Friday, October 16, 2015
The Desperate Stephen Harper and the Rob Ford Nightmare
I suppose for a man as desperate as Stephen Harper, it must have have seemed like the answer to his prayers.
In his crazed mind it must have seemed like a brilliant last minute Hail Mary or Hail Rob pass. One that might still spare him from being humiliated by Justin Trudeau.
By calling upon the depraved prophet of the Ford Nation, to help him win seats, or hold on to the ones he has, in the sprawling suburbs of Toronto.
But already his plans for a big Saturday rally with Rob and his brutish brother Doug, seem to be backfiring disastrously.
Stephen Harper is playing down a planned Saturday campaign rally’s connection to Rob Ford after explosive allegations from a new book about the controversial ex-Toronto mayor were made public.
With a new book reminding Canadians that the Rob is a bully and a beast....
Mr. Ford says to his wife, Renata: “We’ve got you cornered like a rat.” Mr. Towhey then writes that Ford yelled: “I’m going to give you five dollars see … [incoherent] … or I’m putting three bullets in your head. You’re pinched. I’ll pump you full ... [again incoherent].”
With the Great Leader of the Harper Nation being forced to run for cover, or lie like a thief.
“The rally you have … talked about is a rally of the Conservative Party of Canada. We are bringing together all Canadians who want to fight for an agenda of low taxes and balanced budgets to keep our party moving forward,” the Conservative Leader said.
So much for the Great War on Crime, so much for the Great War on Drugs, and so much for Stephen Harper as the great friend of women and children
And then there was Doug Ford claiming that Justin Trudeau is unfit to be Prime Minister because he has admitted he has smoked marijuana.
Which considering that Dougie is Rob's brother, and has been accused of dealing large quantities of the drug when he was younger, couldn't be more hypocritical or more hilarious...
Especially since he also let it be known that he would like to replace Harper as Prime Minister.
So the whole thing is turning into a gigantic farce, which can only remind people of our Crime Minister's record of corruption and scandal.
Harper's not so brllliant last minute Hail Mary or Hail Rob pass, is starting to resemble this one...
And as Michael Harris writes, this isn't a campaign on the rocks, it's a campaign in flames.
If the sight of Rob Ford in a thong would drive the bears out of the woods, the idea of Ford arranging a political rally for Stephen Harper will drive the law-abiding and sane away from the Conservative party — never to return.
Harper the wily strategist has put himself in an untenable position. His campaign now looks more like a Laurel and Hardy skit than a master plan. He has called out Justin Trudeau over his values, but then called in the Fords (the Fords!) to reverse his fortunes in Toronto.
With a desperate Harper being forced to enlist the help of the Ford brothers, but unable to even mention their names...
How ludicrous is the Conservatives’ enlistment of the Ford Nation as the Good Ship Harper takes on a heavy list to starboard? When asked about the extravaganza scheduled for this Saturday — which the Fords will doubtless stack with bug-eyed Kool-Aid drinkers — Steve couldn’t even bring himself to speak their names.
And of course, I couldn't be more delighted to see Harper go out like this...
For that sordid spectacle can only fuel the desire for change, and make even more Canadians want to get rid of him.
And it only goes to prove what I have always believed.
When you ride on the back of a hog for too long, you eventually become one...
Which is of course how I have always portrayed him.
He is a Con hog. He has degraded and disgraced this country.
And with a little bit of luck, his days are finally numbered...
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