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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Harper's Evil Republican Strategy

Harper is following G.W. Bushes footsteps with the exact same ideology and strategy. He wants to turn us into Americans and dismantle all that makes Canada unique.

The Hypocrite is now claiming that it will be up to an independent scientific review to determine the viability of major projects, after he took away that very ability from the Gateway Pipeline committee and put the final decision in the hands of himself and his flying monkeys.He is so full of BS that you can smell it across the country.

The following is from The Ottawa Citizen May 7, 2006. It describes exactly how he came to a majority. What he did to the Liberals, he is trying to do to all who oppose him, and to the Canada that we love. He wants to be George Bush, we should send him permanently to the US. He would do far less damage there. He'd just be one of the right-wing nuts instead of the head of them.

Harper must be stopped. With no term limits in Canada, there is no limit to the destruction he can cause if he gets another majority. We face the possibility of decades of BUSH, rather than just two terms, and with a majority, so he can do anything he wants to us.

Get off your asses people and defend the country that we love from the Hypocrite, who outright promised that we wouldn't recognize Canada when he's done. The world doesn't recognize us any longer. He's not reforming, he's destroying.

Harper must be stopped. Canada is not a place of extremists. We have been largely reasonable until now. Harper is busy removing all reason, and facts, from the system. That would leave only his fanatical beliefs.

Harper must be stopped.

Kick the Liberals as they're down

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government should do its best over the coming year to dig up embarrassing information on the former Liberal administration and portray it as corrupt, a prominent Republican pollster counselled an influential group of Conservatives yesterday.

Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government should do its best over the coming year to dig up embarrassing information on the former Liberal administration and portray it as corrupt, a prominent Republican pollster counselled an influential group of Conservatives yesterday.
Speaking a day after meeting with Mr. Harper, Frank Luntz described the Conservatives as allies of the Republicans and urged them to discredit the Liberals so thoroughly that it will be years before they make it back into power.

"I want you to do something for me because I know you might be able to make this happen," Mr. Luntz told more than 200 members of the Civitas Society gathered in a Kanata hotel yesterday. "Your Liberal government was corrupt. It was disgusting. The way they wasted your hard-earned tax dollars was a disgrace.

"I want you to leave here committed to insisting that the Conservative government hold that previous Liberal government accountable, that you do oversight, that you do investigation, that you continue doing it for the next year so that every Canadian knows and will never forget and will never allow another government to steal more from them," he said to applause.
After a year, however, the Conservatives risk being blamed for anything wrong that comes to light, he warned.

The Civitas Society is a low-key, yet influential, Conservative group with close ties to Mr. Harper. In its last annual report filed with the government, Mr. Harper's chief of staff, Ian Brodie, is listed as a director and Mr. Brodie attended the group's conference yesterday. Tom Flanagan, a longtime friend of Mr. Harper and his campaign manager for the leadership, is a founder of the group and was also there.

Mr. Harper dropped by unannounced Friday for the opening reception, which featured a speech by federal Treasury Board President John Baird titled "The Way Forward for Conservatives."
Among the Conservative MPs spotted at the conference were Scott Reid and Maurice Vellacott. MP Garry Breitkreuz, a vocal opponent of the gun registry, was a panelist in a session on property rights, with a speech titled "Why Property Rights Should be Constitutionally Protected in Canada."

Mr. Luntz's company website describes him as the pollster of record for the Republican's Contract with America and credits him as being one of the key engineers of the 1994 Republican landslide. One of his strengths is in counselling politicians on how to sell their message to voters.

Introducing Mr. Luntz yesterday, former Reform party leader Preston Manning praised the work Mr. Luntz had done for him several years ago. During his speech, Mr. Luntz mentioned that he had met with Mr. Harper -- whom he referred to on a first-name basis -- Friday and had posed for a picture together.

During his speech, titled "Massaging the Conservative Message for Voters," Mr. Luntz drew a communications roadmap to bring the Conservatives to a majority government -- a roadmap that Mr. Harper's government already appears to be following in several respects.
Focus on accountability and tax relief, said Mr. Luntz. Images and pictures are important. Tap into national symbols such as hockey.
"If there is some way to link hockey to what you all do, I would try to do it."
One of the reasons the Progressive Conservative government was decimated in 1993 was because they had strayed from important Conservative principles such as lower taxes, said Mr. Luntz who watched the election results come in that year from Mr. Manning's suite.

"You tax more (than the U.S) and you have to change that, you regulate more and you have to change that. But you are going to control the government longer than we are."
One of the Conservative party's assets is Mr. Harper, Mr. Luntz said."You have a gentleman who may well be the smartest leader intellectually. Now, that is half the battle. The other half of the battle is to link that intelligence to the day-to-day lives of the average individual."
Much of that lies in personalizing the message for voters and the choice of words the party uses to describe what it wants to do, Mr. Luntz said.
If the Conservatives want to overhaul the tax code, they should first convince Canadians that the current tax code is unfair, he counselled. Focus on the length of it, its complexity and how expensive it is to administer.

The most important principle to voters is democracy, he said. "What is democracy? It is the right to choose."

The next most popular principle is justice, he said.

"The one the left always talk about is fairness," he said, pointing out it was the lowest-ranked of several principles polled. "If the left was smart they would talk about justice."

Voters want someone who is credible and they can trust more than someone who shares their ideas, he added.

"More than anything else, they want to know that you are a straight shooter."
Mr. Luntz also described how George W. Bush's Republicans have been successful by tapping into "exurbia," the communities that ring the suburbs in large urban centres.
Outer suburbs such as Toronto's 905 area code are also a demographic that Mr. Harper's Conservatives aimed for in the last federal election.
Mr. Luntz hinted at a division between economic conservatives and social conservatives in the Conservative party, urging them to set aside their differences and work together.
"We are all one family."