Wed Jan 11, 2012, 09:46 PM
CHIMO (9,181 posts)
Stephen Harper apes Republican nuttiness
I am disappointed at the emergence of Mitt Romney as the most likely Republican presidential nominee. I was rooting, by turn, for Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich.
Any one of them as the nominee would have suffered the same fate as Barry Goldwater in 1964 — wiped out by Lyndon Johnson, who also won the House for the Democrats. That landslide jolted moderate Republicans into reclaiming their party from the racist rump that had taken control of it.
A similar cleansing is in order, given the nuttiness of the party’s current rank and file. An electoral drubbing would also be beneficial for Canada, discrediting the Stephen Harper policies that have been drawn from extremist Republican theology.
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Response to CHIMO (Original post)
Tue Jan 31, 2012, 05:27 PM
rationalcalgarian (215 posts)
1. The GOP is deeply entrenched in this Reform Party
Harper takes his orders from them. They attend cabinet meetings and tell the ministers how things are going to be, how they are going to vote.
The American Medical Insurance corporations have funded the Conservative Party with millions and millions of dollars over the years and now that the Conservatives have the majority, these corporations want a return on their investment, namely, privatized health insurance and the demolition of nationalized health care. And Harper will gladly give it them. After all, his family won't be affected.
Alberta was just a testing ground, that is, how much bullshit will the people take? The Klein government literally blew up a major hospital, the General, in the centre of the fasting growing city in Canada and closed the doors on two other smaller one, the Holy Cross and the Grace. Then, when the wait times for surgeries lengthened and emergency rooms became more crowded, that government had the insolence to suggest that public health care was the problem and that Alberta should privatize its health care. The results of this experiment and the sacrifices of those who needlessly died because of it showed that people will actually take a lot of bullshit. There are people who actually believe private health care like in the US, where the wealthy get the best and the poorest get to die off, is better than nationalized health care where every one gets fair and equal access, just like in a democracy.
Now that private health care is oozing its way into the Alberta mainstream and those responsible for allowing it to happen are counting their kickbacks and bribes, the federal government and its Republican sugar daddies are moving to repeat that experiment on a national level.
But this time it won't be an experiment.
Response to rationalcalgarian (Reply #1)
Sat Feb 4, 2012, 02:37 AM
LibertyorDeath (9,291 posts)
2. "it won't be an experiment"
It won't be an experiment but it will be their
3rd rail if they are delusional enough to think
they can foist private health care on Canada when
only one third of Canadians voted for them, then let them
have at it.
If they think being reduced to 4 mp's and official
non-party status after forcing free trade on us
against the wishes of 87% of Canadians was bad
Canadians will wipe the Federal Conservative Party
off the political map if they attempt this.
Access to universal health care is big part of what it
means to be Canadian.
They can accept the mission from their corporate
over lords but it's a 100% guaranteed suicide run.