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Monday, August 07, 2006 

Tories Try To Portray Harper as a 'Leader'

Those of you who have the stomach to travel in tory blogging territory will be familiar with a new theme being pushed by the Prime Ministers Office (PMO). They want to portray their guy as a 'leader' - a 'statesman' - a '21st Century John A. McDonald'.

So in their creative political wizardry, many blogging tories are posting a nice little side banner with their hero, thumb raised in victory - reminding us exactly how many days we have so far endured his term in the PMO. It's worth a laugh, (but not much more). The last thing I want to be reminded of is exactly how many days Harper has been our 'leader'.

Buckdog is pleased to offer ALL Blogging Tories a few more banners that you can also paste on your sites!

Harper banner

Bush banner

Reagan banner

Nixon banner

Federal Tory Cabinet banner

Saskatchewan Tory banner

He does lead Bush's northern flank, so this could support the tag. Most "leaders" have the capacity to form there own sentences, not copy and paste Rice's commentary.

"Cheers to our PM, Steven Harper. He is proving to be a capable leader beyond all expectations, and to date, this government has proven to be a government of action, as opposed to the last government of inaction"

And in other news, comrades of the glorious revolution, Mung Bean Production rose 225% last month, Poverty is at it's lowest levels in the history of humankind and Eurasia has always been at war with Oceania....

Here's a link to the famous Bush 'I'm the decider' video:

Jeff said about Bush,"he makes decisions based on known facts." ?? Oh really - you mean like all of the 'weapons of mass destruction' he found in Iraq. Yep, decisions based on known facts.

you have to admit that the Bush 'I am the decider' clip IS funny. I mean here we have the stoggy old top generals questioning the competence of Donald Rumsfeld and Bush is so loyal to him, he doesn't care what the top military (or anyone else thinks).

Jeff I agree that the Generals probably have a better idea. Many of these Generals remember the Vietnam experience and they learned some valuable military lessons on fighting insurgent civilian forces with conventional forces (it is DIFFICULT). Anyway - Bush has consistently disregarded the advice of his top brass and unfortunately Iraq is a bloodbath for both civilian and military. The top US Generals told a Senate hearing the other day that Iraq is about to degenerate into a 3 way civil war.

Now back to Harper - I find him way to cozy with Bush!!! For me that is a huge concern.

Well, it would appear, based on the pics provided by leftdog, that he's a thumb bigot. Thumbs need love and respect too leftdog and it's completely inappropriate for you to portray them in such a manner. Here are some more appropriate thumb depictions:






You miss the point here - it was the 'blogging tories' who started this thumb flame war, not I. I merely wished to advise the forces of good and light on the blogging dippers and progressive bloggers that the extreme right wing was rushing to wave Harpers thumb at us! AND they also want to rub it in as to the number of days the 'left' has carried this burden - well enough is enough! so flame away! (Wink)

(And you have to admire the dexterity with which I slipped in the reference to the 16 Conservative MLA's (Members of the Saskatchewan Legislature) who were CONVICTED in court of Fraud and Breach of trust). ((Wink))

Go over to smalldeadanimals and read some of the war mongering rabid insanity that goes on there to understand a basic point of Canadian politics: Canadian voters would rather vote for crooked Liberals than angry right wingers.

Jeff - I repect your opinion. But when you interact with people from Saskatchewan there is a couple of things to remember:
1)we had a conservative government here under Grant Devine from 1982 until 1991
2)they did not balance 1 budget / they gave us 9 deficit budgets and borrowed billions.
3)16 conservative Cabinet Ministers and MLA (plus 2 staff) were CONVICTED in Court of Queens Bench for FRAUD and Breach of trust.

At some point, an apology from the conservative party would have helped ease the mood of Saskatchewan people. It has been 16 years since the conservatives had a government here. The remnants of the conservative party had to take a new name (the Saskatchewan Party) they lost elections in 1999 and 2003 because people here are nervous about conservatives.

Saskatchewan conservatives need to remember this!

... and we are still waiting.

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