Well his Con clown tour of Europe has finally ended. After a week of posing as a champion of democracy in Ukraine, his golden coach ride is over.
Now it's back to reality.
Wheels down. Good to be home. #cdnpoli #cdntrademission
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) March 28, 2014
Back to suppressing democracy in Canada.
Or as Don Martin calls it, back to the state of conscious uncoupling.
Our Prime Minister has spent the last week on a referendum-ripping tour of Europe. Stephen Harper has denounced the Crimean annexation and threatened more sanctions while vilifying Russian aggressor and President Vladimir Putin.
But there has to be conscious uncoupling going down as the same Stephen Harper moves to unilaterally change Canada’s democratically-sacred election laws to solidify his grip on voting in this country.
You can’t claim the high ground on global democracy if you're fiddling with voting regulations to help maintain power in your own back yard.
Back to democracy a la Putin, or la Poutine...
Protest deafness? Twisted evidence? Voter manipulation? Designed to help a leader retain power? If you listen closely, that’s democracy with a Russian dialect.
Or la Poilievre...
But then as Andrew Coyne points out, the ghastly Con regime is a government like no other.
Under any normal government, this would be considered fairly devastating stuff: not only near universal expert opposition, but a widely held suspicion that the bill, far from merely flawed, is expressly designed to tilt the next election in the Conservatives’ favour.
As for Mr. Poilievre, the revelations that he had acted in such consummate bad faith on such a critically important bill — failing to consult, ignoring some experts’ advice and misrepresenting others — would ordinarily be career-limiting, to say the least.
But this is not a normal government. It does not operate in the usual way, nor does it feel bound by the usual rules. After all, if this were a normal government, it would not have as its minister for democratic reform such a noxious partisan as Mr. Poilievre, whose contempt for Parliament and its traditions registers every time he rises to speak in it.
And yes, this nightmare really is happening in Canada...
And so we face the likelihood, as incredible as it sounds, of the government using the majority it won in the last election to pass a bill widely perceived as intended to fix the next — and contesting that election in the shadow of illegitimacy the bill would cast.
Where freedom is just another weasel word, or a threat that must be muzzled.
And where shortly before Great Freedom Fighter Leader landed so did this so-called budget bill.
The first budget implementation bill of 2014 was introduced Friday and it primarily provides details on measures that were first announced on Feb. 11. However, the bill includes some changes – including new laws – that critics say should have been introduced as separate bills to allow MPs to debate and vote on those specific items.
Designed to bury the truth in a mountain of words, and make a mockery out of our democracy.
NDP finance critic Nathan Cullen said the bill is another anti-democratic “monster” that makes it hard for MPs to understand what the government is doing. “The process, of course, is a sham,” he said. “At first blush with [more than] 350 pages of detail, we’re going to have to take another look because we know with this government often the devil is in the details.”
Because just like the foul election bill, the devil is in the details.
Or in the diseased mind of this monstrous leader...
And the good news?
He's desperate, he's out of control, he's losing his grip on reality, he's leading his Cons to destruction.
This is how you get to 28% in the polls: when every criticism is only further proof that you’re right. It’s one thing to fleece the rubes in the grassroots with this nonsense — They’re all out to get us! Please send money! — but when you start to believe your own rhetoric, your brains turn to mush. It makes you incapable of acknowledging error, or even the possibility of it. And so it blinds you to the train wreck to which you are headed.
Because when even the MSM is finally starting to recognize the true nature of that foul regime and its depraved leader, after acting like his hapless stooges for so long, you KNOW they're in trouble.
More Canadians are finally waking up.
The clock is striking midnight.
The golden coach is turning into a pumpkin.
And this nightmare will soon be over...
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