Monday, September 01, 2008

34.3 percent and falling; Stephen Harper's greater fool theory

"You can fool some of the people, some of the time, but you can't fool all of the people all of the time" -Attributed to Abraham Lincoln.

Between Adam's Ears stands by its prediction that the Conservative Party will not garner more than 34.3% of the popular vote in the next election. Angus Reid Strategies reports that the Conservatives are polling 36% to the Liberals 28%.

However, the details of that poll reveal that Stephen Harper is distrusted by many. That the environment is seen as the top issue by Canadians, transcending short-term issues reveals the fundamental weakness of the Conservative party, both as politicians and leaders. As the Tory's ads say "Stephen Harper is a straight-up guy who knows what he thinks" but try and get him to tell you in detail what he thinks and his party publishes a vague press release. So although many people feel he has a vision for this country (and I'm certain he has), those people may also feel that vision has more in common with Dante's 'Inferno' than what most Canadians really want for their families, their country and the world around us.

It is important to remember that last Conservative government doubled both the national debt and deficit while in office. Despite talking the talk of fiscal conservatism, the current Conservative government has increased the national debt and flirted with a deficit during the last two fiscal quarters.

Although the efforts by our troops to secure Afghanistan are honourable and deserve our respect, the policy that keeps them there has more to do with 'making nice' with the current George Bush administration than anything to gain from the 'dirty little wars of empire' of which the original mission to Afghanistan has degenerated into.

I expect tomorrow, or shortly after, Stephen Harper is going to call an election, a year earlier than his own fixed election-date law calls for. He hopes that people will forget the election fraud investigations that hover over his party, the privatisation of food inspection that preceded the Listeriosis outbreak (claiming nine lives so far),and the Bernier scandals. After the Chuck Cadman tape scandal, his lame policy failure attacking gay marrige(bigotry at the least) and his turning a blind eye to turncoat MP's(such as Foreign Affairs Minister David Emerson who switched from the Liberals) after saying that such behavior should be banned reveals one thing;

Stephen Harper thinks at least 36% of Canadians are too stupid to notice when he's lying. And in Conservative party strategy, that is all the people they have to fool.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Clearly useless Stephen Harper should step down as prime minister of Canada especially if he cannot reach an accord with other federal leaders, The Canadian economy lost a much greater than feared 71,000 jobs in November, the worst monthly loss in more than a quarter century, and a taste of what's to come .. "With today's dismal employment reports, there is no doubt that the Canadian economy is in recession and the U.S. contraction is accelerating," said BMO Capital Markets chief economist Sherry Cooper. The news underscores the view that the recession that began a year ago is going to be "long and drawn out," she said, noting that there were major upward revisions to previous months' job losses as well.

Using the time-honored way of Canadian western conservative governments , they continue to declare war on the East and democracy in Canada. And instead of keeping their past promises to become the more decent parties, the Federal Tories and their bad leader clearly now learned how to lie big, how to slander the others.. "They use the "big lie" technique: make the distortion big enough and inevitably some of it will stick." lies like the Liberals, the NDP and the evil Coalition have become the villains." The socialist, Left, separatist menace now immediately has miraculously re-appeared in Canada . Where any, all of the " "Communist" and "socialist" have been the standard fare of political vilification on this continent for more than 50 years. They now have acquired an aura of instant evil. It's socialistic. End argument" .The word "socialist" is misconstrued by the Tories and takes on a new negative meaning... a meaning equivalent to being a communist.. But irrationally and Hypocritical the Tories seem Cleary not to mind providing social welfare to big business still, the Banks, the Corporations, telecommunication firms, and automotive makers, themselves. The Liberals and the others have become the socialists, the nation-wreckers for getting into bed with the separatists, in spite of the Conservatives doing much the same only a short time ago. After all, we all had elected a Conservative government, didn't we? The fact that the Conservatives only got a second-in-a-row minority win and that more than 60 per cent of the Canadians had voted against them has somehow become next a convincing Conservative win. We are also being told we were going to have a coalition government of socialists and separatists, which we all had specifically voted against? Such big lies still show to us all what the Conservatives wrongfully are really like still too.

And some dumb people want to associate the Tory leader and the Tories as a supposedly Christian evangelical person? They are really the fools rather. They are not fooling the rest of the wise persons, and the greatest great ray of sunshine in the past weeks of real political upheaval is that at last, Canadians are getting to see what sort of a Prime Minister we really have." A pervert, a liar and a fool for a start.

PS: A little over three weeks ago, federal Finance Minister Jim Flaherty stood up in the House of Commons and predicted a budget surplus, albeit a small one, for the next two years. He announced no significant spending measures to stimulate the failing economy; in fact, he said his government would reduce expenditures by $4.3 billion with "effective management of government spending." He has now moved so far off these positions that his credibility is subject to serious challenge. There was going to be no major financial stimulus. That will now apparently reach into the area of $15 billion-$25 billion. Flaherty has worn out his welcome. Fire Flaherty and Harper now as well ASAP too.

"If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country."
-E.M. Forster