Saturday, November 29, 2008

Oh la la …

Big Daddy's attempt to turn Canada into his tiny little fiefdom may have some delicious repercussions (emphasis all mine).

Many Conservatives had been gleeful about the "poison pill" item in the update: the plan to slash $30 million in taxpayer subsidies for political parties. But as the political fallout takes hold, Harper's move is widely seen as a terrible political miscalculation.

A Conservative government source said yesterday the idea was Harper's.

Sources said "most" of the Conservative caucus is perplexed why the government moved to put such controversial measures in now. "It makes no sense," said one.

"To date, Harper has been a master at dividing and conquering his opponents," said Conservative author Bob Plamondon.

"But by moving to end the subsidy to all political parties, he has given the three opposition parties unity and purpose. It is a rare strategic blunder for Harper and a miscalculation not seen since (former PC prime minister Joe) Clark toppled himself in 1979."

Conservative insiders across the country were flabbergasted.

"It is 1979 bravado with 1985 facts," said one plugged-in Tory, referring to Clark's bungled confidence vote in 1979 and the 1985 Liberal-NDP accord that ended 42 years of Tory rule at Queen's Park. "The government will fall," he lamented.

If the government falls, it’s going to be a Conservative Night of the Long Knives. Popcorn anyone?


deBeauxOs said...

Mmmm, popcorn.

And Stevie's blood.

Does it glow green and corrode metal when it drips?

Just asking.

psa said...

actually it rather smells of kitten pee and ruins the carpet.

Dr.Dawg said...

Popcorn? Oh yeah, and Richard D. ice-cream bars, and mega-pop, and chocolate, and hot dogs all-dressed, and...

This is gonna be ONE FINE SHOW, boys and girls.

deBeauxOs said...

The screeching and shrieeekkking from the zealots and harpocrits at small dead brains is quite loud isn't it?

There's nothing like the stink of fear-drenched ideologues in the morning, though it does cause its rather brutish herd creatures to stampede.

sooey said...

They're probably relieved. Stephen Harper is a disaster.

liberal supporter said...

Harper, the master chess player appears to have given himself a fool's mate. But in only three moves.

Reality Bites said...

Gee, and I bet they thought Palin's defeat was going to be the worst news they got this fall. :D

liberal supporter said...

It must be some weird disease. First Sarah is oblivious to her surroundings. Then it's Steve oblivious to the people of the country he is supposed to be leading.

I blame the meteor on November 20 that left a meteorite in Saskatchewan. Even the meteor was affected, it landed 100 km north west of its intended landing zone, oblivious to the lady on the ground who was waiting for it.