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..
How funny... So much in common between Australia's rabid right wing (ultra CONservatives) and Canada's rabid right wing (ultra CONservatives)... except for the weather.