October 22, 2015

No, Harper wasn't "Mr. Personality," but he did us proud

Elizabeth KingRebel Columnist

“Good riddance. You fascist sociopath,” they said to Stephen Harper, following Monday night’s election.

OK, this isn’t an actual quote, but it’s a good summary of the Harper-hate.

For Harper-haters, his weakness is his heartless personality. This was clear a couple weeks ago when the CBC’s Mary Walsh—in her character, Marg Delahunty—attempted to entertain. Instead of giving us the chuckles we’ve paid for, Marg was really just an irrational, unkempt Mary, spouting frustration and comparing Harper to Hitler. This is the handy, frenzied label of the creatively barren.

Next, an NDP candidate, Noah Richler, couldn’t separate Harper-hate from his policies either. In a Facebook post he said that Harper is “a pathological psychopath who I believe wants an attack on Canadian soil to vindicate his paranoiac view of the world and his idiotic policies.”

Even Conrad Black wanted in on it. In the National Post, he wrote this unusually prosaic sentence: “Trudeau and Mulcair are right, given Harper’s now almost sociopathic personality, to say that they will support each other rather than a Harper minority.”

The word “almost” is notable. It makes me think that Black knows his psychiatric assessment is mere popular hysteria, but he can’t resist using the worst of digs. I mean, what’s worse than a man who can’t feel empathy for others? What’s fouler than telling a man (and a father of two) that he shares the same diagnosis as most serial killers?

I don’t have to explain to even the lowest IQ’s how Harper isn’t like Hitler; however, just for fun, let’s talk about sociopaths. According to psychiatry, the sociopath is often charming. Funny: this is one of Harper’s greatest weaknesses, even according to fellow conservatives.

The sociopath is impulsive and ends up in aggressive situations like fist fights. Harper is mellow and composed.

Sociopaths have short-term relationships. Harper has been married for almost 22 years.

Personalities, good or bad, have a tenacious grip, and psychologists say they’re established by age seven. By extension, we’re sorry old captives to them once we’re adults. Certainly, politicians’ personalities are up for grabs, and honestly, I’m fine with Harper’s. He’s wanting in the showbiz sense, but he has a subdued, self-contained calm. In debates, what he lacked in ardent self-righteousness, he made up for with unruffled composure. He could have played more Beatles songs to whoop up the crowds but he’s a private person, like so many of us Canadians.

However, the spin that Harper is a heartless madman took root, even in apolitical minds, and it finally caught up with him. On Monday, it wasn’t Conservatives who were voting out of fear, as the Liberals and NDP would have you believe. The “politics of fear” was manufactured by the Left and it was stoked repeatedly, ruthlessly, and hysterically until Harper became Canada’s Most Wanted.

But we weren’t all fooled. Stephen Harper was a good Prime Minister who helped real victims and faced real bullies. Pertinently, among his strengths, he stood up to Islamic terrorists, the real life misogynists and formidable (not “almost”) psychopaths of the world. 

So, thank you, Prime Minister Harper. You did us proud, Mr. Personality!

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commented 2015-10-25 02:44:36 -0400
To be fair, there are things that people post here, that the rebel staff would never say out loud.

But then again, nobody here would ever talk about the Gypsies the same way Ezra did.
commented 2015-10-25 00:47:53 -0400

Don’t confuse normal conservatives with The Rebel kind of extreme conservatives.

I have no problem with sensible, reasonable and logical conservatives – but you won’t find too many of those conservatives here.
commented 2015-10-25 00:41:52 -0400

Don’t confuse normal conservatives with The Rebel kind of extreme conservatives.

I have no problem with sensible, reasonable and logical conservatives – but you won’t find too many of those conservatives here.
commented 2015-10-25 00:22:12 -0400
I too considered PM Harper to be a good man. Everyone seemed to be against him, the lame stream media….the unions, etc. Mr. Harper was a great stateman while in office & I always felt proud of him when he met with other world leaders. I also felt safe in my daily life. The trolls on this site call us the hate mongers when it is them who are so full of hate. You remember when Romney was running for president & how the left attacked him relentlessly on everything. The lies were over the top & that got Obama reelected. The left in this country must live under a rock & only came out to vote, because how else can you explain why Trudeau, a clone of Obama gets elected. The same thing will happen again in the US, unless Hillary is charged with something. The more crap comes out against her, the higher her #s go & the money raised.

To the 2 Deborah’s, your comments were heartfelt & I echo your sentiments. Thank you.
commented 2015-10-24 09:16:46 -0400
Sorry, my dog stepped on my keyboard. As I was saying, it was the forces of evil that brought down the best PM ever. That snake that they placed in office, is very dangerous to our country. What the hell were people thinking, that’s right they weren’t thinking, they were caught up in the whirlwind of lies and hatred, that made our PM Harper the target, based on a false narrative of lies. Shame on all who conspired in this sham.
commented 2015-10-24 09:07:29 -0400
Liza Rosie – it was the forces of evil that
commented 2015-10-24 01:37:03 -0400
He is a decent man. He loves Canada and values all we have here. He’s done us proud.
That said, there are several things …… but that is to be expected.
He was the only choice, our last chance and we’ve blown it.
……when you don’t know what you’ve got til its gone.
It was character assassination, of the worst kind.
commented 2015-10-23 15:42:04 -0400
It was only in the last two years that I researched Harper’s activities and discovered that he represented Canada is the best way without fanfare and with sound conscience. The fact that he walked past the UN to meet with other heads of state for honest dialogue got my attention and admiration. When Ban Ki Moon continually remained silent on the atrocities occurring in those countries under islamic law but spoke up on minor issues in the west, I knew the UN was a defunct coffee shop that did not warrant our Canadian PM Harper’s presence. The UN is crap. Apparently, Harper thinks it as well. Hoorah!
The more I researched on the PM Harper, the more I liked him. I still do. I hope he decides to continue his influence on the international stage as he will be most needed now that the man child JT will sell us up the river just to be popular. yikes!
Harper did make us proud and nobody bothered to noticed, except for the few. So I will say it now, thank you PM Harper for all that you did while you represented me and my fellow Canadian citizens on the world stage.
commented 2015-10-23 14:09:02 -0400
Yes Deborah, they call us the “haters?”. I had a lot of disagreement with Harper over the years, so I certainly did not see him as a saint. In reality they don’t “hate” Harper. Harper wasn’t even that right wing in his policy, but anything to the right of Bob Rae is just too much for the left to stomach. Can you imagine if Harper really did privatize the CBC? Or began Healthcare Act reform? They probably would have been filling the emergency wards with cases of panic attacks. If it was McKay it would have been a hate on McKay. In reality, they can’t even be honest enough to say they disagree with his policy, and that be the end of it.
commented 2015-10-23 03:47:29 -0400
Leftists honestly believe that anybody that is right wing is either intellectually disabled or evil. As Harper is conservative, the leftists had lots of bad things to say. about Harper.

