Sunday, April 13, 2014
Rob Anders: The Con Loon Finally Bites the Dust
He tried every dirty trick in the book to try to win his nomination battle.
He smeared his opponents as closet Liberals. He used misleading robocalls against them.
He called on his rabid religious base to save him.
But nothing could stop the Con loon Rob Anders from facing his own personal Armageddon.
Former Alberta finance minister Ron Liepert will be the federal Conservative candidate for 2015 in the new riding of Calgary Signal Hill. Liepert has defeated six-term backbencher MP Rob Anders for the nomination.
And if Anders is disappointed, and no doubt blaming his loss on Satan,
I can only imagine how disappointed Stephen Harper and Jason Kenney must be.
Because both put their own reputations on the line to endorse him.
I invite you to join with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and myself, Jason Kenney, in supporting our colleague, Rob Anders, for the Conservative Party nomination in Calgary Signal Hill.
But it just didn't work.
Which leaves Stephen Harper looking weak or like an IDIOT...
Wondering what he's going to say to his religious base, or the new Con candidate in Calgary Signal Hill.
Or what kind of trouble or embarrassment a bitter Anders could still cause him.
And leaves Jason Kenney looking even WORSE...
Moments after the results showed he’d won by a comfortable margin former Alberta cabinet minister Ron Liepert took exception to the fact that Anders had received the endorsement of cabinet heavyweight Jason Kenney.
“Quite frankly I think Minister Kenney should mind his own business. He should go into his own riding and try and get re-elected in his own riding and quit monkeying around at other nominations...anywhere in this province,” said Liepert, who made it abundantly clear that he was angry at the interference.
Like a pimp who just lost one of the prize hookers in his stable.
Or one of the SoCons he was hoping would one day contribute mightily to his leadership ambitions.
Of course, Anders is still going to be around for a while, and he could still run in another riding.
Anders will continue to serve as MP for Calgary West until the next federal election is called and it's not yet clear whether he will rule out running for the Tory nomination in another riding.
But that would only create even more divisions in the party, and cause that rabid religious base to stay at home next time or vote for another party.
So let's just pray that happens eh?
Or hope that this tweet is prophetic...
But in the meantime let's just enjoy the fact that Anders is finally where he belongs...
And let's show him how much we'll miss him...
One Con down, so many more to go.
Hey Rob, don't be a sore loser eh?
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