Friday, December 13, 2013
Tubby Van Loan and the Collapse of the Con Regime
It couldn't have been a more surrealistic sight. The absurd Con House Leader Peter "Tubby" Van Loan, standing behind an absurd sign, declaring absurdly that the fall session of Parliament was a huge success.
Amid calls for democratic reform from his own caucus, the Conservative government's House Leader is instead celebrating his party's legislative accomplishments - saying Canada's Parliament is working better than ever.
"We’re very, very pleased with the progress that was made in this fall session, as well as a number of the bills that were introduced, bills that made it off to committee, bills we got over to the Senate for their consideration,” he said, calling it “overall, a very, very productive year.”
Even though the Cons only passed THREE bills, the Senate scandal dominated proceedings, and their Great Leader was clubbed like a seal by Tom Mulcair over and over again.
When he wasn't running for cover…
While police investigated his office, and rebels in his caucus, like Michael Chong, worked on a Reform Act to trim his feathers and this powers.
Which was something Van Loan would rather not talk about eh?
Mr. Chong’s bill, however, was not one Mr. Van Loan is keen to discuss. Asked repeatedly by reporters on Thursday for his assessment of the bill, Mr. Van Loan remained silent and walked away.
Instead he'd rather blame the heat the Cons are taking over the postal situation, on the rich people in Rosedale.
Government House leader Peter Van Loan is striking back at critics of Canada Post’s planned service cuts, comparing them to wealthy big-city dwellers who complained about having to lug their trash to the curb.
Even though that only made Tubby sound like Robbie, the depraved mayor of Toronto. Which isn't good eh?
And even though as Chantale Hebert points out, the latest controversy caught the Cons with their pants down, or missing in action.
On the day that Canada Post unilaterally declared its intention to impose a major service cut and a substantial price increase on a massive number of Canadians, the country’s Conservative consumer champions went missing in action.
It is not that many Canadians harbour the notion that the current Canada Post model can be sustained in the face of ever-growing online competition. But the passivity of the Harper government in the face of Wednesday’s developments stands in such stark contrast with the activist pro-consumer talking points it has chosen to hammer throughout the fall session as to suggest that the government has lost if not its way at least its messaging track.
But then Tubby is walking around in his underwear, the Cons are making it up as they go along, and they're all DESPERATE.
The Conservatives are facing a cooler reception from Canadians as they head home for the holidays, with new poll numbers suggesting a significant drop in the party's brand strength in traditional strongholds.
According to the Nanos Party Power Index, the Tories are losing ground to the NDP and Liberals in Ontario and the Prairies — key battlegrounds in the next federal election.
Their brand is fatally damaged, nobody trusts their leader, all they can look forward to when they return are more scandals and more pain.
As surely as day follows night, the Conservatives face a barrage of questions about the future role of Canada Post after the House of Commons reopens in the new year.
Until like their good buddy Rob Ford, they go down and don't get up…
Yup. The Cons are running out of time and history.
Their corrupt regime is collapsing.
Stephen Harper is fatally wounded.
And the monstrous nightmare is almost over…
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