Sunday, January 17, 2010

NO PROROGUE

Okay, Mr. Harper, let's have a little chat, shall we?

You pulled this last year, remember? You'd got caught in some crisis or other, and your brilliant solution then was to dissolve Parliament until the heat blew over. Now, when there's another crisis, your solution?

Dissolve Parliament again.

Harper, in case you missed the memo, there's a lot of problems facing not only Canada but the rest of the world as well, and your convenient hiding out is serving neither you nor your party nor your country all that well.

Yes, yes, I've heard the "official excuse", some piece of twaddle about making it easier for MPs to attend the Olympics in BC. Harper, that has to be the lamest piece of side stepping I've heard out of Ottawa in a very long time, and that would include anything trotted out by Mulroney or Chr├ętien, both of whom were far more adept than you at this kind of nonsense.

So shape up, bud. You serve as Prime Minister at the will of the people, remember? Your party can be wiped off Parliament and reduced to a minimal presence with one simple election — or have you forgotten the election that saw the PCs with six seats?

Man up, mister, and get Parliament back to work. Canada doesnt have time for this bullshit.

(To my Canadian friends: check the website www.noprorogue.ca for information about rallies across the country. Click the image above for a wallpaper reminder, and then get out there and tell the politicoes that this isnt, as one said to CBC a couple of weeks ago, "some wingnut movement".)

3 comments:

  1. Sean wrote: "...or have you forgotten the election that saw the PCs with six seats"

    Funny, I could've sworn it was TWO seats - Jean Charest and Elsie Wayne - which prompted the following zinger on, um 'Air Farce', I think... A voice-over restaurant seating callout: "Tory, party of two... Tory, party of two..."

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  2. My god, you're right.

    And God bless Air Farce. I still laugh at "Kimmy? I have doughnuts."

    Thanks for reminding me that it was even worse than I remembered.

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  3. I call going from the ruling party to two seats the Canadian option - it was fascinating to see the mess the Progressive Conservatives made of the 1993 election and governing Canada.

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