It’s amazing how when I told leftists that I was voting for Harper, they actually had the nerve to get mad at me. It was almost as if they felt like they were entitled to my vote.

At the end of the day, leftists just need somebody to blame. You ever notice that there is no such thing as a happy leftist?
commented 2015-10-23 03:26:51 -0400
I am amazed that there was so much hate for a Canadian Prime Minister, Steven Harper from people who claim to be caring, tolerant citizens. The hate comments were beyond bad taste. If that is all Canadians want to do with their freedom of speech, then maybe our charter needs to have a major revision. I think it is fine to disagree with a person’s action or platform in politics. In a democratic society, it is acceptable to express the issues that troubles a citizen. Having said that, the level of hate that was expressed for Mr. Harper was personal and for many, it became an obsession. In other countries, comments of such a vile nature for a leader might get them thrown in jail.
Many Canadians hated Harper more than they hated the terrorists that are a threat to our country. There should still be Canadians, of Jewish background, who would definitely see clearly the difference between Mr. Harper and Hitler (who was probably the most evil and destructive man to ever exist). A comparison of this kind was inappropriate and stupid. It demonstrates how cruel even tolerant and loving Canadians are capable of being. This kind of hate of Harper was carried through in the media that is paid for by the tax payer. Looseness of association became so obvious. If it rained, it was Harper’s fault. A change in cloud formation was Harper’s fault. This is not an exaggeration on my part. I asked several people what their issue was with Harper, and received responses like, “He’s just not a good person. He only cares for rich people. He is not interested in getting people jobs.” No examples were given. Again, nothing that was said validated hating one’s leader. I do not want a leader whose decisions cause oppression for women who have worked so hard for equality but I would not hate him as a person.
Harper took Canada though severe economic times. We were one of the few countries in the world who successfully handled economic difficulties quite well. For those Canadian citizens who now have one’s Canada returned to them, lose the personal hate attitude and reserve the nonspecific negativity for terrorists and the like who have done important damage and don’t even like Canada as a country.
commented 2015-10-23 01:06:41 -0400
Lets not forget the other good stuff Harper did. He put down the foot on the aboriginals, got rid of Gary Doer, introduced the disability savings plan, and lowered the GST. Oh, and he also brought the Conservative party back from the dead.
commented 2015-10-23 00:05:03 -0400
Couldn’t agree with you more Elizabeth
commented 2015-10-22 18:07:09 -0400
For those interested in US history neither Harding or Coolidge were well liked in their time, but turned out to be the best thing for the United States.
commented 2015-10-22 18:05:29 -0400
Black was railroaded by a very liberal prosecutor in the US for political reasons
commented 2015-10-22 16:09:11 -0400
I would get lots of gasps from friends when I mentioned the truth that Harper is the best PM we have ever had.
This truth still holds, and history will bear me out. The shock value in reminding the lefties remains.
commented 2015-10-22 14:37:54 -0400
Very well explained Elizabeth, but it is really much simpler than all that. When you can’t fault the man for substance, resort to name-calling. Sadly, it works when the media are to calling the names.
commented 2015-10-22 13:18:00 -0400
Deborah: Your comment that PM Harper “wasn’t a bold-faced liar, nor a flashy show off, and he was never a braggart, but in fact, he was a man of his word . .” was for me almost the definition of the archetypical Canadian that most of the world perceived. Our culture was seen by many from Canada and abroad to be caring and polite to a fault, doing what was right and not just for personal power. Traveling the world, myself or my friends, the reception to this perceived image was most often experienced. I guess those days are slipping away, at least in the world of Canadian politics.
commented 2015-10-22 11:59:01 -0400
Remember Conrad Black is an ex-con, meaning he at one time lied and cheated, nuff said?
commented 2015-10-22 11:55:10 -0400
Yes, PM Harper was a true blue conservative, and it shows by the fact that he wasn’t a bold-faced liar, nor a flashy show off, and he was never a braggart, but in fact, he was a man of his word, and managed the best economy in the world, to the very best of his ability. I look forward to those who were fooled by the corrupt MSM and the Lying Liberals, those that have the audacity to attack an honest, and hard working man, and I hope that you know in the end, that you have conspired with evil, and I can assure you, you will be paid back, as the traitors that you are, by watching what you have just done to our country. Watch in horror as you see your countrymen murdered, because you were fooled by the greatest bunch of liars ever. Enjoy watching what you have done, to our once great country, that flourished, based on the freedoms and principles of democracy.