Friday, August 29, 2014

What Do They Do Now?


Justin Trudeau said recently that the biggest threat to global security is "the kind of violence and misunderstandings and wars that come out of resource depletion—concerns of lack of hope for generations growing up in a world that is getting smaller and seemingly less and less fair.”

Alberta MP Michelle Rempel took to her Facebook page, writing that Trudeau's statement sent her into a "blind-rage." Justin has that effect on Harperites. Paul Wells writes that there are at least a couple of reasons for that. First, as one Tory said in an email,

That is because most Tory MPs come from very practical, real-world career backgrounds in small business (Joe Preston), policing (Rick Norlock), or farming (Gerry Ritz), to name a few. Others have track records of governing (John Baird) or legislating (Jason Kenney). They have painstakingly built their reputations and livelihoods over decades of work.”

Which is curious. Trudeau the Younger holds two Bachelors degrees -- in literature and education. It's true he lacks "real world" experience. Stephen Harper also holds two degrees -- in economics. But his only "real" job  was working in the mail room for Imperial Oil. Blind is the operative word.

The second -- and the real reason -- for Conservative rage is Trudeau's name. Harperites still rage at Trudeau the Elder. Two days after Justin delivered the eulogy at his father's funeral, the future prime minister published an op-ed in The National Post:

Harper wrote that he had passed the elder Trudeau in the street a year earlier and been struck by “a tired out, little old man” who had once “provoked both the loves and hatreds of my political passion.” The loves came first for Harper, he wrote, the hatreds as he matured. He called Trudeau “a distant leader who neither understood, nor cared to understand, a group of people over whom his actions had immense impact,” a man who “flail[ed] from one pet policy objective to another,” whose government “created huge deficits, a mammoth national debt, high taxes, bloated bureaucracy, rising unemployment, record inflation, curtailed trade and declining competitiveness.”

The op-ed always said more about Harper than it did about Trudeau. In fact, with a couple of exceptions, it's a pretty good description of Harper. But, most of all, the piece revealed that Stephen Harper was -- and is -- a thoroughly nasty piece of work.

Conservatives have done everything they can to bury PierreTrudeau. Petro Canada is a now a private corporation and they have consistently refused to recognize the Charter of Rights and  Freedoms -- in both history and in legislation. Still, the Son has risen to haunt their dreams.

What do they do now?


The Mound of Sound said...

I think they begin eating their hair and cutting their limbs.

Owen Gray said...

After crippling the country, Mound, it would only be fitting if they crippled themselves.

Askingtherightquestions said...

"Blind rage" says it all Owen. Harper continues to dig a deeper hole for himself because of it. Stop, reason, know thy enemy, get good counsel when needed, evaluate results. All wisdom lost on Harper and it is FINALLY beginning to be perceived by the general public. And if he chooses to fight the coming election based on his "sound economic performance", how will he defend 30,000+ federal civil service cuts, cuts in infrastructure spending, high general unemployment and markedly reduced economic demand while "balancing the books" during a period of very low interest rates? Wrong policies, incorrect timing and zero transparency -we won't really know how bad things are until they are gone. Which of the opposition leaders will pick up the gong and make it clear to Canadians that Mr. Harper and his "confidence fairies" have done much more economic harm than good??

Owen Gray said...

That's a good question, Asking. And, at this point, I don't have an answer.

All I can say at this point is that I hope Canadians have cottoned on to Mr. Harper. He is simply not who he claims to be.

Anonymous said...

I live in grave doubt, Canada will survive Harper. Canada went to hell in a hand basket especially since, Harper's so called majority.

We don't even know, just how much of Canada Harper has given away? Harper is very busy, buying up ethnic votes.

Building LNG plant near Prince Rupert? Those jobs are given to Communist China.

BC's ship building contract, was given to Poland.

There are to be, thousands of Chinese being brought over for, Harper and Clark's Northern BC mining plan.

BC citizens saw through Harper and Gordon Campbell long ago. Harper and Campbell worked very hard, to dismantle BC. We most certainly will not forget nor forgive, the treachery Campbell did to this province and to the people.

I have no idea how anyone with, honor, decency, ethics and morals, could ever support a monster such as Harper?

We know BC is key for Harper as a go through, for his pipeline. So, the citizens of BC are most certainly, on Harper's enemy list.

Owen Gray said...

I suspect that it's not just the citizens of B.C. who are on Harper's enemies list, Anon.

I doubt, for instance, that he has many friends in either Quebec or the Maritimes.