Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Stephen Harper and the Collapse of the Ghastly Con Regime
Well I have to admit that Stephen Harper's concession speech didn't live up to my high expectations.
It sounded more like a victory speech, like he had won instead of being humiliated. Or worse like he didn't realize the campaign was over.
And he forgot to tell us he's resigning, which no doubt disappointed about 20 million Canadians, including all those like me who wanted to make a tape, and play it over and over again.
But the main thing is that after a decade of darkness the mad king, the depraved monster, is at last finally gone.
Stephen Harper was upbeat in the face of a one-sided election defeat, but will step down as Conservative leader following the result.
Conservative Party president John Walsh released a short statement shortly before Harper took the stage in Calgary, indicating Harper had instructed him to reach out to the elected caucus to appoint an interim leader and begin the next leadership selection process.
Justin Trudeau is our new Prime Minister...
And as Jeffrey Simpson points out, for Harper that is the ultimate insult.
Losing power is bad enough; losing it to a Trudeau with a thumping majority is the ultimate political insult for Stephen Harper, who resigned on Monday night.
Everything in Mr. Harper’s political career from his early days as an assistant in Ottawa was directed at undoing or diluting as much as possible of prime minister Pierre Trudeau’s vision of government and Canada.
Now, to be crushed by Mr. Trudeau’s son Justin, someone Mr. Harper considers intellectually weak and, worse, a chip off the old man’s block, must cut the Conservative Leader to the core.
Or the ultimate humiliation.
He spent millions and millions of dollars attacking Trudeau in the most disgusting manner...
Only to end up looking like a political pervert.
He underestimated him like Patrick Brazeau did, before their famous boxing match, when he told people he didn't think Trudeau could "take a punch."
Only to suffer the same fate...
And leave all these Cons also lying on the canvas.
Or looking for new jobs...
Joe Oliver, Paul Calandra, Chris Alexander, Julian Fantino, Leona Aglukkaq.
Could it get any better than that?
And the best thing is, it was the triumph of hope over fear...
It was a triumph for decency.
Cheers broke out across the land as Canadian voters chased Stephen Harper’s arrogant Conservatives from office on Monday night, in a richly deserved rebuke after years of corrosive misgovernance. Thus ends a dismal, divisive era in our political history.
Trudeau’s compelling vision of a Canada that is “open and confident and hopeful” caught the spirit of voters who believe this country can be more generous, more ambitious and more successful.
And it was the triumph of our precious Canadian values, that Harper tried so hard to destroy. ..
But ended up destroying him.
And now suddenly Harperland is Canada again.
It couldn't look more beautiful...
And I couldn't be happier, because we did take our country back.
As I always knew we would.
Congratulations everybody you were amazing.
The tyrant is finally down...
The Great Darkness is finally over.
Light up the sky.
Fire off the fireworks.
Glory, glory, hallelujah.
We are free at last...
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