The Cult of Stephen Harper Party? 25


Maybe the pattern is stronger than I thought. via Canadian Cynic

Conservatives confirmed what Green party leader Elizabeth May and blogger Kady O’Malley blogged about when they saw the government lobby of the House of Commons.

When you walk in the door, all you see are pictures of Stephen Harper,” said Ms. MayI’d say between every window, in every available space of the wall, at eye level, every available space has a photo of Stephen Harper.”

“You’ve got photos of Stephen Harper, but not of previous prime ministers,” she added. “Photos of Stephen Harper in different costumes, in different settings, dressed as a fireman, in Hudson Bay looking for polar bears, meeting the Dalai Lama, even the portrait of the Queen had to have Stephen Harper, but in a candid, behind her.

This is not normal practice.

Liberal MP Mauril Bélanger said the Liberal lobby has always displayed portraits of previous prime ministers, even cabinet ministers. One Conservative said the Harper photos have been up for at least three months.

There’s other examples too.

The prime minister’s official Christmas card last December portrayed Mr. Harper looking out a living room window adorned with 24 photographs, small to large, of Mr. Harper in various poses.”

“When the party last year unveiled its election campaign war room, Mr. Harper stared out from campaign posters on every wall.

Canadian Prime Minister and Conservative party leader Stephen Harper has been called a control freak. He tried to muzzle the Canadian parliamentary press gallery. He has ordered his ministers and deputy ministers

to say nothing to the media unless it is first cleared by the Prime Minister’s Office.

This may be normal in a 3rd world dictatorship but not in Canadian federal politics. But when I saw a blog post by Jeff Davidson
that claimed that on the photo gallery of the Conservative party of Canada, (now deleted)

every single image posted on the site is of the Prime Minister

I couldn’t believe even Stephen Harper went that far.

So I clicked and found out my God, every photo but one (and that is his house) is of Conservative Prime Minster Stephen Harper. The main header photo, the video clip photo, and 26 of the 27 individual photos are all of Stephen Harper. No other Conservatives are the main subject of any of the photos. Here’s 3 screenshots of the Conservative Party’s Photo Gallery as of Jan 7th, 2007. It looks more like the cult of Stephen Harper party rather than a modern political party.

Here are the screenshots of Prime Minister Narcissist

harper party #1


harper party #2


harper party #3


The Canadian Liberal Party’s photo Gallery is empty. Boy there’s an easy joke there, but I’ll let it go.

In the US, on the Republican party’s photo gallery, screenshot here there’s 5 photos of George Bush, 1 of his wife and one of what seems to be a one white person, a black person and a woman, as if hoping to say they’re all welcome under the Republican tent. Sure they are:)

There was no photo gallery section on British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s Labour Party website or Australian’s Prime Minister John Howard’s Liberal Party website.

Are the no other Tory MP’s, Cabinet members, party officials or party members important enough to put on the conservative party’s photo gallery main page? I know the Canadian Conservative party has more than their fair share of kooks that they’re embarrassed about, but they can’t be that many loons that they can’t find one or two to add to the party’s official photo gallery as the main subject of a photo, can they?

Is it the Conservative party or the Cult of Stephen Harper Party?

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