Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Con Apocalypse and the Humbling of Stephen Harper
As you may remember, I was deeply troubled by Stephen Harper's wild diatribe at the Calgary Stampede BBQ almost two weeks ago.
I couldn't decide whether he had inhaled the fumes of his own propaganda, like Rob Ford sucks on a crack pipe.
Or was lying compulsively. Again.
Or whether inflamed by the sight of all those cowboy hats, he had finally gone off the deep end.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper was his own Conservative attack ad Saturday night, launching a scathing critique of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in front of an enthusiastic partisan crowd.
“The best country and the best government in the world is right here in Canada,” Harper said to a standing ovation from the roughly 900 people who spent $175 to attend the event at Heritage Park. “And he has nothing — absolutely nothing — of substance to offer. Canada deserves better, Canada is getting better.”
Because you have to be a little crazy to describe his grotesque Con regime, as the "best government in the world."
Or a lot crazy.
So I was amused to see Bruce Anderson suggest that maybe Harper's problem is that he's not humble enough.
If I were advising this prime minister, I would urge him to avoid the kind of speech he delivered to the faithful in his Calgary riding last weekend. I understand he was at home, and it was a Conservative audience. But it will be party members that need to hear and carry his message forward into the next election. If they knock on a neighbour’s door, and repeat his theme, it won’t usually go all that well.
Or gently suggest that he needs a reality check.
Today, according to our latest Abacus Data poll, 35 per cent approve of the performance of the Harper government. That’s not a terrible number, by historical standards, but it’s not much of a platform for saying that yours is the best government in the world. As political strategy and rhetoric go…well, I just don’t think this is finding that extra gear.
When of course we know that Great Ugly Leader lives in his own reality, in his own parallel universe, where he is the greatest Canadian Prime Minister who ever lived.
And none of the Con stooges who surround our mad emperor, like many in our useless MSM, dare say it like it is, or tell him anything different...
So it's up to ordinary Canadians to hit him with the inconvenient truth: he is the worst Prime Minister in Canadian history, a faker. a fraud, a maniac. And he has so much to be humble about.
Like his lousy job creation record.
There's a reason why the Conservatives use June 2009, a low point for the Canadian economy, as their starting point, writes economist Andrew Jackson in a new analysis of Statistics Canada's labour force data.
If you look at the stats before the onset of the recession in June 2008 and the big job losses it caused, you get a more fulsome -- and accurate -- picture of where Canada stands, explains Jackson, a senior advisor at the Broadbent Institute. The increase in employment is a "more modest 753,000 jobs." What's worse? There are actually 638,810 missing jobs in Canada since June 2008.
Which he would have us believe is something to boast about.
While at the same time claiming that Tom Mulcair or Justin Trudeau couldn't manage the economy half as well as he does...
When it's hard to believe that ANYBODY could do worse.
And if he insists on running more attack ads of Justin Trudeau with his shirt off.
The sleazy political pervert.
The opposition really should be running their own ads with this general theme...
But don't worry, if they don't we will.
Because as I pointed out last night, in the end it's the state of the economy that will almost certainly seal his fate.
For he does have so many other reasons to be humble, but when you take his phony economic credentials away from him he's got NOTHING.
Oh well. I'll soon be out of here. On holiday in the highlands of Scotland, helping another cause that I'll tell you about tomorrow.
But I leave feeling confident and happy that our great Canadian cause is heading for victory.
It is the beginning of the Con Apocalypse.
We really do have them where we want them.
The Con artists WILL be exposed.
And the mad emperor WILL be humbled...
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