Friday, September 5, 2008

Harper's "Fixed" Election

So now it's all but done. Prime Minister Tubby Lardass will take his smarmy, shit-eating grin to the Governor General this weekend and break his own fixed election date law, a fitting end to his miserable lie-filled governance.



Rex Murphy had to this to say about Harper's latest charade:
It's one thing to take politicians promises with a grain of salt. Mr. Harper is proposing a much sturdier challenge: how to believe them when they take a promise and make it the law of the land, and then ignore it, nullify it, bury that law, just because it suits them.

So the Conservatives will be taking us into another election, running on a record of broken promises, indifference to climate change, stewardship of a declining economy, and possible violations of election financing laws. And, according to the latest polls, this may be good enough to win. Hooray for Canada!

9 comments:

Lizt. said...

I wonder what the GG is thinking after all she signed it, as well the Senate read it..someone knows for sure he is breaking his own law.
I fail to find anywhere in that bill, where it says Majority or Minority.
He has one good habit of outright lying to the people.. so why do they still love him?

Red Canuck said...

Lizt - Good question. This guy ran on a platform of trust and accountability. Everyone knows he's delivered on neither. So why is this even close? Perhaps it speaks to the underwhelming nature of political leadership in parliament at the present time.

MD said...

Tough to know what to make of that poll. 28% seems below even core Liberal support. Only twice in history have Liberals gained under 30% popular vote (1867 and 1984). I think I would need to see a few consistent polls before I could believe that the Cons lead the Liberals here in Ontario. Perhaps its my Toronto bias, but my sense all summer has been that the Libs would likely increase their Ontario seat total, even if they lost ground elsewhere.

Red Canuck said...

MD - You may be right about this particular poll, but the Cons have been generally polling slightly higher than the Libs for a long time. Given their pathetic record and seeming disdain for parliament, the media, and even the core values of their own base, I find it a bit perplexing.

Anonymous said...

"Tubby Lardass"

Your lack of respect is disgusting. Like him or hate him, the man is still Prime Minister of this country and that should afford him some respect.

Then again socialist douches like you have respect for nothing, including this country, so it should not surprise me.

See I respect the fact that you are a doctor (proctologist?)and if I met you or was referring to you I would not say "Dr Commie Smacktard".

You leftards love to call us haters when the true intolerant people in Canadian society are much easier to find.

Look in a mirror.

Red Canuck said...

Anon @ 2:09 - You know, your pathetic little 'argument' against namecalling would carry more weight (ahem) if you didn't show your "respect" for me by calling me a "socialist douche" and a "leftard".

Frankly, I neither want nor need your respect. Respect is earned, not handed out just because of someone's job (Harper included).

Perhaps you should take your bullshit indignation back to the Blogging Tories and explain your "disgust" to fellow wingnuts like Dr. Roy, who routinely uses terms like "pseudochretien" and "obamessiah", or to SDA and Kathy Shaidle who portray natives as lazy incest-mongers and celebrate the massacre of innocent Indians with impunity.

Either way, go fuck yourself. How's that for respect?

MD said...

Anon @ 2:09: Your hypocrisy is breathtaking. You couldn't even resists asinine name-calling during your own hissy fit against name-calling.

I'm not as familiar with the broader blogosphere as many of the other readers of Red Canuck's blog, but I do surf on occasion. The level of hateful vitriol from right wingers against anyone who differs from their party line boggles any reasonable mind.

Bowler said...

Heh. A proctologist! In a sense, perhaps that is what you do here...

Perhaps it speaks to the underwhelming nature of political leadership in parliament at the present time. Quite so. Apparently the NDP are going to ignore the Liberals and concentrate their attacks on the Cons. Layton was even musing about being prime minister on the National.

Red Canuck said...

Bowler - Heh. A proctologist! In a sense, perhaps that is what you do here...

I aim to please! :)

Layton was even musing about being prime minister on the National.

I caught that little nugget on the National as well. I don't think Jack has much of a choice but to talk tough. He missed the boat on getting on the Enviro-train, and now he's getting squeezed by the Greens.

Anyways, if the NDP focus their attacks on the CPC, I think that may actually benefit the Liberals, as they won't have to endure attacks from both sides, and can therefore focus their message on consolidating the anti-Harper vote.