Enjoy the Police State

So, we finally did it. We’ve been flirting with Stephen Harper for years and finally tonight we go all out, drop our collective pants and say, “stick it in here, Steve, we’ve just been playing hard to get.”

We just elected a man who limited his own campaign to a maximum of five questions per day. If that’s how he limited himself, I’m afraid to see what he does to people who disagree with him. Before Stephen Harper outlaws free speech on the internet, here is a collection of quotes from the man Canada made our leader:

Stephen Harper, channeling Mother Teresa: “In terms of the unemployed, of which we have over a million and a half, don’t feel particularly bad for these people.”

Stephen Harper’s vision of Canada: “Canada is a vast and empty country.”

Stephen Harper, patriot: “Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term and very proud of it.”

Stephen Harper, bridge builder: “It is imperative to build a firewall around Alberta, to limit the extent to which an aggressive and hostile federal government can encroach upon legitimate provincial jurisdiction.”

Stephen Harper, clear as mud: “I don’t believe the party should have a position on abortion.”

Stephen Harper, afraid of the boogeyman: “The NDP is kind of proof that the Devil lives and interferes in the affairs of men.”

Stephen Harper unafraid of the boogeyman: (On the Iraq War:) “We should have been shoulder to shoulder with our allies. There is no upside to the position Canada took.”

And a special congratulations to Ruth Ellen Brosseau, who won her seat in Quebec while spending half the campaign vacationing in Las Vegas, proving: what happens in Vegas gets elected in Quebec.

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2 thoughts on “Enjoy the Police State

  1. Susie

    Move to America. Silly Cottonbombs. (My roomie is Canadian, he didn’t mention anything about it being election day…. I wonder if he knew….)

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    1. cottonbombs Post author

      Move to America, hmm… a coworker said today, ‘Oh well, we’ve got Harper, how bad can it get?’ I remember these same words said in 2000 about Bush.

      Reply

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