Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Stephen Harper's Recession Nightmare and the Return of Pamela Wallin
The timing couldn't be worse. Just when Stephen Harper thought he had escaped the stench of the Duffy scandal, and could now focus all his efforts on posing as a Great Economist Leader.
The economy is turning into a living nightmare.
He's having to twist himself into a knot, or a Tim Hortons' kruller, to avoid using the word "recession."
Conservatives are distancing themselves from their own definition of a recession on the eve of a key Statistics Canada report that will show whether the country’s economy shrank for a second consecutive quarter.
“It’s more important to describe the realities of the situation, rather than have labels,” said Mr. Harper in French on Monday after a rally in Ottawa.
While claiming that whatever Stats Canada decides today, will be just a mild "contraction" not the unmentionable 'R' word.
Even though there can be no doubt that his oily obsessions have led us to disaster.
No doubt that his failed policies have cost Canadians hundreds of thousands of good jobs.
Almost no doubt that the only contractions are the ones he's been having, at the thought of delivering his second recession...
And of course absolutely no doubt that with the worst economic record of any Prime Minister since the end of the Second World War, he's no Great Economist Leader.
Which as I pointed out in my last post, he more or less admitted yesterday in a hilarious manner.
When he told the employees at that Tim Hortons not to let him anywhere near the cash register...
For obvious reasons. Any customers who paid Harper would have to spend the next twenty minutes counting and recounting their change to make sure they hadn't been cheated or robbed.
And if all of that wasn't bad or scandalous enough.
Here comes Pamela Wallin flying back into the headlines.
After an 18-month investigation, the RCMP has handed their file into Sen. Pamela Wallin’s questionable expense claims over to Crown prosecutors, CTV News has learned.
The possibility that charges could be imminent comes as Stephen Harper is seeking re-election to the country’s top office – and facing a campaign trail where the Senate expense scandal has already been a major topic of discussion.
Which could if Ol' Pammy is charged, be a double blow for Great Leader.
For it would not only bring back the stench of scandal and remind Canadians yet again of Harper's abominable judgement.
It would also remind them that he was the one who PERSONALLY approved her expenses.
“I looked at the numbers,” the Prime Minister said on Feb. 13, 2013. “Her travel costs are comparable to any parliamentarian travelling from that particular area of the country.”
So either he can't count. Which won't help his already tattered reputation as a money manager.
Or please Pammy...
Or he's a lying Con artist, and an increasingly desperate monkey leader.
Which I'm sure you'll agree, would at this stage in the campaign, be almost certainly fatal.
He might be able to dodge a scandal.
He might be able to run away from his ghastly economic record.
But if hit by both at the same time...
They will almost certainly destroy him.
Welcome back Pammy. Hello new recession.
Bye Bye Great Leader...
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