September 20, 2015

Three reasons why Harper will win decisively -- maybe even a majority

Mitch WolfeRebel Blogger

The overpaid, clueless commentators at the Toronto Star, Globe and even the National Post have once again missed the political boat.

For weeks, all these supposed experts have been predicting the fall of Harper and the Conservatives.

You expect that sort of thing from the Star’s Salutin and Walkom, who have been overdosing on the leftist Kool-Aid for decades.

But even the normally politically astute Chantal Hebert has fallen victim to the Star’s biased, herd-like political reporting and commentary.

The Globe’s Radwanski began breaking “insider” stories about the crumbling Conservative base; voters were gravitating to Mulcair one day, and to Trudeau the next.

Even John Ivison and Andrew Coyne of the National Post have been prematurely sitting shiva for the Tories.

What evidence do these political windbags cite for the Fall of the House of Harper?

According to them, three recent events have allegedly crippled the Harper campaign:

The Duffy trial, the economy and the Syrian refugee crisis.

Let’s look at each supposedly fatal blow to the Conservative campaign.

The Duffy Trial
This tale of a puffed-up pol with his fat nose in the political trough is of no political significance.

We’re talking about a mere $90,000 of taxpayers’ money that may or may not have been illegally reimbursed to Duffy. These funds were repaid by Nigel Wright out of his own pocket, because even the appearance of misuse of Canadian taxpayers’ money was, for the Tories, unethical.

Contrast that with the $40 million that Liberal-connected insiders stole from the public in the famous “sponsorship” scandal. Not a cent was repaid.

Or the billions of dollars the McGuinty/Wynne governments used to stay in power, (the $1.1 billion gas plant scandal being the most obvious.)

The silent majority of Canadians care about the bottom line: How politicians use voters’ hard-earned money.

And for ten years, Harper and his government have respected taxpayers.

Canada’s Recession That Wasn’t
Remember when the Canadian economy slipped into a “technical recession" for about ten minutes?

Journalists all reported with glee that the Canadian economy was in decline, and Harper and Finance Minister Oliver were responsible.

Trudeau immediately announced that if elected Prime Minister, he would plunge Canada into three annual years of $10 billion dollars deficits to stimulate the apparently moribund economy.

The myopic political analysts had conveniently ignored wiser men and women, including Harper, who had argued rationally and persuasively that Canada’s economy was holding its own in all sectors except oil and gas.

Then lo and behold, the Finance Department released figures indicating that the economy was back in growth mode. Exports were finally up, and a surplus had been recorded by fiscal year end.

Once again, these so-called political pundits looked like fools, with huge gobs of congealed eggs dripping down their blank and dumbfounded faces.

The Syrian Refugee Crisis
Over two hundred fifty thousand Syrian innocent civilians had been killed as a result of the horrific Syrian civil war.

Trudeau’s response? Send them touques and Roots jackets.

Mulcair’s response? It’s not Canada’s job to stand shoulder to shoulder with our western allies fighting the murderous ISIS.

But thanks to a photograph of a dead Syrian boy washed up on shore (under suspicious circumstances) Trudeau and Mulcair tried to outdo each other in the fake compassion sweepstakes.

“I’ll see your 25,000 refugees and raise you another 10,000 refugees.”

In contrast, Harper called for calm. International and UN supported procedures had to be followed before any refugees could be admitted.

He added that, in the interests of national security, these refugees had to be properly vetted.

Editorials lambasted Harper for hurting Canada’s international reputation.

Despite the public fulminations of these self-acclaimed political elites, Harper stood firm.

And the silent majority of Canadians supported him.

Then the backlash occurred in Europe as country after country closed their borders to these surging refugees, proving Harper’s measured reaction had been the correct one.

In summary, Harper will triumph once again, because a substantial number of people in Canada agree: Duffy, the non-recession and the Syrian refugees are minor issues. They’re sideshows.

Most voters believe that Harper and his party are the best choice to manage the economy while respecting the hard-earned incomes of Canadian taxpayers. The Conservatives will do that by keeping taxes low, spending when necessary, but also making hard choices when it comes to cutting back government.

Meanwhile, Trudeau wants to tax and spend Canada out of a non-existent recession.

Mulcair talks about balancing the budget, but his “tax the rich” strategy to fund numerous government programs is just voodoo economics.

The not-so-hidden agenda of the NDP base, to destroy the oil and gas industry and with it the Canadian economy, has many Canadians back to the Harper fold.

And another electoral victory.

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commented 2015-09-25 19:27:50 -0400
I don’t care about any of these issues and they are not even on the radar. I don’t like C-51, I don’t like the F-35 program, I don’t like that he raided 1.8 billion from EI for budget reasons. I don’t like that a big deal is being made over a pointless and small surplus that was driven almost entirely by tax revenue gains and that our dollar is crapped out. I don’t like that Canada has moved away from peace keeping missions and that the world is perceiving us negatively. I don’t like the fact that people think Harper is a Christian but his actions are pretty much opposed to everything Jesus has ever said.

