08 June 2010

Statesman Harper

I'm just so proud of our Prime Minister who, after four years of near-obscurity on the global stage, he has finally come out of his shell to stake out and aggressively lobby for not one but two major diplomatic initiatives:
  1. Fighting international co-operation on a bank tax to assist in paying down the massive debts incurred in the recent recession and bailout; and
  2. Campaigning to prevent our G8 and G20 allies from embarrassing us on the issue of abortion and maternal rights for African women.
O, Canada!


Blogger ridenrain said...

Are you for foreign nations taxing Canadian taxpayers? Is your party also for this? Please do elaborate in detail.

June 08, 2010  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well...he's either a great man with amazing ability's to convince other great people to see his point of view, or, the other great people share his point of view, seems to me you've got to pick one.

June 08, 2010  
Blogger Gavin Magrath said...

@Anonymous - How could you construct that?? First, he has done nothing in 4 years, so not a great man at all. Second, he has failed miserably on 1 of 2 goals, so he is not able to convince or find like=-minded brethren (even among his conservative colleagues in France and the UK, as I specifically mentioned).

On the second, he ALSO wasn't able to convince them (to agree to his cave-man views on how we should spend our aid ensuring women can't get abortions in Africa), he was only able to convince them not to publicly embarrass him when he hosts the g8/g20.

So no, I don't think he's great, or persuasive, or that other world leaders share his views.

June 08, 2010  
Blogger ridenrain said...

Haters gotta hate but you still didn't tell me if you approve of Canadian taxpayers money going to bail out foreign banks.
I think your just being contrarian without actually understanding the issue.

June 09, 2010  
Blogger Gavin Magrath said...

@Ridenrain: First, I didn't attack th epolicy, I attacked the fact that it took him 4 years to find something he cared about and when he finally did they are both total failures.

You gotta hate on me, but you won't say what you think. You attack my perspective (which I didn't provide) but you don't provide your own. You accuse me of not understanding, but you don't demonstrate your understanding or make your point.

If discussing a bank tax had been my point, which it wasn't, I would have told you that you are an idiot fi you think the US, China Russia, or ANY of them are going to agree to their taxes being taken by another sovereign. That's not a going plan. What it is is a STRAWMAN - it gets to combine TAXES and FOREIGNERS in a single sentence so everyone on Glenn Beck's team will know it's something they hate.

You need to suggest and imply that through rhetorical questions, because if you outright stated it you's look like an idiot.

So now that I've responded to you why don't you respond to MY point - and explain why I should think Harper anything other than a small minded cow-town politician, who cares nothing for Canada's role in the world but jumps only when he sees a chance to score political points back home with short-sighted and simple minded folks like you.

June 09, 2010  
Blogger Cammie Novara said...

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September 02, 2010  

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