Golly, what a shocker! Imagine, a new poll by the Strategic Counsel showing that the Conservative party is poised on the brink of a majority government, released the very same day that it now looks absolutely certain we’ll be going to the ballot box next month. I guess that proves conclusively that Harper wasn’t just lying his ass off about wanting an election because parliament was “dysfunctional” and overly partisan… um, right?
According to the poll, if a vote were held today, 37 per cent of Canadians would support the Tories, compared with just 29 percent for the Liberals, 17 percent for the NDP and 9 percent for the Green Party.
It seems all that furious vote-buying over the summer has really paid off for Harper and the Tories. Oh sure, there are a few cranks out there who might complain about it having frittered away what was left of the budget surplus and it increasing spending by an alarming rate, but most reasonable people would agree that a few billion dollars of taxpayers’ money is a small price to pay if it helps to fulfill Harper’s personal wet dream of vindictively “crushing” the Liberals and becoming the autocratic ruler of Canada for the next decade or so.