I was going to write about Bob Rae and the Harper Party attack ads but I got side tracked.
There was a bit on the news about Harper’s trip to Asia and how Canada was going to be open for business when it came to Asia.
He was talking oil.
He said it would be clear when the budget came down.
I’m not a gambler but I’d be willing to wager that a certain politician is about to ram his pipeline into B.C.’s interior and say it’s necessary for Canada’s Financial Interests.
Canada is getting a lot smaller, there are only two groups... the Pro Harperistas and everyone else.
If you stand against the Harper Party you get half truths and innuendos up the wazoo. Ask Bob Rae, he’s been marked by the Dark Lord as his inequal and is open to the Harper Propaganda Machine’s hate messaging system.
Using half truths and sound bites the Harperistas are trying to make Bob Rae look like the most incompetent Premier in Ontario’s history. Actually Rae did a pretty savvy job of steering a world class economy through a recession with no help from his Federal counterparts, the Mulroney PCs.
Compare that to Harper’s record on the economy and his dealings with the recession. When Rae got through Ontario was ready for business, Harper still whines and pules about how fragile the economy is even if we have supposedly recovered.
Then there is Thomas Mulcair who was merely a candidate for the leadership of the NDP and we got leaked stories about how he approached Harper to run for the Stephen Harper Party but he wanted to be a front row Cabinet Minister. Harper allegedly turned him down because he was greedy…
Thomas Mulcair was a free agent and a well know Quebec politician and talked with both the Federal Liberals and the NDP. Harper would have given his eye teeth to pull Mulcair into his circle. Imagine having Mulcair as his Quebec Lieutenant rather than having to appoint a Senator who wasn’t even from Quebec at the time to sit in his Caucus as the Quebec representative.
The Harperistas were trying to poison the NDP against Mulcair… didn’t work.
Congratulations Thomas Mulcair on your successful leadership bid for the New Democrats!
I understand Bob Rae sent a nice note of congratulations to Mr. Mulcair, Stephen Harper’s Team sent one too, accusing him of being a tax and spend socialist or something of that sort.
Class act Stephen, the ads start tomorrow right? [Edit apparently they start Monday]
When it comes to aboriginal relations, Harper seems to like the natives, when they wear their fancy Indian clothes and make him an honorary chief or sit with him in the high class box at the Olympics. When they are polite and don’t ask for much.
Contrast that when the Harper Party was shocked and amazed by the squalor that the people of Attawapiskat were living in. When they asked for help (by declaring a state of emergency) the Harper Party berated them for being wasteful, smearing them and accusing them of mismanagement of their Native allowance.
This is the same community whose children went all the way to the United Nations to beg for money to have a proper school in their community.
Not long ago an Inuit boy died while travelling from his grandmother’s house to his home on a snowmobile.
When he was overdue, a search was organized and National Defence was contacted to assist. They declined.
They said the weather was too bad for their helicopters. It was not.
They said they have a “call back” policy where the searchers have to call them again before they can act. The policy does not exist.
Turns out there were no helicopters available, they were down for service, both of them.
Apparently Stephen Harper would rather give tax breaks to big oil than ensure the safety of Canadians by ensuring we have adequate search and rescue available at all times.
In Stephen Harper’s world, a Cabinet Minister can lie to the House of Commons, be found in contempt of the House of Commons, and still get a promotion.
In Stephen Harper’s world, a Cabinet Minister can misappropriate money for pet projects and still get a promotion.
In Stephen Harper’s world, a Cabinet Minister can have an affair with a subordinate and still get a promotion.
In the real world these acts would get you terminated and possibly tossed in jail.
In Stephen Harper’s world, those who do not want a pipeline full of bitumen run through their back yards are not allowed to have experts talk on their behalf. Those experts are banished because they are interfering foreigners attempting to damage Canada’s economy. Take that Sierra Club, you bunch of hooligans.
But the other interfering foreigners, the oil companies, are allowed to argue in favour of running the muck through your back yard.
But then again, they’re “Harper People”.
But the thing these “Harper People” need to keep in mind, you are only “Harper People” as long as you are useful to him.
Ask the grain farmers who are fighting to retain the Canadian Wheat Board.
He got your votes and now he gets his way.
Trudeau called MPs pawns. Harper has made them Marionettes. They can only speak when Harper puts words in their mouths.
You and me? We are only important for one month every four years or so.
The smears and attack ads are just his way of telling you how to vote, so you can be “Harper People” too.