No 1170 Posted by fw, October 23, 2014
“For it needs to be said. It always needed to be said. He is the worst Prime Minister this country has ever known. A political thug, a foul bully…. So let’s make sure that when Party of One comes out we buy the book and share it widely. For it is the book we have been waiting to read for so long. And it will help destroy him…” —Montreal Simon
Sorry, I don’t know anything about “Montreal Simon” other than he’s a blogger, lives at http://montrealsimon.blogspot.ca/ and his posts are ablaze with riotous splashes of colour, as in this grotesque caricature of the PM.
To read Montreal Simon’s post on Michael Harris’ new book, to savour all the images, and to buzz the comments, click on the following linked title. Or read below a text version, minus most of the images.
Eight years ago when I started attacking Stephen Harper and his ghastly Con regime, it sometimes felt lonely out there.
Almost nobody, and certainly nobody in the MSM, was attacking him like I did. Many of the old poobahs in the blogosphere thought I was over the top. That he was bad but not THAT bad. And that I should grow up.
And of course, my Mum was sure I’d end up in prison eh?
Then a few years ago things started to change. The blogosphere caught fire, Lawrence Martin wrote his book Harperland.
And now Michael Harris’ new book Party of One should just about seal the record and finish him off —
By the time author Michael Harris nears the end of his magisterial review of the strife and times of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, it is as if he felt the need of a shower. Almost 500 pages of Party of One: Stephen Harper and Canada’s Radical Makeover have by then been devoted to chronicling the Harper government’s bullying, abuse, duplicity, betrayal, affinity for crooks, public shaming of individuals, diminishment of democratic institutions.
“It was hard every day getting up and working on this particular government,” Harris told the Star in advance of the book’s publication this week. “It made you feel poorly.”
For it sounds like the book, I wish I had written eh?
And to make it even better, it includes quotes from some wonderful Canadians, like the late great Farley Mowatt —
“Stephen Harper is probably the most dangerous human being ever elevated to power in Canada,” Mowat tells the author. “We took Parliament for granted, but, like the environment, it turns out that it is an incredibly delicate and fragile structure. Harper has smothered MPs and is destroying Parliament.”
Or the last great Speaker of the Commons Peter Milliken —
“Parliament can hardly be weakened any more than it already is. Harper can’t go much further without making the institution dysfunctional. He is trying to control every aspect of House business. In fact, it will have to be returned to its former state by someone if we are to have a democracy.”
I love the way it begins with the words of a young Canadian, Brigette DePape, who inspired so many with her lonely protest…”STOP HARPER”
This quote by the distinguished diplomat Paul Heinbecker couldn’t be more devastating —
“Canada’s diplomacy is hugely different under Harper,” veteran diplomat Paul Heinbecker, former ambassador to Germany, tells the author. “It is a reversal of our history. “We have become outliers. We are seen as more American than the Americans, more Israeli than Likud. Given what our foreign policy has become, I would not have joined the service today if I were a young man.”
And this one, from the former information commissioner Robert Marleau sums up how I felt about Harper so long ago, and how I still feel about him now —
“Canadians are sleepwalking through dramatic social, economic and political changes surreptitiously being implemented by a government abusing omnibus bills and stifling public and parliamentary debate,” Marleau continued. “Mr. Harper has not played within the rules. Having attained absolute power, he has absolutely abused that power to the maximum.”
And the best part is that unlike so many others in our useless MSM, who have spent most of the last eight years polishing Great Leader’s butt with their tongues, you know that Harris will not mince his words.
And when people like Jim Coyle are already calling it the “definitive text” on the Harper years, all I can say is thank you Michael.
For it will do our homegrown dictator enormous damage in the lead-up to the next election. And hopefully it will inspire others in the MSM to follow Harris’ example and start criticizing Harper like he deserves.
For it needs to be said. It always needed to be said. He is the worst Prime Minister this country has ever known. A political thug, a foul bully, an outlier, a man as Canadian as a three dollar bill.
And yes, as I’ve always called him, he is a real MONSTER…
So let’s make sure that when Party of One comes out we buy the book and share it widely.
For it is the book we have been waiting to read for so long.
And it will help destroy him…
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