We're getting to know the real Stephen Harper. Very intimately.
Ever ready to insult the intelligence of all within reach of his voice, the Prime Minister stood then and expanded on his falsehood of yesterday. “Mr. Speaker, the leader of the Liberal Party sat down with the leader of the separatist party on national television. Those pictures are all there,” he said. “They will show those flags put way off to the side where they are out of the camera angles. If the Liberal Party continues down this path, those images will never be forgotten by the Canadian people. If they want to help the Canadian economy, they should sit down with us in front of the flag and do it now.”
(As an aside, best LOL moment:
Stockwell Day, leader of the Canadian Alliance at the time, pleaded ignorance. Quite convincingly, it must be said.)
Instead of an immediate budget, they propose a new coalition which includes the party in Parliament whose avowed goal is to break up the country. Let me be very clear: Canada’s Government cannot enter into a power-sharing coalition with a separatist party.
At a time of global economic instability, Canada’s Government must stand unequivocally for keeping the country together. At a time like this, a coalition with the separatists cannot help Canada. And the Opposition does not have the democratic right to impose a coalition with the separatists they promised voters would never happen.
Credit where credit is due, the Conservatives are sticking to their talking points. They deviate not a wit from each other. On CBC radio I listened to John Baird yesterday and Jim Prentice today. They're almost word-for-word identical. The coalition is undemocratic. They are entering into a coalition with the separatists. The separatists will have a veto.
What is striking is they refuse to use party name Bloc Quebecois. Every reference to them uses the word separatist. Its fascinating (in a weird train wreck kind of way) how the Conservatives are willing to throw Quebecors that support the BQ under the bus in the name of unity. If that's unity, I'd hate to hear separatist rhetoric from the Conservatives.
Memo to the federal conservatives. Many Quebecors vote for the BQ because they feel they best represent Quebec's interests on the national stage. They don't necessarily support separation.
For a party that so desperately needs Quebec's support to form a majority, they're providing ample ammunition to the opposition for the next election.