Well as you probably know, I don't just question Stephen Harper's judgement, I question his mental state, and study it extensively.
Because better safe than sorry eh?
And in that regard, for a moment today, I thought that the shock of his faithful Dimitri's sudden departure had driven him over the edge.
For what else could explain that after tweeting this the other day...
RT if you think the rights of victims trump the rights of criminals. @MinPeterMacKay #cdnpoli 24 SEVEN Exclusive: https://t.co/QC7Pf6WgT6
— Stephen Harper (@pmharper) March 30, 2014
To appeal to those in his rabid base who believe that judges side with criminals to screw victims AND the Cons.
He should appear today in the Commons smiling sunnily, claiming he was surprised by the rejection of his Supreme Court candidate.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper says he’s surprised to learn that Quebec has different rules when it comes to appointing judges to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Justice Minister Peter MacKay, in explaining his boss’ reaction, described the regulations as “new.” The rules have been in effect since 1875, although MacKay denies that and says it was an interpretation by the Supreme Court.
And sounding so reasonable, if laughably ignorant.
And then, as I pointed out in my last post, there was Pierre Poilievre also sounding almost reasonable.
Or this unprecedented offer to cooperate with the opposition.
And it all sounds like Harper has decided that his take no prisoners approach isn't working and he needs a new plan.
Or an old one...
But then he really has no choice eh?
Because the Dimitri debacle coming on top of all those other scandals has done him incredible damage.
Not only has it made his judgement look absolutely appalling. Again. The idiot leader who appoints one dud after the other
But it has also shone a light at the culture of corruption he has created. The one that Dimitri, who says Harper is like a father to him, was raised in by Big Daddy.
Dimitri Soudas lost his job for being the heavy for the wrong person. He was for years a loyal operative for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, willing to get tough with journalists, MPs, and party officials, to fire blasts of venom and throw his weight around. It’s when he started doing such things for his fiancée, Conservative MP Eve Adams, that he had to go.
Because Big Daddy likes them that way...
Mr. Harper has a track record of appointing or promoting people who are willing to do a little messy work for the leader. A number have ended up in trouble – some when they crossed the line to help Mr. Harper, and some when they crossed the line to help themselves.
But now that climate of corruption is coming home to bite him. The Big Blue Machine is blowing smoke out of every orifice.
Few expected this. The bet would have been that the Prime Minister would have gone to the wall to protect Dimitri Soudas, as he has many other loyalists after acts of folly. But just four months after having been appointed, the Conservative Party’s executive director is out the door. He joins a lengthening list.
What’s often been reputed to be a well-oiled machine has seldom been in such a state of disarray.
And his greasy grip on the party is slipping.
What seems clear is that the party is not prepared to kowtow to Mr. Harper the way it once did. He doesn’t exert the dominance he once did. His party has been trailing the Liberals in the polls. He presided over a scandal he claimed to know little about, but should have known a lot about. Rebellious caucus types have confronted him, demanding some freedom of speech.
So he does need a new plan. And it does seem that the push is on to try to portray him as Great Nice Leader again.
At least judging by this photo he tweeted out today...
But sadly for him it just won't work.
After all the things he's done nobody will believe that he is a nice guy. Not the Great Corrupter. Most Canadians wouldn't trust him as far as they can spit.
And who I wonder is going to get the Con attack
And sure enough I was watching TV today, and there was one of those smarmy Con attack ads accusing Justin Trudeau of lacking judgement.
Unlike The Great Corrupter.
Yup. He turned this country into a moral swamp.
He turned his government into a toilet.
The corruption bubbled out of him.
And he ended up where he belonged...
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