… was like hearing a live orchestra for the very first time…
And it is my fervent hope that in a few years time, Canadian’s will be listening to this speech:
Here’s the full transcript from Stephen Harper’s concession speech on Nov. 7, 2015.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I have just called Mr. Trudeau to congratulate him on his victory. His supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations although we think they cheated and likely used witchcraft.
But be that as it may, this is a time of great challenges for Canada, and I pray that the new Prime Minister will be successful in guiding our nation. And I pray to whatever God may be listening. As long as it’s a Christian God.
Harper: I want to thank Ezra Levant for all that he has done for our campaign. He brought a level of guttersnipedness never before seen in a campaign.
And for our country. Besides my wife, Laureen, Ezra is the best choice I’ve ever made.
And I trust that his intellect and his hard work and his commitment to principle will continue to contribute to the good of our nation. I hope that the Liberals listen to his ethical wisdom on Sun News.
I also want to thank Laureen, the love of my life who has put up with my heartlessness for so long.
Harper: She has been a wonderful Prime Minster’s wife. She’s — she has been that and more to me and to our family and to the many people that she has touched with her compassion and her care. Apart from my children, she is really the only human with whom I interact each and every day.
I thank those oil companies for their tireless work on behalf of the campaign, and thank their Boards for taking up the slack as their CEO’s and CAO’s have spent so many weeks away from home.
I want to thank Rob Ford and the dedicated campaign team he led.
Since he and his staff were voted out of office last year, they have made an extraordinary effort not just for me, but also for the country that we love.
And to you here tonight, and to the team across the country — the volunteers, the fundraisers, the donors, the surrogates, the oil companies, the mainstream media, Sun News, Fox News Canada and, most of all, Don Cherry — I don’t believe that there’s ever been an effort in our party that can compare with what you have done and the palms you have greased over these past years. Thank you so very much.
Thanks for all the hours of work, for the calls, for the speeches and appearances, for the resources and for the prayers. For the gazebos and the slush funds, for the robocalls and the internet surveillance. You gave deeply from yourselves and others – especially others.. and even more especially from those sheep who thought that we actually cared – and performed magnificently. And you inspired us and you humbled us. You’ve been the very best we could have paid for.
Harper: The nation, as you know, is at a critical point. At a time like this, we have to pick up the risk partisan bickering and political posturing. We have to ensure that every utterance that is made is rife with anger and cynicism and let not one word be said that does not have clear and immediate political spin and advantage. Their leaders will try to reach across the aisle to do the people’s work. But we will spit in their faces. “Do the people’s work” are the words of socialists and weaklings.
And we citizens also have to lower ourselves deeper into the gutter. We look to our spin doctors, we count on you not just to spin, but to inspire our children with a passion for partisanship, abandonment of morals and the art of the politics of cynicism.
We look to our pastors and priests and
rabbis and counselors of all kinds (as long as they are Christian) to testify of the enduring principles upon which our Conservative Party of Canada is built: anger, meanness, low integrity and hyper partisanship.
Harper: We look to job creators of all kinds. We’re counting on you to invest, to hire, to step forward.
And we look forward to all parties in government at all levels to put the people before the politics.
I believe in Canada. At least Alberta.
Like so many of you, Rob and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign.
I so wish — I so wish that I had been able to stay on another 20 years. My CPU is good for another 30 years, at least. But the nation chose another leader. A human. A socialist human. With nice hair. He will fail and Laureen, Ezra, Rob and I will be there to pick up the pieces and re-establishment the might of this Empire we call Canada!
Thank you, and God bless Canada. You guys are the best. Thank you so much. Thank you. Thanks, guys.
Yeah, only the guys…