Tuesday, January 27, 2015
The Totally Unbelievable Transformation of Stephen Harper
Even by the standards of the monstrous Stephen Harper, whose many images reflect the many warring voices in his head, it's an amazing transformation.
For nine years he was the Oily Messiah, the maniacal missionary who once told an audience in Britain that developing the oil sands was akin to building the Great Wall of China or the Pyramids.
The Father of Albertonia, and of course, Big Oil's favourite pimp...
But that was then, now is now, oil prices are tanking, the bloom is off the wild rose.
Economic activity in Alberta is projected to grind to a virtual standstill in 2015 due to depressed oil prices, says a new Provincial Economic Forecast by TD Economics.
A Great Economist Leader can't be associated with a disaster like that one, so now he's the Manufacturing Messiah.
The Conservative government is considering a strong focus on the manufacturing sector in the upcoming budget, part of a general shift in attention towards Ontario and its voters.
Because he does need those Ontario votes, and suddenly oil isn't THAT important.
“The oil industry isn’t remotely the entire Canadian economy,” Harper said at an event Thursday in St. Catharines, Ont., as he spoke about plummeting oil prices.
And the scary part is that he seems to believe that he can fool people into believing that he really cares about our manufacturing sector.
After spending the last nine years destroying it with his petro state policies...
Leaving a country littered with closed factories...
And hundreds of thousands of workers out in the cold...
Like these workers at the Electro Motive factory near London, Ontario.
While he rode off into the sunset.
Waving as he went, or giving the workers the one-finger salute...
Which makes me wonder, now that he's giving workers in Alberta the same kind of salute, how do they feel about that?
Do they understand that the only reason Harper can get away with turning his back on his Alberta base is because he thinks those suckers will vote for him no matter how he treats them?
You know, vote for a Con whether it's a man or a monkey...
As long as it makes the right noises and wears a cowboy hat..
And how do they feel about having been used by Stephen Harper and then abandoned?
Will they still vote for him in the same numbers as before?
Or will they, as I hope, show some self respect and join the rest of us in getting rid of him and his incompetent Con regime?
For surely it should be clear to them as it is to us, is that the Oily Messiah was no Great Economist Leader.
He is no Mr Manufacturing. Just a grubby Con artist.
And for the sake of this county's future.
The cowboy king must be toppled...
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