Meanwhile, Conservative sources, in not-for-attribution-based interviews, said Mr. Harper's attempted strategy to cut public subsidies to political parties was a brilliant attempt to "kill" his political enemies.
"This is brilliant. This is good stuff, it's just that the timing is really bad. There's just so much money for the Conservatives right now, it doesn't harm them one little bit. In fact, I'm sure they'll get more money by doing that from the grassroots. It's good stuff and it really hurts the other parties. It kills them, it kills the enemy," said a former senior Conservative Hill staffer.
The source, however, questioned the timing of the move, arguing that the Tories just won an election and considering the economy is slowing down at a fast pace, uncertainty at the highest political levels is the last thing that the Canadian economy needs at this time.
"We don't need this shit. We're already having trouble and to have a government that is on the edge for no reason is stupid.... This is not helping our economy, this hurts," said the Conservative.
I'll say it again: any back-pedalling they do at this point is irrelevant because they have already demonstrated, time and time again, that they are not remotely interested in working with the opposition parties for the betterment of the country. They have only two priorities: advancing their agenda at all costs, and destroying their opponents. Period.
Like an abusive spouse, they apologize, they buy flowers, they say they've changed. But they never change.
"Naw, baby, I didn't mean it - I was just drunk, I swear it'll never happen again, I really mean it this time - see, it's just a little bruise, just put a little make-up on, it'll be fine, I really love you, you know I do - no, baby, please don't call the cops - you call the cops on ME YOU BITCH?! I'LL TEACH YOU TO..."