Written by Grant G
Interesting times in Canadian politics for sure, developments are coming fast n furious, special interest groups, the religious right and most particularly the federal Conservative party base are being thrown under the bus in a last ditch effort to retain power..
It shows a Stephen Harper in desperation mode, it also shows a Canadian populous that Stephen Harper has no real values, no real beliefs and no moral conscience, Stephen Harper is prepared to throw everyone who has ever supported him and his party under the bus to retain a grip on power, he`s not willing to stick to his guns, not willing to gamble on a federal election, not willing to take his conservative base and conservative beliefs into an election if it means defeat..
Harper, a shallow man, god, guns, tough on crime, income splitting for wealthy families, free-enterprising, don`t get in the way of the wealthy and crackdown on low life scoundrels, no progressive drug law reforms, mega-prisons being built to house the offenders of a Conservative ideal world...
Everything Stephen Harper championed has been put on its ear as of late, last ditch effort to retain his grip on power, on control, no federal conservative policy is off limits if it means attracting voters..
Sad really, I am no fan of the prime minister but one can`t simply paint over spots and turn them to stripes, beliefs, credo and convictions must be maintained no matter the political fallout, a man, a prime minister, a preacher, father or felon, as people we present a persona, we live and die by our personal beliefs, my respect vanishes when one flips and flops, when one throws their friends under the bus for the sake of power, of control, what does Stephen Harper stand for anymore..?
A vicious man he is, leader of a nasty federal conservative party, expert on attacking opponents, right out of the Republican party play book, divide, conquer, pit man against man, isolate people, promote hatred of those opposed and oppress the vote, how expertly they labeled Stephan Dion, a demure man who couldn`t speak English or connect with the public, a federal Liberal leader who was never going to be prime minister even without the relentless attack ads, Michael Ignatief, target number 2, an elitist federal Liberal who claimed the moral high ground, a man who came across as aloof, haughty, well-heeled, Scholared and pretentious, not a working man, or warm, not a leader you would like to sit down and have a beer with, Stephen Harper`s attack was easy with Michael, the result was expected..
But the times is a changing, Stephen Harper is now so desperate to turn around his impending electoral defeat he has assaulted the voting act, added more MP seats, reneged on his election promises and is now throwing away every conservative conviction while simultaneously casting his rightwing base under the bus, leaving a trail of treadmarks on the faces of those who placed him in power...And for that Stephen Harper has lost the last scintilla of respect I had for him.
Stephen Harper promised in 2010 in his election platform income splitting as soon as the budget is balanced, he called this income splitting tax fairness, our federal budget will be balanced going into the next federal election yet with the vast proportion of middle-class Canadian drowning in debt, in record debt, income splitting helps only the wealthy, the top 5% of wealthy Canadian families will benefit from income splitting, Stephen Harper has run deficit after deficit and when his party has finally managed by hook and by crook to claim a balanced budget the surplus money was promised to the wealthiest Canadians..
A deathblow for a Government wallowing in the polls, Harper promised the wealthiest Canadians income splitting at a time when average Canadians are going backwards, he pledged to help those who need no help and though I do not believe in income splitting a promise made and deliberately broken for the sole reason of clinging to power shows a man devoid of a soul, a believer of nothing..
For 18 months Stephen Harper has assaulted Justin Trudeau, calling him a lightweight, calling him a drug smoking pot legalizing threat to Canadian families, a drama teacher, not ready for the big leagues, federal conservatives with their flagship TV station Sun News, Ezra Levant and Michael Coren frothing at the mouth, laughing at Justin Trudeau, pot smoking jokes, spin, bluster and how dare Mr. Trudeau promote marijuana, ..How dare Justin do that, Stephen Harper, the tough on crime prime minister, mandatory minimum jail terms for everyone who possesses even a handful of pot plants, SunNews Network have thrown everything including the kitchen sink at the behest of Stephen Harper at Justin Trudeau and nothing has stuck..
