April 03, 2015

Forget Obama: Stephen Harper is the true "leader of the free world"

Rebel Staff

International security and stability is declining with every passing day: Christians massacred by Muslim terrorists in Kenya. Iran-backed terrorists taking over Yemen's presidential palace.

More than 25,000 new recruits joining ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

We are losing.

The world has become a more dangerous place since Barack Obama became president.

And he really doesn't care. He golfs all the time to get away from the hassle.

It's been traditional to call the U.S. president "the leader of the free world," but does Obama really deserve to hold that title?

I'd argue that, morally and rhetorically at least, Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper fits that description much better.

What do you think?

Let us know in the comments?

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commented 2015-04-04 00:50:03 -0400
Dief was a conservative, what did he do to pave the way for PET. I don’t agree either of them were useless. But maybe that should be another topic for another time.
commented 2015-04-04 00:38:04 -0400
Liza I believe I can. So useless were those two that the media needed someone to strike up the band and they went for Trudeau mania and the rest is history.
commented 2015-04-04 00:27:51 -0400
For crying out loud Ron, you can’t blame PET on Lester or John.
commented 2015-04-04 00:25:44 -0400
God, Joan, that sends chills down my spine. All right under our noses. When the left, politically correct to a fault start squealing like little girls, when it really hits the fan, it may be our only comic relief for a very long time.
commented 2015-04-04 00:18:54 -0400
Maurice Pearson and Diefenbaker were totally useless and set the way for you know who the racist lover of terrorists Mr. PET.
commented 2015-04-04 00:15:33 -0400
I used to dismiss Harper because he appeared self-righteous and a my-way-or-no-way type of guy (and still does) so I did not bother listening to what he had to say. Until I started to watch SunLife News, when, because Ezra is so bloody entertaining (even though he too is a my-way-or-no-way type and, unlike Harper, drowns out the opposing opinion), I started to listen. Now, even though there are some policies I don’t like, I agree that Harper is the best Prime Minister Canada has ever had, and yes, probably the best leader of the western world. His role of defining who he is, defending the rights of people in other countries, and standing by his electorate’s values is more difficult than for any of the other leaders, bar none, because he sleeps beside the American Elephant. Possibly because Harper dares to stick “it” in the eye of other leaders like Putin, and, yes, that poor little rich boy with the big ears down south, because of his fiscal leadership, because he espouses the belief that it is NOT up to the government to create jobs but it is up to the Canadian people to create jobs for their own benefit, and because he doesn’t pander to socialist expectations that the taxpayers make up for the fact that not all people are equal (it’s a shame, but that’s life) Harper has my full support as the leader of the so-called free world (although if we don’t become more selective in who we allow to stay in our country, i.e. to stay one must speak English fluently, or French, adopt the Canadian secular culture and leave at the border any outward expression of religion—yes I am referring to Muslim women—we won’t remember who we are as Canadians nor our values). Thank you Mr. Harper for having the backbone to stand up straight. And thank you Ezra and SunLife News for championing the way.
commented 2015-04-04 00:14:01 -0400
Liza, me too.
commented 2015-04-04 00:03:14 -0400
Ooops, spelling mistake!! I meant Pearson, not Person.
commented 2015-04-03 23:48:34 -0400
Ho Hum, I agree that Canada should not have supported the overthrow of Gaddafi, nor should we have gotten involved in any way in the civil war in Syria, that is while it was confined to Syria. Now, with ISIS waging their hegemonic war against the world, I don’t think we have a choice. And I also think we should be doing more than we are to help the Ukrainian Military defend themselves against Russian aggression… like supplying them arms. However, I don’t think that makes Harper a lap-dog of Obama. I don’t have the same blind admiration for him that others who have posted here seem to have, but I do believe he’s the best statesman Canada has had in my lifetime, and I’m going on 68. Maybe Person or Diefenbaker, but I was pretty young back then, so my memory is probably patchy at best, and how politically astute can one be ate the age of 10?
commented 2015-04-03 23:31:42 -0400
Ya, ho hum, if justin or angry Tom had been in charge you wouldn’t be making those comments, care to explain why?
commented 2015-04-03 23:08:39 -0400
I was totally impressed when Stephen Harper went to Israel, stood-up and said in no uncertain terms that, Canada will continue to support Israel which is the only democracy in the Middle East. With friends like Barack Obama, who needs enemies’ as-they-say? Knowing that Iran has repeatedly stated their intentions to annihilate all Jews and destroy Israel, what is the difference between their views and Hitler’s? Why an American President would help strengthen Iran, is really beyond comprehension and one has to ask, just who’s side is he really on? For the answer, those who are able to read between-the-lines, can barely believe their eyes.
commented 2015-04-03 23:07:39 -0400
Leader of the free world? For the most part Harper has been a lap-dog for Obama. When Obama decided to overthrow Muammar Gaddafi – Harper sent in CF-18’s to provide air-support for Al Qaeda. Look how well that turned out. When Obama joined forces with Saudi Arabia and Qatar in an attempt to overthrow Assad in Syria – Harper lent his support and gave millions to Islamist rebel groups that have since morphed into ISIS. Likewise in the Ukraine. When Obama decided to start a civil war in the Ukraine Harper lent his full support and provided $100’s millions in aid to the new government hand-picked by Obama. Tragically today we have whites killing whites in the Ukraine (no doubt to the delight of Barack Hussein Obama ) .
commented 2015-04-03 22:58:25 -0400
Harper has moral clarity, conscience and spine. Exactly what we need in a leader. And yes, he is the leader of the free world, such as it is.
commented 2015-04-03 22:47:26 -0400
That was a hell of a speech. I sent an email at the time to tell him that. I felt like a proud Canadian that day.
commented 2015-04-03 22:35:38 -0400
Thanks Rick for providing the link to Harper’s speech to the Knesset. Hard to imagine any of those current vying to be the next Canadian PM having the clarity of mind and moral strength to come close to ever doing anything remotely similar because “it was the right thing to do”.
commented 2015-04-03 22:29:34 -0400
RICK: Thanks for the reminder re World Statesman.
At the same time, while in New York for the award, he also snubbed the United Nations. Win-win.
commented 2015-04-03 22:07:57 -0400
Love Harper
commented 2015-04-03 21:42:23 -0400
I have agreed with this sentiment for quite a while. There is a reason that Harper is so respected among world leaders…how many Canadians know that he was voted “World Statesman of the Year” by an interfaith organization in the U.S, I wonder?

