Harper imports political wizard

Given Stephen Harper’s innate disdain for the judgment of Canadians, it was inevitable that he would contract out the job of head honcho

Given Stephen Harper’s innate disdain for the judgment of Canadians, it was inevitable that he would contract out the job of head honcho for the Conservative election campaign to a foreigner.

Australian Lynton Crosby is a ruthless world-renowned political spin-doctor. Crosby is intent on manipulating the emotions of Canadian voters using fear. He believes he can win the election for Harper’s Conservatives by enforcing strict discipline on the campaign staff; by distorting the truth with cleverly crafted talking points and by systematically undermining the character, abilities and policies of the opposition leaders.

In the story, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the ruler of the Land of Oz is revered by his subjects because they believe he is the only one who can solve difficult problems.

Eventually the charlatan is exposed to be nothing more than a conman who has been using various carnival props and magic tricks to make the people think he has great powers.

During the last 10 years, the vast majority of Canadians have come to realize Stephen Harper, the self-proclaimed economic mastermind, has become nothing more than addicted to power.

Lynton Crosby’s task is to make Mr. Harper appear less scary than the other party leaders. Don’t be hoodwinked by the wily wizardry of Australia’s highly paid master of the dark political arts!

Lloyd Atkins

 

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