Monday, May 12, 2014
The Day the Hudak Gila Tour Went Off the Rails
The other day I told you how annoyed I was to look up from my hammock, rocking gently in the warm Spring sunshine, after the Winter from Hell.
And see the ghastly Con Gila Tim Hudak coming straight for me, bellowing like a Republican or a Harperite, and threatening to become the next Premier of Ontario.
But now I've changed my mind eh? Because the Hudak Gila Tour 2014 is promising to be even MORE hilarious than the last one !!!!
In the 2011 Ontario election, the wheels fell off his bus, and now his campaign has gone off the rails.
A major Ontario election platform announcement from the Progressive Conservatives nearly went off the rails Sunday as transit officers put the brakes on a subway photo-op by leader Tim Hudak.
Making a lot of people REALLY unhappy.
As the situation went on, agitation among riders making Mother's Day trips started to rise, with the hold-up dragging on for about 10 minutes. One bellowed "come on" at the whole ordeal.
And leaving Hudak with a frozen smile on his face.
Blaming the unions.
Or just looking ridiculous. Again.
For first there was his campaign video, where the happy people of Ontario waiting for the Gila God to deliver them from the socialist hordes, turned out to be Russians.
Then there was his Hudak-Harper Plan to create a MILLION jobs by firing 100,000 teachers and other government workers...
Which made many people question his competence AND his sanity.
And scared the bejesus out of the others eh?
Especially since the Harper Plan looks like this.
And then there was the unforgettable moment when he turned up at a music factory, to denounce what he called "corporate welfare." Only to have the owner say he got a government grant and couldn't have survived without it.
Leaving Hudak to try to explain what he really thinks of the Ontario Music Fund.
Dodge and weave, and then cut and run...
Only to turn up at another factory the next day, repeat the same message, and then discover that it too had received a government grant, this one from the Harper Cons.
And the best news?
Stephen Harper is still so determined to help Hudak, and kill pensions, he's helping Kathleen Wynne's Liberals !!!
Blinded by ideology, blinkered by partisanship, Harper refuses to recognize that most people have a hard time socking away money (hence the billions in unused RRSP contribution room); those who do have middling success in the markets (recall the 2008 meltdown) or pay too much in management fees (eating into their returns).
Even if they’re not actuarial experts, most Canadians understand, intuitively, that a pension is a good thing — and want one. Yet by Harper’s libertarian logic, we should roll up the CPP and, while we’re at it, medicare, because they burden employers with extra costs.
And hurting HIMSELF.
Wynne’s attacks may be a mix of projection, deflection and triangulation. But her pension plan is sound public policy. Fortunately for her, Harper is helping her make that point — because he just can’t help himself. Or us.
Wynne is now calling Hudak, Harper's little brother.
One Con clown is hurting the other.
And Great Leader is going to wear the ghastly gila.
All the way to the next election...
Please click here to recommend this post at Progressive Bloggers.