A conservative superstar is born

You’ve probably seen this on dozens of other right-of-centre blogs, but I’m posting it anyway:


Via Kate, who writes, “this guy’s going to be Prime Minister some day. Hopefully, ours.”
Gordon Brown is the target, but Mr. Hannan could have been speaking to Mr. Obama. Or Mr. Harper. Or Mr. McGuinty. Or Mr. Williams.
Damian P.

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9 thoughts on “A conservative superstar is born

  1. Parliamentary democracy has always allowed a certain amount of personal invective to be flung. We see why when Mr. Hannan calls PM Brown the “devalued Prime Minister of a devalued government.” His wit is not quite Churchillian, but certainly a cut above the ordinary poli. I love his ability to maintain the ship metaphor.
    How unlike our own Commons’ hooting baboons, from whom we expect nothing but catcalls and base insults.

  2. Not to be ignored early signs of the new power: Georgia’s Rose Revolution, Ukraine’s Orange Revolution. circa. 1999 – 2003. Long before Obama and Hannan discovered David Gore’s invention, both, Georgia and Ukraine provided early solid indicators and understanding of the might and the power found through the proper use of the internet and those little cel. phones that take and transmit images. Certainly stopped to Russian military might. Twice.
    Hannan is a mugger whose work I do not admire: In my eyes, he looses credibility because of his choice of venue for his screed. Reminds me of those Dionesque moments in recent Canadian history with Stuffin DeYawn et al traveling around the world to publicly denounce our elected gov’t. representatives. Remarkably poor form. Dreadfully petty. Nail his ass at home.
    To take the partisan political battles of one’s nation onto an international stage is reprehensible, reducing the nation’s stature in the eyes of a watching, incredulous world.
    The videos I have had opportunity to view, indicate that Hannan is *behind* and *above* Brown. From this position Hannan has the added advantage that Brown *cannot* respond nor defend himself.
    Hannan is not a hero to me. Speak these words to Brown, face to face? Great! Otherwise – Hannan is no more than a superbly articulate thug, and, quite possibly, very likely, a coward, to boot.
    Hannan: You don’t like Brown? Nail his arse to the barn door, at home. When you take your flag, your Nation’s show on the road, you are both on the same team. Or have the rules changed in England?
    I am truly shocked to see so many conservatives speak so positively about one whose M.O. is so negatively Libranao-like, in it’s arrogance and cowardly execution.
    migosh! Pols from the home of our democracy, behaving so much like such turd-headed Canadian Liberals.
    tj
    t.e. & o.e.

  3. “Sorry, Damian, but this is “wearily predictable Oxford Union stuff”. I don’t often agree with Guardian opinions, but with this one I do.”
    Sorry, Damian, but the above nonsense is “wearily predictable Leftist bullshit.” I almost never agree with the Guard [and I obviously don’t with our pal PT.]
    Predictable or not, it is certainly out of touch with Oxford’s typical leftist dogma and rather a breath of fresh air. Theatre be damned: Brown is out of his fellow countryman’s money. Brown is as bankrupt as his “social justice” philosophy.

  4. Ran,
    Your are an ignorant ass. The Oxford Union has nothing to do with Oxford University and the subjects of its debates (the OU is nothing more than a fancy debating club) more often than not has reflected its upper class and Tory bias. Try getting your brain in gear before talking or writing.

  5. ” Sorry, Damian, but this is “wearily predictable Oxford Union stuff”. ”
    The link you gave was certainly wearily predictable, coming from one of Brown’s die hard defenders in the media.
    “Hannan is a mugger whose work I do not admire: In my eyes, he looses credibility because of his choice of venue for his screed. ”
    So where else do you propose a Member of the European Parliament makes a speech, Madagascar perhaps?
    “The videos I have had opportunity to view, indicate that Hannan is *behind* and *above* Brown. From this position Hannan has the added advantage that Brown *cannot* respond nor defend himself. ”
    The seats in the European Parliament are fixed, he can’t choose where he delivers his speech from.
    “Hannan: You don’t like Brown? Nail his arse to the barn door, at home. When you take your flag, your Nation’s show on the road, you are both on the same team. Or have the rules changed in England?”
    Those were never the rules.

  6. In reverse order:
    Yes. Those were the rules. In most cases still are. For team-players. Both with the guys who wear the white hats, *and* the black hats. Unless you’re a Stuffin DeYawn or some such, whatever.
    Hannan is fond of quoting Enoch Powell about England: “We were a nation once; we are not now.” Those that change or break the rules, precipitate the demise, of which they shall incessantly and constantly, continuously carp.
    Actually, not only *can* Hannan choose where he stands to administer his tongue lashings, he *does* choose. This time he chose to ambush Brown at the Euro Parliament.
    No need for Madagascar. Though he is an MEP, Hannan and Brown are both Brits first. They could do their elbows and high sticks at speakers corner or on the BBC.
    I dislike Brown as much as the next person. He’s right up there with P.E.T., and all other weasel leftoids. More than that – I dislike the bush-league, nation-destroying Dionettes and Hannanimals of the political class, even more.

  7. Read the comments in the Guardian , you will see 99% agree with
    Hannan. I have yet to read anyone disagreeing with what Hannan actually says rather than just attacking him personally.
    He is telling the truth, spend now and pay later, even the Left cannot change that law of Nature.

  8. Nothing complex here. I am not attacking the man. I am not attacking the message. If anything, I think that somewhere above all this, I did in fact praise him for what he said and how he said it.
    I, personally, disagree with his choice of venue. It smacked too much of Dion et al going to Nairobi to spike then-Minister Rona Ambrose. And more of the same.
    Western “democracies” seem to be drifting into the realm of “something else, someplace else.” This keeps up, more and more leaders will refuse to leave home, for fear of “men with guns. . . in our streets. . . ” mobilising to overthrow the absent leader.
    Not where I think we’re at.
    tj

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