As the whole Galactic Empire knows by now, Darth Harper's evil plan to complete his total destruction of Canada failed catastrophically.When his tiny Death Star was blown to smithereens by his nemesis, Hans Solo Trudeau…
But although Harper's party has lost its head, and Rona Ambrose is steering her even tinier Death Star . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Fall of Darth Harper and the Revenge of Michelle Rempel
TweetIn America’s Forbes Magazine this week, Alejandro Chafuen praised the leadership of the conservative policy think-tanks that helped set the stage for the election of Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative majority government in 2011 and the success of conservative politicians across the country. This apparatus of conservative special interest groups, think-tanks and news media has . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Who is driving the conservative agenda in Canada?
Gerry Nicholls writes that there are two Canadas. Not the two solitudes Hugh Maclennan described seventy years ago — although reaction in Quebec to the recently passed omnibus crime bill suggests that we may revisit history. The New Solitudes — according to Nicholls — are best described as Political Junkie Land and Regular Canadian . . . → Read More: Northern Reflections: The New Solitudes
Expect this 2001 refrain to be repeated in short order if the Robo-call scandal has legs.
“The jackasses at Elections Canada are out of control.”
In 2001, Stephen Harper was president of the National Citizens Coalition. That was his opening line in a fundraising letter.
His loathing for the election overseers was almost . . . → Read More: Stephen Harper: “The jackasses at Elections Canada are out of control.”
Today: Gerry Nicholls wins Twitter.
We’ll never top that.
The historian Garry Wills once observed that Richard Nixon wanted to be president not to govern the nation but to undermine the government. The Nixon presidency was one long counterinsurgency campaign against key American institutions like the courts, the FBI, the state department and the CIA. Harper has the same basic approach to politics: . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Not a Good Time for Stephen Harper to be Compared to Richard Nixon
Assorted content to end your week.
– If there’s a more accurate description of the Cons’ entire political strategy than “taking advantage of the prejudice that’s already there”, I haven’t heard it yet. And Chris Lawson is rightly frustrated that Canadian politics are being dominated by such cynical and destructive motives – though I’d argue . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Friday Afternoon Links
As a general rule it’s fairly safe to say Gerry Nicholls’ advice to left-wing parties is based on something other than a desire to see them succeed – and his latest is no exception. But it’s worth pointing out one entirely valid observation behind his … . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: On mutual interests
All that matters [to David Suzuki] is his almost mystical need to stop climate change, even if that’s an impossible task. And this perhaps is why Suzuki is endorsing McGuinty. It actually has nothing to do with those giant wind-turbines ( McGuin… . . . → Read More: BigCityLib Strikes Back: Gerry Nicholls: Full Metal Wingnut?
Oh, Mr. Gerry Nicholls, what have you done?
Do you live or work in an Ivory Tower, completely isolated from any sense of reality?
I know I don’t live in an Ivory Tory, but perhaps you do? And so do most of those living in the Sun Media Batcave and their readers it . . . → Read More: Oh Mr. Nicholls! I Do Believe Your Freudian Slip is Showing! . . . → Read More: Oh Mr. Nicholls! I Do Believe Your Freudian Slip is Showing!
Fern Hill captures a delicious slice of unintended truthiness from the Toronto Sun. Lord knows, you wouldn’t find it any where else at the Sun other than in the subconscious mind of one of its loyal scribes, in this case Gerry Nicholls.Whoever said a C… . . . → Read More: Toronto Sun asks its readers, "Do you live or work in an Ivory Tory, completely isolated from any sense of reality?"