There he stands, the lightweight, the pot smoker, drama teacher, unqualified, the gaffe man, admirer of dictatorships, trustfund baby, of royal descent, his father`s son, there Justin Trudeau stands after near 2 years and $30 million dollars in federal Conservative attack ads, plus a federal Conservative party television station disguised as a legitimate news outfit for 2 years, every single day Justin Trudeau Sun News targeted, and still, there Justin Trudeau stands 12% to 15% percentage points clear of Stephen Harper`s Conservative party..Harper`s mud has no stick, no grit and now a desperate Stephen Harper is proposing decriminalizing marijuana in a brazen attempt to lure centrist voters back to the Conservative fold..
Laughable, Harper`s conservative base is being sacrificed, disrespected and thrown under the bus in a late ditch effort to stop the bleeding, and yes this writer is in favour of decriminalizing marijuana but this writer also believes in staying true, not in casting your true beliefs aside for political gain, we laugh at Stephen Harper, we laugh at Peter Mackay trying to walk the tightrope on decriminalizing marijuana..
Conservatives are drafting legislation that will allow police forces to write tickets to pot smokers, tickets with a fine, a monetary dollar amount fine ticket is a defacto decriminalization of marijuana, let Peter Mackay dance a jig, let him bafflegab and bullshit, one can`t have it both ways, Stephen Harper can`t clampdown of small-time pot growers, build mega-prisons, claim there is no decriminalization of marijuana while simultaneously allowing police forces across Canada to issue fines to pot smokers..
What does he stand for, the oil industry only, he`s failed our military, our brave men and woman ply the oceans in broken down transport ships, our few submarines are aged firetraps, still no jets being built, transport land vehicle procurement botched, he`s promised new naval vessels and coast guard patrol boats years ago and still we`re waiting on design, promised funding for military procurements have been shuffled to 3 and 5 years out...meaning Harper failed our military on both infrastructure, funding of infrastructure, and if that wasn`t bad enough the way this government has spat on wounded vets, all those needless military suicides and stressed families, cut the front lines while protecting upper bureaucratic appointees sitting in Ottawa.. Stephen stands for what, not our environment, not workers, temporary foreign workers is Canada`s only growth industry, he`s outsourced Canada`s aircraft maintenance, taken away our mail, every country in the G8 has home mail delivery and Canada can`t afford to provide home mail delivery for an aging population.
Canada pension under assault, unemployment insurance and a promised ramping down in healthcare spending, scientists muzzled from coast to coast, scandal after scandal coming right out of the PMO`s office, Harper doesn`t know, didn`t see anything, someone else`s fault just what does Stephen Harper stand for, debt, deficits, disrespect, a dinosaur obstructionist country on the world stage under Harper`s tutelage and I can only ask, what does Stephen Harper`s Conservative party stand for..?
Only one answer applies...Stephen Harper is the face of the tar sands and big oil, his one true agenda, relentless, nothing else matters, Canada can rot from the inside out under Harper`s rule but as long big oil and big banks roll in dough....
Conservatives, Harper, hatred, maniacal, stand for nothing, become your perceived enemy, become a ghost, chameleon, rebirth into a cool hipster Justin Trudeau light and the old saying rings true when you can`t win, don`t believe in anything, stand for nothing....
If you can`t beat em, join em..
The evidence is clear, Stephen Harper can`t bring down Justin Trudeau, can`t label him, 2 years of smear, of how only Harper is tough on crime, 2 years of Harper calling Justin Trudeau a pot smoking scoundrel, the actor, with good hair, lightweight drama teacher trustfund baby of royal descent and today, March 5th/2014...Stephen Harper has put down his boxing gloves and is crying...
No mas...no mas...no mas...no mas...
And with that you Stephen Harper have shown Canadians and a divided country that the only thing you stand for is big oil profits and your grip on power.
The Straight Goods
Cheers Eyes Wide Open