What liberal media makes a big deal about isn’t necessarily what liberals actually care about.
commented 2015-09-23 12:20:16 -0400
Well, credible polling (ignore Nanos which uses a very small sample) shows a three way race with a good 12% undecided. We are within a month of D-day. I hope you are right.
commented 2015-09-22 15:20:42 -0400
I actually think a lot of liberals and ex-NDP ers are secretly going to vote for the conservatives. They will not tell their other party members! For anyone to think high spending and more taxes is the answer, those Canadians are totally on some kind of drug. The last debate on TV by the Globe and Mail was a disgrace! Trudeau was always interrupting and PM Harper could not finish talking. I could not even hear the last sentence of PM Harpers comments. The Globe and Mail commentator should have told Trudeau to stop interrupting!! My ears were ringing from Trudeau’s loud voice. There are liberals that were turned off. Don Martin, a Liberal, commentated that Trudeau was interrupting a lot. I was surprised that Don Martin would mention something against that child, Trudeau.
commented 2015-09-22 08:46:24 -0400
We should not expect much from the mainstream media and their closed union mentality. I can remember back some eighteen or twenty years ago, concerning the debate over then Justice Minister Allan Rock’s gun control legislation, you would often get remarks from them like “we register cars and dogs, what’s the big deal about registering hunting rifles and shotguns” or “if it saves just one life, it’s worth it” or “we do not want to be like yahoo Americans, like in Texas, where people carry handguns for self-protection”. All of that, even if you were to say that the scarce tax money would be better spent on more worthwhile things like better domestic intervention initiatives or women’s and youths’ crisis centres to deal with family violence regardless of the weapon used or that far many more women die from cancer or heart disease than being shot to death in a domestic incident or that places like Vermont and Maine that are within a few hours’ driving time of Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal have firearms laws that are in some instances more casual than those of Texas (or elsewhere in the United States) and are among the least violent places in the Western world, let alone North America.
commented 2015-09-22 08:25:01 -0400
Concerning the Senate scandal, the Globe and Mail and Toronto Star often did not bother telling people that the audit revealed all sorts of nonsense that had been going on for years, regardless of political stripe. If you care to look up online the results of the audit, you will find this to be the main truth. I am also waiting (but not holding my breath, of course) for an apology from Fin Donnelly and Mr. Mulcair concerning the tall tale Mr. Donnelly told the media concerning the drowned Syrian boy and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander’s alleged fault for that tragedy.
commented 2015-09-21 18:56:50 -0400
I think this election shows the most distinction between the parties’ platforms. For once in literally decades, the voting populace gets to see the reality of what each party stands for (or, in the case of the Liberals, what it doesn’t stand for). Voting Canadians have the clearest choice possible. Fortunately, the consequences of poor choices are apparent worldwide (refugees — look to Europe, finances — look at Greece and Spain…)

Now, will they choose wisely?
commented 2015-09-21 16:03:58 -0400
While the bias of the Red Star and Mop ‘n Pail columnists has been predictable, it is the leftward drift, in the past year or so, of the National Post that is most disappointing… Ivison has become very blatant and one wonders if he is padding his resume to work for one of the leftie papers?… Coyne has taken the opinion pages of the NP into clearly anti-CPC territory as anybody who has tried to get a pro conservative item printed can attest… (Example being letters in support of the Victims of Communism Memorial project)… As Mitch predicts; there’s going to be some sputtering going on come October the 19th…
commented 2015-09-21 12:39:54 -0400
Yes, I’ve heard the media party refer to the situation as a logjam, with much head scratching, in spite of all their efforts to sink the conservatives. I don’t know….. a laxative?
commented 2015-09-21 11:04:35 -0400

You can move to Texas. I am sure there are a lot of people there that think like you do.
commented 2015-09-21 00:28:25 -0400
I have voted in 10 or 11 federal elections in Canada, but this, the 12th, seems to have so much more importance than the rest, higher stakes, and set in very, very troubling times in the world.
I hope elections today aren’t fixed (Ont. NB, Alta) and/or I hope people, Canadians don’t pull the same huge boners they did in Ontario and Alberta recently – contemplating suicide is unproductive and where else in the world could you move to if, or when Canada becomes uninhabitable under the socialists?
commented 2015-09-20 23:11:06 -0400
I am with you all the way without a blink! this is reality! our future! our children!!
commented 2015-09-20 21:52:09 -0400
For any sane, informed and compassionate voter, there’s only one party that makes sense.
commented 2015-09-20 21:51:16 -0400
I’d almost bet that come the French debate, Mulcair and JT will change their narratives to pander to their Quebec audience. For sure Harper will call them out on their misgivings. Question is how does the media spin the BS so as to not hurt their pet politicians.
commented 2015-09-20 21:44:01 -0400
I think there’s a large silent majority that doesn’t want any of these migrants coming here. There’s no benefit to us, but it’ll cost us a lot.
commented 2015-09-20 18:52:09 -0400
Even CBC poll tracker currently has CPC estimated with the most seats and the only party that has a majority within grasp. Even at this, it’s a Canada wide average. Now that NDP is in a statistical tie with CPC in BC, it only leaves one province that NDP leads.. Quebec…