criminal. Pouncing on every word of his now changing story.
Stephen Harper insisted “very few” people in Conservative circles knew that chief aide Nigel Wright was personally bailing out Senator Mike Duffy when the PEI politician faced public pressure to reimburse taxpayers for questionable expense claims.
Media reports suggest as many as 13 Tory insiders knew of the financial assistance to Mr. Duffy – a number that raises questions about how so many people could be inside the loop without Mr. Harper being aware of what is happening.
Hanging him with his own words.
Mr. Mulcair, who led the charge against Mr. Harper in the Commons Thursday, pointed out Mr. Harper’s story has changed when it comes to how many Conservatives knew of the Wright gift. The NDP chief pointed out that on June 5 Mr. Harper told the Commons nobody in the PMO had known of Mr. Wright’s largesse.
Pounding him again and again, leaving him looking like this...
Like a wounded, increasingly desperate leader of a corrupt government who is making it up as he goes along.
But of course he does have a plan. With the Con convention now only a week away he is just trying to appeal to his brutish base, by offering them the heads of the three disgraced senators on a platter, with apples in their mouths.
While trying to make himself look virtuous, instead of the morally debased political thug who allowed his office to be turned into a nest of plotting, scheming, definitely unethical, and possibly criminal activities.
And who is now after corrupting the Senate, abusing due process, for crass political reasons. And debasing our democracy in the process, as he has done again, and again, ever since he came to office.
And it may work to convince his rabid base, for they are easily convinced. They don't call them rabid for nothing eh?
But I doubt he will change the minds of many other Canadians.
He can purge his problems in the Senate, as casually as he purges himself...
But he will not escape the taint of scandal.
Every new revelation or allegation in the sordid saga of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s fraught dealings with senators Mike Duffy, Pamela Wallin and Patrick Brazeau seems to heap more discredit on Harper, his office, the Conservative party and its leaders in the tainted Red Chamber. If the Tories were hoping that a speedy Senate purge would make this go away, they must be sadly disappointed.
He will not muzzle or bury this one. It's just too big to ignore, and too disgusting to be swept under the carpet.
Many Canadians may not understand the complete extent of the scandal, but they can smell the stench, and they know HIM.
The unflattering portrait that emerges is of a Prime Minister who stacked the Senate with cronies who mistook the taxpayer’s dollar for their own. Who in Duffy’s case sought to cover up a scandal. Who was left out of the loop as Wright told others in the Prime Minister’s Office of his bid to fix the problem. Who wrongly told Parliament that Wright acted on his own. And who ultimately cut Duffy adrift with scant regard for the niceties of due process.
This is about scandal, cronyism, coverup, evasion, bullying and ruthless expediency. Multiple Royal Canadian Mounted Police investigations into fraud on government and breach of trust. A doctored Senate committee report. Stonewalling of auditors. And a Senate in chaos, thoroughly discredited.
And more and more of them must surely be disgusted, and understand all that they need to understand.
This country will not be clean or Canada again, until Stephen Harper and his depraved band of political thugs are purged from power, and flushed into the sewer of history.
Oh boy. How lucky I am, how lucky we all are, to be able to fight for our big and beautiful country in its hour of need.
Because it cries out to us, along with the voices of every decent Canadian who ever lived.
Deliver me from this living nightmare.
Save me from this monstrous leader...
As for Tom Mulcair, he may not being doing as well in the polls as him and his supporters would like.
A fate he may or may not deserve.
But for the way he is treating Stephen Harper these days. Pounding him in our name.
We all owe him a debt of gratitude...
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