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Monday, September 14, 2009

Harper ZINGS Rae in Question Period

WOW... this exchange has got to be one of the BEST RESPONSES EVER from Mr. Harper! With one line he put Liberal MP (and former NDP MP and NDP Premier of Ontario) right back in his place! Check the 6:10 mark of this one from

Bob Rae: "Mr. Speaker, I will ask the Prime Minister a very simple question... does the Government plan to launch a significant defence of the Canadian [Healthcare] system in light of the attack that's been made on it in the United States of America?" [by "right-wingers", as per Rae's previous question]

Prime Minister Stephen Harper: "Well, Mr. Speaker, we intend to let the United States make it's own decisions on domestic debates... I will say this Mr. Speaker, the Canadian Health Care system will not only survive attacks by right-wing commentators in the United States, it even survived one by left-wing INCOMPETENTS in Ontario."


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  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 06:12:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Paul M said…

    Very nicely played!

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 06:25:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Agent Smith said…

    Thanks for the link. Loved it lol. PMSH is unflappable and bats them away like gnats.

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 06:31:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Dane Richard said…


  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 06:44:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PMSH ZINGER BABY!!!


  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 07:22:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger optimus2861 said…

    I think it's beneath the dignity of the office of Prime Minister of Canada to spout something like that, and I say that as a former die-hard Conservative supporter who is now likely to sit this election out.

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 07:43:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…



    But was a "smackdown" an appropriate response to someone asking Mr. Harper to (if I may use the phrase) "Stand Up For Canada"?

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 07:45:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger fernstalbert said…

    That is too funny. I would say Mr. Harper is ready to rumble. Cheers.

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 09:49:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bye,bye optimus,you wont be missed.

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 09:59:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Surecure said…

    Talk about killing two birds with one stone... not only does Harper smack down Bob Rae but he leaves Dalton McGuinty as collateral damage! Can anybody else say eHealth?

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 10:22:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger revanche said…

    It was stupid for Rae to ask a Candian Prime Minister to interfere in another country's domestic affairs.

    When was the last time a US President showed up on the CBC to criticize Canada for stomping on Bush dolls, demonizing them during elections or take cheap shots at our aboriginal apartheid system?

    They don't.

    I hope they will take what's best from our experience and learn from our mistakes. Anyone who thinks our system is perfect has never used it.

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 10:37:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger arctic_front said…

    Simply put, optimus2861, the dignity of th PM is under assault everyday in the HoC. What makes the opposition think they can be rude or obnoxious and the PM or any member of the Government cannot stand up to them? Sounds a might hypocritical, don't you think?

    As for Harper's reply, YESS! Rae had it coming. What the pundits in the USA say has absolutely no bearing on Canadian domestic politics any more than the reverse. It is inappropriate for either country to expect that the other should feel the need to respond to the musings of radio talk show hosts or members of congress.

    Chose not to vote if you so choose. But after the election, I would mind you to ZIP IT! as you have abdicated your democratic right to our democratic system and therefore should keep your opinions to yourself. To not vote is an act of cowardice. Grow a set or shut up.

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 10:38:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Blame Crash said…

    Harper gets a hat trick with one slapshot and suddenly former die hard Conservative supporters are going to sit out the next election.
    Go figure !?! LOL!!!

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 11:03:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    ohhhh.....some people are soooo maudlin.

    Get a grip omtimus 2861 @ 7:43

    Did you have a long day?

  • At Mon. Sep. 14, 11:59:00 p.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    More proof Rae is trying to sandbag Ignatieff?
    Not only does he open himself to criticism, he allows Harper to distance himself from the right wing attacks on our health care system coming from the U.S.

    Rae really can't be that stupid.
    Can he?

  • At Tue. Sep. 15, 01:44:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Really Optimus? And what part of what PMSH said was inaccurate?

  • At Tue. Sep. 15, 06:57:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Craig Oliver hit it right on; he said "Canadians affection for PM Harper is like a Drill Seargent, there isn't alot of love for Harper, but there is a whole lot of respect.

    Crown & Anchor

  • At Tue. Sep. 15, 10:54:00 a.m. EDT, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Hey optimus,do you live in Ontario?Well i can tell you first about our healthcare system.When a buddy of mine waits three years for an operation because he doesnt have private health insurance,Mr Harper hits the hammer on the head because he is right.Three years Optimus.And hes no spring chicken either.
    Thats the truth about Canadas healthcare system.Gone are the days of partisan spin as people have their own BS detectors.That should serve as a warning to all politicians now.Whos the next politico to stick their neck out?


  • At Tue. Sep. 15, 01:17:00 p.m. EDT, Blogger Bert said…

    and I say that as a former die-hard Conservative supporter who is now likely to sit this election out.

    Wow, Optimus Sub-prime, THAT will teach PMSH.

    Sheesh. Why is it that so many moron's think they can teach people a lesson by sitting out of the election. Don't you DARN whine about the next elected government, then.


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