Today’s Jeffrey Simpson article in the Globe is an intellectually insidious account of Harper’s two and half years in office, especially the part that read: “So they got their election promises done: the overwrought Accountability Act, the family allowance cheques, various tougher criminal justice measures, money for defence.”
Huh? Election promises done? Accountability Act? There’s no accountability to be found in the Accountability Act, and I am reminded of one election promise that Jeffrey Simpson has selectively glossed over, namely Harper’s widely touted 2006 election promise of:
"When Ralph Goodale tried to tax Income Trusts ... don't forget, don't forget this ...they showed us where they stood. They showed us about their attitudes towards raiding seniors hard earned assets and a Conservative government will never allow either of these parties to get away with that"
Turns out, Harper’s “never” has a short shelf life, meaning nine months
Meanwhile the press has stood by and allowed Harper to “get away with that". As such, the press is even more pathetic than Stephen Harper himself........Deceivin’ Stephen......The Lyin’ King.
“Don't forget, don't forget this.”
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Posted by Fillibluster at 9:22 AM