Sunday, November 30, 2008

Run For Your Lives, It's A Coup d'État!!


Sigh. Once again, the inveterate howler monkeys otherwise known as the Blogging Tories have managed to get their panties in a knot over the latest threat to democracy as we know it. A "coup d'état", they're calling it. A veritable overthrow of the Harper government by an opposition that has suddenly discovered its testicles.

Over at Crotch of the Matter, Sandy resurrects the moldy corpse of the sponsorship scandal, blames the mainstream media, and looks up the wikipedia definition of "coup d'état":
A coup d’état (pronounced /kuːdeɪˈtɑː/ AHD: [ko͞o"dā tä]), often simply called a coup, is the sudden unconstitutional overthrow of a government by a part — usually small — of the state establishment — usually the military — to replace the branch of the stricken government, either with another civil government or with a military government.
Pity that poor Sandy fails to read the definition that she herself posts, in particular the bit about a coup being "unconstitutional". Ah but there's that pesky Canadian constitution, which permits the opposition parties to do precisely what they are doing. Nevermind...the constitution is clearly Liberal-biased.

And then there's our old dependable hapless Dr. Roy. He who blogs without benefit of reason, original thought, or even a basic spell-checker. He who rants about ethics and crime, while proudly displaying his support for convicted criminal and fraudster Conrad Black.


It's hard to know what exactly Roy would have the Opposition parties do. On the one hand, he mocks the Liberals for their inaction during the last parliament. On the other, he cries "coup d'état" as soon as they oppose King Harper, and refers to them as "enemies" of the Conservatives. A real head-scratcher, that one.

The BT's concerned about an impending 'crisis' would do well to remember that this was entirely Harper's doing. As Howard Elliot wrote in the Spectator:
This country is facing recession. While we're in better shape than many jurisdictions, we can't escape the global slowdown. It's here, and it's going to get worse before it gets better. Harper acknowledged this general sentiment as recently as last weekend and said a deficit might be essential in the name of economic stimulation. But when he had a choice between responsible governance and partisan warfare, he chose the latter. That's a betrayal of public trust, plain and simple.

13 comments:

Larry said...

The fact is the Libs did not elected. They had the lowest popular vote ever and now they want to run the government??? If that isn't a coup, I don't know what is.

If they pull this off, this will be the greatest affront to democracy in Canada. Western separatitism will skyrocket and the country will never be united again. Plus, the Libs will be making a deal with the BQ, a party dedicated to Canada's destruction. Is it really worth it?

Red Canuck said...

Larry:

If that isn't a coup, I don't know what is.

Read the definition which Sandy provided.

If they pull this off, this will be the greatest affront to democracy in Canada.

This is what I mean about hyperbole. Please explain to me why using a constitutionally granted right to express non-confidence in the government is an "affront" to democracy. And when you're done, please explain how this differs in any way from what King Steve himself proposed in 2004.

Anonymous said...

But But But it's different when the Connies do it....

Red Canuck said...

Anon - I'm kind of amused to see if any of them can come up with the requisite tortured logic needed to explain away Harper's apparent desire to "overthrow" Paul Martin's government in '04.

RuralSandi said...

So, Dr. Roy wets his pants over the Royal Family and the monarchy and we have the British parliament system and a constitution that allows for this - and he's upset? Is he turning on the HM system now?

Larry - Harper has a "MINORITY" - do you know what that means? It means that 62% - majority, did not want Harper.

How come it's a "the greatest affront to democracy" when the opposition parties do this, but when Harper tried to do it on Sept 9, 2004 it's okay. You can have it both ways dude.

RuralSandi said...

Whoops - meant to say you CAN'T have it both ways...

Red Canuck said...

Sandi - Roy's blog is a veritable treasure trove of inconsistencies of which the good doctor seems blissfully unaware. Makes for good satire though...

:)

Anonymous said...

Roy's blog is a veritable treasure trove of inconsistencies of which the good doctor seems blissfully unaware
In person, the doctor is even more amusing. From the falsetto voice to complete nuttiness...
Amazing that the free market dr loves being paid by public money...

Red Canuck said...

Anon - You know him?

Anonymous said...

Anon - You know him?
Yes I know him.
I've mentionned a few events we attended together in the past.

We have the same social circle for one aspect.
He's a clown and buffoon in real life. He does try to be nice, in an odd way. He comes off as "gauche" socially but he is not shy at approching people.

He is an awful judge of people.

CWTF

MD said...

It appears to be a done deal...just saw the end of the coalition press conference as I came home. Dion should be Prime Minister shortly, unless the Governor General has other ideas, or Harper executes the nuclear option and porogues parliament.

Red Canuck said...

CWTF - Ah, didn't realize 'anon' was you. I was wondering how so many Libloggers had met Dr Roy in person! :)

Red Canuck said...

MD - Even prorogation has to be approved by the GG. If the Cons think that forming a coalition is shady, they'd have little defense for proroguing the house before even a single order of business is undertaken. Harper's done.