Saturday, November 02, 2013
Stephen Harper's Monstrous Convention Speech
It was without a doubt one of the worst and most disgusting political speeches I have ever heard. One so foul it left me feeling sick to my stomach. And more fearful than ever about the future of our country.
A speech that could have been delivered at a teabagger convention in Alabama, or at the point when Stephen Harper attacked the courts, a beer garden in Nuremberg.
But was delivered to a wildly cheering mob, the pathetic descendants of the once proud Conservative Party, in a Cow Palace in Calgary.
If I had the time and the energy to write it, and you had the patience to read it, I could dismantle every line. But why bother when there was nothing new in it? We've heard it all before.
And it was a speech that at one low point I summed up like this:
A speech that Andrew Coyne described so well as a parody of a parody of an empty cliché.
If you thought he was going to take the opportunity to level with Canadians about the Senate scandals — to explain what happened, to tell what he knew, to clear up the many contradictions and gaps in his story, even to acknowledge it’s an issue, beyond the sins of a few miscreant senators — you should have known better.
If you say you are sorry, you are not just conceding that you did something wrong. You are conceding the possibility of wrongness...If you never act as if you expect to be held to any standard, he calculates, you won’t be. If you never act as if you’re guilty, you aren’t.
A refusal to admit that he did anything wrong, on a day when the RCMP alleged this about Pamela Wallin.
Who he appointed to the Senate, and whose expenses he personally approved and found SATISFACTORY.
But which nevertheless did not restrain him from calling for the rule of law to be replaced by the rule of the mob, in the manner of a quasi-fascist demagogue...
In a massive room at the BMO Centre, Harper told the 2013 policy convention he is more determined than ever to punish those senators responsible for extravagant spending, dismissing concerns by some, including his own MPs, that due process against them must be followed.
Harper mocked his political opponents for demanding “every week” that he “immediately fire or expel people often on the flimsiest of allegations,” while now being squeamish in the face of “a case based on facts.”
“I couldn’t care less what they say, we will do the right thing,” said Harper, in his prepared remarks.
Or a raving maniac who would reduce us to a state of lawlessness, while simultaneously proclaiming himself a champion of law and order.
And whose foul trumpeting had me tweeting this eh?
But luckily, in that heap of stinky manure that Great Ugly Leader deposited at the Cow Palace today, are embedded the seeds of his own destruction.
The unmistakable evidence that he will NEVER change. So he will never be able to rebrand himself or reboot his tired, corrupt, Con regime.
And the fatal delusion that his hollow blathering about his mediocre economic record can make Canadians not care about the Senate scandal. When in fact they do care about it, and it's KILLING the Con brand.
Canadians may be judging Stephen Harper more on how he handled the Senate scandal than on how he's managed the economy, a new poll suggests.
Just over half — 51 per cent — of those surveyed said Harper's management of the Senate controversy was more important to judging his performance than his track record on job creation.
And my guess is that the reason so many Canadians put that sordid scandal even before the economy, is that so many now understand that it's really about HIM...
And so many now fear and hate Harper and his grotesque regime, they would use the scandal as a weapon to drive them from power. As they would use ANY issue as a weapon, so desperate are so many to see the Cons gone.
At least that's the message I took away from Great Ugly Leader's speech eh?
And summed up like this...
For surely now no Canadian can fail to recognize the danger we are in, or to what ghastly place that depraved demagogue might take us. Or the need to join forces to defeat him if our country and its democratic values are to survive.
And no fascist blathering, no Big Lies will save him from this truth:
He did do the crime.
He will be defeated.
And sooner or later he will do the time...
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