Saturday, September 27, 2008

Party Is Harper's Palin...

A note to the Canadian Media: Even your rabidly conservative American cousins have bought into the "Palin factor"... You know, the whole idea that your running mate is dim-witted, decidedly un-worldly, and, yes - quite likely, simply stupid...

So what gives? You've been hammering at one non-story all election - the supposed lack of Liberal leadership. Isn't it time you did your American cousins proud and actually ran with a real story? A real story like the complete lack of talent in the Conservative Party.

The Conservative Party is something Harper is hiding. He knows what lurks beneath: racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, and just about every other type of phobia and "ism" there is. When the "dummies" speak, they say "thoughtful" things like how much they dislike people of different cultures (Lee Richardson), or how much they despise great world heroes (Rob Anders). Harper is afraid "the real Conservative "Reform-a-tories will raise their ugly heads.

It is taking everything the Conservative war room can do just to keep Harper from making his own gaffes and expressing his own phobias (xeno or otherwise). They have spent 2 years keeping him away from the media - away from questions. It takes an entire war room to keep him quiet, and inaccessible. Carefully stage-managed appearances aren't just for the election, they've done this since they were first elected - remember their war with the Parliamentary Press Corps? Remember - even recently - how they stage-managed the questioning when the RCMP and Elections Canada raided their HQ??? No fire-wall comments, or comments about "Northern European welfare states", or immigrants "living in ghettos" in Western Canada, or the "culture of defeat" in Atlantic Canada. Not a chance for the media to even ask Harper about his feelings on any of those convictions of his... Heck, the media can't even scrape together the cajones to ask about the potential crime that took place when Harper was preportedly aware of "financial considerations" for Chuck Cadman's vote (which was CONFIRMED BY CADMAN'S WIDOW), lest they lose the chance to cover the "great leader's" campaign...

Still, with an entire party working to cover his blemishes, Harper remains "clean-looking"... He only has to hide the rest of his party... his "Palin", if you will. If he manages to dupe the "dup-able" media for a few more weeks, he could very well win. Let's just hope our media is a little more mature than this. It will have to start with the most objective, more "neutral" media - CBC. Sure they're worried that offending Harper may result in his carrying out his promise to privatize them (remember THAT promise?), but they need to start acting like the objective news-source they used to be. That is what built the CBC into the respectable corporation they are. They need to become more BBC-like, and less NBC-like...

Let's hope the "awakening" occurs, and the media don't continue to stumble through this election like a bunch of zombie Conbots, while Canada's Sarah Palin escapes this election unscathed...

7 comments:

Oldschool said...

Want to hear something really stoopid . . .

Joe Biden told Katie Curric the other day that when the stock market crashed in 1929, Franklin Rosevelt went on TV to calm the American people.
Katie just nodded like a liberal dummy . . . the MSM said nothing.
Imagine if McCain or Palin had said something quite so foolish.

For you lefties who thought this was really kool . . . I will interpret for you.
Firstly in 1929 Hoover was President of the US. And of course another fact the Katie didn't figure out . . . Television didn't exist in 1929. Is Joe a bright guy . . . 36 years in the senate and dumb as a post . . . are Joe and Stephan brothers???

The media doesn't ask crazy Jack about his silly statements, and I don't think the understand Dion . . . so how could they ask a question?

Told you guys a couple of years ago that the professor was a zero . . .

Debra said...

Good point. I'd like to also suggest that the media quit referring to members of the Conservative Party as Tories. Please let's not confuse these "ugly-headed-Reform-a-tories" with the vanquished more moderate Progressive Conservatives.

WesternGrit said...

Hey oldschool... I think you misinterpret the entire gist of this blog post. It is ironic - very ironic - that the very same Republi-Cons who lambaste the people they call "intellectual elitists", are publicly stupid to their own detriment.

Yeah, on Biden? Don't like him, couldn't care less. Also, he's about as "liberal" as a right wing Canadian Reformer... American Democrats can HARDLY be characterized as "left wing". At best they are "right-of-center" by Canadian standards. On the worldwide scale, they're pretty right wing. It's all relative. Since the Reform-Conservative movement is the most right wing of Canadian parties, everything appears "left wing" to them.

... Oh, and about the historical facts, I couldn't expect most of Congress to be able to properly paraphrase multiply revisionist American history... Heck, most Americans can't even pick out their own capitol on a map.

Tim said...

Oldschool says: "Television didn't exist in 1929"

Uh...not quite.

http://framemaster.tripod.com/Electronictv.html

RCA's first experimental television transmissions began in 1929 by station W2XBS (New York-Channel #1) in Van Cortlandt Park and then moved to the New Amsterdam Theater Building, transmitting 60 line pictures.

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Sure, it was Hoover and radio that Biden meant, but nascent TV was actually around that early.

Acid Reflux (acidrefluxweb.com) said...

I guess any media outside of Fox is liberal. It's funny I don't see the world in black and white, with us or against us, ordinary or elite mentality.

As far as Biden, perhaps she was just stunned like everyone else from such a stupid thing to say that she could only nod and go on.

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WesternGrit said...

Judging by the polls, the only people looking to anti-anxiety drugs are Harper's NeoCons...

Have you seen YOUR "progressive" lately? LOL...