Stephen Harper Sucks

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

HarperWatch

Here's a site that has a lot of interesting information on Harpo.

Monday, December 19, 2005

He Won't ... But He Will

So Harpo says that he won't use the notwithstanding clause to override same-sex marriage should a free vote in Parliament wish to abolish it. However constitutional experts say the only way to forbid it is by invoking the clause. This leads to a couple of questions:

1) Is Harpo dense and just doesn't understand what these experts are telling him about constitutional law? (He is an economics expert, not a lawyer, although he doesn't understand 'average Canadian' economics such as the price of eggs or milk -- his explanation is that the little woman does all the shopping.)

2) Or, guessing that he is intelligent for a moment, is it much more likely the case that he is pandering to his socially conservative supporters and promising them something that he knows he could never deliver? Harpo couldn't be telling a 'white lie', could he?

Either way, isn't it lovely how he wishes to campaign against a minority group by trying to refuse them the right to marry those they love?

Harpo Goes Nowhere

Steve has been so busy releasing a morsel-a-day of election platform that it appears that he's forgotten one thing -- to boost his party's fortunes with the electorate. The poll results for Harpo haven't gone anywhere since the beginning of the campaign. I am very much looking forward to January 23 when Canada will move on to finding it's next Conservative leader and neo-con Harpo is washed up. Maybe this time we'll get a Conservative leader with a heart -- even one that can only fall in love with billionairesses like McKay's.

Thursday, December 15, 2005

His Lips are Too Red

Also watch out for the "hair helmet" hairstyle.

"I would also suggest his handlers be very careful with the makeup they put on before the debate, because sometimes his eyes are too strong and his lips are too red," she said. "It makes people stop. It's harsh and unconsciously, people apply it to his policies."

Federal / Provincial Relations

Harpo shows why he'd be good in dealing with the provinces:

Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty is dismissing an off-the-cuff insult by Stephen Harper.

The Conservative leader was quoted in a supposedly off-the-record chat with reporters saying he wouldn't want McGuinty to support his election campaign.

It was an apparent reference to the repeated jabs McGuinty has taken at Liberal leader Prime Minister Paul Martin over funding issues.

It also alluded to the unpopular provincial budget McGuinty introduced just before last year's federal election.

The Unemployed Enjoy Being Jobless

Here is a comment from a past Harpo speech, made 8 years ago. He sure has compassion for the unemployed, doesn't he?

In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million-and-a-half, don't feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don't feel bad about it themselves, as long as they're receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005

Stephen Harper is "The Tories' Deep Hole"

Macleans has a good article on the Tories' fading fortunes in Ontario. Hmmm, could a trained seal win a popularity contest over Harper?

"Sucks Like a Hoover"

According to radio talk-show host Charles Adler, the Conservative ads that are airing were directed by Harper himself and they "suck like a hoover". (In fair defense, I can't find any reference on the net that Harper directed them himself, but they look amateurish enough that it wouldn't surprise me).

What Does It Take?

You have a government with a huge Adscam scandal. It's been in power for 3 elections and most people in Canada agree it's time for a change. Paul Martin turns out not to be the wizard he appeared to be as finance minister and he gets all nervous and weasely-looking when issues come up. The Liberals communications chief even makes a gaffe by saying that if you give childcare money directly to parents, they will spend it on beer and popcorn (I thought it was beer and pizza, but nevermind).

Still it appears as though any other Canadian in Canada would be able to lead the Conservatives to power other than Stephen Harper. Harper is just too offputting and cold. We'd rather have a bumbling, human PM than a cold-hearted mean-spirited person in office.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

4%

Stephen Harper leads a national party. That is, of course, if you think 4% support in Quebec qualifies it as a national party.

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

The Lead Widens

Reuters is reporting even worse news for Harpo.

Gift From Canada

From the Washington Times op-ed page:

Move over Tony Blair: If elected, Mr. Harper will quickly become Mr. Bush's new best friend internationally and the poster boy for his ideal foreign leader.


I guess we have to ask ourself -- do we want our next Prime Minister to be "Bush's new best friend"? This is the George Bush whom even a majority of Americans now believe to be doing a bad job. This is the George Bush whom escaped serious political injury over WMD's that never materialized while the previous president got in trouble over a stain on a dress. This is the George Bush who views the world in white and black and says 'yer either with us or against us'. I'm guessing a majority of Canadians don't want us that close to the Bush administration.

The 3 Amigos

From Mike Tidmus :

I've Made The Press!

Sure, it's only the Student Operated Press and not the Globe and Mail or the National Post, but my new domain http://www.stephenharpersucks.ca, which now links to this blog, has been discussed.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

"Aloof and Clueless"

The Economist is predicting a minority government for the Liberals. Harper is described as "Aloof and clueless" when it comes to the media.

Stephen's War on Drugs

Since it's been such an amazing success south of the border, Harpo has decided the perfect remedy for Canada's drug woes is his own war against drugs. Wars on nouns such as "the war against drugs", "the war on poverty" and the "war on terrorism" are fallacies. You can no more attack a noun than pigs can fly. With drug crime, what is needed is to relax the laws for the lesser drugs and distribute them in a controlled and monitored way. You can no more prevent people from taking drugs who want to then totally prevent prostitution. What is needed is taking organized crime out of the mix by decriminalizing the process and distributing the products through the government.

But then again, we can just fill our jails with those hooked on the substances and look good for the cameras, right?