Monday, May 08, 2006

Is Harper An Asshole Or Just An Idiot?

Well kids, this post is brought to you by the letter 'A'.

'A' is for Asshole. Stephen Harper is a good example of an asshole and he may very well be the single most partisan Prime Minister we've seen in a long time.

At a $750-a-plate fundraising dinner, Harper introduced Ontario Conservative Leader John Tory, the man who will try to unseat McGuinty in next year's provincial election. Harper called Tory "the next premier of Ontario" and declared: "Ontario needs John Tory because a strong Canada needs a strong Ontario and because John Tory is a nation builder."

Queen's Park veterans cannot recall a previous Prime Minister attending such a partisan provincial event or at least not having a speaking role in it. To the best of their recollection, Pierre Trudeau, John Turner, Jean Chr├ętien and Paul Martin did not attend provincial Liberal fundraisers in this province, nor did Joe Clark or Brian Mulroney go to provincial Conservative fundraisers.

So right now, poor McGuinty is trying to do his job of standing up for Ontario in a perceived fiscal imbalance cafuffle; rising dollar and gasoline prices; and while his Province is bleeding jobs.


So McGuinty tries for 3 months to get an appointment with the Harp-ster to sort some things out and Harper only gives McGuinty 45 minutes of his time. He then proceeds to cross the street and introduce Tory at a fundraising event, his official "fuck you" to McGuinty.

Truly Harper outdid himself. He let personal rivalries and partisan politics affect his ability to properly govern. What an asshole.


At 1:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me get this strait....the new premier looks into the camera's and signs a document that promises he wont raise taxes..."on this issue you have my promise"...that were his wife and myself are out an extra 1200 this year due to that new tax...and it wasnt until the unions took him to court because he tried to defend it as health dues...but, in the end he had to say it was a tax...and Harpers the asshole???
Harper may be an ass...and an egotistical one at whats a guy who looks in a camera and signs a document and knows he wont live up to his promise??

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Ted Betts said...

This isn't about what you think of McGuinty gwilliam. It's about what Harper thinks about Ontarians.

How is that Kool-aid you're drinking going to taste when Harper tries to force Ontario to carry even more of Quebec's fiscal burden just so he can get some more votes in La Belle Provence? How are you going to feel when he tries to extract more money from you so that the "federal government" can be seen subsidizing the underperforming economies and overspending governments of the "have not" provinces?

The Ontario electorate will tell McGuinty what we think of him in 2007. But for now, he is our elected Premier and he and therefore we just got sh-t on by the Prime Minister.


At 2:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And thats your opinion...I prefer not to speculate on what someone might vulcan mind melt isnt what it used to be...and it is about the premier...I voted for the guy and I got shit on by him...Ontario voters are not partisan..we vote in majority's..both Liberal and PC...I can live with Dalts lie..he gets a mulligan from me on that one...and Harper gets some time and space from me as well..but I will not jump up and down and yell the sky is falling based on something you think might didnt vote Con and you probably never will...I have no issues with that, but, most Canadains dont support one party for life...I figured out the other day that I have voted Liberal 9 times and PC 4 times..but I'm not Liberal, never would be one, dont totally understand Liberalism...weird eh?? I vote on results, not speculation. Now who's really drinking the Kool-aid??

At 2:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedro this is a mini-smackdown of Dalton, not the citizens of Ontario, and it serves three purposes:

1) To give the provincial Tories an popularity boost and to ensure the full participation of their electoral machine when the writ drops.

2) To shore up base support in the other nine provinces as outside of the GTA Torontonians are about as popular as a skunk at a picnic.

3) To isolate Dalton from the other premiers and lower his expectations in the upcoming fiscal imbalance negotiations.

As Mulroney has often observed, "the people of Ontario will vote for a party that has strong support in Quebec

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Pedro said...

Lil (that is what I will call you from now on loony since you post so often),

I understand the strategy behind all of this, but its so rude and very unprofessional.

It was like that time Lorne Calvert (Premier of Saskatchewan) came out to BC to speak at an NDP fundraiser right before the election. The goal was to associate the BC NDP with the Sask. NDP because they were doing about to unleash a deficit-free budget.

What a slap in the face to Campbell. Especially since Calvert and Campbell need to be working together on so many different issues.

Real justice came later when it turns out that Calvert's budget was in the red. Hahaha!

At 4:02 PM, Blogger Zac said...

As Mulroney has often observed, "the people of Ontario will vote for a party that has strong support in Quebec"

So, the people of Ontario would vote for the Bloc if given the chance?

At 4:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pedro the press seems to forget about or find less objectionable the Alberta Chretian fundraiser and the maritime Martin fundraiser when the provincial Premiers were snubbed. Very rude no?

On a side note at first I felt a little squeamish with feminine acronym "Lil", but now I have become more in touch with that side of my brain and feel sort of all warm and tingly.

Signed Lil

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Pedro said...

Hey well if Lil doesn't work for you, feel free to come up with something else ;)

At 4:45 PM, Blogger EX-NDIP said...

Hey Pedro . . . . you might just be the real "asshole" here . . . . anyone who keeps voting and supporting a party that does the opposite of what it promises . . . . election after election . . . is certainly "stuckonstupid" . . .

At 5:46 PM, Blogger Pedro said...

Yeah good one ex-ndip...

At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What kind of surname is 'Tory' anyway? A Conservative one. :P


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