Stephen Harper: Civil Discourse, Exchange of Ideas, and ₤µ©λ You!
Stephen Harper flipped his lid and exposed his inner Steve for all to see this week.
The Manning Centre for Warmed-Over Refom Party Ideas gave a little party that was supposed to be private. Only fellationically devoted Conservatives allowed. During the party, the PM himself stepped to the mike to do what exactly?
Well, blame everyone but himself:
In a speech meant for sympathetic ears only, Prime Minister Stephen Harper blamed Canada's economic woes on "unconservative" U.S. consumers, chided President Barack Obama's economic policies and complained the courts and government are full of liberals.~Via the Toronto Star
The Prime Minister's Office, in the proud tradition of the Conservative Party of Canada, failed to notify anyone that the speech was to be given, and attempted to conceal its content from the press afterward.
Now we see the whiny, hectoring, little fusspot that the Conservative Party felt was their best choice to lead the nation. His speech blamed "unconservative" Americans for getting into debt, and claimed the justice system was somehow overwhelmed with "liberals":
In part, Harper was hoping to convince some of the diehard Tory supporters at a conference organized by the Manning Institute for Building Democracy that he hasn't lost his way, even though his government is going billions of dollars into debt to fight the recession.Uh, Mister Harper? Hate to pop your bubble, but how many lib'ruls were in charge of the US economy recently? Over the past eight years, say?
"Just imagine how different things would have been if the Liberal left had remained in power over the past three years ... imagine how many Liberal insiders and ideologues would now be in the Senate, the courts and countless other federal institutions and agencies. I should say how many more," he said to laughter and applause.
And who exactly was it who, after watching us slide toward recession for three years, wasting $60 million to hold an unnecessary election, and spending the surplus you were left by "the previous lib'rul government" told us there was no crisis just three weeks prior to the election? Whereafter he suddenly about-faced and, having already squandered the surplus, declared himself ready to spend us all into a $30-billion plus hole? (At best--more realistic projections suggest up to $60 bn, but as you've previously demonstrated you're hopeless at economics we won't *a-hem* tax you with that.)
Would that man still, despite having abandoned every Neoconservative principle, good or ill (and I can't think of any good ones--I'm just being charitable) he ever stood for, describe himself as a Conservative, Mister Harper?
Well, would you?
Bring on the election. Even die-hard Conservatives are tired of this slimeball's continual and desperate attempts to cling to power.
It's like watching a really cute dog hump your leg. You feel for the guy, you know he's trying his hardest, but in the end you're gonna have to shake him off and punt him into the corner.
Only Harper's never been that cute.