Wednesday, October 14, 2015
The Last Sleazy Days of Stephen Harper and the Con Regime
With quite possibly only five days left in his sordid reign, let it it not be said that Stephen Harper is going out with even a hint of dignity and class.
For there he was again yesterday, tieless, his sleeves rolled up, his belly sticking out, watching a pizza guy throw cash on a table, and getting an endorsement from the Ford brothers.
To the tune of ka-ching ka-ching ka-ching.
The would be King of Canada going out as a sleazy game show host.
Rambling on like a Con man, and lying like a thief.
Give Harper’s political team high marks for hucksterism. It was quite the show. Indeed Harper liked the stunt so much he repeated it on Tuesday. But like most game shows there was an air of unreality about it, a touch of cynicism and more than a whiff of desperation.
The Conservatives are in trouble just days before Monday’s vote, and they know it. Much of their sales pitch, summed up in a news release with the headline Hold on to your wallet, is as bogus as a three-dollar bill.
As only he can. While his Cons ran around smearing Justin Trudeau.
Conservative Party advertising targeted at Chinese and Punjabi-speaking voters in Vancouver and Toronto is raising concerns in the Liberal Party. The advertisement characterises Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau as supporting the sale of marijuana to children, and the establishment of safe-injection sites and neighbourhood brothels.
Raising fears about an invasion of sex workers, as first suggested by that old political hooker Jason Kenney...
As only Cons can. When they're not stealing other people's signs.
An Ottawa-area Conservative candidate has apologized for removing roadside third-party election signs he claimed were illegal. Walter Pamic, who is running in the riding of Kanata-Carleton, was allegedly caught on video removing a "vote strategically" sign from among several other signs on a grassy roadside.
But then of course Harper and his Con gang are desperate. The Liberals appear to be surging while they are going nowhere.
Even EKOS which once had the Cons ahead is now looking like the grim reaper.
The Liberals now enjoy a 36-31 lead nationally over the Conservatives and, perhaps more importantly are now ahead in Ontario, Quebec, and B.C., according to EKOS’ latest poll numbers.
And after all they've done to try to suppress the vote, this must seem like a living breathing nightmare.
Canadians stampeded to advance polls over the long weekend, exceeding turnout in the past election’s early voting window by 71 per cent. In total, some 3.6 million people cast ballots between Friday and Monday, according to Elections Canada.
Because if the turnout on election day is anything close to that, the Cons will be crushed beyond recognition.
And the interesting thing is that there are signs that Harper's fear and loathing campaign, that he cooked up with his Australian hitman Lynton Crosby, may have backfired.
And tarred him with his own foulness...
Which I have to say doesn't surprise me, because the same thing happened in Britain, where Crosby won a majority for David Cameron.
But left Cameron looking as sleazy as himself...
And in Canada, he only reinforced Stephen Harper's negative attributes, and left him looking like a grubby political pervert.
Especially when he attacked a candidate like this one...
Which only fuelled the desire for change.
And if that does cost Harper the election, it will be poetic justice.
He fouled this country. He shamed us in the eyes of the world.
Then he fouled himself, and went out crawling on all fours...
A Con hog if ever there was one, and the most monstrous Crime Minister this country has ever known.
A man who is always saying that this is not a time for risky schemes.
But is himself too risky to be allowed to remain in office...
You know, there are probably very few progressives who truly believe that our nightmare could actually be over in just five days. It seems too good to be true.
And after what we have been through in this long night of the soul, and after all the horror and the disappointment we have endured, I don't blame them.
But as the season changes, and the leaves turn Canadian red in the place where I live...
I feel as if our poor battered country is putting on its finest show in the hope that we can save it.
And we will save it.
We will defeat those filthy Cons and make our country clean and free again.
And we will send this depraved monster to the place he belongs...
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