I’m not joking. This isn’t hyperbole. Liberals in Canada are staging an actual political coup to unseat the government, using as an excuse the fact that governing Conservatives are denying the country a bailout.
The public treasury is to liberals what heroin is to junkies. Never underestimate the lengths to which they will go to get their fix - even if it means staging a political coup to overthrow a democratically elected First World government, which also happens to be America’s largest trading partner.
Only a month ago, Canada re-elected Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party to a near-majority with 143 seats in a 308 seat parliament.
The next highest number of votes (77 seats) went to the Liberal Party – which has been parked at the trough for so long that it has been branded “Canada’s Natural Governing Party”.
Harper’s electoral message was clear: Proven leadership for troubled economic times. The Liberals offered up a candidate who primarily pandered to the all-important Canadian constituencies of polar bears and artists. He was so lame that even the media couldn’t bring itself to endorse him, which is the canary in the coal mine for a Liberal.
In the last week of the campaign, when parties are typically expected to max out the charge card on handouts to bribe voters with their own money, Harper said that little would be forthcoming. He still won.
But why would liberals let a little thing like an electoral rout get in the way of victory? A month after the election, the Liberals and NDP socialists have decided that it’s time to shove the designated driver out the door and take the wheel.
What set these sensitive souls off this time? Well, Harper said last week that there will be no outright bailout beyond his ongoing tax cutting efforts, and he decided that political parties should forego the funding they’re getting from taxpayers until such time as the economy improves.
Liberals called this latter move “mean spirited”. The audacity of denying Liberal hands the comforting, familiar warmth and shelter of the cash register drawer during the dead of winter!
The Liberals had a crackerjack fundraising scheme for several years, until it was revealed that they were laundering taxpayer funds into the pockets of their party-friendly donors and pals. Now, like a juice-monkey cut off from his steroid supply, they have no game.
Liberals are hoping that a parliamentary vote on December 8th will install them in power, propped up by the socialists and Quebec separatists. And power is the only thing all these factions have in common – besides a pathological addiction to other people’s money.