May 15, 2009

Shut Up, Harper

I don't think it'll work this time. I really don't.

The goddamned Conservatives and their goddamned advertising is finally, I think, going to backfire.

I'm sick to death of their negative, vindictive attacks. I was always taught that bullies bully because they're resorting to the lowest form of force - they're scared and stupid. They attacked Chretien because he'd had a stroke and his mouth drooped - yeah, really classy, war room. They attacked Dion because his English wasn't perfect (in this country where we have to listen to 80% of the politicians murder French as they trudge through a speech as if they're wading in combat boots up a sewage canal. Come to think of it, that analogy is closer to the truth than I realized).

Now, they're attacking Ignatieff by calling him smart. Telling him to go back to Harvard. You know what? I remember a similar line of reasoning last year. Remember, it came out of the McCain camp in the U.S., accusing Obama of being an intellectual? I mean, how low can you go.

That was the final straw for me, in a time of many, many straws. Since when is being smart so bad? At least McCain was smart enough to retaliate. I mean, he pulled Sarah Palin onto the card, right?

Stephen Harper, you are a fool. Truly. You are so out of touch, I'm surprised your own mother hasn't given you a good swift boot up the arse. You are as remote as an iceberg, and about as warm. All your economic learnin' did exactly zero for your ability to predict the crash of the world's economy, and your people skills did less than zero in your ability to cobble a politically fractured nation together and have confidence that someone was steering the boat. The other parties have practically laid down every doofus move on the planet at your feet - really, total screw-ups left, right and centre - and still, I have no faith in you.

But, it is good to see you using party money to crap on others. I mean, it worked so well in the past, right? Such a fabulous example of the high road. And here's a whisper in your ear: we're sick of it. We're tired of negative. We have enough of it in our lives, on the news, in our homes. People are losing jobs, they're losing faith, and they're losing confidence. We're hunkering down, rediscovering the joy in small moments and yet, and yet, it's like the entire thing has eluded you. Business as usual for the conservatives - rage and pillage, tone deaf to a nation, indifferent to its people.

Smarten up. Every party is about 4 inches apart in policy and we're not stupid enough to believe otherwise. We can barely stand any of you, frankly, but when you act like the school bully we've only ever dreamed of getting even with, it gets easier to decide which box to tick.

Hateful garbage.


Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

Harper and his party obviously do not get it. They continue to misjudge the Canadian people and attempt to treat us in a patronizing and condescending manner with their severely misguided bile and rhetoric.

To what end?

Does the high road never show up on a political party's moral GPS?

May 16, 2009 9:54 AM  
Blogger Chris Brown (not the felon) said...

Oh my goodness. Someone who actually has the... er... um... hoohas (shall we say) to stand up and shout what I have been seething about for the last two elections (maybe more. I have just chosen to delete them from my RAM). My mother (who would appear to have gone to the same school as yours... was it called "Hard Knocks"?) always said (almost immediately after saying "always wear clean underwear, you never know when...") if you can't say anything nice about someone don't say anything at all. If Steven's (or should I say "Steve's") mother had gone to the same school (let's call it the SoHN because as a society we love acronyms) he would be delivering mail at the local penal colony because it would have been assumed he was a deaf mute.

Throughout the last election there wasn't a single advert telling me what the Conservatives (um... I mean small c conservatives) would do if I elected them. All they said was that if I didn't elect them the world would end, pitchforks would rain from the heavens, and I would have a hard time understanding what the reigning monarch was saying. I think I'd prefer the deaf mute.

But he has nice hair. Well... he has hair. Lots of it. There, mom. Something nice.

May 16, 2009 10:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey Rainey,
did we have a brother?

May 16, 2009 10:44 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

If we did, we wouldn't let him wear socks-and-sandals.....


May 16, 2009 10:53 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my poor sod sometimes wears flip flops and socks. I will be killed if he ever reads your blog.

May 16, 2009 11:32 AM  
Blogger Lorraine said...

Hey! CB outed himself with that pic! I figure that makes him fair game...and a little fashion challenged, but that's okay :)

May 16, 2009 11:37 AM  
Blogger OmemeeOzzie said...

At least they were not black socks...

May 16, 2009 12:50 PM  
Anonymous buzzwhack said...

"Hello he lied," that's all you need to know about politicians.

May 16, 2009 1:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Harper...Just the name says it all. Manipulated a few parties to make one that could get him elected. If that is not enough to turn you off, I don't know what is. Swine comes to mind, an individual that is not to be trusted. Yes, like most that hold public office.


May 17, 2009 7:52 AM  

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