Western Standard

The Shotgun Blog

« Keeping mumb | Main | And We Wonder... »

Friday, November 17, 2006

Note to the Grits: This is what real leadership looks like

Or, to put it another way, keep criticizing Stephen Harper for standing up to the Communists and you'll be on the opposition benches for a looooong time.

Posted by D.J. McGuire on November 17, 2006 in Canadian Politics, International Affairs | Permalink

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
https://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d834515b5d69e200d834c6b16253ef

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference Note to the Grits: This is what real leadership looks like:

Comments


My predication:

Chinese will hit back at every front you challenge them, just watch.

5 years ago Japan did samething to them and now they lost that war and back off, the new Japanese premier minister sucks all up. Canada is nowhere near to Japan's might which is the no 1 trading parter of China.

We know the result already.

Posted by: yachi | 2006-11-17 10:53:25 AM


I applaud Mr. Harper on his position. However, as has become more apparent as time passes there is confusion in the communications strategy of the government. The media is now portraying the government as incompetent. The label of Mr. Dithers stuck with Paul Martin. The word incompetent will appear more and more unless the Tories do something about the way they communicate their message and policies. Silence is not an option with a 24 hour news cycle. The Liberal left media will promote their liberal biases on the country if there is no effective opposition by the government. Buckler, The Communications Director must go and we need to see a change in the communications strategy very soon. Otherwise it won't matter who the Liberals election Canadians will not re-elect a government they consider to be incompetent.

Posted by: hollinm | 2006-11-17 12:00:33 PM


DJ,

You might know China well and are right in praising Harper for his comments on China, but you don't know Canadian politics all that well. (Hell, you are still learning how to spell "Ottowa" :-) You say, "...keep criticizing Stephen Harper for standing up to the Communists and you'll be on the opposition benches for a looooong time." I think that's wrong. I don't think many Canadians will vote based on how any party deals with China. It's just not a voter issue here. But insofar as it might be for some, there are probably as many who would think it is very un-Canadianly rude to criticise China as Harper did as there are who would say it was the right thing. We are, the story goes, a friendly nation who does not offend anyone. But the bottom line is that Canadians will not talk about China at all in the next election, so the Liberals need not fear an electoral backlash for being wrong this time.

Posted by: Mark Logan | 2006-11-17 12:07:57 PM


I wish I shared your optimism D.J. But the fact is Canadians are just as likely to support the communist as they are the country (or leader) who stands up to the communist. Call it Trudeau's lasting scar on this country.

Posted by: Raging Ranter | 2006-11-17 1:04:35 PM


ML,

You might be a blowhard gasbag and think you're an expert on Canadian politics but hell you are still learning how to spell - its incompetent not incopetent - knucklehead.

Posted by: Live from Loganville | 2006-11-17 1:08:39 PM


Evicted from Loganville,

There is a difference between a typo and a misspelling. Silly rabbit!

Posted by: Mark Logan | 2006-11-17 1:42:08 PM


Liberals believe human rights are a means to an end - control over people - Liberals don't believe human rights are an end in themselves - human dignity.

That's why Liberals simply cannot understand the principled position of Stephen Harper and the Conservatives, a Liberal would never allow principles to get in the way of gaining more power or money - Adscam is a good example, stealing worked out well for the Liberal Party and they got away with it.

That's why Liberals legalized discrimination by getting it written into the Constitution through the Charter of Rights - Liberals wanted legal discriminatory practices so that they would have more control over their Canadian subjects.

Posted by: Philanthropist | 2006-11-17 1:45:35 PM


So far,I think Mr.Harper is the best PM we've had in a couple of decades.Not really much of an accomplishment if you stop and think about it.

No matter what you believe of the media's biases,their widespread power eventually decides who will be seen as a failure or not.Combine that with the fact many Quebecers were simply convenient conservatives last election,and we shouldn't be surprised to see another liberal minority.

Alberta will go ape-sh*t!

Posted by: Canadian Observer | 2006-11-17 3:10:07 PM


As long as white females have the vote, the liberal party will never die out - no matter how corrupt, morally bankrupt, thieving, unprincipled or just plain incompetent.

White women in the judiciary and in our law schools just adore the thought of a country with legalized gender apartheid and discrimination in place - just so long, of course, as its our male children shouldering the burden.

Posted by: bk | 2006-11-17 3:53:05 PM


yachi, you're right.

I also find it extremely telling of the lib/left and their morals and ethics. Finally we have a PM that actually stands up for human rights and the leftovers just melt away. I have always looked at them as the mean people, say a lot do nothing. Scum. Curb worms.

Posted by: Canadian plus | 2006-11-17 8:01:12 PM


Concerning Japan vs China, I would not bet on China. Japan dominated almost all that immense territory before WWII. Why?

China is more or less a mess. Go and live there for a while. You will see for yourself.

After your visit, go and live in Japan for a while. You will see dedicated and efficient people washing the sidewalk in front of their houses. Their only trouble is spiritual. They don't know God. And they don't have enough children.

Japan is a clean and orderly country. In China, if there was not a dictature, the country would fall into the hands of warlords fighting each other. Read books by Lucien Bodard who lived there around 1910.

Take Cambodge, another mess. Why do you think Pol Pot could kill millions of people? Japan is the model country in Asia. And it does not suffer any blow from China. Confronted with a war, China would fall apart. Because people are not happy, they are miserable.

Posted by: Rémi Houle | 2006-11-17 8:38:32 PM


How about this? Who gives a shit? Let's stop trading with Communists and Jihadists. Let's only trade with democracies. Maybe, just maybe, we will regain some of our manufacturing sector. It's easy as 1-2-3.

