Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Stephen Harper and the Con Klown Tour of Mexico
When I saw this picture of Stephen Harper in Mexico City, and saw all those soldiers firing their guns in his general direction, for a moment I thought his Three Amigos Summit was going to be even more disastrous than I had imagined.
But no it wasn't a firing squad. It was the only 21-gun salute the Mexicans were willing to give Lord Harper, so little respect do they have for him.
And it's all downhill from here eh? Because the trip is shaping as an unmitigated disaster.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper won’t be bringing the news his Mexican host wants to hear, nor hearing any himself from U.S. President Barack Obama, as North America’s beleaguered Three Amigos converge on Mexico this week.
He's alienated the Mexicans by refusing to lift a heavy handed visa requirement, which is not only bad for business.
But also makes it harder for Mexicans to escape the horror of their country's drug war.
Escape the murderous cartels that scatter bodies around like dolls.
And he's also irritated the Obama administration so much they've just about told him to go jump into Lake Titicaca. With the emphasis on CACA.
Obama's unwavering message, according to White House officials? We'll let you know when we've made up our minds.
But then what do we expect from a man who until he became Prime Minister at the age of forty-seven, had hardly travelled abroad.
And is so ignorant and incompetent when it comes to foreign policy he has turned us into a pariah nation and shamed us in the eyes of the world.
A Con clown who would take a tiny delegation to Mexico, to meet with the two big countries on our continent.
But take a gigantic delegation of religious fanatics, Con hacks, honkers, homophobes, and shills on his Grand Tour of Israel...
For crass partisan purposes.
Even though as Jeffrey Simpson points out Mexico deserves better.
The contrast could not be clearer. Total bilateral trade between Canada and Mexico is about $30-billion; with Israel, it’s about $1.4-billion. Mexico is Canada’s fifth-largest export market, Israel is Canada’s 44th. Two million Canadians visit Mexico each year. The government’s new trade strategy document identified Mexico as a priority market.
It's absolute insanity. And for his disastrous foreign policy alone Stephen Harper should have been fired long ago.
But of course he soon will be. Canadians are sick and tired of him and his corrupt and hopelessly incompetent Con regime.
And having to wear paper bags over their heads when they travel abroad is the absolute limit...
Yup. It's going to take us years to repair the damage the Cons have done.
But the sooner we defeat them and start the reconstruction process the better.
And in the meantime stay tuned for Stephen Harper's not so grand Con Klown Tour of Mexico.
It may be humiliating.
But it should also be HILARIOUS....
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