Harper has given some good speeches that the Media Party has ignored. IMHO, this speech given to the Knesset in January was his best. As you watch it, bear in mind that he has been the only world leader speaking frankly about anti-Semetism and confirming Canada’s committed, unwavering support of Israel (who else has said THAT in recent memory?) but he is also speaking plainly about a Palestinian State – in the Knesset – and he is getting standing ovations! Harper would have known that there were members of the Knesset that would not want to hear him say that. He said it anyway. This speech was quite simply – epic. It should be studied.

commented 2015-04-03 21:39:30 -0400
Obama is in all probability a Muslim, his Father was, as was his Step Father. He went to a Muslim school in his younger days. He is known to have hung out with some very unpleasant people in the past. Vast amounts of money for his election campaign came from Saudi Arabia and parts of Africa.
commented 2015-04-03 21:14:43 -0400
I have to agree, Stephen Harper is more of a leader than Obama ever has been!
commented 2015-04-03 21:12:06 -0400
100% agree, Valerie – it was also a result of bigotry of lesser expectations that essentially saw the US media give Obama a pass on essentially every debacle while his critics were quickly labelled as “racist”. He was a result of the media who projected their hopes and dreams into a candidate that looked good on camera and read a good speech (sound familiar in today’s Canadian political landscape?). Cheers – I enjoy your posts.
commented 2015-04-03 20:12:34 -0400
What’s happened to the USA is the result of electing a President with no morals, no scruples, no brains and not one iota of love for the USA. If I did religion, I’d think Obama was Satan.
commented 2015-04-03 19:32:34 -0400
Absolutely I’ve said it over and over. I love Harper. I denounce his critics. If there is a better man to hold his office I will kneel before him. Obama is a joke. Self serving,greedy bloodthirsty dictator. His legacy is he killed Osama bin laden. Setting off this worldwide Armageddon. He’s got no respect for Canada or the people of the US. He will bankrupt that country and attempt to destroy every other
commented 2015-04-03 19:28:14 -0400
Thanks for the link, George – I’ll check it out.
commented 2015-04-03 19:10:03 -0400
“Leader of the Free World” I’ve never liked that expression. If the world was truly free it wouldn’t be getting led by a foreigner from another country.

I do, however, consider Stephen Harper to be the greatest Prime Minister this country has ever had, and one of the greatest national leaders in the history of the world. I know, it’s an arguable statement to make, but I don’t think his predecessors had to put up and deal with as much of today’s crap that he does.

Anyway, yes Ezra, who else has the balls to look Putin in the eye and tell him straight to “get out of Ukraine”? Did Obama? I don’t think so, but I don’t know for sure. Would either Mulcair or Trudeau? Of course they would, when hell freezes over.

Would Harper snub the leader of the only civilised country in the middle-east, the only real friend that the free, civilised world has in that region? We can bet our lives he wouldn’t.

In response to your proposal Ezra, I feel compelled to re-quote Michael Devolin who said “. . . Prime Minister Stephen Harper (as) a leader who cherishes his country more than his political career. Out of the blue, as peculiar as ever, on the world’s stage where strong leadership is become mere pretension, we have a statesman who wants more than anything else to protect his citizens from a bleak future already become a worrisome reality for much of Europe and the Middle East.”

Obama take note, this is how a real leader behaves.

Obama’s “New Beginning” speech in Cairo that you referenced, the one that no one is supposed to criticize, it’s beautifully ripped to shreds by Rush Limbaugh at http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2009/06/04/president_obama_s_cairo_speech_outrageous_absurd_embarrassing
It’s a good read.
commented 2015-04-03 18:57:52 -0400
Harper has my vote
commented 2015-04-03 18:48:36 -0400
I don’t know about Harper being the default moral leader of the free world, but he is certainly a much more principled man that Obama. What about Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott? I must confess I don’t know that much about him, but everything I’ve heard has been good.
commented 2015-04-03 18:26:16 -0400
Ezra brings up an interesting point about Barack Obama. Here is the official reason why he won that Nobel Peace Prize:

“for his extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples.”108

Ah-yeah – for 1 speech he made in Cairo that signaled America’s upcoming appeasement to Islamic extremism and shameless apology. He essentially got that prize for not what he did, but what he was: a black man with left-leaning tendencies. The bigotry of lesser expectations is mind-boggling and how black people were not irate over this is beyond me.
commented 2015-04-03 18:25:33 -0400
Absolutely right on. But how many believe and support what is right, and the right. How many really believe Harper has it put together for the benefit of us and the world at large? Keep up the good work.