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22 March 2007

The American Prime Minister

It seems like only months ago that Steve Harper introduced divisive US-style politicking to Canada, fighting a "morality" campaign to deny gay Canucks human rights.

It was only last month that he brought in American-style "attack" ads against Stephan Dion.

It was, at long last, only yesterday that he rose on his hind legs and actually parroted the Bush administration pravda "You're either with us, or you're with the Taliban".

In his follow-up statement this morning, he refused to apologize and said:
"I would like to see more support in the House of Commons from all sides for Canadian men and women in uniform
[...]
I think Canadians expect that from parliamentarians in every party. They have not been getting it, and they deserve it."
--Via the Globe and Mail

Oh really, Steve? Name me these straw-man politicians you've pulled out of nowhere. Find me one person who says "I support the Taliban." Or "I don't support the troops."

Name the people you're accusing or sit down and shut up, damn you! We don't want your Bushian political discourse here.

It has been said before:
You have done enough. Have you no sense of decency sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?
--Joseph N. Welch, Special Counsel for the Army
9 June 1954

2 Comments:

At 6:25 PM, Anonymous Former Frontier Editor said...

Thank god someone else knows of Joseph Welch!

 
At 10:16 PM, Blogger Metro said...

He was the man who finally said what everyone else was thinking, and said it loudly and publicly and succinctly enough to be symbolic.

Unfortunately in the case of Harper and Bush the Lesser, I feel that the internet acts against the possibility of that. So many people say so much out here, and some of it so well, that it becomes hard to hear.

Still, crowd noise is another form of political expression, and methinks that it's growing louder. Even Mr. Goode may have to listen one day.

 

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