Friday, December 02, 2005

Star Spangled Canada

Just so we're clear on this, we all know who George Bush and the Republicans are rooting for, right?

In case you needed a little reminder, an American news outlet has been happy to oblige.

"Why does President Bush hope Christmas comes a little late this year? Because on Jan. 23, Canada may elect the most pro-American leader in the Western world. Free-market economist Stephen Harper, leader of the opposition Conservative Party, is pro-free trade, pro-Iraq war, anti-Kyoto, and socially conservative. Move over Tony Blair: If elected, Mr. Harper will quickly become Mr. Bush's new best friend internationally and the poster boy for his ideal foreign leader."

Why thank you. It's nice to have an outside observer - and a right-wing one at that! - remind us that the Conservative Party wants Canada to bow down and kiss American boot.

Now I know I'm going to be accused of fearmongering by some Anonymous poster in my comments section - the irony of having a hidden name while denying a hidden agenda is not lost on me (nor is the fact that I probably just misused the word irony) - but these are serious issues that Harper very much seems to want to avoid. I wonder why?


At 12/02/2005 2:58 p.m., Blogger Banba said...

I think the Liberals are doing a good job being proAmerican too. Michael Ignatieff and Marc Garneau are two very appealing politicians to Americans.

See my own blog entry here on this:

At 12/02/2005 3:04 p.m., Blogger PR said...

1.) How does the opinion of one journalist lead you to believe that Harper wants to lick a boot or whatever?

2.) Aren't you a supporter of a party that opposed NAFTA, and then switched positions once in power?

3.) The biggest American boot-licker is Ignatieff, a.....Liberal!

4.) How has Harper been avoiding this issue?

5.) When are you going to stop writing garbage on this blog?

At 12/02/2005 3:09 p.m., Anonymous Brad said...

Washington Times is a hard, hard-right publication run by Rev. Dr. Sun Myung Moon.

Regardless of who owns it, an endorsement from Bush should do *wonders* for Harpoon's campaign.

At 12/02/2005 3:52 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Peter Rempel needs to stop surfing and get back to the Krusty Burger or the manager will get mad.

At 12/02/2005 4:01 p.m., Blogger HisHighness said...


Rempel got P0wnz0red!!!!!!!

At 12/02/2005 4:15 p.m., Blogger Les Mackenzie said...

You're not paranoid if they're really out to get you. Wow! I mean, pasting Bush and Harper in the same sentence so early in the election.

Sounds desperate to me.

Of course any government wants other governments they can get along with. Does this mean that the Americans are invading? Well, let's ask the fine employees at Walmart or the good folks at MacDonalds.

I think the CBC has stunted your thought process.

At 12/02/2005 6:01 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

"5.) When are you going to stop writing garbage on this blog?"

There's the question truly on everyone's mind. This self proclaimed "political junky" sure doesn't know much about Canadian politics past using blatant lies as scare tactics.

I guess that would actually make him a wonderful Liberal candidate for Ontario. Keep up the good work, "blue grit".

At 12/02/2005 11:26 p.m., Anonymous FurGaia said...

Good post! You know you are right when the trolls hyperventilate!

But you are right, you know. Liberals and progressives WILL all be into "fear-mongering" very soon. There is indeed much to be afraid of. It would be ironic, don't you think, for Canadians to embark on a Neo-con agenda at the same time that Americans are waking up to the horrors of such an agenda.

At 12/02/2005 11:58 p.m., Blogger ferrethouse said...

And we all know who Osama Bin Laden is cheering for. But people like yourself think Bush is worse than Bin Laden so what can I say.

What is a "blue grit" anyway. Paul Martin has killed any blue that every existed in the Liberal Party and Buzzes endorsement is proof of that.


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