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December 14, 2010


Comparing Vladimir Putin and Steven Harper and all set to music too!

Putin on size of Government:
"We don't need a weakened government but a strong government that would take responsibility for the rights of the individual and care for the society as a whole."

Harper: Sadly, I can not find a single quote that covers this. But this should help!
Putin on Human Rights: "Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms."

Harper: "Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff."
Putin on History and Tradition: "We need to develop respect for our history, despite all of its flaws, and love for the Fatherland. We need to pay the utmost attention to our common moral values and consolidate Russian society on this basis. I think that this is an absolute priority."

Harper: "When I am through with Canada, you won’t recognize it"
Putin: on Patriatism: "Russia is an ancient country with historical, profound traditions and a very powerful moral foundation. And this foundation is a love for the Motherland and patriotism. Patriotism in the best sense of that word. Incidentally, I think that to a certain extent, to a significant extent, this is also attributable to the American people."

Harper: "Whether Canada ends up as one national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion."
Putin on social Development and the means to achieve it: "We still have a great amount of work to do in social development, including resolving one of the biggest challenges we face in this area, namely, reducing the gap between high-income earners and people, citizens of our country, who are still living on very modest means indeed. But we cannot, of course, adopt the solution used 80 years ago and simply confiscate the riches of some to redistribute among others. We will use completely different means to resolve this problem, namely, we will ensure good economic growth."

Harper: "Some basic facts about Canada that are relevant to my talk... Canada is a Northern European welfare state in the worst sense of the term, and very proud of it."

"In terms of the unemployed... don't feel particularly bad for many of these people. They don't feel bad about it themselves, as long as they're receiving generous social assistance and unemployment insurance."
Putin on the Iraq War: "Russia does not want confrontation of any kind. And we will not take part in any kind of "holy alliance"."

Harper: "It [referring to calling a Minister "Idiot"] was probably not an appropriate term, but we support the war effort and believe we should be supporting our troops and our allies and be there with them doing everything necessary to win."
Montreal Gazette, April 2003

"We should have been there shoulder to shoulder with our allies. Our concern is the instability of our government as an ally. We are playing again with national and global security matters."*******************************

Putin on Democracy: "Russia has made its choice in favor of democracy. Fourteen years ago, independently, without any pressure from outside, it made that decision in the interests of itself and interests of its people.. of its citizens. This is our final choice, and we have no way back. There can be no return to what we used to have before."

Harper: "I think that I make the rules"
Putin: "On BlueBerry Hill"

Now ~ same song Done Right:

Harper: Sweet Caroline

Now ~ same song Done Right!

So, whether you compare their unbelievable rhetoric, or their incredible willingness to share their musical inability with the world, they both come up a bit short.
Well that was fun but Harper does not need to be compared to anyone to get the short end of the Stick. These Stand-Alone quotes by Harper are among the most revealing:

"I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome."

"If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away."

"If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people."

"On the justification for the war, it wasn't related to finding any particular weapon of mass destruction"

"Fixed election dates prevent governments from calling snap elections for short-term political advantage,” Harper said. “They level the playing field for all parties and the rules are clear for everybody".
-Stephen Harper, May 26, 2006 10:24 PM ET, CBC News

"There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders."

"Universality has been severely reduced: it is virtually dead as a concept in most areas of public policy"

My Absolute Favorite All~Time Harper Quote:

"What Would Ya Do if I Sang Outta Tune?
Would Ya Stand up and Walk out on Me?"

In a heartbeat, Stephen, In a HeartBeat!!

p.s. At the Time of publication, Simon Cowell had yet to Comment!
But I suggest it might go something like this:


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