You think Stephen Harper likes this whole power thing?
Everything the Prime Minister does, he does for you. Especially winning elections.
by Scott Feschuk
The Conservative party has launched a new fundraising campaign as part of a strategy to win next years federal election. Lets read between the lines of the online appeal from its executive director, Dimitri Soudas. His words are in bold.
We need to win another majority government.
Whoa! Easy, tiger. Wheres the romance, the sweet talk? As strategies go, this is a bit like getting all dressed up, going out to a nightclub and loudly announcing to the first girl you see at the bar: I NEED A WIFE!
It wont be easy; the road to 2015 will be difficult. But this isnt about Stephen Harper or the Conservative partyits about our future.
You heard him right, people: This fundraising campaignexplicitly devised and executed to directly benefit Stephen Harper and the Conservative partyis NOT about Stephen Harper or the Conservative party. Not at all.
Its not like Stephen Harper is doing this PM thing for himself. Its not as though he enjoys it. Why, if he had his way, hed be livin a simpler life down Pincher Creek way, sittin on a porch and a-whittlin away alongside his old dog Zeke. He wouldnt have much use for politickin, nor, evidently, for the letter g.
But for youfor you, Canada, and for your futureStephen Harper is willing to selflessly take on the burden of absolute power. Furthermore, he is willing to selflessly exercise that power, to the point of selflessly kind of being a jerk about it at times. For you.
For you, he is willing to abandon his fundamental principles and stack institutions, agencies and court benches with his loyal supporters and flunkies.
For you, he is willing to change the Elections Act to make it harder for you to vote and easier for you to give him money.
For you, he is willing to spend tens of millions of your dollars on ads to tell you what a good job hes doing managing your money.
Its about you. Your family. Your kids. Your grandkids.
Its about your nephew. Your nephews cat. That cats grandkittens. Its about ensuring that your own futuristic clone does not emerge from its slime pod into a dystopian hellscape wrought by an epidemic of post-Trudeau shirtlessness and doobie-smoking.
The choices we make today will impact Canadas future. The global economy remains fragile.
If you think about it, no one has gotten more domestic political mileage out of the stagnant global economy than Stephen Harper. He should send Europe a fruit basket.
Canada needs strong, stable leadershipor we risk losing everything weve accomplished together.
Think about that. Think about how traumatic it would be to lose everything weve accomplished together over the past eight years. Stephen Harper appointed to the Senate a man who is now the daytime manager of an Ottawa strip club. And you want to just turn your back on that kind of progress?
Not convinced? Think of everything else weve accomplished together: The public servants weve muzzled together. The forced smiles weve tolerated together. The unconvincing rhetorical use of together weve endured together.
Voters are faced with a choice between Stephen Harpers strong stable leadership and Justin Trudeaus lack of judgment and experience.
Way to go, Dimitri. You just made Thomas Mulcair sad.
The stakes have never been higher. Thats why Im asking you to take part in our Road to 2015 campaign.
Thats correctthe stakes have never been higher. Never. Not during the Great Depression. Not during either world war. Not during the free trade debate or either Quebec referendum. Stephen Harpers electoral success in 2015 is literally the highest the stakes have ever been. The stakes are so high that weve lost sight of them. Please donate now so we can buy new stakes!
Will you add your name to our list of supporters and join the fight in 2015?
Andrew Coyne recently described our approach to government as being grounded in secrecy, deception and brute force. He left out pettiness, vengeance, patronage, yelling and gazebos, but the point is nevertheless clear: When you donate to the Conservative party, you get what you pay for.
Friday, March 14, 2014