Friday, January 29, 2010

At the risk of repeating myself ...

First, there was 2008 (all emphasis tail-waggingly added):

... Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s minority Conservative Government, elected only a few weeks before in a general election, brought forward an economic update that so enraged the opposition parties in the federal Parliament that they formed a coalition of the Liberal and New Democratic Parties, supported by the separatist party from Quebec – the Bloc Quebecois. The items in the economic update that forged this coalition included a ban on public service strikes, a roll-back of pay equity and the removal of public funding for political parties. The funding cuts would have effectively neutered the opposition parties and epitomized an economic update that was more ideological than economic in nature, and was both partisan and mean spirited. It was also contrary to Prime Minister Harper’s pledge after his recent election victory to work together with the opposition parties to combat the looming economic problems facing the nation. Indeed, there was little in the economic update to address economic concerns...

The coalition parties served notice that they had lost confidence in the Harper-led Government, and would defeat him on a non-confidence motion at the earliest possible opportunity.

Prime Minister Harper delayed the non-confidence vote by one week within Parliamentary rules and then went to the formal head of state in a British style Parliamentary system – the Governor General, currently Michaelle Jean – seeking to prorogue Parliament, that is to end the current session. This historic meeting between the Prime Minister and the Governor General took place on December 4, 2008 and after a 2 ½ hour meeting, the Governor General granted the prorogation request accepting the advice of Prime Minister Harper to put Parliament on hold until January 26, 2009. This gave him time to prepare a budget through which he hopes to regain the confidence of the House of Commons and avoid the looming non-confidence vote.

So, having pissed his pants and run frantically to the G-G to save his sorry ass, Stephen Harper brings us to 2009, during which we learn from one of his most honourable and retarded lackeys:

For [Kelowna-Lake Country Conservative MP Ron Cannan], prorogation is an opportunity for the Conservative government to concentrate on the economy by implementing the next phase of its economic stimulus program and prepare a new budget.

If parliament was in session then the opposition parties could vote non-confidence and force an election before those tasks are complete.

“That’s what we don’t want,” said Cannan.

In short, two straight years of Stephen Harper being a pathetic coward and depriving the Opposition of their democratic right to pass judgment on his minority government and bring it down if they so chose. Which, of course, makes Tony Clement's bravado of whipping out his dick and slapping it down on the table so much more hysterical:

"If you don't agree with that, which is your right, then you can vote us out of office. With democracy, you have the ability to vote us out.”

Gosh, Tony, that would be terrific ... if you useless, gutless fuckers didn't keep buggering democracy senseless every time someone suggested it. But it's what's coming that should be entertaining, because with Stephen Harper having taunted everyone in sight, "You want to bring us down? Come on, bitch, let's see it. Bring it on, you pansies!", you know exactly what's coming.

What's coming is the resumption of Parliament in March, at which point Harper will sob pathetically about how we're in dangerous financial conditions and now would be a terrible time to change governments, and anyone who suggests it clearly doesn't have Canada's best interests at heart and how could the Opposition be so heartless and unsympathetic as to even consider such a thing?

Having, for years, contemptuously dared everyone to pull the plug on him and his crew of vile swine, Harper is suddenly going to be terribly, terribly concerned about the economy and stability, and proceed to warn everyone how unwise it would be to upset the apple cart right about now. He is suddenly going to be the diplomat, and will be all diplomatically conciliatory and ask everyone to play along.

Which suddenly makes you appreciate the definition of the word "diplomacy": "The art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can pick up a rock."

Remember, you read it here first.


Michael said...

The other definition of "diplomacy" that I've heard is: the art of telling someone to go to hell in such a way that he or she actually loooks forward to the trip.

Unknown said...

Yup - get ready for the "nobody wants an expensive election" whining...

Someday we'll grow a pair and actually call their bluff. I hope.

KEvron said...

sorry, o/t:

roeder has been found guilty of murder. the jury was out for 37 minutes.


Metro said...

Dammit--I've wanted an election for four years. Hopefully I'll get one this March.