Sunday 22 January 2012

Harper has successfully positioned the Conservatives as the party of the deeply stupid

Some times you just have to laugh. I love reading witty political positioning.
G8 fencing in Huntsville!
Minister of Industry, Tony Clement, after his messing about with G8 and G20 funding, especially the fake lake, made himself a laughing stock.

I had many interviews during the G8 fencing activities. Toronto couldn't believe what Clement did in Muskoka. Fencing, brand new signage where no G20 member would ever be found!

G8 signage!
Andrew Potter has written a great editorial.
Clement has been involved in other fun times: trying to shut down a harm reduction site for drug addicts. He was health minister at the time that 100 physicians and scientists disputed this, and signed a petition to refute the deliberate misrepresentation by the government.

Harper's Get Tough on Crime stance is ridiculous, with crime rates being down.
Harper Conservative Crime Bill Will Cost Ontario Taxpayers More Than $1 Billion

New business: reduce red tape for business.
When accepting the recommendations, Clement, president of the Treasury Board, seized on one specific item as his government’s media-friendly initiative: the implementation of a “one-for-one” rule, that will require bureaucrats to eliminate one old regulation for every new one they add.

What a way to run the country!
back off government!
Deeply entrenched in Lanark County is the libertarian principle of 'back off government'. It is truly frightening. Businesses need laws. Profit is a terrible motivator.

The government claims gendercide in Canada, with some populations aborting female fetuses. We know this exists in other countries. What about Canada?

Of course, remember the mess Clement/Harper made of the long-form census? He was industry minister at the time.

Hard-to-find-information when the census is optional! The article says that one Citizen journalist was trying to find Canadian ethnic data and was having a hard time! Answers on ethnicity help us understand our populations.

Read the whole article. It is clever.

More G8 signage: locals appreciated the work!

In his six years in power Stephen Harper has successfully positioned the Conservatives as the party of neither the left, nor of the right, but of the deeply stupid. And as Canadians have come to realize, when Tony Clement is sent out to sell a policy, things are about to get seriously neuronally challenged.

The so-called “gendercide” in Asia, mostly in China and India, has resulted in millions of girls not being born, either via selective abortion and even infanticide. The Journal’s editor wrote that this practice “also happens in North America in numbers large enough to distort the male-to-female ratio in some ethnic groups.”

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Red said...

The sad part is that there are enough deeply stupid to vote for the control freak and put him in power.

SandyCarlson said...

Our political leaders and contenders for leadership need constant supervision. Great post.

Gill - That British Woman said...

what's the alternative???? There isn't one as one party is as bad as the other.

You may want to pop over to my blog, and look at not today's post but the one about Governments. It was written with Britain in mind, but applies to our Government as well.


Please feel free to copy and paste it for your followers....

Jenn Jilks said...

There is and should be a balance, Gill. WHile 40% voted for PM Harper, 60% did not.
Sadly, the laws they are putting in place are terrible.
The 'Get Tough on Crime' stance will cost the province dearly, and failed to reflect the fact that crime is down.
It is a dictatorship, not so much a democracy.