Saturday, March 18, 2006

We've seen this movie before ...


... and I don't like how it ended the first time. There's this:

[Stephen Harper] surrounds himself with like-minded people and doesn't want input from others who have a different viewpoint.

Oh, yeah, we've been here before, haven't we?

Once the President makes a decision, however ill-considered, his administration demands that all Americans support it and labels those who dissent as "unpatriotic." In addition, Bush tends to surround himself with "yea sayers," partisans who will not question his rationale. As a result, there is no "feedback loop" that enables the White House to learn from mistakes.

And I think we've all seen how well things worked out down there.

3 comments:

The Seer said...

I used to spend my time wondering why you need parliamentary supremacy when you’ve got the PMO. Now I’m trying to figure out why you need collective responsibility when you've got Stephen Harper.

But I think you're doing Steve an injustice. George Jr. is working with a majority in both houses. It takes real cojones to turn minority into a one-man parliament,

Hail Harper.

CuriosityKilledTheCat said...

Another thought on Harper's muzzle.

Will Liberal, Bloc and NDP MPs address each Tory cabinet minister in Parliament in April by first asking the minister if he or she has the permission of the Prime Minister to speak?

It would rather rub in the fact that the ministers have been publicly and humiliatingly muzzled ....

CathiefromCanada said...

Yeah, Stephen, it always works to tell everybody else to shut up. Just so many examples of how democratic leaders have been able to do that...
Actually, of course, its pathetic, isn't it.