Monday, December 1, 2008

House Cleaning - We are Bonded

Yesterday's posting (We are Sinking) might also have been been called Political Leadership is an Endangered Species.

This morning I am not sure I have ever seen such gutter level behaviour from the elected shamans in Ottawa.

They are all, each and every one of them, sorry excuses for citizens, let alone national leaders.

Harper, in actions revealing all the worst that people have feared and predicted of him, made sweeping announcements only a few days ago that showed absolutely no interest in the nation. End the government dole for election financing and close down the right of civil servants to strike. In a time calling for prudence and some wisdom and some sense of what Barbara Brandon and Carl Crofton might be experiencing, Harper pulled a Nixon - strangle your enemies and do it large and in public. Nice.

The Disarrayed who call themselves The Other Guys, not wishing to be outdone in the Department of Cheezy and Self-Serving have rushed into washrooms and other secret gathering places to plot The Great Take Over. Just what Canadians asked for, right? Stephane Dion and Jack Layton and Gilles Duceppe in permanent party mode. That'll be an effective and fine kettle of fish, won't it now?

Could the Four Fools disgrace themselves any more? Could they abandon the Canadian public any further?

Let's put it on the table here.

Duceppe has never been on my radar, not for a second. I cannot take seriously a party or a man who believe that they are in a separate country, except for when the purse need be opened. To me, the Bloc is like a petulant teen-age daughter who hates everything you do, except I need another Lexus and iPod, Dad.

Layton is a pleasant enough fellow, but he has overstayed his welcome. No Ed Broadbent. No chance of revitalizing the NDP.

Dion could never be taken seriously. Who is this guy?

Which leaves Harper. I have steered largely out of the Demonizing Harper camp because until now I have seen him as a not very interesting human being, who nevertheless was doing a reasonable enough job of managing the files. I have been listening to the He's Really Evil, You Know bleating for several years now and I have smiled patiently.

Now, suspension of mistrust and judgement has been put side.

Harper is the tiniest of political minds, a tinpot, partisan, taking-everything-personally oligarch of the worst kind.

We need a House Cleaning.


keith said...

here's a thought, Hedy Fry will be the new prime minister of Canada.

Anonymous said...

My feelingd on the subject.

Send to whom you wish not to be PM.

Anonymous said...

We should look to Italy to see how well coalition governments have worked. Canada is certainly starting to feel like Italy, and not in the good, la dolce vita way. Italy has had approximately 61 governments since the end of World War II. Perhaps we can give them a run for their money.

While Obama is trying to reassure the citizens of his country, we have good old Harper, who is putting us all in panic mode. I've never before wished I lived in America, but the times they are a changing . . .


Anonymous said...

Any substance to the rumour mill that M.P. Libby Davies will be our Minister Of Defence, by this time next week?

Cheers, Gary.

Pelalusa said...

David, you know me well enough to know that I don't at all agree with your opinion of Stephen Harper. With that said, I thought that you & your many readers would enjoy this analysis by Michael Bliss. He makes a very interesting case why the GG can never let a coalition propped up by a Separatist party ever take power.

Interesting times!