Wednesday, December 03, 2014
Stephen Harper's Sad and Desperate Return to Parliament
Well after spending most of the past month travelling around the world, hopping from one photo-op to another, Stephen Harper finally returned to Parliament yesterday.
And as you can see from this grainy photo, and the weird look on Candice Bergen's face, it was not a pretty sight.
He was angry, he was bitter, he snarled at the opposition, and even his helmet hair looked like it was about to fall off his head.
But then who can blame him eh? So much has changed in such a short time.
And all his glorious delusions of winning the next election are quickly turning to excrement...
The plunging price of oil has made it impossible for him to pose as a Great Economist Leader anymore.
Not when him and Joe Oliver blew the surplus, before it existed, and the cupboard, or the closet, is BARE.
Harper’s spending spree, which will cost the federal treasury more than $30 billion in foregone revenue by 2019, has eaten up the bulk of expected budget surpluses in coming years.
Any further deterioration in the fiscal picture could force the government to use part of its $3 billion rainy day fund to keep from winding up with a budget deficit in 2015.
And not when the whole economy is sinking like a stone.
Canada's economy is increasingly at the mercy of a risk-averse, inept corporate elite addicted to government tax breaks. They are enabled by an ideologically addled government that is incompetent.
It is a deadly combination -- a dumb and dumber team dragging us backwards at a time when the world is hoping there won't be another economic collapse.
And his Great Pipeline dreams have gone up in smoke, or collided with Burnaby mountain...
To make matters worse he can't even pose as a Great Crime Busting Leader. Not when the crime rate is sinking even faster than the economy.
Or hope to impersonate a Great Warrior Leader...
Not when the war is going nowhere, and he dare not tell us how much it's costing.
Or that it's almost certainly going to cremate the sorry remains of the surplus, and bomb us back to a DEFICIT.
And if he was hoping to buy back the support of veterans, well he can forget about that. After how Julian Fantino has betrayed them...
But STILL he won't fire him.
It is past time Prime Minister Stephen Harper cashiered this arrogant, abrasive and inept minister.
“Why is he still there?” Well might Canadians wonder. Whatever Fantino’s utility as a vote-puller for the Conservatives in Vaughan, he is an embarrassing liability to the party.
Or fire Leona Aglukkaq for making his government look like a sorry joke...
Incompetent, callous, and IDIOT, all at the same time.
Which means that he won't be able to call an early election, as he was clearly planning to do just a few weeks ago.
So the scandals he was hoping to dodge will come back to haunt him...
Or finish him off.
And I wouldn't be surprised, when all of this sinks slowly into mind, if he finally sees the writing on the wall...
And decides to quit before the situation gets even worse, and he follows the price of oil into the ground.
But whether he stays or whether he goes, we can't lose.
As a British Prime Minister is once reported to have said when asked what is most likely to blow a government off course:
"Events, dear boy, EVENTS."
Events have conspired to help us mightily.The wheel of fate has rolled our way.
And the dictator's days are NUMBERED...
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