Canada will not solve the world's problems. What Harper says or does not say doesn't amount to jack shit. Only we care about it - no one else does. So why don't we stop pretending that we are major players on the international scene and focus only on our own survival.

Posted by: No idiot zone | 2006-11-17 8:55:22 PM



I think when folks look at the photo of all APEC leaders lining up before the cameras, they will understand who is more powerful and can dictate the talks.

I already know what it likes.

Posted by: yachi | 2006-11-17 9:19:52 PM


I can't believe Harper has the gall to lecture anyone on human rights. Well, actually, I'm not even remotely suprised but he should take the beam out of his own eye.

Posted by: exile | 2006-11-17 9:30:29 PM


I get the feeling Harper is having the time of his life as PM, and could care less if he gets re-elected. He's doing the right things rather than the popular things, and talking past the lib-left demagogues. If Canadians vote him out, they'll get exactly the government they deserve. But let's give credit where credit is due, and enjoy the ride while it lasts. Sure, his posturing will have little impact on the world at large, and sure, he may be costing himself votes in the end, but at least we have dignity as a nation! Do the right thing, and let the chips fall where they may...

Posted by: NCF TO | 2006-11-17 10:13:05 PM


exile: You know of any organ harvesting operations back in central Canada ? I know the Liberals are looking for a heart transplant, but it appears they may have gone southside for it...Iggy... :)

Posted by: MarkAlta | 2006-11-17 10:18:10 PM


MarkAlta: now come on. Why would a Liberal need a heart transplant? They don't have one now and never have! They're fiends, totally devoted to the rich people of Ontario (that means everyone there.)

Kudos, once again, to Mr. Harper for standing up for human rights.

Posted by: Zebulon Pike | 2006-11-17 10:29:33 PM


I know I am mostly preaching to the choir here, but if the rest of Canada goes running back to the lib/left with the MSM pulling the wool over their eyes, then I for one am voting Alberta Seperatist now and forever. I may not agree with all their views now, but if (althugh more likely; when) Alberta seperates then we can invite Mr Harper to be our President/Prime Minister/whatever. If the rest of Canada can't appreciate/recognize principled and honest government then they don't deserve it!!

Posted by: Alex | 2006-11-18 12:26:30 AM


If the evil commie scum even tweek their nostrils at us we should give them Moe strong permanently ;-)

Posted by: Wlyonmackenzie | 2006-11-18 6:46:58 AM


BTW: If any are wondering why the Libs would be having a hissy fit over any Canadian administration which calls attention to their diabolic human rights record, just follow the money trail of Liberal party patrons and the Desmaris-Powercor clan.

The Liberal party patrons and profiteers like Strong, Desmarais and Martin clique have been heavily invested in Chinese capital projects and banking, as well as selling off Canadian resources to them, for over a decade.

The innocent blood on China's hand doesn't mean much to a liberal party insider if it is holding the right amount of profit.

Posted by: Wlyonmackenzie | 2006-11-18 7:00:03 AM


WlyonMckenzie, Do you think that the squawking msm is part of the cartel? The pocketbooks of elitist gang are likely getting flatter and our Prime Minister is probably undermining the blood money racketeering garnered from the state slaves in China but what is in it for those nobodies in the msm who sing the praises of those willing to get rich from slave labor? Are they (msm) really just google eyed 'teenagers' gushing over the 'guys with the $$'?

Things that make you go 'hummm'?

Posted by: jema54j | 2006-11-18 11:31:45 AM


I do notice that when the CBC covered this story the first thing they brought up was international concern over Canada's treatment of aboriginals: the exile "beam out of your eye" attack, as it were.

And then immediately after playing a video of the Chinese spokeswoman criticizing Canada for being involved in Chinese internal matters, they covered the French belittling Rona Ambrose and 30 seconds after the Chinese woman are showing Ambrose talk about how she doesn't interfere with "internal French matters". The Communist Broadcasting Corporation can't WAIT to get another chance to sock it to Harper.

Posted by: Feynman and Coulter's Love Child | 2006-11-18 3:47:20 PM


Interesting that China has just said that it will no longer harvest organs for out of country transplants. It is the first time that they have admitted to harvesting prisoner's organs. Could it be that they held off meeting Harper so they would not be seen bowing to Canadian pressure??

Posted by: truthsayer | 2006-11-18 8:29:29 PM



We see, finally, leadership, and brilliant at that. Doing the right thing, damn what the PC media thinks -- not unlike stance of Reagon & Thatcher of another era. Stem cell research should concentrate on cloning Harper for the world. With real, and coming threat, of islam, this is the man -- but is it too late? The PC multicults have taken over, and demographics are working in wrong direction. As for Canada -- read the East -- if they're stupid enough to vote the Lieberals in next time, there will be no next generation, no hope. Have this silly vision of Ignorance & Rae, wearing burkas -- follow that up with political sex change, and the new post-modern Canada under Sharia Law...

Posted by: lostarc | 2006-11-19 4:04:37 PM


of course liberals dont want harper saying mean things to communists. liberals starting with that lunatic trudeau, did everything they could to suck up to cuba, soviet russia, china and every other communist tyrant soiling the earth.

Posted by: john a. | 2006-11-19 6:45:01 PM


Hey DJ,

It is such a tease...

And, we should be so lucky, that the Liberals and NDP get to sit in the position as opposition, for a very very long time.

Posted by: Lady | 2006-11-20 10:23:17 AM



The comments to this entry are closed.