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Saturday, March 17, 2007

5,000 Attend Harper Rally in Toronto

And that 5000 people includes moi... oh yea, Harper was dead on tonight. Pre-election speech alright. Here's a couple of quotes that I said would make the news... and I was right...
He described the middle as being made up of "hard-working people who don't have the time to stage protests or the money to hire lobbyists."

They are as "the quiet people you don't see on the nightly news ... Canadians in the broad middle, Canadians who for far too long were ignored by the political process. Canadians see them, Conservatives see them, Conservatives hear them -- Conservatives are them.

"Let the NDP defend the vocal interests. Let the Liberals defend the vested interests. Let the socialists promise tax increases. Let the Grits protect tax loopholes," he said.

"We cannot worry about what they say about us around boardroom tables but we must care what they talk about at the kitchen tables."
CBC carried a couple more of the money quotes...
"We took action to introduce mandatory prison sentences for gun crimes, a crackdown on violent, dangerous offenders, and reverse onus on bail applications involving firearms offences," he said.

"Our opponents continue to obstruct these bills. They do so at their own political peril."

The speech, punctuated by applause and cheers, made reference to St. Patrick's Day on Saturday.

"Legend says that St. Patrick drove the snakes out of Ireland. And last year, you, the grassroots members of the Conservative party, drove the Grits out of Ottawa. Now that's something worth saying cheers to," Harper said.
CHEERS!

And I love how canada.com opens the story...
A ready-for-action spirit hung in the air — two days before the federal budget is to be tabled — as Prime Minister Stephen Harper told fellow Conservatives to plan for an election that could come "at any time."
My speculation? Based on the speech, and the quote, "Our opponents continue to obstruct these bills. They do so at their own political peril", makes me want to make a prediction... that we're going down SOON, and it may even be within the next two or three weeks.

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8 Comments:

  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 12:00:00 a.m. EDT, Blogger vicki said…

    Amazing speech! We've sensed for a long time that he 'connects' with the ordinary Canadian...and his message clarifies that so well!

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 09:20:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous ryan;-P said…

    Yessss! So much better than any of Dither's stammering or Flipper's incoherant ramblings.

    Still doubtful of a spring election, just don't see it in the numbers.

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 02:57:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger notloz said…

    Hey buddy do you have you're own point of view or do you readily absorb the rhetoric of the fascistic right?

    If you are religious how can you propagate the systemization of ruthless greed?
    Sound like you're being manipulated by the devil if you're legitimizing the systemization of the greatest sin GREED.

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 03:45:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Ontario Lad said…

    ^

    Cue the eerie music.

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 04:09:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous jgriffin said…

    Hey notloz,

    Hey buddy do you have you're own point of view or do you readily absorb the rhetoric of the fascistic right?

    Actually he was parroting Harper, who is a center-right.

    If you are religious how can you propagate the systemization of ruthless greed?

    By not voting Liberal.

    Sound like you're being manipulated by the devil if you're legitimizing the systemization of the greatest sin GREED.

    I thought the greatest sin was knowingly attributing the work of God to the Devil. Must have lost something in translation...

    Anyway, Harper has fallen a bit in my estimation. Some of the vote buying he has been doing goes against what he previously stood for. Restoring funding to the SOW is a good example. I hope he gets a better grip on things and goes back to his principled approach.

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 04:11:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous jgriffin said…

    Gee I should learn to read what I write before I post. That middele part should say:

    If you are religious how can you propagate the systemization of ruthless greed?

    By voting Liberal.

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 05:05:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I know the left doesn't any references to religion, but unfortunatley Harper needs vote rich Ontario (Toronto) to be on side.Soooo, WAKE UP Toronto and "See the light".

     
  • At Sun. Mar. 18, 06:15:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Joanne (True Blue) said…

    Sorry I missed you! What an amazing evening.

    The only suggestion I would make for a future event is to have name tags, and possibly encourage bloggers to add their blog names to the labels.

     

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